Day 1: You arrive at the farm in the middle of the day (depending on when your flight lands). Dinner in the dining room.
Day 2: After a good night's sleep and an equally good breakfast, you start the day with a riding lesson. You head off to pineapple plantations in Faja de Baixo. You will learn that the cultivation process for pineapples is very complex and sample what many regard as the world's most delicious pineapple! After lunch, you head off again on a lovely half-day ride through the Azorean landscape. Dinner at the riding center.
Day 3: This is a full day of riding we start our ride in Remedios. We will go on small roads and over pastures. A large part of the ride is on the fields and slopes below Lagoa do Fogo.
Here we have beautiful panoramic views over the western part of the island including the north and south coast at the same time. Picnic lunch.
After lunch we continue the ride towards to the top of a hill with magnificent view of the north as well as the south coast. From being on “top of the world” the ride starts back to the farm. Dinner.
Day 4: Half day at leisure or shopping, maybe some riders like to book an extra riding hour or go on a whale & dolphin safari. Lunch. Half day ride in direction northeast, enjoying a beautiful varied nature scenery up on Pico da Mostarda where we are able to overlook the north side and some middle parts of the island.
Day 5: Today we spend the whole day on horseback. Starting from the south coast and ending on the north side of Sao Miguel. During this day we will enjoy valleys with exuberant vegetation, admire splendid sea views, green pastures with cows and charming villages. Lunch today will be served as a picnic in nature.
Dinner at the farm.
Day 6: The day begins with a trip to the stunning Lagoa do Fogo, the Lake of Fire, one of the largest volcanic crater lakes. At 800 m (2,600 ft) altitude you have a breathtaking view over the 500 m (1,600 ft) deep crater with its azure lake - and with the Atlantic Ocean in the background. The trip continues to Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande, these thermal crown baths have been in use since 1811. Time for a soothing bath.
After lunch the horses are trucked across to the north coast. It’s a pretty, gentle landscape and you have a lovely ride through the fields and along tracks with super views to the north coast.
Day 7: Breakfast
All Day Ride Sete Cidades - Twin Lakes.
The ride passes through a fairytale landscape. You ride on a volcanic crater ridge (wide dirt road), looking out over the twin lakes on one side and on the other the sea to the horizon. The ride continues down to the crater lakes and the small village of Sete Cidades, where you will enjoy a tasty lunch. You descend into the crater and enjoy the scenic landscape around the legendary lakes. Farewell dinner at the farm.
Day 8: Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
(Subject to change due to local circumstances.)