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Monte Velho Equo Resort

Overview

This family run Lusitano stud farm is located in the beautifully preserved region of Alentejo in Portugal. A traditional farmhouse lies at the heart of the estate and has been carefully restored and extended so as to offer luxurious accommodation to riders. The family hope to share their love of ho…

Highlights

  • Practice dressage on beautifully schooled horses
  • Take trails through the wonderful rural countryside
  • Simply stunning accommodation and pool with a view
  • Relax on a walk/cycle or buy treatments in the spa
  • Non-riders also welcomed

Essential Facts

  • 5 itineraries available
  • Max 8 riders per group
  • Average of 2 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 90kg / 198lbs / 14 st 2 lbs

Description

This family run Lusitano stud farm is located in the beautifully preserved region of Alentejo in Portugal. A traditional farmhouse lies at the heart of the estate and has been carefully restored and extended so as to offer luxurious accommodation to riders. The family hope to share their love of horses with guests who are looking for classical dressage tuition or rides out into the surrounding countryside - all levels of rider can be catered for at this sunny getaway. Free time can be spent in the pool overlooking the magnificent grounds, enjoying the spa facilities, cycling through the countryside or perhaps canoeing on the estate's lake.

The natural landscapes of Alentejo offer delightful riding country and the property itself lies inside an ecological reserve, a haven both for riders and the broodmares and foals roaming the meadows. If you choose to take advantage of the dressage tuition available you will be attended to by an experienced instructor who has competed at a national level. The horses are well schooled Lusitanos, primarily homebred, which are the most famous of the Portuguese breeds and well suited to dressage due to their agile and elevated movement.

In addition to the modern, upscale accommodation and the wonderful riding opportunities the farm also provides typical Portuguese cuisine. Riders choose to stay on either a bed and breakfast or a full board basis and those on the latter receive a bottle of wine each day as an added bonus. This is a holiday destination to suit those looking to experience some of the Portuguese equestrian culture and relax in sumptuous surroundings.

Please note that there is usually no riding on Sundays so that the instructors and horses can rest - your programme may be adjusted to facilitate this.

Cathy from Far and Ride has been lucky enough to ride here and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Horses & Riding

Tack

English and dressage saddles.

Horses

Lusitano.
The horses are well schooled Lusitanos, primarily homebred, which are the most famous of the Portuguese breeds and well suited to dressage due to their agile and elevated movement. They have a separate group of horses for the countryside riding programme (trail rides) which aren't as highly schooled as those used predominantly for the dressage lessons.

Riding

There are 5 itineraries:

  • Regular Dressage Programme is a based ride
  • Intensive Dressage Programme is a based ride
  • Dressage and Countryside Riding Combination is a based ride
  • Country Riding Programme is a based ride
  • Intensive Country Riding Programme is a based ride

Ages

No age limit for riders.

Health

General good health recommended.

Weight

90kg / 198lbs / 14 st 2 lbs

Food & Accommodation

Food

Stays here include full board. Dinner is a three course meal (starter, main and dessert) comprising of typical Alentejo ingredients. Some wine is included with lunch and dinner and tea and coffee is included with all meals. Additional drinks cost extra.

Accommodation

This beautiful estate offers two different accommodation options:

1) Premium rooms (7) - these modern, sophisticated rooms offer incredible views over the valley. They are 25m2 and including a king-size bed, bathroom, open balcony with outdoor shower, air-conditioning, TV, iPod dock, free wireless and a Nespresso machine. There are three in the main building and four in a new block which appears to float on the hillside.

2) Standard rooms (2) - these standard rooms are located in the original building but have been renovated to offer a modern, minimalistic feel. They are 20m2 with two single beds, bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, iPod dock, Nespresso machine and free wireless.

Extra beds can be added to rooms on request.

There is also a newly built spa with sauna and jacuzzi, and a gym, which are situated close to the swimming pool with great views over the valley.

Itineraries

Regular Dressage Programme Luxury accommodation.

Intensive Dressage Programme Luxury accommodation.

Dressage and Countryside Riding Combination Luxury accommodation.

Country Riding Programme Luxury accommodation.

Intensive Country Riding Programme Luxury accommodation.

