Comporta is a preserved natural setting, easily and quickly accessible from Lisbon. This region concentrates all the wonders of the Portuguese wilderness, and you will inevitably fall under the spell of the colourful landscapes. The blue of the ocean contrasts with the yellow sand of the beaches and the desert, while the rice paddies in the hinterland come in a shades of green throughout the seasons. To make the most of this authentic environment, opt for a horseback ride in Comporta that will take you to the most preserved places in the region.
Can you ride horses in Portugal?
Portugal is a country with a very diverse landscape and therefore ideal for horseback riding. Those who enjoy horseback riding know that the scenery is very important for the experience to be unforgettable.
We imagine ourselves riding on white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue sea, in pure nature and surrounded by the sound of the sea.
We also think of other idyllic landscapes, such as rice fields, immense dunes that lead to other breathtaking sceneries.
The Comporta region is in fact one of the best scenarios for this practice loved by many.
Comporta is a small village with its blue and white tones, more and more known each day and with good options for accommodation and gastronomy. It is a place where time stops, tranquility (even in the more crowded months like July and August) is predominant and everyone who enjoys the region leaves with the date set for the next visit.
Melides, the neighboring village also has options for this popular activity, and the scenery is beautiful!
Stables in Comporta
Cavalos na Areia
Cavalos na Areia literally means “the horses in the sand”, and this is exactly the promise kept by the horse rides in Comporta of this equestrian centre. You will ride in a breathtaking scenery in the middle of nature. Your ride will start in the heart of the magnificent rice fields of Comporta, then you will cross a desert landscape. The arrival on the beaches is the highlight of the show. What better way to escape than a gallop with your hair in the wind on a huge sandy beach licked by the waves? The horses are docile and trained to be ridden by everyone. The experience of the guides guarantees you a safe horse ride in Comporta, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rider.
Passeios a Cavalo
The Passeios a Cavalo centre is also famous in the region for the quality of its horse riding in Comporta and Melides. Special attention is paid to the fauna and flora that populate the region. During your horseback rides, you will identify the plants, flowers and mushrooms endemic to the Portuguese coast with the help of explanatory brochures. The stables are only 10 kilometres from the ocean, the perfect opportunity to reach the beach by riding through the dunes and cork oak forests. You can organise your day as you wish and combine this horseback ride in Comporta with, for example, a tasting of the local wines. And you don’t have to be a horse rider to enjoy it! Experienced guides and horses with a calm temperament guarantee you a serene and enjoyable horse ride in Comporta, for children and adults alike.
Entre Amigos – Actividades Equestres
Entre Amigos is the only Equestrian Center in the area of Alcácer do Sal which is recognized by the FEP (Portuguese Equestrian Federation). They are professional trainers for equitation and equestrian tourism.
No matter if you are a beginner, experienced rider, a restarter or late entrant, they offer qualified tuition in their spacious equestrian facility as well as fantastic trail rides through pine tree and cork oak forests passing rice fields and water reservoirs or along the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the river Sado.
Where to stay in Comporta?
To live a dream holiday and enjoy the beautiful horse riding in Comporta, choose to rent one of our typical holidays villas in the area. Built according to the codes of the fishermen’s huts, they invite you to relax in a natural and luxurious environment. Traditional materials such as wood, thatch, bamboo and wicker are a tribute to the style of the “Comporta casas”.
Casas de Arroz is a set of 4 top-of-the-range cabins, nestled in a green setting facing the rice fields. The terraces offer you a breathtaking panorama to enjoy the sunset.
Composed of a villa and a cabin, Flor de Arroz nestles in Lagoa Formosa, a few minutes from the beaches. Sunny terrace, swimming pool and wooded garden await you for a quiet stay, conducive to relaxation and rest.
Between the villa and the independent cabin, Campo de Arroz welcomes you with family or friends with a capacity of 10 people. Overflowing swimming pool and outdoor kitchen are only some of the assets of this property for an unforgettable stay.
We are sure that your whole experience in the region will be unique!
Have a good trip!