Brazil - Bahia Beach Ride

Experience Level
  • Open Mar, May, Sep, Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Porto Seguro
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

This tropical trail ride starts and finishes at Pousada do Outiero, a beach resort on the Atlantic coast. From here, explore on horseback the pretty coastline and quiet villages of Bahia. A variety of terrain awaits, from beaches and mangroves, to cliff-top paths and rainforest.

From Pousada do Outiero head north to Trancoso, set a-top cliffs and one of the earliest Portuguese settlements in Brazil.  Colourful guesthouses, bars and shops line the wide main street which is a car-free zone. At night the trees are lit by hundreds of lanterns.

There is also time to explore Caraiva, a tiny village surrounded by mangroves. Having only recently acquired mains electricity, Caraiva has long been attracting visitors looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind.

 

You ride at a walk, trot and canter. The pace of the ride varies from walk on the narrow forest trails and in the deeper sand to a faster pace where the terrain and footing allow.

The riding is Western style with a relaxed seat and a loose rein. The horses mostly go in trail saddles and bridles with curb bits. There are some English saddles, but they may not fit every horse.

You should be a competent rider capable at all paces and confident enough to try a slightly different riding style.

The horses are a mixture of polo ponies, Criollos and Mangalarga Marchador crosses. They are well-mannered, sure footed and obedient.

 

Accommodation during the ride is comprised of two guesthouses and a hotel.

Spend the first two and the final night at Pousada do Outeiro, a hotel situated on the cliffs above Espelho Beach. The guestrooms have en-suite shower-rooms, a mini-bar and seating area. The main hotel area has a dining room, bar and lounge area with chairs and hammocks. Outside there is swimming pool and decking area with sun-loungers.

Your third night is spent in Trancoso, at either Pousada Mar a Vista or Pousada do Bosque. Both are comfortable guesthouses very close to the main street.

The fourth and fifth nights are at Cores do Mar in Caraiva, a colourful beach-front guesthouse set in pretty gardens. The bedrooms have en-suite facilities and some of the rooms have a deck with a hammock.

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Upcoming Dates

Additional dates may be possible for groups of two or more between March and November in 2019. From March to June and August to 15 December in 2020. Please enquire for further details.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Bahia Beach Ride
24 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 6 nights 6 ngts $2,687.50 View (.pdf) Book
Bahia Beach Ride
20 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $2,825.00 View (.pdf) Book
Bahia Beach Ride
16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $2,825.00 View (.pdf) Book
Bahia Beach Ride
19 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $2,825.00 View (.pdf) Book
Bahia Beach Ride
21 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $2,825.00 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; meals (except dinner in Trancoso); riding; soft drinks and water with lunch & dinner; transfers from Porto Seguro at set time.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENTS apply which depend on the total number of people booked
2-4 riders in group: 2019 $750.00 / 2020 $787.50
5-6 riders in group: 2019 $125.00 / 2020 $112.50

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 2019 $372.22 / 2020 $388.89 (refunded if we find you a sharer).

PAYABLE LOCALLY Other drinks; tips.

NEAREST AIRPORT Porto Seguro.

TRANSFERS Included from Porto Seguro at set times.


Getting There

GETTING HERE Group transfers from Porto Seguro are included.

On the first day your flight should arrive in Porto Seguro around mid-afternoon.

On departure day you check-out after breakfast. Your flight should leave Porto Seguro mid-afternoon or later.

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Location

Bahia is located in the north-east of Brazil on the Atlantic Coast.


Weather & Climate

Bahia has a tropical climate, with temperatures usually between 26ºC and 30ºC.

The state’s Atlantic Coast usually stays hot all year long, but on the Southern Coast where our ride is located, it can get cooler during the winter months (June-September) with temperatures dropping to around 18ºC.

No matter how hot the days may get, there is usually a sea breeze to cool things down.

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Guest Review

I rode the most fantastic horse I have ever ridden! Pantaneira! What a dream! Excellent job done with the local guide, Paulo, who looked after us with great care and attention!

Maria ,Watrange


Ride Report

Guest
Guest
We really enjoyed all of the horses that we rode – being polo ponies they were super-easy to ride – willing and forward-going but with good brakes, which was great for the canters along the never-ending beaches.

What the Press Say

Horse and Countryside Magazine Oct-Nov 2014 says...

Bahia Beach Ride Riding Specialist

Abigail says

Cantering along the water's edge with the sun on your back, watching your horse swimming across an estuary, stopping in a clearing to drink coconut water and relaxing in your hammock after a day in the saddle - all can be experienced on the Bahia Beach ride.

My Top Tip

Try some of the local specialties like pastels moqueca (fish stew) and cheese bread during your stay.

Email: abigail@inthesaddle.com

Abigail Wood
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