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)|
|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.