Portugal - Kingdom of the Lusitano

  • Open May
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Ride well schooled Lusitano horses on this trail ride through the interior of the Alentejo region of Portugal.

The Alentejo is the hottest, driest region of inland Portugal. Without the rivers and streams that exist within this province, it would be a desert. Hot in summer, lush in spring and enduring subzero temperatures in winter, it is one of the least polluted areas in Europe.

The Alentejo is a very important region for horse breeding and this trail includes a visit to one of the famous Alter-Real studs to see the mares and foals.

You ride over a variety of terrain; through cork-oak plantations, wheat-fields, vineyards and groves of olive trees; through eucalyptus and pine forests; through meadows full of spring flowers.

Accommodation on the trail is at local guesthouses and hotels, some with swimming pools.

Your horses are Lusitanos. They are well schooled and comfortable to ride with an enthusiastic walk and easy collected canter.

You should be a confident rider at walk, trot and canter.

It is important to be fit enough for the long canters in the heat of the Portuguese sunshine.


The accommodation varies from renovated former farm houses to the modern hotel Caminhos de Santiago.

Almost all have swimming pools to enjoy a cooling swim after a day in the saddle.

The rooms all have private shower / loo, and some have a bath. The rooms mostly have two beds which are made up separately but pushed together, so you can separate as you need.

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Upcoming Dates

This ride runs on set dates in May when the flowers and landscape should be looking their best. For other times of year please see the Dolphin and Alentejo Coastal Trails.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Kingdom of the Lusitano 5 May 2024 - 12 May 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £1,619.04 View (.pdf) Full
Kingdom of the Lusitano 12 May 2024 - 19 May 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £1,619.04 View (.pdf) Full


INCLUDES Accommodation; full board; wine with lunch; all riding; excursions as per itinerary.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENTS apply which depend on the total number of people booked
25% (if 3 in the group)
10% (if 4 in the group)

NON-RIDER discounts are available. Please call for prices.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  £571.94. There are a very limited number of single rooms. If you are willing to share and we find a sharer for you then no supplement is charged.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; tips; airport transfers.


TRANSFERS Shared transfers from/to Lisbon airport cost Euro 100 per person payable locally in cash.

Getting There

Shared transfers from Lisbon airport are at 17:30 and so your flight should be scheduled to arrive into Lisbon no later than 17:00. The journey from the airport takes about two hours.

Your return flight should depart after 14:00 on the day of departure.

If you book flights outside of these guidelines then you will need to pay for a private taxi or have a rental car.

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In the Alentejo region of Portugal east of Lisbon. Nearest airport is Lisbon.

Weather & Climate

Warm and pleasant during the spring months when the ride takes place.

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Guest Review

Horse was lovely, perfect match

Carrie-Ann ,Hertfordshire

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5
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