Other Activities

There are free bikes and canoes available at the property for guests to use. You can use the canoes on the property's own lake. Guided tours of surrounding areas can be organised on request. Arraiolos is just 7km away and features an impressive medieval castle as well as many examples of traditional architecture and a variety of restaurants serving local cuisine. Evora is just 20km away and is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the excellent preservation of its old town.

Travel

We recommend that guests fly into and out of Lisbon airport. A hire car is recommended as it gives you the flexibility to explore the region more fully during your stay. You will need to plan your arrival to Monte Velho before 6 pm in this case. Arrivals after 6pm must use the airport transfer as the reception desk is closed.

Airport transfers are available for 1-4 people, at an additional cost, payable locally. If you are planning to spend a few days in Lisbon before or after your visit, then city transfers are also available for a supplementary cost, again payable locally.

Airport (or city) transfers are required if you are arriving in Lisbon in the evening (after 6 pm).

Riding is not usually possible on the arrival day. If you specifically request riding on your arrival day, then you MUST arrive before 2pm. If you are late and miss your lesson, then it may not be possible to reschedule it.

Testimonials

Dominique T., Sept. 21, 2021

It was a wonderful experience at a beautiful resort – all high class: accommodation, other facilities, horses, lessons – simply great!


Meg L., June 7, 2021

We had a great time. The property and surrounding area is stunning, the people are lovely, there's a good selection of horses who were clearly well cared for and well trained, and the quality of tuition was excellent. (Favourite memory?) For me: our first lesson with Joao. He's not only a fantastic rider but has a lovely way of teaching, so I felt I took a lot away from that lesson and I enjoyed the slight challenge my horse Afonso offered. For Sam (beginner): his lunge lesson with Diogo (a last minute replacement for our joint lesson which weren't quite working, as he hadn't quite mastered steering his horse who was a suitable steed but had his own ideas about which direction they should be going in!). It was his final ride and he felt everything really clicked, He finished on a high and is keen to continue riding.


Phoebe, March 9, 2020

We had a really enjoyable time. Food, room and location were exceptional. Very relaxing, we enjoyed walks around the property which was beautiful. Horses in fabulous condition and the instructors were all very good.


Catherine A., Nov. 30, 2017

Excellent - fabulous hotel in a gorgeous setting, riding amazing horses. Very friendly helpful staff. Peaceful tranquil setting - heaven on horseback!! Great food. Room and hotel spotlessly clean, comfortable and welcoming. Horses were well looked after and a pleasure to ride. I rode different horses which added to the experience. All tack was of a high standard. All instructors were extremely friendly, encouraging and patient. Rita who led the trail rides was lovely. (Favourite memory?) Wonderful canter on the last trail ride. Beautifully collected canter in the sunshine in wonderful scenery.


Nina M., Oct. 12, 2017

The trip was absolutely wonderful. Great accommodation. Well-trained horses. Great service. The American teacher (Annie) was quite good. Very honest with her feedback, so that we could actually learn something. We reserved Monte Velho already for next October!


Friederike J., Oct. 12, 2017

The holiday was absolutely perfect. Loved the architecture and landscape of the resort. Very friendly staff. Well cared for horses. The rooms are just wonderful. Very modern and clean. The staff made sure to choose the right horses for each guest. It was great to get to try different horses though. Very careful and involved trainers. Liked Rita (trail rides) and Annie (dressage) very much. (Favourite memory?) Early morning rides exploring the estate. Sitting in the beautiful bar/pool area with a cool drink.


Elaine S., July 11, 2017

Amazing facility, so kind and helpful. the horses were wonderful and the quality of the instruction was great. I loved that no matter what level of rider you are everyone gets the same level of attention. I never once felt that I was less interesting than other, better riders. The accommodation was fabulous and the food was great. I particularly loved the outdoor shower!! Especially after a lesson in 38 degrees! The horses were so well trained and kind.It was wonderful to get to ride true schoolmasters. The tack was perfect and very comfortable. All the instructors were fabulous. They were very patient and clear in their instructions and really gave us all individual attention. While I was there, there was a real spread of riding abilities and I think each one of us got very individualised instruction.
The ride was very much as described and met all our expectations. My husband was a non-rider but he really enjoyed the location and the facilities. There are lovely walks and lots of wildlife, the pond is nice for canoeing too. I was very impressed with the level of service we received from Far and Ride especially how well you stayed in touch before the holiday.


