Riding / Funchal Machico Santa Cruz

Horse riding on Madeira Island

The riding stables is located in the heart of Madeira, right in the nature reserve, and offers the ideal starting point for wonderful rides. With our well trained horses even beginners can enjoy the rides along the levadas (water channels) and through the laurisilva (laurel forest) without problems. With the horses you reach unique viewpoints with breathtaking views over the island.


AdultsHorse rideFrom 90,- Euro
ChildrenPony activities90,- Euro

  • Paid transfer to the riding stable possible
  • Incl. helmet (mandatory)
  • Maximum weight: 100kg


Detailed discription: Horse riding on Madeira

With our horses we offer you a real riding experience and not a touristic mass treatment. The welfare of our horses is most important for us. Our very well maintained and educated horses and the good equipment guarantee a high customer satisfaction. On our rides we take care for the individual knowledge of the riders. An experienced rider will guide the tours and help with questions and problems.

The duration specified for the rides depends on the number of riders and the riding speed.

We offer you different horse rides for every level:

Levada da Serra – Ride 1

 A calm and relaxed horse ride along the Levada da Serra do Faial, through the Laurisilva Forest with superb views over Santo da Serra village, Ponta de São Lourenço, Deserted Islands and, sometimes, even Porto Santo. This trail ride can be enjoyed by riders of all levels of experience including beginners. For the more experienced riders trot and canter can be available.

Duration: about 1h30m Experience: All levels Price: € 90,-

Pico do Suna – Ride 3

A horse ride that will take you up to an altitude of 1200m, offering amazing views over the southeastern side of the Island and also of the highest peak in Madeira, Pico Ruivo . This trail has steep slopes that demand a good riding position and a good control/command of the horse.

Duration: about 1h30m Experience: Medium/Advanced Price: € 130,-

Penha D’Àguia’s Viewpoint - Ride 4 

An experience that offers spectacular views over the northeastern and the southeastern sides of the Island, as well as its highest peaks. Riding experience is required on this excursion as steep slopes are sometimes encountered.

Duration: about 2h00 Experience: Medium/Advanced Price: € 130,-

Lamaceiros Trail - Ride 5

A calm and easy ride by a forest track, in the heart of Madeira’s Natural Park, that ends up in a beautiful view point over the northeastern part of the Island. Good for all levels of experience, including beginners.

Duration: about 1h45 Experience: All levels Price: € 90,-

Forest Trail – Ride 6 

This trail will allow to discover Madeira’s beautiful nature. Riding by the “levada” and through Laurissilva forest, with views over southeastern and northeastern part of the Island. This trail ride is suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.

Duration: about 2h30 Experience: All levels Price: € 130,-

Pony Experience 

A complementary service to the horse trail rides, particularly suitable for situations where children are unable to control their own horse. Grooming, riding and horse feeding are among the activities that are performed while parents enjoy their horse trail ridethrough the mountains. This is just a complementary service while parents enjoy their horse trail ride.

Duration: variable Experiences: all levels, Price: € 90,-

Transfer prices:

  • From Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz and Machico: € 10, - / person
  • From Caniçal, Porto da Cruz, Câm. de Lobos, Ribeira Brava: € 20, - / person
  • From Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Santana: € 30, - / person
  • Remaining places: € 45, - / person

The prices are for riders. Accompanying persons can travel with availability, price: rider + € 15,-.

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