Horseback Riding

Lagoa – ‘Home-rides’:

Our ‘home-rides’ are especially recommended for beginners because they start and end in the Equitur farm, you can choose between 1, 2 and 3 hour rides. On this rides you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the island, with sea views, riding along sandy lanes framed by the traditional azorean volcanic stone walls, small farms with several fruits trees, plants and flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halfday rides:

 

Janela do Inferno:

On this halfday ride we start with an amazing view of the Southcoast and Ponta Delgada. We will ride in between and partly over Cow fields, passing by old farm houses and with good weather you can also see the Island Santa Maria. Furthermore we pass by old tunnels and enter a Fairytale like forest. In the middle of the ride you have the possibility to get off of the horses and look at an old Aquaduct and follow a small path until you reach ‘Janela do Inferno’ – the window to hell.

 

Pinhal da paz:

Our Half-day ride located on the northcoast of the Island starts close to the nature reserve Pinhal da Paz. The ride goes through jungle like areas with nice views of the nature reserve and the northcoast.

 

Lagoa do Fogo:

This halfday ride leads us up the south side of Lagoa do Fogo. We will ride through a forest area, with a lot of differente plants and flowers, beautiful sea views and the Island of Vila Franca do Campo. At the top of the mountain we get to the crater of Lagoa do Fogo with an amazing view of the ‘Firelake’. On this ride we can especially enjoy the wilderness of the island and we wil see a lot of endemic plants as well. We ride the same way back down, that we rode up.

 

Fullday rides – Picnic inclusive:

Sete Cidades:

Our fullday ride in Sete Cidades starts on the crater of the Volcano. We follow the crater with a magnificent view inside the Caldeira and outside of the ocean and the westcoast of the Island. We reach the famous viewpoint Vista do Rei – the kingsview – with a view on the green and blue lake. The ride continues down inside the Caldeira until we reach the blue lake, where our picnic will take place, that is catered by a local restaurante. In the afternoon we ride around parts of the blue and the green lake. In the end you have the opportunity to go inside the water of the green lake with the horse.

Pinhal da paz:

Our fullday ride located on the northcoast of the Island starts close to the nature reserve Pinhal da Paz. The ride goes through jungle like areas with nice views of the nature reserve and the northcoast. We also pass by the golfcourse batalha and head down until we reach the steapcliffs at the ocean. We also have our Lunch close to the ocean. While we enjoyed wonderful views and sceneries in the morning, in the afternoon a lot of canters and an adventurous loop in the jungle will await us. The Lunch is a local Picnic consisting of local cheese, bread, fruits, cakes/cookies, 1-2 salads, juice, water and vine.

 

Trail packages:

For all the trails: -booking in advance is recommended

3 Days – Tropical Trail : 

Our 3 Days together start with a riding lesson in the morning to get used to your horse for the three days. In the afternoon you have the 2 hour ride in Lagoa. The next morning is free and in the afternoon you have our halfday ride ‘Janela do Inferno’. The last day is a fullday ride located on the northcoast of the island. All the rides have a tropical touch with jungle like areas. Recommended for beginners and experienced riders.

3 Days – Green Trail:

Our 3 Days together start with a riding lesson in the morning to get used to your horse for the three days. In the afternoon we will ride to the ‘Firelake’ Lagoa do Fogo. On the second day we ride in the morning at Gramas – halfday ride. The afternoon is free. Our last day leads us to the west of the island where we will ride the fullday in Sete Cidades. This Trail is recommended for experienced riders.

6 Days – Atlantis Trail:

Also our 6 Day program starts with a riding lesson in the morning. It is also a chance for us to see how you ride and which horses might be suitable for you. The Lagoa 2 hour right folows in the afternoon. On the second day you have the morning free, the afternoon is a halfday ride based in Remedios and goes to – ‘Janela do Inferno’. The third day is a fullday ride at Pinhal da Paz – including picnic. On our fourth day you have the morning free, in the afternoon our halfday ride – Lagoa do Fogo will take place. On the fifth day you have a halfday ride in the morning  – Coroa da Mata and the afternoon free. The last day leads us to the west of the island where we will ride the fullday in Sete Cidades – including picnic.

This Trail is recommended for experienced riders.

On request: you can also book an all-inclusive week with a full riding program including accommodation and full board.