4 wine areas to explore in Portugal

4 wine areas to explore in Portugal

Portugal is a beautiful country situated on the Iberian Peninsula close to Spain. The country has a lot on offer from its perfect tourist locations to the turquoise waters found in the Algarve, making it a perfect tourist destination.  Famous as a holiday rental destination,  villas in Albufeira,  luxurious apartments to rent in Lagos, or in the east rent a villa in Tavira.

Spanish wine grapes
wine grapes

In this article, we will be looking at the wine areas in Portugal.  If you ever find yourself in the country, these are regions you should visit for the best wines.

Known in some circles as the poorer cousin to Spain, Portugal happens to be one of the oldest wine regulated countries in the world. The wine tradition in Portugal dates as far back as the Roman Empire. The country began wine exports to England in 1703 and as early as 1758 a region in Portugal (Regiao Demarcada) was credited as being one of the first areas ever to produce wine in the world. There are many wine regions in Portugal. However, we would only be listing the ones I consider to be the best;

  1. Lisbon

The city of Lisbon is situated very close to the Atlantic Ocean. On the northwest area of the city, you would find the wine region known as Lisboa, previously known as Estremadura. In Lisboa, you are sure to find a wide range of styles and quantities as the area is famous for producing a lot of wines.  Lisbon is well worth a visit try staying in one of its beautiful hotels or holiday rentals.

Porto
Porto city of romance
  1. Alentejo

The Alentejo region just north of the Algarve is quite massive, boasting about a third of Portugal as a whole. It recently won the USA Today’s Reader’s Choice award as the best wine area to visit. Alentejo boasts vibrant soil, undulating plains, and a large countryside. A lot of towns in Alentejo deal mainly in forestry, livestock, and agriculture. You can be sure to get the best traditional wines, smoke hams,  Portuguese cheeses and homemade sausages during your visit to the region. For those who might want to be a little adventurous, I would suggest you head to Cartuxa at Quinta de Valbom; this is an ancient winery (1776) that was previously inhabited by monks.

  1. Dao

Located north of Alentejo, the Dao area is situated around the old city of Viseu. Surrounding the area are mountains that protect the area from the chilled temperature of the ocean. Dao has a high altitude, about 200m above sea level which allows for good acidity, nice aroma and slower ripening for wines.

Quinta de Miradoura
Quinta de Miradoura
  1. Madeira

Birthplace of the famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Madeira is a lovely island known for its wines which can be stored for a long period of time. Madeira, located on the Atlantic with beautiful landscapes, has been classified as a UNESCO heritage site. The temperatures in Madeira are mild at all times of the year. Irrespective of your taste, you would definitely find a wine that suits you in Madeira. However, you love it, be it sweet or dry.  Well worth a visit huge amount to see and do.  A holiday rental in Madeira lets say a villa with pool is an ideal vacation base.

Madeira is an ideal spot for tourist, in 2006/2007, it was awarded the Guinness world record for the most massive fireworks display in the world.

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4 exceptional sights to see in Porto, Portugal

4 exceptional sights to see in Porto, Portugal

 

Porto Cable car
Cable car in Porto

Modern Porto, on the other hand, is a bubbling scene for modern arts and music. Moving across the bridge heading to Nova de Gaia is a delight for sightseeing. Some other interesting activities bound to catch your attention while in Porto include a tour through one of the port lodges, cruise down the Douro and also a ride on the cable car which takes you from one end of the quay to another.  Along the way check out some of the excellent Porto holiday rentalsApartments to rent in Porto are for the most luxurious and well located.

Lagos in the Algarve
Lagos

In this article, we would be looking at four must-see places for you to visit during your stay in Porto. The first on the list is;

 

Palacio da Bolsa

The location of the previous stock exchange in Porto, rich in history and located at Rua Ferreira Borges, which happens to be the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce. The Palacio da Bolsa was built on top of a Franciscan monastery, with a magnificent interior which is divided into various rooms and salons with each room a wonderful work of art. If you are lucky enough to gain access to the Portrait Room filled with a collection of uniformed monarchs you would marvel at the beauty of art.

