PÁTIO - Horse & Lodge. Trail-Riding on the Azorean Island Faial in Mid-Atlantic

PÁTIO - Horse & Lodge in Horta-Cedros / Azores
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Our Lodge is located on the Azorean Island of Faial. In subtropical nature we are riding trails on our Lusitanos Horses.

Europe > Portugal > Azores > Horta-Cedros

The island Faial is a subtropical island in the Mid-Atlantic on half way between New York and Lisbon. The island is the whole year around green and full of flowers. The weather in winter time changes frequently and temperature is 16 degree Celsisus. In spring and autumn it is sunny and 20 degree Celcius. In summer time it is tropical and up to 25 degree Celsisus. The perfect travel time is between april and january.

Without any problem you can travel from the island to the neighborhood islands Pico and Sao Jorge. PÁTIO is offering trails on the island of Faial. Faial is a volcanic island. Black beaches, young volcanoes and basalt are showing the volcanic structure. Trail-Riding means for uns nature and landscape, culture and history of the island, culinaric, pleasant rider group and a taste of adventure.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: Historical smalll villages, picturesque city of Horta, harbor and marina, the 1957 erupted volcanoe, cliffs, wineyards, cheesefactory, 400 meter descent into the caldeira, whale watching, diving with big fish, swimming with doplhins, hideways and botanical gardens, old lighthouses, whalers stations, black beaches, wild herds of Lusitanos, tropical forests and gardes, lonely villages and landscapes, up tp 200 meter high cliffs and wild Atlantic bath places in the rocks.
Traveling by plane:
Daily flights with Azores Airlines from Lisbon (LIS) direct to Horta, Faial (HOR). Flights to Lisbon from most internatioal airports.

Also possible direct flight from several european airports to the island of Sao Miguel (PDL) and then with the island-hopper-plane to the island of Faial.
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by boat/ferry:
In summertime frequent ferryboat connections between the islands of the archipel. Daily connections to Pico and Sao Jorge.

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

National Historic Sites, Fishing

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Beach, Diving, Golf course, Tennis court, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking

Other types of leisure activities:

Scooter or Rent-a-car tips around the island, Land-Rover-Tour, Canyooing, Big Game Fishing.
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Ranch Resort, Farm, Riding Stable, B & B for Horsemen, Hotel for Horsemen
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 14 & up

General description:

Our Lodge is located on the Azorean Island of Faial. In subtropical nature we are riding trails on our Lusitanos Horses.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Round pen
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture
  • Parking space for horse trailers
  • Tack room

Details of the Riding area

The island Faial in the Mid-Atlantic. Great views to the deep blue Atlantic, green nature, and black basalt. Volcanoes and caldeiras. Whales and Dolphins are passing directly in front of our route.

More details of the property

The trail horses are relaxed and well-conditioned Lusitanos. High quality trail-saddles from Prestige with saddle bags. Experienced trail guides speaking english, german and portuguese.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Help wanted / desirable
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

In our herd are living 20 Lusitano horses. They are well-conditionend, safe and relaxed. They are living the whole year in a herd in the open stable at our Lodge.

Other offers and explanations

Hour-, Day-, Several-Day and Week-Trails. Island-Trail: Faial (6 days). Riding-Holiday Faial (6 days stay and 5 day-trails) and a lot more.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
We are riding with 20 Lusitano mares and geldinga. All horses are trained as trail horses. They are used to be ridden with long reins.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Horse Trekking with solid Station
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 16 & up
Riding experience:
Little experience required
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 100 kg - 220 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Riding experience and endurance depend the chosen program. With beginners we are riding small 1,5h trails. With more experienced riders we are riding up to 6 day trails.

Guest lodgings

4-star-Lodge with great view to the Atlantic Ocean

4 Holiday Homes :
Lodge with Lounge and a garden to relax. 5 rooms partially for self catering and wonderful odld but nicely renovated azorean farmhouses, which are transformed into holiday houses. Including bath, kitchen and living room only a few driving minutes away from the Quinta. Daily cleaning. Price for 2 person.
1 Holiday flat / Apartment :
Loft with great view to the Atlantic. Small kitchen, living room with fireplace, masterroom with two seperate beds and bathroom. Fully equipped and is perfect for self-catering. The apartment is part of our Lodge. The renter can use all facilities like Lounge, stable and restaurant. Price occupancy with 2 persons.
5 Single / double room(s) :
Lodge with fireplace lounge and relaxing garden. 5 spacious rooms and fully equipped. Great sea view and the lodge with her horses. Daily cleaning. Price occupancy with 2 persons.
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request obligatory
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
More information of the Catering:
A comprenhesive bio breakfast with many island products. At lunch mostly saddlebag picnic. At dinner fresh salad, fish or tasteful meat from local poducers or fishermen. Full Board during Trail.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted, Internet access
More information of the accommodation:
The accomodation is part of the trail. It is included in the trail-price. For accompanying non-riders we love to present you an individual offer.

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the Holiday Homes:
from: 40,00 Euro / Day
to: 120,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the Holiday Flats / Apartments:
from: 100,00 Euro / Day
to: 135,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 85,00 Euro / Day
to: 110,00 Euro / Day

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
109,00 Euro per day/horse
Notes to the rental costs:
All horses are working as trail horses and are part of the trail programs. The price covers horse, equipment and guide.
PÁTIO - Horse & Lodge
First name:
Last name:
+ 351 917 428065
Phone 2:
+ 351 917 428111

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English, Portuguese, Italian

We are 7 days 24 hours available. Please note the time difference between MEZ and Azorean Time minus 2 hours!

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: PÁTIO - Horse & Lodge
Zip/Postal Code: 9900-341
Street: Quinta do Moinho
Country: Portugal -- Azores -- Horta-Cedros
Phone: + 351 917 428065
Phone 2: + 351 917 428111