Horse Riding Portugal - Horseback Riding Tour Take a private Horse Riding Portugal - Horseback Riding Tour along the Comporta Beach. Have the chance to ride a horse on the white sands of Comporta Beach in Setúbal Península in Portugal. Comporta is an internationally renowned place of Hipism with amazing beaches. Start your day with a transfer to Comporta. You will then trek on horseback for around 14 thousand hectares of private nature reserve known as Herdade da Comporta. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes views, white sandy beaches, crystalline waters of Atlantic Ocean, rice paddies and the Sado Estuary.
The tour includes a briefing and approximately 2-hour horse ride plus transfers (pick-up and drop-off) from your accommodation in Lisbon or Setúbal. This small village belongs to the Sado estuary, which is a designated Portuguese Natural Reserve, an area unparalleled in Western Europe in its unique ecological and landscape value. At the end of your day you will be transferred back to Lisbon. Discover the white sands of Comporta Beach on horseback. Bask in the beauty of the Setúbal Península. Benefit from handy transfers to and from your accommodation in Lisbon or Setúbal.
Places you will see and visit with the Horse Riding Portugal - Horseback Riding Tour along the Comporta Beach:
Comporta Beach is known for its snow white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. There's always an opportunity to get away the crowds and find yourself a quiet area on this piece of Portuguese paradise, which resembles some of the very best tropical beaches in the Caribbean. Comporta Beach is the best place to relax and charge, while appreciating the horizon. This is the place where we will have our 2 hours long horse ringing: Hore Riding Portugal - Horseback Riding Tour along the Comporta Beach.
As the mercury increases, the pledge of sun, sea and mouth-watering grilled fish draws lisboêtas south to the Setúbal Peninsula for weekends of ozone-enriched fun. Beach bottoms produce the Costa da Caparica's 8km sweep of golden sand to relax on a lounger, browse the chilly Atlantic and unwind over sundowners in beachside cafes. Even more south sits Cabo Espichel, a vertiginous cape surged by the Atlantic, where you can trace the footprints of dinosaurs.
The main hub of the area is the vibrant port of Setúbal, a great place to munch choco frito (fried cuttlefish) and area bottlenose dolphins on a breezy cruise of the marshy Sado estuary. To the west lies Parque Natural da Arrábida, lined with scalloped bays flanked by sheer cliffs that are house to birds of victim. It leads to the patched backstreets of the fishing town of Sesimbra, eclipsed by a Moorish castle.
Herdade da Comporta
Herdade da Comporta, situated south of Lisbon on the Alentejo coast, is an agricultural estate with an area of over 12,500 hectares (31 acres). It is ecologically and environmentally friendly with its forests, the sea breeze, huge fertile land and abundant sunshine. Horse riding here is really amazing experience, far away from crowds and popular tours.
Within this estate numerous elements have been taken into consideration: maintaining the region's traditional architecture and producing one flooring houses using natural materials from the area and blending in harmoniously with nature.
Sado Estuary Natural Reserve
Sado Estuary shows several points of contact in between land and water, developing the shift in between the last mountain of the area, the Arrábida mountain, and the plains of Alentejo. A plus size formation that consists of a section of river, marshlands, low tide and sand banks, salinas - the bulk of which deactivated, beaches and coastal dunes as well as plantations, pine woods and farming locations. In the Dunas de Troia Botanical Reserve, natural dune community, there are endemic types with concern character.
The estuary is a nesting and wintering location for various birds, particularly waders, and is home to the bottlenose dolphin - the only resident cetacean population that uses the estuary as feeding and mating grounds in Portugal - and holds an undeniable ichthyological significance serving as a maternity for several fish species.
In spite of scarce population in a substantial part of its rim the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve (23.160 ha) holds many statements of past human existence - Roman ovens in Herdade do Pinheiro and the Phoenician Abul factory to which we can include the Roman salt complex positioned in the area of Tróia.
The most friendly local occupants and sign of the Nature Reserve are the dolphins. It's rare to find them in Europe, freely swimming in their natural environment, however there is a crucial colony of dolphins in the River Sado, who are understood locally as "roazes-corvineiros" (gnawers of corvine fishing internet), due to the fact that they munch at fishing webs and mainly eat corvina sea fish.
The secured area has excellent natural riches that man can use to his advantage, consisting of cork oak groves from which cork is extracted, pine groves, whose pinenuts are transformed by knowledgeable hands into highly valued regional desserts, and the now defunct salt pans, which were of great financial value over numerous centuries.
Taking private Horse Riding Portugal - Horseback Riding Tour along the Comporta Beach you will have an unforgettable day out close to the nature and traditional Portugal, exploring it also with traditional for Portugal horse riding.