Arrábida Weekend

Day Activities
Thursday        Arrival / Introduction / Louro mountain afternoon

  • Arrival at the accommodation at around 2.5 p.m., which is 30 minutes from the airport: the historic hotel of the Castle of Palmela (www.pousadas.pt/en/hotel/pousada-palmela)
  • Introduction to and distribution of the horses at our farm
  • 3h Horseback ride at Louro mountain
  • Dinner and sleep at the Castle of Palmela
Friday      Arrabida seaside coast

  • Breakfast at the lodge: Castle of Palmela historic hotel.
  • Transfer to the Arrabida seaside coast.
  • All day horse ride in the umbrella pine forest, going to the beach several times during long periods where galloping is possible.
  • Lunch at a restaurant on the beach, with regional cuisine, preferably with locally caught fish.
  • This first full horseback riding day is an amazing discovery of Albufeira Lagoon coastal. region: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JYaps9mlpQ
  • Dinner and sleep at the Castle of Palmela.
  • Horseback riding times: 2.5h both in the morning and in the afternoon.
Saturday       Louro mountain

  • Breakfast at the lodge: Castle of Palmela historic hotel.
  • Transfer to our farm.
  • All day horse ride in the mountain “Serra do Louro” region:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlpBNm8gEW4 . Here you can see a vegetation in a special combination of Mediterranean and Atlantic flora always inside the extraordinary Arrábida Nature Park: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIq6aanwJRg ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=26hgMnNPTeA
  • Lunch on the “Quinta de Alcube” farm (www.quintadealcube.pt) is in the middle of this tour. This historic farmhouse has traces of the Neolithic, the Roman period and the foundation of Portugal (XII century). Today, it is famous for its wine and cheese. A full breakfast is served with regional specialties and preceded by a wine tasting session of the wines from the farm.
  • Departure to the new hotel in the historic centre of Lisbon  “Rossio” (transfer of around 45 minutes) with animation and cultural night life.
  • Horseback riding times: 2.5h in the morning and 3h in the afternoon.
Sunday      Breakfast at Lisbon hotel / Departure

  • Breakfast at Lisbon hotel.
  • Free day (the airport is 20 minutes from the centre of Lisbon  by taxi).

Price: 570€ / person (in a double/twin bedroom; transfers between Lisbon and Palmela not included)
Minimum number of people: 3
Expected date: every week.