Information

Practical information about our trails

Arrival by Plane

Portugal’s main international airport is Lisbon’s Portela Airport. Raides Vicentinos’ clients need to arrive at this airport in order to complete the transfer of the group to the first hotel of their ride.

The Meeting Point in Lisbon’s airport is located to the right after leaving the luggage collection area. You will be welcomed there by a representative of Raides Vicentinos who will drive you to your first hotel.

TRANSFER/ARRIVAL

On the Sunday at 17:30 from Lisbon’s airport.

DEPARTURE

On the Sunday at 10:30 to Lisbon’s airport.

PROGRAM

Guided riding tour.

GUIDE

English and French speaking.

HORSES

Good natured, sure footed Portuguese Lusitanos trained for trails, using very comfortable sheepskin Portuguese military saddles.

LEVEL & EXPERIENCE

Intermediate.

PACE

Moderate with trotting and medium to long canters. Some gallops.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT

85kg (188lbs).

MIN/MAX. PARTICIPANTS

4/10 persons.

LODGING

Mid-class hotels, pousadas, country houses, and private estates.

ROOMS

Double and Single rooms are available.

MEALS:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included

SPECIAL REQUESTS

Special food requests (e.g. vegetarian) can be accepted but we need to know in advance.

NON- RIDER

Yes, prices upon request.

OWN HORSE

Not allowed

PAYMENT

A deposit of 30% is required at booking and payment in full 15 days before your trail. Wire transfer is required and information will be sent with your confirmation of booking.

TIPPING

Tipping guides or other staff is at your discretion and appreciated. Please remember they are responsible for your safety and work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday while in Portugal.

Information About Travelling to Portugal

DOCUMENTATION

To enter and exit Portugal you need a passport (non-EC) or a valid identity card.

CLIMATE

Spring:  Temperature ranges between 12° and 20° C with many sunny days. Possibility of rain

Summer: Temperature ranges between 22° and 28° C with many hot, sunny days.

Autumn: Temperature ranges between 17° and 22° C, with many sunny days. Possibility of rain.

VACCINATIONS

No vaccinations are necessary.

CURRENCY

The local currency is the EURO.

SERVICE HOURS

– Banks:  08:30am – 3:00pm.

– General stores:  9:00am – 7:00pm. (Sometimes they close later)

ELECTRICITY

220 Volt

CAMERAS, FILM AND BATTERIES

Outside big towns, film and batteries can sometimes be difficult to find. We advise to bring all you need or buy in the airport before the transfer.

 

*Water, wine and soft drinks are included at lunch.
Drinks with the exception of water are not included at dinner.
*Any requirements for transportation outside this transfer time can be arranged at an additional cost.