Cais da Ribeira

The riverside in Porto is filled with narrow streets and crossing alleys that are shielded from the sun. The Ribeira is a fancy collection of townhouses with bright tangerine and mustard paintings which faces the River Douro. It is a pleasant mix of flavour and colour. The Cais da Ribeira is filled with restaurants and cafes that make the riverside fun and interesting, a perfect site for relaxation. The Cais da Ribeira is located on the north side of the River Douro in Porto.

Oporto Bridges
Bridges of Oporto

Ponte de Dom Luis I

One of the most remarkable landmarks in Portugal is the Dom Luis I bridge. The bridge covers the River Douro and links Porto on the south side with Vila Nova de Gaia. The bridge sweeps through with a two-level aspect which a reflection of Porto’s proud and social composition. A magnificent view of the bridge could be seen while standing on the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar while on the south side.

Torre dos Clerigos

Situated in Rua São Filipe de Neri, Porto, the Torre dos Clerigos pierces the skylines of Porto like a very massive needle. Arguably the most prominent landmark in Porto, it is about 75-meters high. You would require extra stamina and endurance to be able to make it up 240 flight of stairs all the way to the top. I assure you if you can complete this feat it would be worth your while. You would be welcomed with a magnificent panorama of the coastlines, the river and the Douro valley gives you one the best views of the second largest city in Portugal.

Whenever you make the journey to Porto, make sure you visit the places mentioned above, as your visit would be considered incomplete and unadventurous without checking these places out.

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SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

Eat what  the locals eat.

If you are planning a trip or already planned for a holiday in Portugal, booked online a villa Algarve or apartments in  Albufeira.  Next thing to do is go online and research activities and restaurants.  Push it a step further and check out Portuguese cuisine.  You can  plan ahead of time what to eat and where to eat it while there. Perhaps you will ask what is Portuguese food like? What are the traditional dishes? In this article we look at the superb  food you can have while in Portugal in some  great restaurants.  Most of supermarkets and restaurants will supply meals and foods as takeaway. So while lounging in the sun at the pool in one of the many luxurious Algarve Villas enjoy a meal el fresco.

BACALHAU DISHES

Bacalhau which is salted and dried cod fish is something you will always find in the Menu in most Portuguese restaurants. There is no specific way to cook this dish, its believed the recipe changes everyday. Bacalhau is more like lasagna with layers of co fish, onions, diced potatoes and cream.

This is a must try dish while in Portugal.  Always reasonably priced and very available.

 

PORTUGUESE SEAFOOD DISHES:

There is plenty of sea food in Portugal. The most popular being cuttlefish a dish with chocos.  This is the seafood you have to try, its unique and can only be found in Portugal – Percebes, the creatures are the size of a thumb, tube shaped and the shells are small, but once you bite them you want stop, you will eat and look for more.  Mostly found in restaurants close to the sea.  If you choose a villa to rent in Albufeira for instance you ll fine this dish locally.

Salad based on fish
Fish salad

ACORDA:

Most countries eat soup and bread as an accompaniment.  The Portuguese enjoy making soup with bread.  There are two different version of bread soup or Acorda. In Lisbon the bread is mused and cooked with shrimp. It is a delicacy. Tried it once in an Lagos restaurant didn’t  particularly like it.  Maybe I ll give it another go.

 ALTENEJAN

Then there is Alentejana, where olive oil and garlic is spread over the slices of bread and topped with a poached egg. Very Portuguese.

CATAPLANA:

The popular Cataplana fish stew is a must to have  while on a Portugal holiday rental holiday. A signature dish from way back. The ingredients differ from region to region and restaurants.  The ingredients of white fish, seafood, potatoes, peppers and some chili will always remain the same. Eat it straight from the pot with warm crusty bread. When you go to Rome do what the Romans do.  Most of our Portugal Apartment, Villa’s in Portugal are located close to  restaurants that serve these dish.  To be fair you can say this about all of Portugal.  The one thing the Portuguese have in common is they like their food and like to enjoy good company while doing so. To enjoy all these dishes book online a holiday rental on www.goholidaylets.com.  We have a number of excellent location to choose from . Have a look at one of the excellent Lagos villas most with private pools.  Or apartments  in Albufeira depending on your requirements.  Book early as villas Portugal is a very popular search topic.

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LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

Yes, an article about Portuguese cheese !!!!

