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Blue Coast Ride


Blue Coast Ride
Alentejo / Blue Coast Portugal

The Costa Azul or "the Blue Coast" is the southern stretch of Portugal’s western coastline, and is as long and beautiful as the popular Algarve. However, on the breath-taking Costa Azul there is one of the rarer deserted beaches, a place where you do not have to worry about mobs of tourists and their hustle and bustle.

Ride across old paths through the virgin landscape of southwest Portugal - through vast valleys to the Atlantic shore with rocks and dunes, inviting for a refreshing canter. Overnights are excellent in country hotels with traditional gastronomy. Experience empty sand dunes and beautiful landscape of the Blue Coast on horseback.

Magnificent horses and above average accommodation make this ride one of the top riding vacations in Europe.  If you want to experience Portugal and avoid the crowds of the Algarve, the Blue Coast is the destination for you!


Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Cercal (N) / Melides (S)
Airport: Lisbon
Transfer: From Lisbon included at 5:30 p.m.
Riders: Min 5 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Blue Coast Ride
    Tour Code: PG-PAAC
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,755.00
    Dates : May, Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 09/11 - 09/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 5 /10 Expired
    A 2016 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 5 /10 Expired
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    Accommodation
    Tack: Portugese cavalry saddle like English ...
    Horses: Lusitanos
    Pace: 4-6 hrs Pace Moderate, long canters

    Airport: Lisbon
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