According to many people this is considered to be the BEST horseback holiday in Europe.
Rivers and creeks meander through spectacular scenery of rolling hills and pastures to make this central region of Portugal rich in flora and fauna. In the spring, flowers are abundant in the meadows with spectacular color. This area is also home to two of the National Portuguese stud farms and the largest breeding area for fighting bulls in Portugal.
This is wonderful horse country with soft trails through pleasant countryside. You will stay in beautifully renovated private estates that used to be the residences of noblemen. Beautiful antique furniture and art create a special atmosphere that makes these accommodations a highlight of this trail.
This ride takes you over hilly meadows without any fences or roads to Lake Maranhão. You cross several bridges, many of which were built by the Romans, until you reach Alter do Chão. Here you will visit one of the headquarters of the two National Portuguese Stud Farms. This will be a highlight particularly for lovers of Portuguese horse breeds. Hundreds of mares and their foals graze on large meadows, while the stallions can be viewed in the spectacular barns.