There is a huge amount written about cheese on the internet and some great slogans.  A few I like are “Kraft  Have a happy sandwich or good food to grow up on.

We as a website encourage visitors to book holiday apartments such as a villa in Lagos or apartment in Alvor or a holiday rental anywhere in Portugal.  As a consequence,  we tend to look at food from a holiday perspective be it entertaining friends at the villa poolside or dining in one of the many superb Lagos restaurants.

Please read our brief  guide of Portuguese  Cheese

Portugal is famous almost all year round sunshine,  delicious foods, great Portuguese wines, stunning manicured golf courses.  Magnificent Portugal holiday Apartments and luxurious Villas to rent in Algarve and other places.   Extraordinary Vilamoura marina, blue flag certified beaches.  What not always known Portugal has some excellent cheese.

While you enjoy some great Portuguese wines from Alentejo region try some delicious cheese from the Serra de Estrela or from Serpa cheese in southern Portugal.  Book a Lagos holiday villa today or other excellent locations on www.goholidaylets.com and enjoy an excellent holiday.  Sample all Portugal and places like the Algarve have to offer

 

In this article we review some of the cheese that you can enjoy while staying at a holiday rental in Portugal.

Terrincho Velho DOP –This is made with raw sheep milk, it is then rubbed with paprika, white wine and extra virgin olive oil.  Its production is considered traditional and only milk from a local bred goat is used.

Sabores d’Avózinha

Cheese from Sabores d’Avózinha
Sabores d’Avózinha

 

Casa de Mendevil Velho – This is milk cheese made with pasteurized milk and traditional rennet, it is aged for sometime and washed with sweet red pepper and extra virgin olive oil.  The flavor is strong and texture is firm.  It has a spicy finish, its buttery while dense and salty while bright. This cheese has more attention than the other cheese, a must try.

Amarelo da Beira Baixa DOP –This is an absolute classic of cheese, its salty with a smooth texture.  It can be strong but at times.  The goat milk gives a sort of uplifting effect to the earthy and slimy sheep milk.

There are other kinds of cheese of you can find and sample them either in a Lagos restaurant or Tavira bar enjoy  in your Albufeira Holiday apartment. Have a cheesy holiday. 🙂

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How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Porto de Mos, Lagos

How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty  of Porto de Mos, Lagos

PORTO DO MOS NEAR LAGOS

A place where beautifully tanned beachgoers and fishermen mingle.!!!!

If you haven’t been to this beach area of Lagos Portugal known as Porto do Mos make time to go there?  You certainly will not be disappointed.  It is just a fabulous setting, small sandy beach guarded by imposing cliff face on either end.  A walk on the strand can provide assortment of sights and activities depending on time of day or year.  Early morning walkers or joggers witnessing the sunrise to the east display serene set of colours on the distant horizon.  The occasional beach fisherman with a collection of fishing gear transported on a modified shopping trolley.  Not too far away you ll see the tanned bodies of all shapes and sizes , lying motionless soaking up the sun.

The Meia Praia Beach Lagos
Meia Praia Lagos

Some distance back from Porto do Mos on the hillside you’ll  see magnificent Lagos villas have been and are being built.  Many of these properties will be searched in the years to come using the keyword holiday rentals Lagos or villas Lagos. Wealthy European are so enamoured with the area they have chosen to invest here.  You can also stay locally many excellent hotels. Vivenda Miranda, Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle  5 stare Resort.

Igreja de Santa Maria Lagos
LagosIgreja de Santa Maria

The Porto do Mos beach is one the best around for surfing and bodyboarding but can sometimes have a strong breeze. The other main advantage of Porto de Mos is that it is always significantly quieter and less crowded due to the distance from the city centre.  Search Lagos apartments to rent or Lagos villas for suitable Lagos holiday rental accommodation.  Booking online today at www.goholidaylets.com

 

If you are a water sport person, this beach offers you the sporting action like surfing.

We have made a list of recommended restaurants worth checking out and near our Lagos holiday rentals properties.  We can highly recommend a holiday here especially in one of the many wonderful villas in Lagos.

Let’s review some of these restaurants.

