Based at the lovely 17th century manor house, Quinta da Terça, on São Miguel for the first 4 nights of your Horse riding week on São Miguel & Faial, you’ll have one half day ride and one full day ride as detailed in the itinerary below exploring the north coast one day and the magical Sete Cidades crater lake the next.
The Quinta is an ideal base for riders, with their own stables, indoor schooling arena and pure and cross bred Lusitano horses suitable for all abilities. Your stay at Quinta da Terça during the Horse riding week on São Miguel & Faial is on bed and breakfast basis.
You then fly to the smaller island of Faial where you stay at the lovely Patio Lodge, a restored Azorean farm building next to the stables and owners, Anja and Victor’s, home at Quinta do Moinho where you will eat all your meals as there are no restaurants nearby, for the final 3 nights of your Horse riding week on São Miguel & Faial. Anja and Victor are wonderful hosts and trail riders having converted Quinta do Moinho, a 200 year old barn and windmill, into a family home and stables. They have up to 12 horses in their herd living out in the meadows and barn. Their Lusitano cross horses are on average 7 years young! Anja, is the horse specialist and trainer having trained at the Horse Academy of Cologne, Germany and Victor, is the trail guide (German Trail Rider Academy). You will find their horses cooperative, hard-working and relaxed companions with a maximum height of 1.55m.
Alongside the Horse riding week on São Miguel & Faial, we can provide an itinerary and price for non riding partners – just ask.
Full day ride to Sete Cidades crater.
An unforgettable day of riding, this is like riding in a fairy tale. You'll drive with the horses to the crater then unload and ride along the volcano rim overlooking the twin lakes on one side and the ocean on the other. You then continue down into the crater to the small and picturesque village of Sete Cidades and the Green and the Blue lakes.
A picnic lunch is included today.
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation at B&B sharing basis at Quinta da Terça (one picnic lunch included) and on full board basis on Faial and include flights and airport taxes (guide price only), inter island flight (guide price only) from São Miguel to Faial, airport transfers, 2 half day rides and 2 full day rides, pre-departure information booklet.
EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast and one picnic lunch) on São Miguel, excursions on free days, travel insurance
Based in rural accommodation, you will be staying at two lovely guesthouses run by passionate riders.
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
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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.
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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!
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