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Dolphin Coast Ride

Dolphin Coast Ride
Alentejo / Blue Coast Portugal

The Costa Azul or "the Blue Coast" encompasses the stunning southern stretch of Portugal's west coast. It is just as long and beautiful as the Algarve (Portugal's very popular south coast), but while the Algarve is overcrowded with tourists, one finds tranquil deserted beaches and pristine countryside all along the west, even during the peak summer months. The mouth of the resident river Rio Sado is a sanctuary of 57,500 acres where you will find that many dolphins play! From here on south, you'll find 36 miles of secluded beaches only interrupted by lovely and calm lagoons and quaint fishing villages. Discover this traveler's jewel region on the back of a handsome, first class Lusitano horse. Ride from the lush and green coastal mountains of Grandola, overgrown with pine and cork-oak forests, to the inviting beaches and turquoise waters of the Azul. The rides are filled with delicious picnics, swimming, fresh seafood dinners, playful dolphins and of course endless memories!

We offer this ride with different accommodations on specific dates

- The Dolphin Coast Ride offers accommodations in 3 and 4-star accommodations for people who prefer the most comfort, while 
the Dolphin Escape Ride departure dates are offered for the more economical traveler, with lodgings in 2-star hotels and country inns. The itinerary otherwise is identical for both riding options.

Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Grandola
Airport: Lisbon
Transfer: From Lisbon airport included at 5:30PM
Riders: Min 5 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Dolphin Coast Ride
    Tour Code: IT-PTPATD
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,785.00
    Dates : All Year Round

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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
    C 2016 08/21 - 08/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bottlenose ... 5 /10 Expired
    C 2016 08/28 - 09/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bottlenose ... 5 /10 Expired
    D 2016 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bottlenose ... 5 /10 Expired
    B 2016 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Dolphin Coa... 5 /10 Expired
    B 2016 10/23 - 10/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Dolphin Coa... 5 /10 Expired
    B 2016 10/30 - 11/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Dolphin Coa... 5 /10 Sold Out
    D 2016 11/13 - 11/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bottlenose ... 5 /10 Reserve
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    Tack: Portugese cavalry saddle like English ...
    Horses: Lusitanos
    Pace: 4-6 hrs Pace Moderate, long canters

    Airport: Lisbon
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