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Quinta do Freio

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Rua Direita, 71 | Pilar da Bretanha, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 296 917 013
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Best part of my trip!

I absolutely loved the horseback riding! The view was absolutely incredible and the owners were so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Detroit, Michigan
Amazing experience

Highlight of our trip, incredible evening horse back riding experience! Fantastic horses & family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
micheleboudria
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Toronto, Canada
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Rua Direita, 71 | Pilar da Bretanha, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved the horseback riding! The view was absolutely incredible and the owners were so sweet. I don't speak any Portuguese but they speak enough english to even have conversations. I have never ridden a horse before but it was still great. Definitely would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlight of our trip, incredible evening horse back riding experience! Fantastic horses & family. Thank you Joao, Marcia and Mateus! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joao was an excellent riding guide, I felt very safe the whole time. I am an experienced horse person but enjoyed walking the whole way because the scenery is just so incredibly gorgeous. In just a two hour ride, we rode all the way up...More

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Me and my husband had an amazing time. We've chosen the Sete Cidades trip and it was amazing. The horses are calm and reliable, the view to the lakes and the ocean great. The guidance was great, the woman loved the horses.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Horseback riding in Azores was one of my all time favorites! We did a 2.5 hour tour and had amazing views of the lagoons, countryside, and shores. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We took a 2 hour ride and had incredible views of the countryside the shore, and overlooking sete cidades. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made certain our horses matched our different riding abilities. Great value for 30 euros each.

Thank Juroh346
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I loved this place. Marcia and Joao have a total of 5 horses. Their story of how they acquired these horses are just amazing. One was beaten severely almost daily...they found out and rescued him. Another was also pretty mistreated, the owners didn't want him...More

Thank CatarinaCip
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I did a lovely half day ride up to the volcano which was beautiful. The guide was also lovely. It's just such a shame that it was ruined by the fact that they don't seem to be able to look after the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Absolutely incredible! I was not entirely sure I hadn't died and gone to some sort of heaven. Sete Cidades is unbelievably beautiful, and to see it on horseback was next level amazing. Thank you Joao for being a great guide and speaking English for us!...More

Thank carlinelson
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were not only blown away by the views during our adventure but the hosts and our guide "Jane" were lovely. The icing on the top was learning how ethical, community orientated and the love of horses Quinta do Freio have. During our time we...More

Thank Julie M
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We used email to contact them first as he works away form the home during the week. Very quick to reply to emails
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