Horse Riding

If you're a keen rider, then you'll love horse riding in Portugal! And if you’re looking for a unique experience, then there is no better way than riding on the back of a first class Lusitano, the Portuguese pure breed, usually used as a saddle horse though he is also prized as a light driving horse.

Given its immense coastline and various other geographical features, Portugal is an ideal region to explore on horseback. There’s a choice of countryside or seaside scenery, depending on your preference. Ride along ravaged cliff tops and deserted beaches, wander through quiet valleys and forests of eucalyptus and cork trees, or gallop up spectacular wooded hills. Go for short or long treks for novice and experienced riders; led treks for children are also available. There are numerous stables and schools perfect for riding or learning to ride at any time of the year, as well as dressage tuition. Another fantastic treat for horse lovers is also to watch the show of the Portuguese Cavalry School at the Portuguese Royal Riding School at the stunning Royal Palace of Queluz, near Lisbon.

Absolutely Portugal is able to advise you on fantastic horse riding adventures in Portugal and can arrange extensions such as city breaks combining tradition, history and culture.