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Quinta do Freio

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Magnificent view atop magnificent horses

Our ride included experienced and first time horse riders. It was amazing. The view from the rim... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ellen C
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Best part of my trip!

I absolutely loved the horseback riding! The view was absolutely incredible and the owners were so... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Michelle B
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our ride included experienced and first time horse riders. It was amazing. The view from the rim of the volcanic crater allowed us to see both the Sete Cidades lakes on our right and the Atlantic Ocean on our right. The view was made better...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I absolutely loved the horseback riding! The view was absolutely incredible and the owners were so sweet. I don't speak any Portuguese but they speak enough english to even have conversations. I have never ridden a horse before but it was still great. Definitely would...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Highlight of our trip, incredible evening horse back riding experience! Fantastic horses & family. Thank you Joao, Marcia and Mateus! Highly recommended.

Thank micheleboudria
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Joao was an excellent riding guide, I felt very safe the whole time. I am an experienced horse person but enjoyed walking the whole way because the scenery is just so incredibly gorgeous. In just a two hour ride, we rode all the way up...More

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Me and my husband had an amazing time. We've chosen the Sete Cidades trip and it was amazing. The horses are calm and reliable, the view to the lakes and the ocean great. The guidance was great, the woman loved the horses.

Thank HEni1987
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Horseback riding in Azores was one of my all time favorites! We did a 2.5 hour tour and had amazing views of the lagoons, countryside, and shores. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the...More

Thank Andie L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We took a 2 hour ride and had incredible views of the countryside the shore, and overlooking sete cidades. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made certain our horses matched our different riding abilities. Great value for 30 euros each.

Thank Juroh346
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I loved this place. Marcia and Joao have a total of 5 horses. Their story of how they acquired these horses are just amazing. One was beaten severely almost daily...they found out and rescued him. Another was also pretty mistreated, the owners didn't want him...More

Thank CatarinaCip
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I did a lovely half day ride up to the volcano which was beautiful. The guide was also lovely. It's just such a shame that it was ruined by the fact that they don't seem to be able to look after the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Absolutely incredible! I was not entirely sure I hadn't died and gone to some sort of heaven. Sete Cidades is unbelievably beautiful, and to see it on horseback was next level amazing. Thank you Joao for being a great guide and speaking English for us!...More

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3 August 2017|
Response from Julie M | Reviewed this property |
We used email to contact them first as he works away form the home during the week. Very quick to reply to emails