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.


Fly to São Miguel. Transfer to accommodation (15 mins). Overnight in Livramento at Quinta da Terça for 4 nights.
Half day ride on the North Coast. A half day ride exploring the beautiful north coast and its lush valleys, charming villages and panoramic sea views.
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.
Free day to explore or you could go out whale watching or even do some more riding.
Transfer to airport. Fly to Faial (40mins). Transfer to accommodation (40mins). Light lunch and dinner at Quinta do Moinho next to Patio Lodge. Overnight at Patio Lodge in Cedros for 3 nights.
Morning or afternoon ride. 2 ½ hour trail ride. Light lunch at Quinta do Moinho. Dinner at Quinta do Moinho.
Full day trail ride including saddle bag picnic. Dinner at Quinta do Moinho.
Transfer to airport for flight home.

From £1428 per person

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


Horse riding is a wonderful way to explore the remoter parts of these beautiful islands.


On this riding holiday, you'll be staying in a village just outside Ponta Delgada on São Miguel and a village on the north coast of Faial.

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