Portugal, Azores - Sao Miguel
Christina and Claude from Sweden wanted to go to an exotic destination with beautiful scenery, few tourists and a short flight. The Azores met all their requirements. They fell in love with the islands, and bought a beautiful 1600-century farmhouse on the fairytale island of Sao Miguel.
There are several alternative weekly programs:
- Trail Ride Program "Riding in the Tropics"
- A week with beginner lessons, theory and outdoor rides, "Learn to Ride in a Week"
Weekly program with about 10 hours of riding, "Little Riding Week"
Adventurous / and or golfers
If you have a friend or partner who does not want to ride it is fine for them to come on all these tours. If they are interested in golf, Christina would be happy to book a greenfee at one of the two world class courses nearby.
Accommodation and Food
You will stay in one of the five comfortable and individually decorated double rooms in the main house. All the rooms have cable TV and private bathrooms and the main house also has a breakfast room and a common room with a bar and verandah set in the shadow of a rubber tree.
On the farm, there is a stable and indoor riding arena (Picadeiro) with a large fireplace, lounge and bar, designed in the same seventeenth century style as the other buildings.
Safe deposit box: No
Hair Dryer: Yes
Towels and sheets: No
You will eat the fresh and filling breakfast buffet, lunch (not on days when you have a picnic) and dinners in the dining room that was once the stable for the lord of the manor’s horses – now renovated but retaining its atmosphere. After dinner, you take a walk to the beach or sip on a glass of wine out on the verandah.
Single: It is possible to book a single room (price for single supplement available under Dates & Prices). If you are willing to share rooms, you will not have to pay a single supplement if you are allocated a single room.
Ability description: Trail ride level 1-3 >>
Included in the price:
Riding in a tropical landscape - 7 nights, 6 days riding, full board with wine/beer to meals, transfer to and from the airport.
Little riding week - 7 nights, 10 hours riding, breakfast buffé, airport transfer.
Learn to ride in a week - 7 nights, 6 days riding and theory, full board with wine/beer to meals, airport transfer.
Not included: Flight, potential delfin safari and others.
Travel: Book flight/rental car >>
Fly to the Azores/Sao Miguel Ponta Delgada with a charter flight or a regular flight from Lisbon.
Transfer: Book in advance.
You will be met at the airport.
Groups: For bookings of more than 7 people, one person is free.
VIP offer: 25 EUR discount.
Horses: Lusitano mares and Lusitano crosses.
Credit card: Not accepted at riding center.
Tipping: By choice but appreciated, normally about 20-40 EUR.
Group size: Min. 1 and maximum 10 riders.
Age limit: No
Closest village: Living in small village, Livramento, distance to ATM is about 300 m.
Beach: 900 m
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet
Saddle bag: No
Special diet: Yes, inform in booking