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Faial Island Explorer

Faial Island Explorer
Azores Portugal

Discover the beautiful Faial Island, in the Azores. 

During this tour, you will ride for 3 days and have another 3 days to join non-riding activities.
The riding trails take you along small vineyards and “Adegas”, along the coast, and to whale viewpoints and lighthouses.

Our team will love to support you in the organization of the remaining 3 days. Relax in the wonderful Ecolodge or discover by foot or car this amazing Island. You can opt to join a whale watching tour or hike around the Caldeira of Faial. You can also decide to travel with the ferryboat to Pico Island or enjoy another day of horseback riding.

Family Vacation
Center-based ride

Meeting: Cedros
Airport: Horta Airport
Transfer: Horta Airport
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 9 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 28

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    Faial Island Explorer
    Tour Code: IT-PGPAT3
    8 days / 7 nights
    Dates : All year

    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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    C 2024 01/31 - 03/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Lodge (Low) 2 /9 Reserve
    B 2024 04/01 - 05/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Lodge (Mid) 2 /9 Reserve
    A 2024 06/01 - 09/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Lodge (High) 2 /9 Reserve
    B 2024 10/01 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Lodge (Mid) 2 /9 Reserve
    C 2024 11/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Lodge (Low) 2 /9 Reserve
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    Tack: Trail saddle with saddle bag
    Horses: Lusitano and Cruzado Portuguese horses
    Pace: 3-5 hours in the saddle per riding day...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Horta Airport
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