Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Dolphin Trail

5 star rating   29 October 2023

Charlie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) What a Mix! | All riding types and times in the saddle were accurate. It’s difficult to match up to people’s expectations when it comes to a beach ride, and we may have had overly ambitious thoughts of a gallop, but due to sea state, time of year, the sand just seemed too deep. So any preconceived ideas of a gallop where quickly quashed. It was still lovely but hard work for the horses and riders rather than the joyful blast.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 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 first, 5th and 6th night accommodation was our favourite. Just lovely ambiance and beautiful rooms and surrounding. The others were perfectly nice but over shadowed by standard of the first night!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 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?

I think a couple of attendees didn’t receive the pack initially but all did in the end