Various walking options
Come and savor a tipical portuguese riding evening, with tradicional azorian appetizers and whine, while you delight yourself with a magnificient Equestrian Art Show, in which the Lusitanos horses can show their best work. If you are keen on horsemanship, and want to behold an equestrian show we'll delight you in the traditionaly portuguese ridding ways, showcasing the highest level and skills of horsemanship and harmony.
Carriage Horse Tours
We also deliver an equal fulfillment of the natural wonders of São Miguel in Horse Pulled Carriages, going for 2 hours rides, both in the center of Ponta Delgada as in the Crater of Sete Cidades. Offering rides in two different types fo cars, a smaller marathon, accommodating 3 people (plus driver and groom), or a longer and bigger car, sitting 12 people (plus driver and groom).
Equestrian Art Lessons
With us you can learn the wonder that is the Classical Portuguese Equestrian Art on the backs of Pure Breed Lusitano Horses, raised by Quinta do Vento Stables. The Lusitano horse is king when it come to Equestrian Art, half - passes, passage, piaffe , spanish walk, reverances come easy to them. Based in portuguese ridding methods and taught by João Taveira e Gouvêa , you can learn all of these exercises and methods both riding and on long reins.
Serra Gorda (Half- Day)
Departing form our Equestrian Center in Ponta Delgada we'll pass through the inteiror of Arrifes parish. During the ride, you'll be able to observe typical regional architecture and everything agriculture routines. From the top of Serra Gorda, you'll be able to enjoy a wide view of Ponta Delgada, framed by the sea.
Relva-Feteiras Coast (Half Day or Full-Day)
Runing through an old regional road, which remain as a dirt path, you'll have a constant view of the ocean and the coast bellow, having acess to the most natural Azorean landscapes.
Cumeeira Norte (Full-Day)
Starting at Casa da Lomba in Mosteiros, and heading up to Seara, we'll make our way through the Cumeeira Norte. Along the Cumeeira we'll have an amazing view over the Sete Cidades and the Blue and Green Lagoons. By 13h30, lunch will be served near the Nine Windows Wall, and we'll carry on with the ride between the various lakes nearby. We will start by Lagoa do Carvão (Coal Lagoon) where we will see a different kind volcanic landscape, and then Lagoa Rasa and finally Lagoas Empadadas.
Mosteiros - Sete Cidades (Half Day or Full Day)
Starting in Casa da Lomba in Mosteiros, which is known for its towering islets and wonderful natural pools, we'll head up to Seara, going in a secundary crater, Caldeira do Alferes, and then start to descend to the Sete Cidades crater. We will cover the village passing by the St. Nicholas Church and the city centre followed by the lunch break. After lunch, we'll take you to different places arround both lagoons, showing all the diverse ambiences arround the parish, and then head back home through the Arrebentões Path.