Horse riding

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Riding the estateAsh James

Roam over the estate

Feel free with the wind on your face as you ride through the estate getting to know every inch of its 780 hectares. You are welcome to discover the ancient menhir, the roman dam, the vineyards, the cereals fields and the storks nests. Come across our cattle which is always wandering the fields, feeding of its pasture, and watch the partridges rapidly flow among the trees and shrubs. Take one of our guided tours and ride til the hilltop castle of Monsaraz to watch the sunset over the big lake.

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Ride under the full moon of summer

Here, where the stars shine brighter in the night sky, the moon also likes to appear quite big and full. In a way like no other, enjoy the lukewarm summer nights flooded by the light of this lunar phase: ride on horseback through the estate and its surroundings, having the night and the celestial bodies as companions.

horse stables by night
horse stablesFilipa Couto
carriageRory Wylie

Riding lessons with Lusitano horses

At your disposal, we have Lusitano thoroughbred horses, the oldest saddle horses in the world. They are fit to take you galloping if you are an experienced rider but they are gentle as well, making them perfect for horseback riding lessons. For children we have prepared a set of learning levels that will lead them from the first contact with the animal to the discovery of exercises focusing on relaxation, posture and balance, grooming techniques, anatomy and food. 

The child's participation in any equestrian activity will be subject to the monitor's assessment and validation.
horse riding kids

Your horse in good hands 

If you are planning on having a longer stay at São Lourenço do Barrocal your horse doesn’t have to be left at home. Our stables are ready to welcome him and our team of seasoned professionals will be more than happy to take care of your (big) four legged friend.  Our team may even be able to help you with the transportation details. You can also go for our pack of riding lessons that includes 10 private sessions that can be spent during a six month period. 

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If your enquiry is urgent please call us on +351 266 247 140


Archaeological visits

Join archaeologist Manuel Calado in a conversation about the incredible history of the 'barrocais'.

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Take a basket filled with some of the best local products and enjoy the scenery.

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