The Coconut Trail Ride, Brazil
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS ON HORSEBACK
Big dunes, large canters, stunning beaches, typical fishing villages, Caipirinha and a lot of fun in the sun!
Brazil is all about tropical heat and amazing nature. But when we're talking about beaches, the northeast part of Brazil comes into the spotlight. And that’s exactly where Paul, your riding guide, is taking you to; to the Northeastern State of Alagoas, where you will canter the endless beaches still untouched by civilization. From day one, you will understand why the ride is called The Coconut Trail Ride. Alagoas is in fact the greatest producer of coconuts in the country. From the saddle, you will drink fresh coconut water and discover some of the most beautiful tropical places you have ever been.
During the 9 day trip of which 7 are on horseback, the itinerary will take you to the colored sea cliffs, to crossing of rivers, climbing huge sand dunes, passing mangrove swamps, riding through Atlantic rain forest and along miles of pristine deserted beaches, lined with coconut trees.
On average you will be riding about 4 hours a day – morning rides – arrive each time around noon at the next beachfront Pousada or beach house where you we be welcomed with the national drink; a Caipirinha.
The crossbreed Mangalarga Marchador horses (authentic Brazilian breed) are great forward going horses with a very comfortable pace. They are used to the tropical climate, the beach and the water and are just the most fun horses you can imagine.
Your personal luggage will be taken by a back-up vehicle from pousada to pousada (= Brazilian style comfortable accommodation).
The afternoons are filled with fun in the sun. A swim in the warm body temperature waters of the Atlantic Ocean, an ice-cold beer at a barraca, (Brazilian beach bar), a stroll in a fishermen village or simply relaxing and reading a book at the swimming pool of your pousada.
After a dinner of exceptional cuisine (seafood is the region’s specialty) follows a good night rest to be ready for the next adventurous morning in the saddle. Fresh tropical fruits will be served for breakfast while the horses are saddled and ready to kick off for another stunning day of riding along a part of the 8.000km coastline of Brazil.
The trail ride ends in Penedo, a colonial village at the mouth of the São Francisco river (one of the biggest rivers of brazil). The baroque-style churches, convents, and houses remind us of the Portuguese and Dutch colonization. The perfect setting for a last night in Alagoas. Welcome to the liveliest, most colorful, most coconut state of the country! :)