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ATLANTIC TRAIL 

The Atlantic Trail is the longest tour the Estate offers. It lasts for a week (5 days) along the Costa Alentejana and is destined for experienced riders with a taste for adventure and nature.

Its privileged location, close to the beaches and the Vicentine Route, allowing you to take the historical path, as well as the fishermen's trail, although with some restrictions is one of the strengths of this equestrian tour.

Throughout the week, riders enjoy breakfast in front of the sea, with Pessegueiro Island as background, as well as dinner. The picnic lunch also included in the tour, is served in different places according to the daily route, but always in contact with nature. The accommodation in the Estate is also included in the week package.

● We make week trails all year except August 
● 7 days & 6 nights with full board (non including álcool)
● 5 days trail with 4:30h to 6:00 hours riding per day
● Arriving day: Sunday 
● Departure day: Saturday
● Riding days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
● English, French and Spanish are spoken by the riding guide 
● Transfers:
Arrival - Sundays – Transfer time from the Airport to the Herdade do Pessegueiro – 17:00h 
Departures – Saturdays – Transfer time from the Herdade do Pessegueiro to the Airport - 10:00h
● Transfer time from Airport – Herdade do Pessegueiro – Airport, approximately 2 hours
● Minimum people in a group: 4
● Maximum people in a Group: 8 (Under special request the group can be larger)

ATLANTIC TRAIL 2019 PRICE:
Trail price: 1150€
Single room supplement: 200€
Non rider price: 600€
Extra night price: 50€( B&B)
Transfer price per person: 98 €



Trail Description 2019


Day 1: Meet at Lisbon airport and travel trough a variation of landscapes to our destination – “Herdade do Pessegueiro”. Here you will meet the family, the guide, the rooms and of course, the horses that are stabled here. At dinner, in a delightful scenery of the “Ilha do Pessegueiro” Island, your host will go over the week's program and talk about people's preferences as to what sort of horse they would like to ride. 

Day 2: Nothing like start our first day with a breakfast in front of the sea. After being introduced to your friends for the rest of the week – the horses, we begin the trail going north through the small fishing village of “Porto Covo”, following the cliff tops from where we can we see the many small beautiful beaches that line the coast. Then the terrain flat and soft, amazing for long and enjoyable canters before entering the cork oak forest where we have a long lunch near the ”Morgavel” dam.During the rest time of our horses we can have a refreshing swim. 
After a rest we ride along the long meandering trail through the “Gaio valley” filled with tall ferns and many species of wild flowers, remembering an old forest. Reaching the old windmill where flour used to be made, you will enjoy the horses rolling and getting ready to overnight. 

Day 3: Starting from the windmill we ride through the “Sela Vermalha Valley” where we pass the to the ridge of “Cercal”, where we have a spectacular view in all directions of the region. We rest to have lunch next to the small creek shaded by the overhanging poplar trees. Afterwards we go to the rich green rocky “Roncão valley” and we canter inland through Eucalyptus and cork oak forests.

Day 4: We ride south through the “Godins valley” until we reach the “Ribeira da Azenha” plain with sandy tracks leading through the pine and eucalyptus tree forests. Then we pass close to “Milfontes” and cross over the Mira River where we lunch in the pine tree forest nearby the riverbank. 
In the afternoon we continue riding through the pine forest to the small village of “Almograve” where we finish the days trail and stable the horses.

Day 5: From “Almograve” we ride in the direction of the coast where we reach the spectacular cliff tops of “Cabo Sardão”, here we have lunch and enjoying the stunning view of the Alentejo coastline.
In the afternoon we ride along the cliffs where storks can be seen nesting and then continue on to ride over the rolling sand dunes of “Almograve”. We then return to “Almograve” to stable the horses and afterwards we can travel to “Milfontes” to enjoy a drink in the town. 

Day 6: From “Almograve” we ride along a farm track until we reach the sand dunes and the sea. We then cross over the Mira River and ride through the town of “Milfontes”. After lunch we ride up the coast and then cross over the coastal plain to reach the farm, where we leave the horses and go to the restaurant for the final evenings dinner. 

Day 7: After breakfast we transfer to the airport in time for the departing flights. 


REMARKS: The trail can be changed according weather conditions or other special conditions.
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