Alentejo Beach Trail
8 Days | From £1525pp
Portugal ( Best airport: Lisbon)
Discover the beauty of Portugal’s Atlantic coast on this varied trail, beginning in the lush and green coastal mountains of Grandola before reaching the deserted beaches and lagoons of the Alentejo region. Beautiful, well behaved, Lusitano horses await with comfortable hotels and swimming pools for evening relaxation. A fantastic holiday in the sun for intermediate riders onwards.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This trail is suitable for novice and intermediate riders who are happy at walk, trot and canter. Riders must be able to mount and dismount from the ground unaided. All participants must be confident and in control riding outside an arena. A reasonable level of current riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 4-5 hours in the saddle each day. The weight limit is 85kg.
Guides and Group Size
Luis is your host for this holiday and is one of the friendly guides that accompany this trail. All guides are Portugese natives with a deep knowledge of the region and speak English, French and Portugese.
Group size 3-10
Accommodation and Dining
You’ll be staying in two different hotels during the trail, both offer really comfortable accommodation so you can fully relax and unwind when not in the saddle. Both double/twin and single rooms are available and the hotels used have swimming pools.
Meals are typically Alentejo cuisine, the region is known for its gastronomy of simple yet mouthwatering dishes. Fresh-baked bread, olives, wild mushrooms, asparagus, salted cod, wild boar, olive oil and some excellent cheeses form the basis of many recipes. Lunch is usually a picnic out on the trail, and includes grilled fish or meat alongside plenty of freshly prepared salads and bread. Local wine is included with lunch (the Alentejo region produces half of the country’s wine). Dinner is either served in local restaurants or provided at the hotels and the daily menu includes lots of regional specialities. Water and soft drinks are provided with dinner, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available to buy if you would like them. Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
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Alentejo Beach Trail
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
Single supplement £255 (payable unless a sharer is found)
Flights & Airport transfers
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Please plan your flights to/from as follows:
You should arrive by 4.30pm to allow time to collect your luggage before the transfer which departs at 5.30pm.
Departing transfer leaves the hotel at 10:30am. Your departure flight should be in the afternoon to allow time for the road transfer, which takes 1.5 hours.
- Accommodation in twin or double rooms with private bathrooms
- Airport transfers at set times
- Wine with lunch
- 4-6 hours riding on 5 days
- Luggage transfer
- Meals on the rest day
- Alcoholic drinks with dinner