The Vila Galé Collection Alter Real - Equestrian Resort, Conference & Spa is a hotel located in Alter do Chão, within the Royal Alter, the most ancient stud farm in the world.
This 4-star unit features two outdoor pools, a Satsanga spa with a heated indoor pool, a restaurant with regional cuisine, and a “Dressage” bar. It also has a library.
In the fully restored traditional olive oil mill, with a typical wood-fired oven, it’s possible to do wine and olive oil tastings.
This boutique hotel in the Alentejo is inspired by the site's history, and it comes as no surprise that it is dedicated to the equestrian theme. Home to the Lusitano purebred horse, the Royal Alter Stud Farm was created in 1748 by King D. John V and is deemed the oldest in the world to operate uninterruptedly in the same place.
Here, you can take the opportunity to take a guided tour of the stud farm, but also experience riding a horse for the first time. Carriage driving, round pen horse ride lessons and horseback rides are also available, both for beginners and experts.
A falconry house and its museu mis also available. Watch the flight of the falcons, try the “flying the bird to the glove” and be amazed by the magnificence of these animals.
This is one of the exemples of what we say about Ride Across Portugal: “much more than cycling”.