One of the best ways to discover the spectacular landscape of the Azores is on horseback. The islands are a paradise for horse riding holidays and nature lovers alike with rides along old trails between stone walls, through rainforest-like vegetation and charming villages and coastal rides enjoying views over the sparkling blue ocean beyond.
For many, a highlight is a ride around the twin crater lakes at Sete Cidades on São Miguel. It’s pure fairytale stuff as the route follows the crater rim and on one side you have the magical blue and green lakes and on the other, the island dropping away to the ocean – you won’t know where to look.
Rides are available from a 1 hour gentle ride through the surrounding farmland up to a full day out with transport to and from the ride. And if you are really keen, a whole week’s horse riding holiday can be arranged on beautiful pure and cross bred Lusitano horses.
Whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner, there’s something to suit everyone.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
Valerie – Brighton
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