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Horse Riding & Portuguese Cooking Vacation

Ride or carriage drive in the midst of this idyllic Portugese countryside and enjoy the friendliness of the Portugese country people you will meet, whilst exploring the local culture and wildlife. The farm buildings perched some 250m above the sparklling Atlantic ocean, enjoys uninterrupted views over the distant Algarvian coastline. The farm provides a perfect location to enjoy riding, carriage driving and superb traditional Portugese country cooking.

<strong>Horse riding activities</strong>

We welcome beginners and will teach you the basics of either riding or carriage driving within the safety and comfort of our training school. For intermediate and experienced riders/drivers our groom guides will be happy to show you a challenging and interesting trail appropriate for your experience. Your hosts at the Farm are British/Portugese so can assist you in English or Portugese if required, at the horse stables lessons are held in English and Portugese.

<strong>Country cooking school</strong>

Here at the Lodge, food is a very important part of our daily life. We eat well. We use traditional country recipes, with many wild herbs and funghi gathered from the surrounding forest as well as the generous harvests from our own organic kitchen gardens. Our workshop leader, Frances, who was head chef for more than 20 years at the Quinta da Horta, often-televised for Channel 4s The Good Life in Portugal series and previously of the Michelin rated Beeton Track restaurant Portsmouth, UK.


  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 1 cooking class
  • 2 horse riding or carriage riding classes
  • Daily breakfasts, picnics/lunches, dinners
  • Horse riding equipments
  • Apron


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
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