Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   10 September 2022

Patricia who has been on 15 In The Saddle rides. Wonderful Scenery, beautiful accommodation and well looked after horses | The initial horse I was given was very lazy, so rather hard work. Then they gave me a more forward going horse, unfortunately he had girth galls so had to take time off. By the Thursday I was given a horse I enjoyed riding. Horses all well cared for, and obviously loved. Tintin (her nickname) our guide, always asked how we got on with our horses. She tended to do quite a fast ride but always asked what kind of ride we wanted. Christina was excellent in organising the riding and programme around the weather which was not that great during our week. Just a shame that the cloud was so low on the final ride around the rim of the extinct volcano that we were riding in fog!!! Very disappointing.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation very comfortable and so useful to have additional toiliteries. The house very interesting with all the collection of items.

Christina was an excellent host and cook. The food was delicious. Maybe would have been nice to have a different starter in the evening apart from soup, but they were delicious, like all the other food. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a good selection of fresh fruit, breads, cheeses and jams.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

All information was fine.

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

All fine.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I was so impressed how much care Christina took in making sure we had an excellent time and made sure that the extra excursions ran well in parallel to the riding, organising the Whale and Dolphin watching and exercusions into Ponta Delgada.

Apart for taking a bit of time to find the horse I enjoyed riding one of the best ITS holidays.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased that you rate the Azores as one of your best ITS trips].