THE GARDEN: Located in R. Cândido dos Reis 81, 8600-681 Lagos, Portugal
Tel: +351 915 045 650 Located in Lagos but has a unique setting as it is all outside.
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/Qz9j6d1KLYt

MAHARAJA TASTY INDIAN: An Indian restaurants located in R. Afonso de Almeida, 8600-674 Lagos, Portugal, Tel: +351 282 768 083,  like The Garden also in the Lagos old town.  See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/j9Q2v6dPfWL2

OTHER NEARBY BEACHES:

PRAIA DO CAMILLO: Praia do Camilo, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/qnV4hqnZN422

PRAIA DONA ANA: Located Dona Ana, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/C2XJoNhsu3R2

GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY ARE:

Boavista Golf and Spa Resort Located in: Urbanização Quinta Boavista, Atalaia, 8600-281 Lagos, Lagos, Portugal, See more at:- https://goo.gl/maps/U9tNtzdUPbL2

ESPICHE GOLF COURSE: Located in Espiche Campo de Golfe S.A., Sitio Matos Brancos, Luz, Lagos, 8601-906 Espiche, Luz, Lagos, Portugal, See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/B1NghL7oC8S2

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Here is an Introduction to the amazing resort of QUARTEIRA

Here is an Introduction to the amazing resort of QUARTEIRA

QUARTEIRA THE HOLIDAY RENTAL DESTINATION FOR ALL

Quarteira  holiday rental  as a destination is a good choice If you are looking for something more relaxing.  Very much a kind of laid back holiday destination, The majority of your day is spent just lounging on the beach.  The evenings spent socializing in the restaurants and the beach bars, If this sounds then Quarteira is the perfect holiday destination for you. To we fair that can be said of most Portuguese resorts.  Some maybe are more alive than others or maybe different age group choose different locations.  If you have a young family, or teenagers Quarteira is possible be a good place for you to book an Algarve Villa type of accommodation.  The long sandy beaches are ideal for children and the water is calm, making it safe for swimming. There are loads of outdoor activities for the older ones.

Quarteira Beach:

This beach is the usual Portuguese fine sand, and its completely rock free, ideal to take a walk with kids without worry.  A perfect beach too since there are plenty of eating places.  The restaurants offer a wide range of culinary delights to choose from, from the cataplana fish, prawns, caldeirada which is a fish stew, the fish are fresh from the sea, and you can stumble upon local fisherman at work at the western end of the beach.  In relation to beaches it has to be said the Portuguese look after them.   In most resort the Camara (council) clean the beaches each day.

Quarteira is a perfect resort for a family holiday. You can book Vilamoura holiday apartments or amazing Vilamoura villas with  sea front enabling you have a gorgeous view and easy access to the lovely beach and all the cafes and restaurants.

Having had enough of the beach, there are things you can do around Quarteira.  The area is in the centre of some of the magnificent golf courses in the Algarve where you can play without having to travel  far. For the families there are water parks, water sports of all sorts, bowling, tennis, horse riding and karting. Every Wednesday Quarteira has a big gypsy market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve, so if you like to spot a bargain then this is for you!

If you prefer more quieter activities, you can take a leisure stroll to Vilamoura; it’s not far at all and view the sites at the Vilamoura marina.  There are a number of shops you can pop in and do some shopping and many places to make a stop over for that cold drink.

If all you want to do is relax, enjoy the sunshine, the beach and dinner at a restaurant at night, then Quarteira has everything you need! Enjoy every moment of your holiday at this great place.

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HOW TO DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL FERRAGUDO

HOW TO DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL FERRAGUDO

HOLIDAYING IN THE FERRAGUDO

Welcome to Ferragudo in western Algarve, Portugal. In Ferragudo you will find tranquil beaches, beautiful Algarve holiday apartment and Algarve villas, restaurants, bars, shops.  Ferragudo is small and more traditional than its neighbour Portimao.  It is a beautiful village and its now regarded as one of Algarve’s further tourist hot spot.  Many of its houses are traditionally built which gives  it an authentic feel.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

There are lots of fun activities that will keep holidaymakers entertained regardless of age.  The cool waters are good for surfing and other watersports. The splash water – park is just a short distance away at Lagoa the place is ideal for relaxation of a hot summer day.  In the general area you ll find Ferragudo Villas. Staying in the area makes a fantastic base for exploration that region of the Algarve.  You can book a trip on the river in Portimao where you can fish, take trips around the coastline and caves.  You can venture out to watch the dolphins or even take a trip up the river to silves.

