Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Coastal Trail South to North

5 star rating   25 September 2022

Louisa (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Holiday of a lifetime! | Had the best week in Portugal with Miguel and Anwar. My first riding holiday and it certainly lived up to what I’d been hoping it would be! I travelled solo but met an incredible group of people and felt at home straight away.
The horses were all incredibly well cared for and fit.
We rode through some beautiful scenery, on a variety of tracks and terrain finishing off with the incredible gallop on the beach on our final day at sunrise.
There were long days in the saddle, usually averaging 4-5 hours with a break for a lovely bbq lunch in the middle while the horses were fed, watered and rested. The longest day was 6.5 hours. You therefore definitely need to be riding fit for this one to fully enjoy it!

[In The Saddle replies: Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it].

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodation and hosts were amazing, especially our first hosts at Casas Verdermar. Food was excellent and we were so well looked after. Lunch was a bbq of either fish or meat while we were out riding - absolutely delicious!

Before Your Holiday

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Doesn’t need improving - I was almost overly prepared and didn’t quite need everything that was on the recommended packing list!

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