The Algarve is a fantastic location for riding with an abundance of sandy tracks through pinewoods and open land dotted with wild flowers and herbs, and close to golden sandy beaches and a beautiful nature reserve.
Algarve Horse Riding Treks
We offer rides out for all levels. All treks leaders are experienced riders and qualified first aiders, with an excellent knowledge of the trails and local flora and fauna and they carry a mobile phone.
Nature Rides for Beginners A wonderful way for beginner riders to enjoy the countryside on horseback, on the safety of a lead rein if required. The ride will take you past the distinctive local Cork and Carob trees and you should be on the look out for the Azul-winged Magpies, lizards and rabbits.
Treks for Novice Riders Walking and trotting through the pinewoods beside the golf course and lakes. In spring wild flowers abound and the area attracts a wealth of bird life. These treks are all off road and the route is often scented by thyme, rosemary and the “curry” plant.
Hacks for Confident Riders There are one and two hour hacks for riders who are competent and confident to canter outside of the arena. The one hour hacks take place in the same area as the treks but at a faster pace. Two hour hacks explore further afield in the Ludo Valley past orange groves, old farm houses and perhaps a flock of sheep accompanied by a shepherd and his dog. Various tracks run alongside the sand dunes, tidal lagoons and through pine forests so on each ride you can discover more of the unspoiled, natural beauty of this area.
Special Rides For riders of hack standard there are a number of special rides available including picnic or barbecue rides, sunset and full moon rides. Non riders are welcome to come along by car and join the meal.
Algarve horse riding lessons
Combining expert tuition with a relaxed holiday environment can enable riders to get the best from their riding. Our riding centers offers lessons for children and adults at all levels!
Looking for an all inclusive riding holiday? check out our Algarve Horse Riding Holidays!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Albufeira, Almancil, Lagos|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Pending availability.|
|RETURN TIME||Dependent on tour selected|
|WEAR||Sporty and comfortable clothing and shoes.|
|INCLUDED||Instructor, helmet, insurance|
Our Riding Center offers horseback riding through the sand dunes of Praia Grande and along the Lagoa dos Salgados, providing an exciting experience, where you will get to see several species of protected animals in their natural habitats.
We provide fun, exciting and enjoyable horse rides for all riding levels!
Our riding trek along the Salgados Natural Reserve, is quite beautiful as you will be able to see a lot of different animals such as flamingos.
This wonderful 2 hour tour is 45€ per person
A fantastic location for riding with an abundance of sandy tracks through pinewoods, meadows, close to golden sandy beaches and a beautiful nature reserve. Set in the Algarve’s most luxurious holiday resort the Algarve horse riding centre is a British run riding school with qualified instructors and trek leaders who speak English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and German. We offer the following programs:
Nature Rides for Beginners
50eur 1 hr
Treks for Novice Riders
50eur for 1hr
Hacks for Confident Riders
50eur for 1 hr
100eur for 2h30min
Set in beautiful country side with endless tracks, breathtaking views and in a place that has the most hours of sunshine in Europe! In other words; the perfect place to go horse riding!
We offer everything from one hour hacks to four day adventures, private lessons and even pony rides for the little ones!
Our horses are suitable for all standards: beginners will enjoy a quiet hack through our rivers and valleys and experienced riders will love the feeling of freedom as we gallop up one of the many hills. We only take out small groups and you will be looked after by one of our experienced guides and/or instructors. We offer the following riding experiences:
1 hour ride – €35
A great way to see Portugal’s beautiful country side and reach places no vehicle can go! This ride is suitable for all levels; beginners can go for a walk through the valley and rivers on one of our quiet horses and experienced riders can come for a blast up to the windmill!
2 hour ride – €55
Allows you to see that little bit more than the one hour ride… Ride through our valley, rivers and hills, among cork trees, pine forests and lovely tracks shaded by large eucalyptus trees. If you are lucky you may even see a wild boar! We only recommend riders with some experience ride for 2 hours, however please do enquire if you think you can handle it!
(Each additional hour €25)
Pony ride – €17
For the little ones! About 20 minutes of riding around our farm with lots of other ponies to see along the way.
Private Lessons – €30 (per half hour)
Lessons are held in our sand school and taught by one of our qualified instructors. Great for complete beginners wanting to learn how to ride properly, but also for those who want to brush up on a bit of dressage or jumping. We have horses for all levels.
Restaurant Ride – €95
Approximately 3 hours of riding through our stunning country side with a lunch stop along the way! Lunch is at local restaurant Solar do Pincho where cook Sandra will have several local specialties ready for you, along with a beer or a glass of vinho verde. The ride back is short and easy so you can properly indulge in the traditional Portuguese delicacies. Price includes lunch. Experienced riders only.
Picnic Ride – €85
Approximately four hours of riding with a stop at the Barragem da Bravura lake. If the conditions are right you may even get to swim with the horses! Someone will meet you there with a good picnic lunch and your bag with a towel and perhaps some dry clothes to change into! See the picture below of Magi enjoying the lake mid-summer… (Pls note swimming conditions depend on the time of year: please check when booking!)