The Wild Southwest of Portugal is perfect for a day or a complete vacation on horseback. Portugal has a great equestrian tradition with a worldwide reputation for the Lusitanian breed of horse. Gallop along the endless beaches, canter through the countryside, trot along hidden trails – enjoy the beautiful landscape and the way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. Riding in this wonderful part of Europe will leave you with memorable experiences.

Rota Vicentina trails

The Rota Vicentina trails are good for horse riding. Find out more on

Stay at Herdade de Martinho and enjoy riding through the waves on the beach at Alvados or through stunning scenery of the Serra de Cercal in the Alentejo. There are special tours for children or learners.  

equestrian holiday Southwest Portugal
horseback riding Portugal, Alentejo

You can also enjoy yoga, trekking and surfing when you stay in this peaceful retreat. 

Alentejo Luminoso 

Offering horse riding and Kinsiology on a beautiful farm.   

Courses in natural Horsemanship
and Western Riding

During our week-long courses, we bring our guests into harmony with our horses in what we call equine-friendly riding. We also offer weekend courses, or individual lessons and rides into nature. 

horseback riding southwest Portugal

Our area in the Alentejo is ideal for riding – cork and pine forests, mountains, hills and plains. Stay at Monte Vale Pereiro and enjoy riding our horses - both for learners and experienced riders. (There is also the opportunity for riding lessons for the general public.)

Main photo © Guy Moll