Sally, May 18, 2016

The only word to sum up Monte Vehlo is 'paradise'. This place is true luxury; the perfect place to escape the real world. The instruction is first class, the accommodation was stunning (I stayed in a 'standard' room, but there wasn't anything standard about it) and the food was homely and hearty. The horses were also lovely: polite, well-schooled and responsive.


Ana & Daniela S., Nov. 25, 2015

This holiday was beyond our expectations. Our dressage lessons with João Torrão were outstanding, he truly helped us improve our riding. The service was also spotless. Everyone at Monte Velho is friendly and accommodating. Both the accommodation and food are superb! Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, the food was all home-cooked and was healthy and gourmet-quality. (Far and Ride) you were very detailed, thorough and helpful with every aspect of the trip. Natalie was lovely to work with!


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in the beautiful surroundings before dinner in the evening.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 1 hours

You'll have a one hour dressage lesson each morning for the next five days. The lessons take place between 9am and 1pm each day and may include two pupils. They are given by experienced instructors using the farm's Lusitano horses. 

 When not riding you can explore the region, relax by the pool or make use of the estate's bikes or canoes.

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All levels of rider can be catered for but we would recommend some prior riding experience to make the most of this programme.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Accommodation for up to 8.
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2021
Rider; Premium Room (single occupancy); High season
£1425 $1905 €1685
High Season operates between 28 March-3 July, 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December.
2021
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£870 $1165 €1030
Mid Season operates between 28 February-27 March, 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium Room (double occupancy); Mid season
£695 $930 €825
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£870 $1165 €1030
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£595 $795 €705
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Mid season.
£1175 $1570 €1390
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£770 $1030 €910
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£1130 $1510 €1335
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); High season
£1205 $1610 €1425
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£1005 $1340 €1185
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£640 $860 €760
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Low season
£495 $660 €585
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Low season
£1000 $1335 €1180
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£595 $795 €705
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single or double occupancy); Low season
£770 $1030 €910
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£870 $1165 €1030
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£975 $1300 €1150
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2022
Rider; Standard Room (single occupancy); Mid season
£975 $1300 €1150
Mid Season operates between 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2022
Rider; Premium Room (single occupancy); High season
£1435 $1915 €1695
High Season operates between 27 March-2 July, 28 August-29 October & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x 1 hour dressage lessons) and use of the pool, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, transfers, drinks, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €110
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €120
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2021 - Lisbon City Transfer €130
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon City Transfer €140
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings before dinner.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 2 hours

Over the next five days you'll receive two lessons per day on four days, plus one day with a lesson and a trail ride (a total of nine lessons over the five days, plus one trail ride). 

Lessons are usually in the mornings and each lesson is one hour long and may include two pupils. They are given by experienced instructors using the farm's Lusitano horses. 

When not riding you can explore the region, relax by the pool or make use one of the estate's bikes or canoes.

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast.

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All levels of rider can be catered for but we would recommend some prior riding experience to make the most of this programme.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2021
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1115 $1490 €1320
Mid Season operates between 28 February-27 March, 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£640 $860 €760
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); High season
£1530 $2040 €1805
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£695 $930 €825
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£1115 $1490 €1320
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£1220 $1630 €1440
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1425 $1900 €1680
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium Room (single occupancy); High season
£1760 $2345 €2075
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£1455 $1940 €1715
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£770 $1030 €910
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£595 $795 €705
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£595 $795 €705
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Low season
£1245 $1660 €1470
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£1115 $1490 €1320
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Low season
£495 $660 €585
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£1325 $1770 €1565
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single or double occupancy); Low season
£1015 $1355 €1200
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1220 $1630 €1440
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (9 x 1 hour dressage lessons plus one 1.5 hour hack) and use of the pool, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, transfers, drinks, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €110
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €120
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2021 - Lisbon City Transfer €130
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon City Transfer €140
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings before dinner.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Each day there is a one and a half hour ride out in the morning and then a one hour dressage lesson in the afternoon (no riding on arrival or departure day). This is the ideal combination - ride to learn and ride for fun!

