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Meeting: Cercal (N) / Melides (S)
Airport:   Lisbon      
Transfer: From Lisbon included at 5:30 p.m.    Distance: 180 km

Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip is from Lisbon Airport/ Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) only. Pick-up is scheduled for 5:30pm on Day 1 of the trip. Drop-off on the last day is scheduled for an arrival at the airport in Lisbon around 10:30 AM.

Tack: Portugese cavalry saddle like English Endurance with sheepskin
Horses: Lusitanos
Pace: 4-6 hrs Pace Moderate, long canters
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 3 out of 5)    Intermediate
Weight: Max 188 lbs
Riders: Min 5 riders Max 10 riders


Horses

You will be riding pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano Horses. The Lusitanos, which come from the same origin as the famous Andalusians, can be considered as some of the finest horses in Europe. Together with their Spanish brothers, the Lusitanos were the first horses which were brought to the New World and thus became ancestors of all American breeds. They are known for their splendid abilities and glamour performing the collected movements. You can indeed look forward to getting a mount which is not only well tempered and of a docile character but who will allow you to explore the great feeling of riding a well-trained horse.

Tack
The saddles that you will be using are mostly Portuguese Army saddles covered with sheep skin which are very comfortable and well-suited for the purpose of long distance rides. English style bridles are used.

Weight Limit
The weight limit for this ride is 85 kg / 190 lbs, but we can accept riders exceeding this weight if they are experienced (under confirmation).



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Blue Coast Ride
Tour Code: PG-PAAC
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,910.00
Dates : May-June, 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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B 2022 06/05 - 06/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - South to No... 5 /10 Reserve
A 2022 09/11 - 09/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - North to So... 5 /10 Sold Out
B 2022 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - South to No... 5 /10 Sold Out
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Tack: Portugese cavalry saddle like English ...
Horses: Lusitanos
Pace: 4-6 hrs Pace Moderate, long canters
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Lisbon
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