Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   12 November 2022

Hilary who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Relaxing holiday with amazing views. | There is a lot of road riding which includes steep metal roads. The horses are bullet-proof with the traffic and also the numerous barking dogs that are behind or on top of walls.

A couple of the rides require you to walk, partly because of the steep, down-hill terrain but one so that you can see a beautiful waterfall so appropriate footwear should be considered.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Loved the selection of tropical fresh fruit for breakfast which changed each day. Also amazed at the number of different cheeses that Azores produce.

Christina is a very good cook using fresh, Azorean produce each evening. Lunches, picnics or at Quinta da Terca, are cooked.

The accommodation is set in an old farm/manor house. Dining room is a converted stables including a hatch to the adjoining stable.

Before Your Holiday

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I had a delightful, relaxing break which allowed me to see lots of Sao Miguel both on horse and car. The island is breath-takingly beautiful. I went at the beginning of November and the weather was warm and managed to dodge the rain. Could not fly direct at that time of year.

Christina and Claude were excellent hosts which explains the number of repeat clients. Their love of their horses is obvious, and they spend a lot of time rescuing malnourished and abused horses which become safe horses that guests can ride. The guides (Bruno, Anka, Ricardo and Mada) looked after me well on the daily ride, especially as I was on my own for most of the week. People join on different days.