Dolphin Trail

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 4-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 5 - 10
    Guests per group

Dolphin Trail

Ride Overview

The Dolphin Trail takes place south of Lisbon near the coast as you stay in wonderful modern country hotels. On experienced Lusitano horses you will follow the winding trail through cork and eucalyptus forests that brings you to the beach for a day. The schedule includes a half day visit by boat to see dolphins in their estuary habitat. Flamingos and storks may also be spotted, as the sandy tracks you ride upon bring you past lagoons and small farms. This is horseback riding tour in Portugal offers ideal terrain for good canters on horses that are happy to oblige, and you also enjoy meandering walks with lovely views of the countryside. Each day of riding includes a relaxing lunch with grilled meats or fish, while both you and your mount can enjoy a siesta. In the evenings the comfort of your accommodations and a generous savory dinner awaits.


Accommodations are in rural hotels that are comfortable and modern with regional charm.  All accommodations have private bathroom facilities and some have swimming pools.

Meals & Drink

Meals are in the traditional Portuguese style and are taken at the hotels or a local restaurant, with picnic lunches grilled and served along the ride route.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    All horses used are Lusitano and Lusitano crosses. McClellan saddles with foam and sheepskins are used, and two water bottles are provided on each saddle. Bridles use French style snaffle bits or hackamores and all horses direct rein.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Lusitanos and Lusitano crosses.
  • Trip Pace:
    Walk, trot and canter with some lengthy canters
  • Tack:
    McClellen saddles with comfortable foam and sheepskin, and English style bridles.
  • Weight limit:
    188 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

There are no separate non-rider activities, but non-riders are welcome to book and join riders for meals and any other activities in the itinerary that don't include riding.

Travel Options Summary

Travel between three separate accommodations, riding to the new area one day and then in the vicinity the next. The itinerary follows a generally triangular route in the south of Lisbon.

Meeting Point

Lisbon airport.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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