Dolphin Coast – Reviews

Rahel Pfammatter – Switzerland

March 24th,2019

“Excellent guide, nice horses, fine barbecue at lunch, cool boat trip, marvellous landscapes, very nice stay in Grandola! Thank you so much for this trail. I would like to join another trail!”

Erin Pace – USA

March 17th,2019

“All the wonderful people I met on this trip I will never forget. I’ve traveled to many places but this was the Best Week Of My Life. Thank you !!!”

Helen Junk – Australia

November 25th,2018

“Heaps of fun riding, the best trails. Great variation between hills, valleys, beach, farmland. Excellent horses who worked well together and independently. Thank you Miguel, Dennis and Vlad.”

Ann-Christine Nyberg – Sweden

October 28th,2018

“Wonderful landscape. Very nice week, relaxing and well organized. Lovely food and drink. The stuff spoke good English.”

Eva Tetzlaff – Danmark
March 25th, 2018

“It has been an amazing adventure for me and I have crossed many personal limits. A great experience! I would love to go again. Very lovely horses!”

Hazel Blackmore – UK
March 18th, 2018

“There was plenty of trots and canters on great tracks and the horses were very well behaved. The beach ride (my first) was amazing and Nikita was great. Miguel and Heather made our holiday .”

Edwin and Peta McAuley – USA
October 29th, 2017

”First, the horses were in very good condition, well cared-for, and healthy (very important to us).
The itinerary was excellent with a good combination of various terrains whilst the two rather different days (seeing the dolphins and the beach ride) made for a varied experience.
At all three locations the accommodation was very comfortable and suitable for our needs.
Finally, this was the first time my wife and I had visited Portugal for a holiday and we were so impressed! From our arrival at Lisbon Airport to the moment of our departure everyone was so friendly and helpful, the level of English remarkable, and the scenery/roads/cities delightful. So much so that we are sure we will be back”

Silke Pfann – Germany
October 22nd, 2017

”A dream came true: cantering on the Atlantic Ocean! What a wonderful week! Lovely barbecued all days in the countryside, a nice group of people and a really good guide. The horses were fantastic!!”

Deborah Cox – UK
October 8th, 2017

”Very safe horses, some amazing trails, hard at times. Lunch times under the trees, amazing”

Duclos Lucile – France
July 2nd, 2017

“Chevaux sûres et endurants avec un très bon mental. Guide parfait conservant sa joie de vivre en toutes circonstances, bon communiquant en français et anglais avec l’humeur en plus !
Il partage bcp sur son pays et répond à toutes les questions avec enthousiasme.”

Lorrie Martin – USA
June 18th, 2017

“Very fun week with more riding time than expected (but that was good). Loved the beach gallop”

Donna Smith – USA
March 19th, 2017

“I was pleased with the food and accommodations. I am always happy to see horses that are well cared for and trained. I will remember this and will recommend others for your trails. Thank you again for everything”

Louise McLaren – UK
October 9th, 2016

”Lovely horses. Great trail riding and beach at dawn. Thank you Miguel and your team. Have had a fantastic holiday.”

Anja Ullmann – Germany
July 3rd, 2016

“Best trail since years!”

Katja Belitz – Germany
June 19th, 2016

“Brilliant horses, beautiful landscape, the smell of herbs, hot sun!”

Viktoria Brunner – Germany
June 12th, 2016

“I’ve been dreaming of a ride on the beach for a long time. Thank you for making that dream come true and for the birthday cake, of course.”

Cynthia Craig – USA
March 20th, 2016

“Fantastic horses, beautiful scenery, nide accomodations, super friendly Portuguese people, super guide +staff! Recommend it highly!.”

Sam Davis – UK
June 21st,2015

“Great week, thanks you! Great guide, great food, lovely places to stay. Care of horses is superb and safety was always paramount while having fun.”

Karina Larsen – Danmark
June 14th, 2015

“One of my best top riding holidays ever. Loved everything. Couldn’t have wished for more or wanted anything different. Look forward to come back and do the Coast Trail with Miguel.”

Laura Oxley – France
November 2nd, 2014

“A fantastic week full of jun, wonderful guide, very human, great personality and amazing horses very well looked after! I’ll never forget the incredible gallop on the beach. It has given me confidence in y riding. Thank you!”

Antonia Goldtsche – Germany
October 26th, 2014

“Thanks for a good ride!!! It was well organized and I enjoyed it very much! I’ll never forget the ride on the beach, the dolphins and all the fun we had!

I’ll come back sometime! Ride on!”

Melanie Müller-Hörnstein – Austria
August 31st, 2014

“It was a great ride, very well organized, wonderful experience, very good food and lovely horses!
Thank you for that wonderful week!”

Catherine Grange – France
July 6th, 2014

“Une très belle randonnée qui permet la découverte de multiple paysages ; des chevaux volontiers et courageux qui nus entrainent dans de longues cavalcades.”

Annina Dowman – Scotland
June 22nd, 2014

“I loved being able to swim after everyday of riding and my favourite part of the day was having a picinic for lunch and chatting to the guides. Also loved my horse.
My favourite trail was the beach trail and the gallop!!!.”

Christelle Devoille – France
June 15th, 2014

“Good ambiance. Unforgetablre canters on the beach. Picnics and food excellent! Horses really great. Thanks for everything!”

Alexandre Gabas – France
October 27th, 2013

“Week very nice with all we need for good time. Thank you a lot!”

