Portuguese Traditions & Culture

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 5-7
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 4 - 12
    Guests per group

Portuguese Traditions & Culture

Ride Overview

The riding itinerary in central Portugal has been carefully designed to give you the best equestrian, cultural and natural experiences the region has to offer. Riding here will introduce you to the heart of Portuguese culture, so steeped in agricultural traditions. You start from a competitive Lusitano stud farm and stop at towns and farm guesthouses along the way, including the property of Manuel Veiga, whose stud farm produced one of the four basic Lusitano lineages. End your stay in Golegã, “the capital of the horse,” and home to the great national equestrian festivals. We also offer an itinerary which includes a visit to the fair in November. Your mounts are pure Lusitanos and your hosts knowledgeable and friendly as they guide you through this tour highlighting the wonderful traditions and riding in Portugal.

Accommodations

Accommodations are in farms, or Quintas, that have been modified as guesthouses. This is an authentic glimpse into typical Portuguese lives, and as such they each have a unique character with their own quirks and charm.

Meals & Drink

Meals are served at guesthouses and quintas or picnics along the riding route. Food is of the typical generous Portuguese style.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    All horses used are purebred Lusitanos. Many have been bred at the stud farm which hosts you, and most have basic dressage training. Trail specific dressage saddles with saddle bags and snaffle bits are used.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Pure Lusitanos
  • Trip Pace:
    The pace can be modified to suit the group, typically all paces
  • Tack:
    High quality English tack
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

There are separate activities organized for non-riders, but they are welcome to independently enjoy the region and accommodations.

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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