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6 days horse riding Holidays

NORTH PORTUGAL HORSEBACK ADVENTURE

Imagine yourself ridding a true Portuguese horse and see the wild horses like the “Garrano” in the moun-tains of North of Portugal, going up the hills, with incredible view and see the landscape like you are on the top of the world. The Villa “Quinta do Fijó” is situated on the hillside of the valley of river Vez, below the valley is the historical town, Arcos de Valdevez. To get to Quinta do Fijó, just take the road from Ar-cos the Valdevez heading to Paredes de Coura, after leaving town, you’ll find Quinta do Fijó, and here you’ll start your adventure!

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The accommodation is in the manor house in side Quinta do Fijó, built in 18th century, coming from gen-eration to generation, now it’s an authentic restored farmhouse where is possible to enjoy in familiar envi-ronment along the seven charming bed rooms fully equipped with heating system, private bath rooms, TV and radio. The living room, the breakfast room and the meeting room are also available for the guests, if needed there is also has a convention hall with capacity for 200 people, with bar and kitchen service.

In Quinta do Fijó you can make use of private parking, outdoor swimming pool and Tennis court, during your stay.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Hiking, Bike, Golf, Tennis, River lake Swimming, kayaking and Trekking.

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PROGRAM

SATURDAY

Arrival:
-Transfer from Porto airport or Vigo (spain) to Quinta do Fijó
– Small tour to the Stables to let the people see the horses.
– Around 20:00 Dinner will be at a typical Portuguese Restaurant.
– Overnight stay on Quinta do Fijó.

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Riding time + / – 5 H a Day

DETAILED PROGRAM SCHEDULE

DAY 1:

8:00……Breakfast at Quinta do Fijó
9:30……Departure to Mezio, (National Park Peneda Gerês).
12:30….Lunch Break (in Portuguese Typical Restaurant) .
15:00….Plains of the Gião Mountain (Territory of the “Garrano” Wild Horses)
18:00….Arrival & Accommodate the horses in Mezio Mountain Stables.
18:40….Transfer to Quinta do Fijó
20.30….Dinner in a Typical Portuguese Restaurant (Overnight Stay on Quinta do Fijó)

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DAY 2:

8:00……..Breakfast at Quinta do Fijó
9:00……..Transfer to Mezio
10:00…….Arrival at Moutain Stable
10:30…….Prepare Horses & Departure to the High Plains of Soajo Mountain
12:30…….Picnic at the High Plains of Soajo
14:00…….Departure to the old shepherd’s village “Ferreiros”
16:30…….Arrival to Ferreiros village, Coffee & Drinks at Mountain Tavern
17:00…….Stable the horses in village ancient horse stables
18:00…….Transfer to Quinta do Fijó
20:30…….Dinner at Typical Portuguese Restaurant (Overnight Stay at Quinta do Fijó)

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DAY 3:

8:00…….Breakfast at Quinta do Fijó
9:00…….Transfer to Ferreiros Village
9:30…….Arrival & Prepare the Horses
10:00…..Departure from Ferreiros village to the Lower Plains of Vez River.
12:30…..Lunch in the Typical Countryside Tavern “Cozinha da Avó”
14:00…..Departure to Vez river Trails, heading downriver, to Arcos de Valdevez Town.
16:10…..Arrival to Arcos de Valdevez, Tour in the Historical Area & Coffee-Break.
17:15…..Departure & Stable the horses in Quinta do Fijó
20:30…..Dinner in Arcos de Valdevez. (Overnight Stay on Quinta do Fijó)

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DAY 4:

8:00……..Breakfast at Quinta do Fijó
9:00……..Prepare & Saddle the Horses
9:30……..Departure to the Miranda Hill, Forests & Woods
12:45……Arrival to “Pontínha” village & Lunch at typical tavern
14:00……Departure to “Corno de Bico” Natural Park.
14:30……Arrival to “Corno de Bico” Natural Park & Sightseeing
15:00……Departure to Lower Valley of Coura River
17:20……Arrival “Casa das Cerejas” Farm House & Stable the Horses
18:00……Check-in “Casa das Cerejas”
20:00……Dinner at Paredes de Coura Town (Overnight Stay on Casa das Cerejas)

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DAY 5

8:00…….Breakfast.
9:00…….Prepare & Saddle the Horses.
9:30…….“Corno de Bico” Natural Park Woods & “Garrano” Wild Horses Territory.
12:30…..Lunch Break in Panoramic Mountain Restaurant.
14:00…..Departure to Countryside Villages of Rendufe >Penim > Castanheira.
17:30…..Arrival to Casa das Cerejas Farm House.
18:00……Stable the Horses.
20:00….. Dinner in Typical Restaurant. (Overnight on Casa das Cerejas)

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DAY 6:

8:00…..Breakfast
9:00…..Prepare & Saddle the Horses
9:30…..Departure to Grijó Mountain Rustic Village
11:30….Arrival at Grijó & Explore the Mountain Lake Forest
12:30….Arrival at Lake & Picnic.
14:00….Departure to the Ruins of Old Forestry Nursery
15:30….Coffee-Break at Aveleiras Village, “Mestrinha Tavern”
15:45….Departure to “Vila Fonche” Castle Ruins…
17:00….Arrival to Quinta do Fijó & Stable the Horses
18:00….Check-in Quinta do Fijó
20:30….Transfer to Arcos de Valdevez, Dinner on a Typical Restaurant

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DETAILED PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:00…….Breakfast
-Rooms must be vacated by (12:00 pm)
-Transfer to airport Porto (Portugal) or Vigo (Spain)
(TRANSFERS TRAVEL TIME)
01h:30m
SATURDAY.
Departure

DETAILED PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Useful information:

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Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro
(Porto-Portugal)
Airport Vigo (Spain)
Riding Level: intermediate – advanced
Language: English / Spanish
Non rider: yes
Own horse: possible
Group Size Min./Max: 1 – 10