Ecotura provides intimate, safe, and well-managed horse riding holidays in the most beautiful landscapes of Peneda Gerês National Park
from United States, June 2019
Scenery and horses
from Denmark, April 2019
"Hospitality and friendship"
Pedro and Anabela were the most excelent hosts working very hard to facilitate that we had a very good horseback riding holiday. Thank you
from Netherlands, November 2020
"Trail ride in magnificent mountains"
Pedro is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, it was a pleasure to ride through the magnificent scenery of the Penda-Geres National park, learning a lot about the nature and history. Landscapes are simply stunning. Horses are in very good condition, well schooled and it was a pleasure to ride (I had a chance to ride two different horses during the week). Owing to the difficult terrain it is not always possible to go fast paces, but it is ever so beautiful. Farm is quite high in the mountains, so one needs to be prepared to different weather - in my week we had all of it - rain, wind, sunshine.
Accommodation is very comfortable and super cozy. Rooms have everything one needs, living room with a fireplace is a great place for quiet evenings. There is not much to do around, but it's perfect for a retreat in nature. A yoga and meditation session with Anabela is also a must do, very good for sore muscles and relaxing for your mind and soul.
from Hong Kong, September 2019
"A unique experience"
Though I had been riding before (a long time ago), it had not been with people who take such fantastic care of their horses. Where I had been before, they weren't abusing them or anything, but this experience was on another level. Pedro is passionate about taking the best possible care of his horses and I learned much about keeping horses happy and in good shape. Moreover, the horses are incredibly (for me) well-trained and responsive. They love their home and they do love running!
During my time there, pretty much everything exceeded my expectations. The house is gorgeous, the scenery unlike anything I had seen (and yes, wild horses are there), the food was in great quantities and excellent (but I asked to skip meals in the end because of the quantity).
I felt bad about not eating all the food at the house but Pedro told me the leftover go to the animals.
There's a lot more to say. The owners are artists, work hard, and strive for perfection. Pedro is an expert about Iberian wolves and he likes to talk about them. There's a wild/domesticated cat attached to the house.
You will also have opportunities to learn about the history of the area.