Horseback riding tours are great ways to get out and see more of the world, especially when you get to enjoy the stunning natural landscapes of Portugal’s gorgeous countryside. If you’re interested in horseback riding tours but aren’t sure where to start, this guide will help you find 11 of the best horseback riding tours in Portugal! Each tour includes details, and what you can expect while on tour. Enjoy!

1. Cavalos na Areia, Comporta, Portugal -

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Located in the heart of Comporta, Portugal, lies Cavalos na Areia, a horse riding stables that offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable experiences with their family or friends. In this setting, you will experience top-quality services while having fun on horseback.

If you're looking for things to do in Portugal then let yourself be carried away by a two-hour Full Recreational Riding lesson. You will learn how to ride horses during an easy ride through nature where you can take picturesque views from the back of a horse. The Portuguese Horses are well trained so they don't require much effort from riders, but it is still important to have a few tips on safety before you begin.

You can also take advantage of the special offers if you wish to visit with family or friends, which include discounts on entrance tickets for attractions nearby as well as food and drinks.

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Address:Estrada Nacional nº 261, Km 6, 7580-681 Comporta, Portugal
Phone: +351 919 002 545
Website: https://www.cavalosnaareia.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cavalosnaareia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cavalosnaareia

2. Caballos Marvão, Portalegre, Portugal -

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Caballos Marvão offers horse riding and hiking holidays in the mountains, near the town of Marvão which is listed as a national monument with its medieval castle dominating the landscape.

The estate has many hectares of the wild landscape where you can ride through cork oak forests and olive groves, and discover old trails. There are guided rides available but it is also possible to use the horses for a self-guided holiday.

The Finca has comfortable accommodation, a swimming pool, and a BBQ area as well as stables with excellent quality horses, so it’s also a great place to stop off on a long journey from north to south or vice versa through Portugal. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome.

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Address:Abegões, caixa 14, Santo António das Areias, 7330-202 Portalegre, Portugal
Phone: +351 964 594 202
Website: https://www.caballosmarvao.com/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caballosmarvao
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caballosmarvao
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caballosmarvao

3. Carrapateira Extreme Tours, , Portugal -

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Nestled within stunning, isolated terrain, Carrapateira Extreme Tours offers adrenaline-fueled horseback riding to tourists of all skill levels. The remoteness of their tours allows for an intimate connection with nature, as riders are able to truly focus on what is around them.

This equestrian adventure company runs adventures along scenic trails through beautiful wilderness areas. Riders must have basic riding skills but do not need prior experience. Their guides are trained to provide helpful tips while ensuring that novices will be comfortable and safe throughout every ride. It is also about creating moments, experiences and memories to take back home with you! It’s never too late to try something new! Be sure to check out their website for more information about their guided horseback riding tours. 

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Address:Estrada da Praia, 8670-230, Portugal
Phone: +351 963 095 990
Website: https://carrapateiraextreme.com
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Carrapateiraextreme
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carrapateiraextreme

4. Adventure Riding, Aljezur, Portugal -

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This is a five-star training and activity centre set in beautiful countryside on the edge of one of Portugal's best-kept secrets – The Vicentine Coast (also known as the Costa Vicentina). Adventurous riders can set out on horseback to explore Aljezur’s surrounding coastline.

Here you will see and experience some stunning surroundings, some of the cleanest beaches, beautiful mountains and breathtaking views. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may even catch sight of some playful dolphins!

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Address:Urbanização Vale da Telha 65, 8670-156 Aljezur, Portugal
Phone: +351 961 448 747
Website: https://www.adventure-riding.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vale.da.telha.horseriding
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventure_riding_vale_da_telha

5. Equitur, Lagoa, Portugal -

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If you are a horse lover and wish to have pleasant moments in Portugal, there is a possibility of Horse riding in Equitur. Equitur is offering guided horseback riding tours on the beautiful island of São Miguel. From absolute beginners,  intermediate- up to experienced riders, everyone is welcome.

Equitur provides individual rides and a lot of fun in nature, with the best locations of the island and the chance to try out the Portuguese horses – Lusitanos and Cruzados.    

On the rides you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the island, with sea views, riding along sandy lanes framed by the traditional Azorean volcanic stone walls, jungle-like areas, amazing views over the island and the steep coasts and small farms with several fruit trees, plants and flowers.

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Address:Canada de Santa Bárbara Rosário, 9500-141 Lagoa, Portugal
Phone: +351 912 117 150
Website: http://equitur.pt/en/equitur-passeios-a-cavalo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equitur2018
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equitur_azores

6. Portugal Adventures, , Portugal -

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Portugal Adventure connects you with nature through its horseback riding and 4x4 jeep tours. Whether it's a romantic weekend for two, a family vacation or a retreat with friends, you will have a great time visiting this amazing location. It is located 25 kilometers west of Castelo Branco, in the middle of the UNESCO Naturtejo Geopark, in the heart of Beira Baixa.

The activities here are adapted to the seasons, this implies that you can visit at any time of the year. There are several trails and itineraries, depending on your preference and experience, and the tours are made by trails and dirt roads, where you can enjoy the silence and the phenomenal views of this area.

