Riding Rates

(ABRS standard hats are provided and all our rides are guided by one of QPA’s staff members)

1 hour ride – €30
A great way to see Portugal’s beautiful country side and reach places no vehicle can go!  This ride is suitable for all levels; beginners can go for a walk through the valley and rivers on one of our quiet horses and experienced riders can come for a blast up to the windmill!

2 hour ride – €50
Allows you to see that little bit more than the one hour ride… Ride through our valley, rivers and hills, amongst cork trees, pine forests and lovely tracks shaded by large eucalyptus trees.  If you are lucky you may even see a wild boar!  We only recommend riders with some experience ride for 2 hours, however please do enquire if you think you can handle it!

(Each additional hour €20)

Pony ride – €12
For the little ones! About 20 minutes of riding around our farm with lots of other ponies to see along the way. 

Private Lessons – €25 (per half hour)
Lessons are held in our sand school and taught by one of our qualified instructors.  Great for complete beginners wanting to learn how to ride properly, but also for those who want to brush up on a bit of dressage or jumping. We have horses for all levels. 

Restaurant Ride – €90
Approximately 3 hours of riding through our stunning country side with a lunch stop along the way!  Lunch is at local restaurant Solar do Pincho where cook Sandra will have several local specialities ready for you, along with a beer or a glass of vinho verde.  The ride back is short and easy so you can properly indulge in the traditional Portuguese delicacies.  Price includes lunch.  Experienced riders only.

Picnic Ride – €80
Approximately four hours of riding with a stop at the Barragem da Bravura lake.  If the conditions are right you may even get to swim with the horses!  Someone will meet you there with a good picnic lunch and your bag with a towel and perhaps some dry clothes to change into!  See the picture below of Magi enjoying the lake mid-summer… (Pls note swimming conditions depend on the time of year: please check when booking!)

Two Day West Coast Stopover – €240 (including accommodation, breakfast and lunch)
A fantastic two day ride leaving QPA in the morning, picnic lunch along the way and ending up at Carapateira. Approximately 4 hours of riding on the first day, through pine forests, high climbs with amazing views and the final stretch through the valley of 16 river crossings.  Overnight stay at a local pensão close to great restaurants.  Day two starts with a BEACH GALLOP along Bordeira beach and then a 5 hour ride back to QPA, stopping for a snack and a drink in Bordeira village on the way.  This is our shortened version of the popular Four Day West Coast Ride!  For experienced riders.

Four Day West Coast Ride – €800
Our famous Four Day West Coast Ride will give you an unforgettable experience on horseback.  Four days of riding through breathtaking countryside with views you will remember forever.  Please visit our holiday page for full details. Price includes breakfast and lunch.

One Week Riding Holiday – €1100
The ultimate horse riding experience!  Up to 15 hours of riding arranged according to your level and preference. Suitable for all standards: learn to ride or join us on our amazing rides!  Please visit the holiday page for full details.