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Itinerary for Costa Vicentina Riding Adventure




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Arrival at Lisbon Airport and transfer (around 5pm) to Odeceixe and the friendly guesthouse, Canto do Mar for a welcome diner of traditional Portuguese food and beverages.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Canto do Mar

Day 2 (Sunday): Beach & Dune Ride
Riding through the fields in the morning, before reaching Odeceixe’s famous beach. An opportunity for horse and rider to get acquainted, while enjoying the wonderful countryside and well preserved nature of the region. Canter and trot along the water’s edge.
We go back to Canto do Mar for our lunch break, overlooking the Valley of Odeceixe.
In the afternoon, we ride amongst the dunes overlooking the ocean, before returning to Canto do Mar for a moment of relaxation before dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Canto do Mar


Day 3 (Monday): Ride to Zambujeira do Mar
This morning, we cross the dunes leading to the cliffy ocean’s edge. We riding along the coast line through typical fishermen’s villages reaching the beautiful beach of Carvalhal, where we stop for lunch on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After lunch, the trail continues through the fields, reaching the fishermen village of Zambujeira do Mar.
Arrival at Selão da Eira for dinner and overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Selão da Eira


Day 4 (Tuesday): Alentejo Ride
Leaving the coastline behind, we ride through the fields of Alentejo abundant with cattle. We will stop for our picnic lunch in the mountain.
Relaxing sceneries allow you to replenish your energy before coming back to ‘’Selão da Eira’’, using a different itinerary.
Tonight, a traditional Portuguese diner will be served.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Selão da Eira


Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride South
Today, we ride to the Village of Sao Miguel through cork oak and eucalypt forests. The ride continues to the village of Odeceixe where we stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Then, we ride in diection of Aljezur, to the beautiful Monte João Roupeiro for dinner and overnight. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Monte João Roupeiro


Day 6 (Thursday): Odeceixe Valley Ride
For our last riding day, we leave the dunes and go inland crossing agricultural fields until we reach Odeceixe valley’s ridge, leading to a steep descent into the lush green valley. We stop for lunch at Canto do Mar and enjoy a free afternoon to relax.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Canto do Mar


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 to the beach. In case they want to do some sightseeing, it is best to rent a car.
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Costa Vicentina Riding Adventure
Tour Code: IT-PGCHA2
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,025.00
Dates : Mar-Apr & Oct

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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A 2021 03/07 - 03/13 7d / 6n 8 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2021 04/18 - 04/24 7d / 6n 8 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 10/17 - 10/23 7d / 6n 8 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. 6...

Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Lisbon Airport
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