Imagine riding on deserted beaches, through dense forests, climbing and descending mountain trails with magnificent views and visiting waterfalls. This is possible with Caminhos Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Rainforest Trails) !
In partnership with the Desempenho Riding School, this specialty operator offers short, medium and long trail rides in the Rio de Janeiro mountain region and the beaches of Buzios and Cabo Frio. It also operates a horse riding centre at Pousada Fazendinha in Buzios
Buzios Beach Ride
Caminhos Mata Atlântica offers the following multi-dayexpeditions on horseback :
Darwin Trail, rural and rain forest region around Cachoeiras de Macacu
Serra-Mar Expedition, takes you into the back country of rainforest and rural areas, crossing mountains, fields and farms to reach the beaches of Buzios
All itineraries have been mapped and checked for safety and groups are accompanied by a support car. Overnight stays have been chosen to cater to the comfort of people and horses. Horses used are Peruvian Paso and Mangalarga Marchador, which give you a smooth ride. The instructors and guides are experienced and know the terrain.
Beginner riders, should start with Trail Ride Clinic and short trails first.
Good Fitness and physical health is needed to ride horses 5-6 hours a day for several days.
There are weight limits for riders, in order to protect the well-being of the horse.
Caminhos Mata Atlância also organizes :
Moonlight Ride, combines a short ride with a dinner during the full moonu(Cachoeiras de Macacu and Buzios)
Beach Rides on the less visited beaches ofBuzios and Cabo Frio.