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Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
You are transferred from Lisbon Airport (meet around 5pm) to your Hotel in Beja just in time for your welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant – The Hunting Lodge. There, you will meet the team and get some information about the trail.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 2 (Sunday): Introduction
After breakfast, riders will head to the hotel’s arena where each horse will be assigned to each rider. Riders will have the opportunity to try their horse inside the arena; a good way for horse and rider to get acquainted, while enjoying the wonderful view over the countryside and preserved nature of the region.
Then, we go for our first trail around “Herdade da Figueirinha”, belonging to Hotel Vila Galé, with the opportunity to see its various productions. We will stop for a picnic lunch in a privileged location with a view over the dam – “Barragem do Roxo”. Then, we continue the riding in the fields around the farm, before making our way back to the Hotel, in time to relax before dinner at the restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 3 (Monday): Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Ride
This morning, we make our way on horseback towards “Herdade da Malhadinha Nova”, a local rural tourism property and a Lusitano Stud Farm. We will stop for lunch there and visit the Stud facilities after our break.
In the afternoon, we ride back to the Hotel. Tonight, dinner will be served at the former bullfighting arena’s restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride around the Farm & Wine Tasting
After breakfast, we go for a ride around the farm. We stop for a picnic lunch in the middle of the vineyards and then head back to the hotel.
Before dinner, riders will head to the wine house Santa Vitoria for a tour, followed by a wine tasting.
Dinner will be served at the “Room of the Barrels”.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 5 (Wednesday): Herdade dos Grous Ride
Our destination for the day is “Herdade dos Grous”. There, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant with a great view over the property. Then, it is time to ride back to the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 6 (Thursday): Mina da Juliana Ride
After breakfast, we ride to the small village of Mina da Juliana, enjoying the landscape along the dam. We will stop for lunch at the local rural tourism “Agroturismo do Roxo” and then return to the Hotel in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Vila Galé


Day 7 (Friday): Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon Airport around 9 am.
Meals included: Breakfast

Non Riders
Non-riding companions are welcome to join this trip. They can relax at the pool or go take part in some of the hotel activities (biking, hot air balloon...) for an extra cost. In case they want to do some sightseeing, it is best to rent a car.
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Secrets of Alentejo
Tour Code: IT-PGCHA3
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,760.00
Dates : Mar, Jul & Sep

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 2021 03/21 - 03/27 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2021 07/04 - 07/10 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 09/12 - 09/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve
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Tack: Zaldi "Country" (mix between english a...
Horses: Lusitanos
Pace: Moderate at all paces
Approx. 5...

Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Lisbon Airport
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