Catarina Andrade

Born and raised in the Dão region, she graduated from the Equestrian Center of Lezíria Grande under the guidance of Mestre Luís Valença. In 1997 she began her professional activity as a Traditional Portuguese Riding Horse Rider. She has participated in a large number of international events and shows, especially in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. Today, she dedicates herself full time to her Dão Experience project, but always maintaining a very special connection and proximity to the equestrian activity and to her horses.

Who are we?

Dão Experience breaks simple barriers by transforming “How is it done? in “How I did it” and “What would it feel like? in It feels like…

We combine harmoniously the rural environment with activities, culture and local gastronomy. Our experiences and accommodations are aimed at those who want to stop a bit, rest, be with family or with a group of friends. If you are a horse lover, you can enjoy our equestrian experiences, too. With Dão Experience you will create memories and get to know more about what is simpler but so special.

You will live days without routine.

How it works?

Discovering the countryside...

Choose one or more experiences, make your itinerary with us. If you wish, you can also stay in the rural accommodation of Dão Experience or in the rural accommodations of our partners.

When you make your choice you will receive an informative email.

Book it now! Then, just wait for the holidays and for those very special days with family and friends.

During the Experience

The pressure stays out!

We provide special and genuine moments.

You will have the opportunity to carry out group activities, to live traditions, to taste typical products and to participate in the process of producing some of them.

At the end of the Experience

You will have good memories, the will to return and the well-being of the moment to remember!

Depending on the experience you have made, you will either take the product you made during the activity or receive a Holiday Gift to tag that special moment.


A Dão Experience está comprometida com a Economia Circular e com o combate às Alterações Climáticas:

  • Separamos os resíduos nos ecopontos adequados;
  • Os resíduos orgânicos resultantes das experiências que envolvam produtos naturais são para alimentar os animais da quinta;
  • Reutilizamos todo o material possível;
  • O nosso ambiente é natural, evitamos a relva e plantas que necessitem de grandes quantidades de água. Assim a nossa paisagem envolvente na quinta é o que a Natureza nos quiser dar, sendo um abrigo natural e protegido para a fauna selvagem.

Social Responsibility

Dão Experience has responsibility and involvement with the local community because we believe that if we want a better world, we have to act first with those who are close to us.

When doing activities with us, you will also be helping our social initiatives.

Our action is focused on the promotion of local companies, activities with schools and institutions and on supporting therapies for children with special needs.