Véronique Merle – France
October 13th, 2013

” Pique-niques delicieux, cheval obéissant et facile, excellente organization, bonne ambiance, très beaux hôtels, guide convivial et souriant, «catamaran Dolphins» Wonderful “

Valérie Vedele – France
September 1st, 2013

“Les grands gallops, les rizières et leurs cigognes, les dauphins et l’excellente ambiance”

Fiorella Massey – Italy
July 7th, 2013

“Loved my horse, the great camaraderie, the variety of the trail and pace, the delicious picnics in the beautiful spots our wonderful professional guide Miguel and his delightful charming sunny assistant Wenda. Superb holiday, great group of people.”

Silke Regber – Germany
June 23th, 2013

“Beautiful hot week with old and new friends at the back of great horses and with guides that always cares very well for us.”

Ulla Kreutzer – Germany
June 16th , 2013

“It was so beautiful. One week of happiness with good horses and nice and gentle people. Perfect!”

Anne-Marie Granjon-Rozet – Canada
March 24th, 2013

“I must come back to see what was missing. I really had lots of fun and ride better now.”

Rachel Wilkinson – UK
March 3rd, 2013

“Lovely/excellent holiday. Difficult to improve on. Thank you for all your help, it makes a good holiday, great!”

Frederic Mevel – France
September 2nd, 2012

“Super chevaux, superbes paysages, très bon groupe de cavaliers et un super guide. L’intendance assuré par John c’est top. Merci à tous les deux pour cette formidable semaine.”

Kjersti Elisabeth Onsum – Norway
October 14th, 2012

“A group of lovely ladies having a lot of fun, pain in the back and wonderful horses!
Wanda, John and Miguel did a great job.”

Kristine Soelling Moeller – Denmark
July 1st, 2012

“I had high expectations. They were more than fulfilled. Long relaxed walks on the horses. Nice canters and gallops especially at the beach. Good talks. Long picnics in the shade, with red wine and grilled meat. Good company. I loved it Smile”

Roland Veit – USA
June 17th, 2012

“Great ride. Good people. Lots of fun. Very good horses. The ride along the beach was unforgettable!”

Brigitte and Peter Schmid – Germany
June 10th, 2012

“Good horses, a kind guide, nice time at the beach and on the ship, friendly people everywhere, a good trail.”

Diane DuFour – France
March 25th, 2012

“La plage, les paysages, la traversé des villages, les pique-niques au milieu de nulle part, les hébergements, les collines …et les nouveaux amis!”

Cathrine Perkins – UK
March 4th, 2012

“Lovely, well cared for horses, easy to ride yet full of energy, as a hard worked well together. Great beach ride. Lovely climate to ride in. Enjoyed seeing storks and specially the Dolphins. Thanks so much for such a memorable ride and hope to be back for more.”

Anne-Lise Grand – Switzerland
October 30th, 2011

“J’ai passé une agréable semaine en votre compagnie et des magnifiques chevaux !
Merveilleux souvenirs de cette randonnée, galops à travers les forêts de liège et eucalyptus sans oublier ces impressionnantes vagues au bord de l’océan. Je reviendrais à une autre saison pour mieux apprécier ton Pays. Mille merci Miguel et Lisbeth. Kisses – Anne-Lise – Obrigado”

Matthew, Carmen and Alice Middleditch – UK
October 23th, 2011

“A wonderful week patched with many happy memories. Beautiful horses and great guide and fantastic staff helping at every turn. Good food, good company, good wine, great horses – great time Smile”

Annelott Hedberg – Sweden
October 9th, 2011

“Our guide Miguel was really fantastic. Food excellent, horses perfect, saddle was really good.
This was a perfect experience.”

Carol Golsby – UK
June 12th, 2011

“The horse, the friendliness of everyone, the beach, the dolphins, the galloping. Simply – loved the whole thing. Thank you.”

Peter Böhmann – Germany
Mars 13th, 2011

“Absolutely great, fantastic weather, super tour guide. Thanks a lot.”

Mazurie Desgarennes – France
October 24th, 2010

“Une belle randonnée, des paysages diversifiés. De bons et beaux chevaux, généreux, dociles et robustes. Guide et cuisinier excellents. Une semaine très agréable et luxueuse!”

Linda Biesheuvel – UK
October 10th, 2010

“I couldn’t fault the organization, horses, rides, accommodations and staff. It was a very good holiday far better than my expectations.”

Siri Roalkvam – Norway
August 29th, 2010

“Very good service; Horses saddled up with filled water bottles.
This is the best riding holiday since I started in 2003!”

Marc Dugauquier – Belgique
July 4th, 2010

“Ne changer rien. Gardez ce professionnalisme, cette spontanéité, ce gentillesse…l’amour de ce métier.”

Dominique Chiari – France
13 juin 2010

“Supers paysages et galopades mémorables! Génial”

Christiane Zimmerli-Schneider – Suisse
9 mai 2010

“Merci à toute l’équipe pour cette superbe randonnée.
Merci aux chevaux pour leur endurance, leur vitesse et pour nous avoir “supporté” durant toute cette randonnée.
Que du plaisir et une organisation parfaite avec une cavalerie en parfait état. Prête à revenir l’année prochaine partager d’autres moments agréables.”

Ceri Wilde – UK
April 4th,2010

“The most comfortable saddles in the world. A great mixture of different riding with a relaxed atmosphere + fast but patient horses.
Wonderful long canters+ some good gallops. Lunches were excellent and relaxing. A fantastic experience.”