Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   8 September 2022

Peta (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Utterly perfect! | The riding more than met my expectations! The horses were incredible and the instruction was of the highest quality. I hadn't ridden at the level I was aiming at for thirty years (!), but am still on a high from what I achieved. I honestly can't wait to go back.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The food was absolutely delicious. My only comment is that I have a gluten intolerance, which was not really accommodated. We had two gluten-free members of our group, and one vegetarian, and they seemed to muddle the two, and brought out the special meals long after we'd all eaten. One breakfast there was a basket of bread labelled 'vegetarian', but never any bread marked as 'gluten-free'. There was plenty I could eat in the end, but I think it ought to have been easier to cater for the more unusual dietary needs than it seemed to be.

Before Your Holiday

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