COME FOR THE GOLF ?.

YOU’LL STAY FOR THE WEATHER. !!

The excellent weather,  with great facilities create an atmosphere for outdoor activities. If you are a golfer, there are golf courses nearby, tennis courts, horse riding, tennis, motor sports, fishing, mountain and trail biking, bowling and so much more.

FISH RESTAURANTS AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY RENTAL VILLAS

Ferragudo has plenty of places to eat and drink, speak of being spoilt for choice.  You will find many café, bars and restaurants at the square. Where you can sit for a delicious cup of coffee accompanied by some great pastry.  You can pop in for lunch and dinner at the restaurants and eat some delicacies while enjoying the stunning views.

If you are living long or short term in a Portugal Apartment, or an Algarve Villa, drive down to the Ferragudo and enjoy this hot spot area, which most holiday makers have to visit. A holiday rental villa is a great choice in this area.  Book it with www.goholidaylets.com.  Find us on www.google.ie today.

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Here is how to find 3 of the best restaurants in Carvoeiro

Here is how to find 3 of the best restaurants in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro in the Central Algarve is one of Portugal’s kept secrets.  One of my first impression was that it was a  place where the beach runs into the street.  A street where fantastic restaurants are on the sides.   Very famous for its remarkable golfs courses and the excellent Carvoeiro holiday rentals and the wonderful luxurious Algarve villas in the surrounding countryside.  Some of these villas to rent are fitted out in a sumptuous manner.  Well worth looking at for a large family holiday rental vacation.

As a consequent of all the visitor’s opportunities was found to provide restaurants bars and cafes and the locals were not found wanting.

Carvoeiro Restaurantes

The main ingredient of the local cuisine is fish and seafood.  Because it is sourced  fresh daily and readily available.  A mix of fish or sea food made in the traditional cataplana, with an addition of fresh herbs, garlic, some chourico , tomatoes, peppers and a sprinkle of wine served with freshly baked is a delicacy for everyone whether local or visitor.

Bars and Cafes

Carvoeiro has a large number of restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaway cafes. They offer great value from money with all types of cuisines offered.  From lunch time snack to a nice relaxing dinner perhaps after a day on the beach, you will not have to look far for a restaurant to suit your culinary delights.

 

Here for you free is an outline of some of Carvoeiro’s restaurants where you will find many types of foods and cooking traditions.

O BARADAS:

The surroundings of O Baradas restaurant are very inviting, and stylish.  The lamb dishes are a specialty, steaks and some well-cooked chops are amazing.  Try their sauté potatoes with a generous amount of onions its finger licking.

Enjoy the choices served that awaken your taste bud for a mouth watering dessert.

Luis the owner of the restaurant can help you in choosing a fine bottle of Portuguese wine.  He has a passionate love of the Douro collection. Be assured of the best.

The restaurant is commendable for an evening dinner.

 

ELA & ELA:

Ela Ela Restaurant Carvoeiro
Ela ela Carvoeiro

One of the best places to eat in Carvoeiro you will find  this cozy restaurant, which is right in the middle of town.

The menu, which offers different cuisines from time to time to incorporate the world flavours is worth a trial.

Portuguese dishes like fish, meats and vegetarian meals are served here in case you are not a fan of meat dishes.  The desserts are a pure bliss, don’t leave without having a taste.

The setting is simple and but with a touch of class.  The atmosphere is very professional in the sense that food and wine are taken seriously here.

A GALE:

This might be a small looking restaurant but it’s always packed to the brim. Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The menu constitutes grilled fish, lamb and pork chops.  Oh!!! and their chips are exceptional. Another restaurant with amazing food.

During your stay you will discover a wide range of other restaurants.

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LAGOS MARINA ONE OF THE BEST MARINA’S IN EUROPE

Lagos Marina is located on the Bay of Lagos amidst the best beaches in the Algarve. The entrance to the Marina de Lagos is via a constructed channel that leads to the pontoons. A pedestrian draw bridge protect s the entrance and exit from the Marina. Lagos has the privilege of being in the heart of the ever welcoming Portugal.

Why should you visit the Lagos Marina?

