Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   7 March 2020

Vanessa who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful island views from the back of willing horses | I rode five different horses, each with their own unique character. All of them were extremely capable and willing and very well suited to the terrain. The owner, Christina, and the guides asked for feedback after every ride and took that into account when matching you up with a horse for the following day.

The riding was varied and fun. Walk where it was steep, but plenty of trots and canters were faster paces were possible. Also some really fun gallops where it was safe. They really look after their riders and check on the wellbeing of everyone regularly. The horses are well-loved and well looked after.

Very knowledgeable guides who shared detailed information about the local flora and fauna.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Tasty home-cooked and filling food. A good variety. Each day there was something different and all dishes were delicious and there was plenty of food. Also as much wine and beer as you want at lunch and dinner.

Small details like a fruit basket in the room and a bottle of wine to welcome you upon arrival show they really care about their guests.

Room was clean and the bed comfortable.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Very well organised as always with In the Saddle. All relevant information neatly gathered in the info pack sent out before departure.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Smooth as it was. No suggestions for improvement.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

A relaxing holiday with fun riding. You are treated like part of the family rather than a guest. Staff and horses are visibly happy and clearly enjoy what they do.

The owners, Christina and Claude, have created a very welcoming home on the island and that makes the atmosphere very special