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Sleep in a former train station and connect with the untouched nature of Marvão on horseback. Train Spot Guesthouse in a partnership with Caballos Marvão organizes for you and your family multiple programs with horse riding, away from the city hustle and very close to nature. Marvão region has characteristic landscape, heritage and cultural features that offer excellent conditions for equestrian tourism and to enjoy this adventure. The geological diversity combined with hills create a “biological island” with unique features where certain species of fauna and flora can be usually found only at north of country.

Immerse yourself in this adventure and inhale the fresh air of the Nature Park of Serra de São Mamede. Walk the raia paths used by former smugglers, cross national frontiers, observe from close the flight of griffins, marvel at the medieval castles of Marvão and Castelo de Vide or the ruins of Ammaia roman city, discover megalithic monuments and many other wonders that we have to offer you.

The horse trails are organized by Dr. José Silva, horse riding and hippo-therapy enthusiast,  together with his team he will help you enjoy unique way of hooves sound, rocking gait or even a daring gallop , as you breathe the pure air of this pollution-free region.

Choose the dates and book for you two unforgettable, emotion full days!

*These programs are NOT available during August

programa1

2-day stay with breakfast included and 2 horse riding tours

Price: 100€ per person

Description of the tours – 1h each: Let’s explore and relive the meandering paths of the ancient smugglers in the heart of the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, passing through cliffs, forests, bushes and many traditional agricultural lands. The geological diversity combined with the orientation of the hills create a biological island with unique features where certain species of fauna and flora that usually can be found only at the north of country. Our guides will tell you the best stories of the route. We begin in the region of Ramila, pass by Relva and return to our friendly hosts. At the end of the road you will feel like a real riders!

 

Program: (schedule of tours to be confirmed)

Day 1:
Check-in at Train Spot Guesthouse

 

Day 2:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot Guesthouse;
10h30- Start of horseback ride (Smuggler route);
12h00- End of tour

Free afternoon
– Offer of free entry in the Castle of Marvão

 

Day 3:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot Guesthouse and Check-out
10h30- Start of horseback ride (Smuggler route)
12h00- End of tour

Free afternoon
– Offer of free entrance to Ammaia museum – roman city (possibility of guided tour – to be arranged)

 

Includes:
Each tour lasts 1 h and includes the equipment to ride, personal accident insurance, expert guide, photo report, entrance tickets at the Museum of Ammaia and Marvão Castle. Accommodation is in Train Spot Guesthouse in double room with private bathroom and included breakfast.

*This program is NOT available during August

programa2

2-day stay with breakfast included and 2 horse riding tours with Iberian snacks

Price: 160€ per person

Description of the tours – 3h30min each: The adventure begins at the bottom of Marvãos green hills  near the village of former smugglers called Galicians and Santo Antonio das Areias. Let’s climb cliffs with breathtaking landscapes, heading to Spain. We will go through forests and woods, ancient water fountines and medieval roads, by places where only horses can get. We`ll see ancient tombs dug into the rock thousands of years ago, we`ll follow forgotten tracks already and take paths of hunters and smugglers … And on top – a surprise: the view of a landscape that reaches far as the eye can reach, an outstanding viewpoint that only few (even from locals) know.

 

Program:
Day 1:Check-in at Train Spot Guesthouse

Day 2:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot Guesthouse
10h00- Horse riding tour (Sever river route)
13h30- End of horse riding tour with snacks

Free afternoon, complimentary free entrance in Marvão castle

Day 3:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot Guesthouse and Check-out
10h00- Horse riding tour (Sever river route)
13h30- End of horse riding tour with snacks
Free afternoon, complimentary free entrance to Ammaia museum – ancient Roman city (possibility of guided tour – upon agreement)

 

Includes:
The tours are  3h30 each and include the equipment to ride, personal accident insurance, experienced guide, Iberian snacks and drinks at the end of each route, photo report, entrance tickets at the Museum of Ammaia and Marvão Castle.  Accommodation is at Train Spot Guesthouse in double room with private bathroom and breakfast included.

*This program is NOT available during August

programa3

2-day stay with breakfast, 2 horse riding tours with typical sweets and 2 lunches

Price: 250€ per person.

Description of the tours – 5h each: Our goal is to cross the Spanish border and reach the top of Porto Roque, place of griffins and shelter of men for thousands of years. We will see prehistoric paintings and watch the vultures fly very close to us. On the second ride, we will ride by the Sever river and discover a historical path of a great nature beauty. We will follow the footsteps of the Jews that were expelled from Spain and enter the gates to climb medieval roads to Marvão. Our guides are prepared, not only to make you into real riders, but also to tell the stories connected to the route.

 

Program:

 

Day 1:
Check-in at Train Spot Guesthouse

 

Day 2:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot Guesthouse
10h00- Start of horseback tour (Borderline Route)
15h30- End of tour with typical snacks and sweets of the region

free afternoon
– complimentary free entrance in Marvão castle

 

Day 3:
09h00- Breakfast at Train Spot and Check-out
10h00- Start of horseback tour (Serra route)
15h30- End of tour with typical snacks and sweets of the region

free afternoon
– complimentary entry to the Museum of  Ammaia – Roman City (possibility of guided tour – to be arranged)

 

Includes:
Two horseriding tours – 5h each and equipment included, personal accident insurance, experienced guide, photo report, 2 lunches, Iberian snacks and drinks at the end of each route. Accommodation at Train Spot Guesthouse in double room with private bathroom and breakfast included.

*This program is NOT available during August

programa4

Come share with us a day at our farm.
Recommended especially for groups of children with or without the parents company. We ensure that our activities will provide them an unforgettable day. We offer a ride on our docile horses and also teach how to deal with them. We have traditional games and an exciting treasure hunt throughout our farm. At midday it’s time to cook and there is nothing better than a pizza in our traditional wood oven that kids will prepare according to their tastes. That all in a unique and healthy environment, with a magnificent view to Marvão (a candidate for World Heritage) and always accompanied by a team of experienced instructors.

 

Program:

10am: Welcome

10:15: Farm Activities
Let’s feed the chickens, the dogs, and … catch eggs. Not an easy task! They can be anywhere!
10:45: Horseback Riding (2h)
And as good riders, first we will give them to eat and saddle-up them. Then we will go through the paths of Raia by  following the routes of smugglers.
12:45 pm: Kitchen Workshop
After the walk we must regain strength and nothing is better than a cooked pizza by our visitors in our traditional wood oven. Each child can make his own pizza using any of our ingredients that offer buffet. Dough will be all natural and made from scratch, we will show how to do it!
13h15m: Fresh garden
We need some vegetables to go along with the meal. Let’s go to the garden, harvest some fresh goods and learn how to plant some more.
13h45m: Rural lunch
It’s time to enjoy home-made pizza. For lovers of Iberian gourmet – traditional dried ham of black pork, Portuguese cheese, tortilla from Spanish potatoes and local wine.

 

Duration: 4h.
Prices:
Without lunch: € 30 per child
With lunch (country-style pizza): 36 € per child /  45 € per adult (Iberian gourmet meal)

*This program is NOT available during August

For further information or clarification:
(+351) 245992112 , (+351) 963340221