Address:R. Principal s/n, 6000-647, Portugal
Phone: +351 934 850 145
Website: http://portugaladventures.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portugaladventures
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventuresportugal

7. Passeios a Cavalo Melides, Melides, Portugal -

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The Passeios a Cavalo Melides ranch is a semi-private equestrian centre of more than 750 hectares, where you can enjoy a day of riding through its trails. This place offers fun experiences for all ages because it has horseback rides for children and even senior citizens. 

The horses are well-trained and led by guides who will show you around during your visit to Passeios a Cavalo Melides. If you’re coming to Portugal with friends or family, then don’t forget to visit them!

You'll have lots of laughs while getting in touch with nature. 
There are different options available on their website, just check it out! Price varies depending on age, group and season.

Address:Monte da Marra, Estr. da Boa Vista, 7570-635 Melides, Portugal
Phone: +351 917 474 865
Website: https://www.passeiosacavalomelides.com/pt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Passeios-a-Cavalo-Melides-435405223176558
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passeiosmelides

8. Portugal Equestrian, , Portugal -

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Portugal equestrian offers top quality equestrian training holidays to riders at all levels. Boosting two riding centres located outside the picturesque town of Esposende in the NW of Portugal. The training centre houses over 90 horses and some of the best facilities in Portugal. 

Whether you are interested in improving your dressage or showjumping skills through the professional clinics or wanting to experience this breathtaking part of the country on horseback, Portugal Equestrian caters to your every need.

Portugal Equestrian ensures high-quality training through a highly professional international team. Thanks to its ideal geographical position, the firm offers some of the most spectacular trail rides in the country, either along the beaches of the stunning Atlantic coastline or through the magnificent Gerês National Park.

Address:Caminho do Areal, 4740-474, Portugal
Phone: +351 963 662 349
Website: http://www.portugalequestrian.com
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/PortugalEquestrian
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portugal_equestrian

9. Riding Center Quinta da Saudade, Pêra, Portugal -

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Riding Center Quinta da Saudade is a Riding School in Guia, Portugal. It offers Riding Lessons for both English and Western styles, individual Riding Classes, Pony Rides, Trail Riding, Riding Camps. Every day of the week, the Quinta da Saudade Riding Center carries out horseback rides through the dune fields of Praia Grande and next to Lagoa dos Salgados, providing excellent and fun contact with several protected species of animals and their natural habitats.

Address:EM526 26, 8200-424 Pêra, Portugal
Phone: +351 968 054 013
Website: http://www.cavalosquintadasaudade.com/sobre.html
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Centro-Hipico-Quinta-da-Saudade-412589132101356
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/centrohipicoquinta
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CavalosAlgarve1

10. Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil, Portugal -

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Pinetrees is situated in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve which extends from Ancão beach for 70 km eastwards along the coast. It has a qualified team to take care of all kinds of horses and ponies, both for professionals who love to ride and also beginners willing to learn how to ride.

Pinetrees Riding Centre also offers training sessions at its outdoor arena, which is the biggest one of all three horse riding centres near Lisbon. You can enjoy the comfort of an indoor arena and all, while you don't have to worry about your beloved animal: it will be taken care of at Pinetrees Riding Centre.

If you like riding and want to learn how to ride or if you want to improve your skills, there are professionals who can teach you too, as well as provide coaching with the most modern techniques: dressage, jumping and cross-country courses. There's also a circuit of trails within walking distance from the stable.

Address:Corgo da Zorra,, 8135-160 Almancil, Portugal
Phone: +351 289 394 369
Website: http://www.pinetrees.pt/riding-out
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Pinetrees-Riding-901578619917577
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinetreesriding

11. Entre Amigos - Actividades Equestres, , Portugal -

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For those wanting to learn how to ride a horse, or take their skills to another level, Entre Amigos offers trail rides for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced riders. They also provide training for those looking to pass exams to become professionals. 

Situated in the south of Lisbon between the charming city of Alcácer do Sal and the popular beach of Comporta, you will find the Equestrian Center Entre Amigos - Actividades Equestres.

Imbedded in the "Herdade de Montalvo", which comprises more than 1000 ha of pine and cork oak forests that are typical of the region of Alentejo, the equestrian club borders the nature reserve "Estuário do Sado" and thus is situated in beautiful scenery with seemingly endless bridleways.

As a member of the Portuguese Equestrian Association (FEP) and the Portuguese Sports Association (IPDJ), Entre Amigos offers experienced, reliable and well-groomed horses, generous and attractive installations as well as qualified riding lessons available in various languages.

The staff is friendly and will make you feel comfortable no matter your level of experience or age. The centre is managed by the Portuguese/German couple António and Stefanie Salgado who have created a warm and familiar ambience based on their great love of horses and many years of experience.

Address:EN253, km 14, 7580-247, Portugal
Phone: +351 966 897 785
Website: https://entre-amigos-equestre.webnode.pt/copia-de-informationen-auf-deutsch
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/entreamigos.equestre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/entreamigos.equestre


Conclusion

Overall, horseback riding tours can be a great way to see new places and learn about culture and heritage. Whether you’re looking for guided or self-guided rides, you can find a horse tour that suits your interests and abilities right here in Portugal. So, what are you waiting for? Go take a ride!