There are many to reasons to bring you to Lagos Marina.  It has some of the best Marina facilities in Europe.  You will find the staff here helpful and friendly which help to make your time here stress free.

The offshore accommodation  is plentiful with luxurious Lagos  Marina apartments two minutes from the quay side. The Lagos holiday rental Apartments or Lagos Marina Villas are always sought after.   Better to  book prior to your trip or with the help of www.goholidaylets.com.

Berthing charges are similar to Vilamoura Marina  and both are justifiably higher than other Portuguese marinas.

There is a Pingo Doce has a large supermarket adjacent to the Lagos Marina, which you go shopping for households especially if you are in in port. Or staying holiday rental Apartment nearby.  This apartments are a great way to have a magnificent  panoramic view of the Marina.

It is worth leaving your berth for at least a day and anchor on the network of coves with their carves and tunnels which extend from the Lagos to the Ponta de Piedade.

The Lagos Marina is home to some shops , a number of Lagos Marina restaurants. Fresh foods is served from morning to evening.  Lagos Marina Bars a good way to unwind after a day at sea. Check out Lazy Jacks and the Lighthouse among others.

We would recommend access the town by foot as you get to see an exclusive view of the Marina, which is an attraction.

There is  a large number berths at the marina.  There is a sailing school, dive centre a boat trips and may other attraction from which to choose.

Behind the marina you can see the old Lagos train station, still a charming old building with well preserved green ceramic tile front.    Next door to it is the modern Railway Station, that forms the final terminus for train journeys in the southwest of Europe.

Come down here enjoy the very best of Lagos Marina and take glorious memories back with you at home. Whether your in accommodation Lagos apartment or further way in a Algarve villa type accommodation the Marina is a place where people meet and relax.  Many famous faces can be seen on Marina from time to time one being the gentleman ex England goalkeeper David Seaman.   Mr Seaman has a holiday home in the nearby resort of Burgau.

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How to find the best ride in the Algarve

How to find the best ride in the Algarve

 

“THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ALGARVE IS ON 4 LEGS”

When it comes to horse riding in the Algarve you are guaranteed of ideal setting with wide open terrain and a favourable climate all year round, this is the perfect location for a horse riding holiday. Algarve Horse Riding is situated in the lovely natural park of Costa Vicentina on the western coast of the Algarve. This area is also graced with excellent  Algarve holiday rentals.   

There are several options that are available and suit every kind of rider. Whether you are a beginner or with very little experience  or a seasoned horse person you will be allocated a horse to suit you  to ensure you have a great ride. For experienced riders there athletic, fit and high quality horses.  For youngsters there are pony rides always available.

Here are some of the horse riding areas you can visit and have a daily ride out.

QPA RIDING CENTRE:

QPA is located in a beautiful country side with very many tracks, views that are breathtaking and the sun is always shining here making it the perfect place to go for a horse ride. There are private lessons, and pony rides for the little ones.

The horses found here are suitable for all kinds from beginners to experts. The beginners get to enjoy a ride through the rivers and valleys courtesy of experienced riders so no need to panic you are in good hands. The rides are done in small groups so ensure that riders are well looked after by the guides or instructors.

ALGARVE COAST AND TUITION, PORTUGAL:

This riding centre is one of Algarve’s prestigious and well known which is located in the upmarket holiday area.  It is an enjoyable riding place with sandy tracks.  Riding is made possible in this region even during winter season.  The warm evenings gives you a chance to enjoy the wonderful sunsets from horseback and the most unique experience of riding under a full moon. A nice place to book your Algarve holiday Villa where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset everyday

ALGARVE TRAILS, PORTUGAL:

This English riding centre is set in the warm and beautiful Algarve hills of southern Portugal. Nearby are magnificent Algarve Villas and Apartments to rent in Lagos and other towns.  This is also another centre that caters for the every kind of rider which includes those with disability.  There is a range of tracks available which gives a great view of the landscape and gorgeous mountain views.  In this centre you will find the “Four Day West Coast Rid” which is a four day trail which includes 2km of horse riding in the beautiful beaches.

Perhaps horse riding as always been in your bucket list, then the Algarve is the region that gives you the horse riding experience that you have always dreamed of having.  The location of your Portugal Apartment or Alvor Villa shouldn’t hinder you, take a train or taxi and fulfill your dreams.

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