See medieval Portugal on horseback

Campo do Gerês, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Miguel

3 days, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Moderate activity level
Includes semi-vigorous activities for extended periods of time. Learn more
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Horseback ride through medieval villages and oak forests, past castles and ancient Roman roads in Gerês, Portugal's only national park.

We'll begin our ride in Campo do Gerês and head to the village of St. Isabel do Monte, where we'll dine on local Portuguese fare and bed down for the night. We'll visit Abadia’s Sanctuary and look out for wild horses on our way to the mountain village of Ventozelo.

Finally, we'll trot back to Campo do Gerês, stopping at Caniçada Dam to look out over the Cávado River.

What's included

  • Accommodation
    2 nights in a house
  • Food
    3 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment

Your itinerary

  • Day 1

    Horseback ride to St. Isabel do Monte
    Ride past forests and castles on our way to Santa Isabel do Monte Village.
  • Day 2

    Abadia’s Sanctuary and Ventozelo village
    Ride to a holy Baroque-style sanctuary and then to a traditional mountain village.
  • Day 3

    Ride through mountain villages
    Head through the forest and visit several quaint villages on horseback.

Meet your host, Miguel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Miguel, an expert in mountain activities and your local host in Peneda-Gerês National Park. For this experience, Henrique will be your specialized local guide on horseback riding.

He'll lead you in an unforgettable experience, giving you a true insight on this natural and historical place. You can count with our flexibility, care and good mood!
Safety and environmental responsibility are always assured.
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Where you'll be

Peneda-Gerês National Park, located in the northwest of Portugal, consists of mountain villages and oak forests. It takes just over an hour to drive from the city of Porto to the national park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Matis
November 2019
Amazing views, warm people and cute horses - paradise it is! It did rain a lot, in my case 2/3 days (november!), but this just altered the experience to be even greater, as every day was different and small struggles made this for me a bit of a challenge that I was actually looking for! Adventure was a total success for me and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes horses. Even to ones with no experience as though I was without much experience and I LOVED IT!
Amazing views, warm people and cute horses - paradise it is! It did rain a lot, in my case 2/3 days (november!), but this just altered the experience to be even greater, as every d…
Xiao
August 2019
This experience was filled with once-in-a-lifetime memories and breath-taking views. I didn’t really know what to expect at the beginning, but once we started our journey, I got comfortable and just went with the flow. We went up quite high in the mountains, but it was worth it for the views. Enrique was a very knowledgeable guide who knew the terrain and routes like the back of his hand. He is a professional rider and trainer, and I knew we were in safe hands. This experience is for people who are comfortable with altitude/heights, climbing, and especially horses, their movements, behaviors, and physicality of riding them on different terrain (asphalt, gravel, rocky roads, dirt, etc.) going up and down very steeply. I’ve rode before, so it took me just a bit of time to get used to it. The landscape and scenery are stunning, and i also enjoyed seeing goats and cows, along with their herders and dogs. The 3 day experience really gave me an appreciation of farmers and villagers. Every meal was absolutely delicious, fresh, and home-cooled. It was the ultimate organic farm-to-table gastronomy. The whole experience was very well planned and organized. Kudos to the whole team
This experience was filled with once-in-a-lifetime memories and breath-taking views. I didn’t really know what to expect at the beginning, but once we started our journey, I got co…
Maartje
June 2019
Super trip! Three wonderful days of beautiful mountain scenery, ancient villages, wild horses and other wildlife, all on horseback guided by super friendly and knowledgeable Henrique. Accomodation, catering and transport all very well arranged. Absolutely recommended!
Super trip! Three wonderful days of beautiful mountain scenery, ancient villages, wild horses and other wildlife, all on horseback guided by super friendly and knowledgeable Henriq…

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Suitable footwear & long pants

Sunscreen