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All levels are catered for.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2021
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1000 $1335 €1180
Mid Season operates between 28 February-27 March, 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£1000 $1335 €1180
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-25 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£595 $795 €705
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-25 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single or double occupancy); Low season
£895 $1195 €1060
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-25 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1305 $1740 €1540
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£1100 $1470 €1300
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£695 $930 €825
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); High Season
£1605 $2145 €1895
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£1300 $1735 €1535
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£770 $1030 €910
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); High season
£1375 $1835 €1625
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£1175 $1565 €1385
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£1000 $1335 €1180
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£595 $795 €705
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Low season
£1125 $1505 €1330
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-25 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£640 $860 €760
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Low season
£495 $660 €585
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-25 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1100 $1470 €1300
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x dressage lessons plus 5 x 1.5 hour hacks) and use of the pool, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, drinks, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €110
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €120
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2021 - Lisbon City Transfer €130
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon City Transfer €140
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 1 - 2 hours

For the next five days you will enjoy a one and a half hour ride into the countryside each day. Riding out across the estate is a lovely way to experience the Alentejo countryside and enjoy the willing and sure-footed nature of the horses. Spend the rest of your day relaxing, swimming, cycling, canoeing, walking or exploring!

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All levels are catered for.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 8
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2021
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£725 $965 €855
Mid Season operates between 28 February-27 March, 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£725 $965 €855
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£595 $795 €705
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single or double occupancy); Low season
£620 $830 €735
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Low season
£495 $660 €585
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£810 $1085 €960
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£640 $860 €760
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1030 $1375 €1215
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£825 $1100 €970
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£695 $930 €825
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£725 $965 €855
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£595 $795 €705
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Low season
£850 $1135 €1005
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£770 $1030 €910
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); High season
£1015 $1355 €1200
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£940 $1255 €1110
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); High season
£1245 $1660 €1470
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£825 $1100 €970
Mid Season operates between 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x 1.5 hour hacks) and use of the pool, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, drinks, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €110
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €120
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2021 - Lisbon City Transfer €130
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon City Transfer €140
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in the beautiful surroundings before dinner.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 3 hours

For the next five days you'll have two separate one and a half hour rides into the countryside each day - one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Riding out across the estate is a lovely way to experience the Alentejo countryside and enjoy the willing and sure-footed nature of the horses.

Spend the rest of your day relaxing, swimming, cycling, canoeing, walking or exploring!

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All levels welcome

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 6
Accommodation for up to 8.
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2021
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£850 $1135 €1005
Mid Season operates between 28 February-27 March, 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November.
2021
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£850 $1135 €1005
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£1110 $1480 €1310
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); High season
£770 $1030 €910
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); High season
£1415 $1890 €1670
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£695 $930 €825
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); High season
£1185 $1580 €1400
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£980 $1310 €1160
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (single or double occupancy); Low season
£750 $1000 €885
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Low season
£495 $660 €585
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); High season
£640 $860 €760
High Season operates between 29 August-30 October & 19-31 December 2021 and 27 Mar-2 Jul, 28 Aug-29 Oct & 18 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Mid season
£1155 $1545 €1365
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£850 $1135 €1005
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Standard room (double occupancy); Mid season
£595 $795 €705
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (single occupancy); Low season
£975 $1305 €1155
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Non-rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Low season
£595 $795 €705
Low Season operates between 28 November - 19 December 2021 and 2 Jan-26 Feb & 27 Nov-17 Dec 2022.
2021/2022
Rider; Premium room (double occupancy); Mid season
£950 $1270 €1125
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
2022
Rider; Standard room (single occupancy); Mid season
£950 $1270 €1125
Mid Season operates between 4 July - 28 August & 31 October-27 November 2021 and 27 Feb-26 Mar, 3 Jul-27 Aug & 30 Oct-26 Nov 2022.
Included Six nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (10 x 1.5 hour hacks) and use of the pool, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, drinks, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €110
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €120
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2021 - Lisbon City Transfer €130
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
2022 - Lisbon City Transfer €140
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-4 pax)
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.