Bottlenose – Reviews

Julie Doyle – USA

March 3rd,2019

“Met other equestrian lovers from around the world. Experienced cuisine, landscape, customs – all new & exciting. Definitely an adventure of a lifetime – highly, highly recommended!”

Emily Dennis – USA

November 11th,2018

“The music of the wind, the drumming of the horses’ hooves, their shadows cantering against the white wash wall of yards in the village, the ringing of sheep bells like wind chimes, the laughter during a game of cards, the aroma of eucalyptus, the salt in the sea and beach sand in my hair. Thank you so very much! “

Yvonne Burger – Germany
March 4th, 2018

“It was a very, very rainy and wet week, but this made this trail unforgettable. The horses were very professional, calm and brave with all the rain, strong wind, wet ground. I felt always safe on my horse.”

Jutta Schmitt – Germany
February 11th,2018

“I will always remember the moment coming out of a misty forest, riding up sandy hill, the sun rising behind us and the still dark ocean crushing it’s waves before our feet.”

Laurence Kocher – France
February 4th,2018

“Very nice ride with varied and beautiful landscapes. Very good horses. Nice team with a very good guide.”

Mandy Coleman – UK
November 12th, 2017

”Thank you for another super holiday with wonderful riding and horses and friendship and food and warm sunshine and blues skies, a real bonus in November!”

Petra Schünke – Germany
October 1st, 2017

”Great trail! Wonderful canter on the beach! Horses very good, save-footed, forward going, good to manage, well educated”

Martha Kenworthy– USA
August 20th, 2017

” We did the Bottlenose Escape option due to scheduling. Found the accommodations very acceptable and pleasant. Their choice of local restaurants for evening meals was great!
The food and service were among the very top of perhaps 15 riding vacations that I’ve been on. A delightful surprise of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meats and desserts. Also the daily picnics with salads, fresh breads, cheese, olives and a freshly grilled meat or fish were super!”

Carolin Sternecker – Germany
February 19th, 2017

“Friendly and calm guide, Martha was fantastic, my horse was perfect for me, loved the ride on the beach, through the Lagune, food was also amazing.”

Sophie Farcy – France
February 5th, 2017

“Very good trail, good horses, very beautiful landscapes, nice guiding, good organization…I will come back when possible!”

Rebecca Hast – Danmark
November 13th, 2016

“Dear Raides Vicentinos. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful trail ride and holiday. I had a fabulous time, the beach ride surpassed my wildest dreams.”

Marie-Laure Thepenier – France
October 2nd,2016

“Des paysages très varies, des chevaux cools, des picnics superbons, des hotels très calmes. Bret superbes vacances.”

Pauline Sawatzky – Canada
August 28th,2016

“Great, reliable horse, hotels were good, enjoyed the ambiance.”

Anaïs Gruson – France
August 21st,2016

“La visite des dauphins est vraiment un gros point fort de la randonnée. Très bonne randonnée, et un cheval qui me correspond parfaitement! Je garderai longtemps le souvenir des longs gallops et de la plage au lever du soleil…”

Marion Heiligenthaler – Germany
Augut 7th, 2016

“Very nice trail. I liked the different country sides, mostly the beach canter and the dolphin watching

Jacqui Turnmore – UK
March 13th, 2016

“Lots of fun, good company. Nice horses. Tack and saddle very comfortable.”

Romany Hawkins – UK
August 30th, 2015

”The trail was varied and I felt safe. It was good to have time to swim and relax a bit too. We enjoyed the swimming pools.”

Corinna Nauck – Germany
August 23rd, 2015

“Unforgetable holiday! Very well guided tours, variable rides, best gallop at the beach!! Safe, reliable and strong horses. Interesting impressions of Portugal.
Thank you very much!.”

Tanja Deurloo – Holland
August, 9th 2015

“Portugal is such a beautiful country especially on horseback. Lots of different scenery! Nice people, good weather and excellent horses! I’m definitely coming over for a 5th time!”

Elaine Sakamoto – USA
July, 12th 2015

“Wonderful experience. A horse rider’s dream. Fantastic horses, steady and responsive. Best guide ever,delicious food and care. Thank you for a truly memorable vacation.”

Sandra Schramm – Germany
March, 15th 2015

“Perfect horses for a trail like this, every day another beautiful landscape. Best day was the beach day! The mood in the group was very funny and relaxed. I loved the trail! Thank you!”

Amandine Jouault – France
February, 22nd 2015

“Une première randonnée à cheval qui donne envie de faire d’autres. Très bonne organization, on se laisse porter du début à la fin! Très bien.”

Caroline Talut – France
August 24th, 2014

“J’ai repris le gout à l’équitation, retrouvé les sensations et les émotions d’être à cheval. La journée à la plage restera gravé à jamais dans ma mémoire.
Merveilleuses, fabuleuses vacances au Portugal, à cheval!”

Lena Kvamme – Norway
August 10th, 2014

“I will remember everything, specially the long canters on the beautiful horse. I really enjoyed this vacation”

Alexandra Added – France
November 17th, 2013

“BBQ was great!! Especially the fish! Miam! The walk in the sea/beach was really beautiful. Your horses are all very nice and very well trained. I’m a good rider but still always afraid the horse could not manage or being afraid of something but no stress. They are all awesome!! Thank you for everything, I really enjoyed my stay.”

Lesley Rayner – UK
October 6th, 2013

“Very varied rides, wonderful lunches, lots of laughs.”

Imogen Everett – UK
August 25th, 2013

“Mad many good laughs with a nice group of people. We have done a few trails before and this is definitely another wonderful experience!”

