Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Coastal Trail South to North

4 star rating   11 June 2023

Steven who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Alentejo trail Portugal | Riding was set at right pace, majority in walk but some long trots and varied canters. I found it concerning that there was no back marker, as when we cantered the group became wide spread so if anything happened the guide wouldn't have noticed. For the amount of time in the saddle one small bottle of water wasn't sufficient. Luckily the weather was not too hot on our riding days so could cope with amount of water. If the weather was in the high 20's then more water would be needed.

[In The Saddle replies: Thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated.

We have discussed the provision of water with the ride operator. He assures us that additional water is available and refills are also made at the lunch stops.

We understand it may feel unusual if you are accustomed to riding with two guides, but Miguel has been running his rides very successfully for many years without a back-up rider. We are confident that he does everything possible to ensure guest safety, in the training of his horses, his experience as a guide and the manner in which his trails are conducted.]

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

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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?

Catered very well for my wife's fussy eating habits.

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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Do you have any other feedback for us?

Extremely happy with how the horses were looked after.

[In The Saddle replies: Thank you for your feedback, it is always nice to ride such happy, healthy horses.]