Berner Elisabeth – Germany
August 14th, 2013

“I enjoyed this week, very much! Camelia is a very nice horse and very powerful. I have taken her to my heart. The picnic was very brilliant. The canter at the beach was one of the best moments! Beautiful landscape, great beach excellent lunches, Camelia”

Ina Strohm – Germany
March 17th,2013

“Beach, Wonderful landscapes, nice group, experienced guide, good organization.”

Denise Lindsay – UK
February 24th, 2013

“Riding through such beautiful and varied countryside has given memories too numerous to list. A wonderful first trail ride for me. The gallops on the beach were spectacular. Seeing dolphins so close was a real treat.”

Jenny Tomkins – UK
November18th, 2012

“A great holiday. I had a wonderful horse and the countryside was lovely. I felt very well looked after by the guides. Thank you.”

Nicola Schöffler – Germany
October 7th, 2012

“Great and various scenery all day. Boat trip was a good expression to the daily riding routine and placed nicely in the middle of the trip to relax half day. Good conditioned and brave horses. I will never forget the cork trees. A polite guide that takes care on all needs and has a good feeling for the small things.”

Judi Embling – UK
August 19th, 2012

“Loved the dawn ride, the fading dark, riding the dunes with the roar of the Atlantic growing ever near. Loved the storks, ibis, flamingos. Thank you.”

Agnès Dallerac – France
July 8th, 2012

“Très belle randonnée avec un guide et des aides super sympas, un très bon groupe, des chevaux superbes, le tout dans un magnifique pays. Je reviendrais.”

Petra Kopp – Germany
March 18th, 2012

“The perfect combination of great horses that seem to like their job, great hospitality and competence of guide/facilitator wrapped with a wonderful time in a enjoyable landscape and authentic surrounding exceeding any expectation with the “ocean day”.
I’ll come back.”

Céline Bessot – France
February 26th, 2012

“Galop sur la plage; les paysages de chène liege; les longs canters; les barbecues et ladécouverte des spécialités portugaises”

Petra Ostermann – Germany
February 12th, 2012

“Lots of canter, beautiful landscape(mostly), gentle horse, watching dolphins in their natural environment was touching.”

Ann-Kristin Feuser – Germany
October 2nd, 2011

“This was the first trail for my mum and me and it was wonderful experience I won’t forget. It was a pleasure to see how well the horses were handled by Miguel. He is a perfect tour guide and it was really interesting to talk to him during the trails and learn something about Portugal, landscape and people. Bau is a wonderful horse and was the perfect trail horse for me. This is definitely not our last trail with Miguel.”

Ellen Peter – Germany
July 10th, 2011

“Thanks for this great trail!
Very good organization, good team work, interesting course, many information of Portugal given by Miguel, beautiful landscape – impressive to see wild dolphins- it was a pleasure to ride such a nice horse like Baú!”

Catherine Nihoul – Belgium
July 3rd, 2011

“Certainement un des plus beaux voyage que j’ai fait. Un rêve qui se réalise!
Le pays, les chevaux, l’équipe, tout était parfait!
Merci beaucoup pour ces merveilleux moments!”

Lisa Amaroli – USA
June 19th, 2011

“Beautiful and varied landscape. Great long gallops. Very well trained horse. Thank you.”

Cécilia Bezençon – Switzerland
March 27th, 2011

“Loved the many canter we did, especially the very long one and along the beach. Having BBC at lunch time was just perfect.
Thank you for everything!”

Ingunn Julseth – Norway
November 23rd, 2010

“A perfect trail this time as well. We all love this place. Everything has been very good and in total this is the best trail I have joined! Very well organised, great service and the horses are taken very good care of! When we are coming to the horses in the morning, they are all brushed and with saddles on – actually the most comfortable saddles we have tried on any trail. The Lusitano horses are wonderful – so are the rides with all the long canters and gallops, the nature, the beaches, the food, the wine, the accommodation, the hospitality and the nice barbeque lunches. And with a riding guide taking good care of us – with a good sense of humour and a lot of stories to tell – just being very nice company to everyone! What more can anybody wish for a trail? This is really therapy for the mind. Thanks for making this a perfect holiday for us!”

Mandy Coleman – England
November 7th, 2010

“Miguel, the guide, was very happy all the time and very determined to make sure he did everything he could to ensure everyone was happy and had the best time.
The horses were also happy and well mannered and forward going. There were 11 horses and they rode very well together – that doesn’t always happen on other rides!”

Jeanne Davidson – USA
October 3rd, 2010

“Wonderful horses – very well behaved and safe but willing and forward going.
Beach ride was very special. Miguel was great – enthusiastic, informative, fun and helpful.
Lots of wonderful canters.
Loved the dolphins.”

Domitille Ailloud – France
21 Août 2010

“Excellente rando tout confort avec hébergement***, chevaux «nickel» très bien dressés et sympas, super guide Miguel très compétent, agréable, souriant, très bonne organisation. Bravo à John pour l’intendance, les pique-niques *** (salades, barbecue…), l’attention apportée aux chevaux et aux cavaliers, l’efficacité.
On reviendra!”

Saskia Brockly – France
31 Juillet 2010

“Très beaux moments.
A recommander et à refaire.”

Gabi Ebbers – Germany
June 19th, 2010

“A very memorable horse trail with excellent horses in a beautiful, diverse countryside. The galloping on the Atlantic Ocean was just fantastic and among the best gallops in my life.”

Kerstin Utermark – Germany
July 11th, 2010

“Great horse, always ready to work and easy to handle. Very relaxed holiday – comfortable accommodations (better than expected) – guide always in a good mood and helpful. Thanks for a great week.”

Bettina Zimmer – Germany
March 28th, 2010

“A wonderful experience to see the Dolphins so nearby. Excellent ride at the beach: fast and long gallops, after that relaxed walk, beautiful landscape with all that flowers.”