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Stunning beaches
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Enjoy a unique short break in this special part of Scandinavia: riding on top-quality Icelandic horses across vast open landscapes and beaches, enjoy boutique accommodation, feast on gourmet home-cooked cuisine and revel in the relaxing spa facilities - perfect!

Departure Dates:
  • Ride not available in 2021/22, please enquire to register your interest for 2023
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 days riding
    5 days / 4 nights / 3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Aalborg Airport, Denmark (AAL)
  • Riding Ability Required: walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-8
  • Transfer: 2020: €40 return from Aalborg Airport, payable on site.
Beautiful ruska landscape
from $1,999
Summary:
Come enjoy the spectacular Autumn colours of magical Lapland. Ride Finnish horses on this exciting trail in the Arctic Circle and witness Finnish hospitality at its best.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: July 26; August 9, 16, 30.
  • Other dates available on request for 4 people or more, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 8-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Kittilä Airport, Finland. It may also be possible to fly into Enontekiö Airport if flights are available.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
View of Armagnac Trail
from $1,209
Summary:

The point to point trek is unguided and for experienced riders only who are confident and capable of looking after horses unaided by a guide, offering a wonderful opportunity to see rural France at its best. For fit riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Sundays from April to mid October, dates by arrangement
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Mont de Marsan Railway Station or Gabarret bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter for trail. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6 (unguided)
  • Transfer: 2021: €80 return per car from Mont de Marsan; from Agen €90. Payable on site
Summary:
Based stay and flexible for all riders and great for families with non-riders. Explore miles of golden sandy beaches, shaded forests, watersports and typical French cuisine.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: All year round (closed 20 December - 10 January). Sunday arrivals, please speak to Travel Advisor.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights. Longer/shorter stays can be taken.
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible but from 2-6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport or Morcenx train station, France
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: 2021: €45 per person each way from Bordeaux for 2-8 people, payable on site. Please arrange flights to arrive before 15:30 and depart after 13:00. Transfers for 1 person can often be arranged from Bordeaux, otherwise pick-up will be at Morcenx train station.
beach gallop in the surf!
from $1,439
Summary:

Point to point trail for fit intermediate riders onwards, lots of fun with very good horses. There is fantastic beach riding available all year round, basic accommodation and organisation, riding around 40km/6hrs each day at all paces.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Feb 27; Mar 13, 27; Apr 3, 17; May 8, 15; Jun 5, 26; Jul 3*, 24*, 31*; Aug 21*; Sept 11; Oct 9, 16; Nov 6. (* includes 1 night camping)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport, France (BOD) Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit intermediate riders onwards. Must be confident at all paces including gallop and comfortable riding for long periods over rough and challenging terrain. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-14
  • Transfer: 2022: From Bordeaux Airport at 16:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 12:30. Payable on site. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Riding through the vinyards of Bordeaux
from $2,205
Summary:

A trip for wine-lovers! Fast riding through rolling hills covered with vineyards, visits to medieval castles and extensive wine tasting.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 18 Sept; 9, 30 Oct.
  • 2022: 30 Apr; 21 May; 2 (FULL), 15 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport (BOD) at 18.30
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: 2021/22: From Bordeaux Airport, €20pp return
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 6 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2021/22: €40 per person return payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,299
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Guided Trails: 8 May; 5 June; 3 July; 14 August; 18 September. Other dates available on request for minimum of 4 riders.
  • 2021/22 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit between 15 April and 15 October, any start day for minimum of 2 people.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Usual Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2021/22: €40 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Riders in front of castles of the Loire Valley
from $2,205
Summary:

Ride past and visit the magnificent Castles of the Loire Valley, fast riding with excellent food and wine make these trips special.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 25 (FULL) Jun; 3, 16, 23 Jul
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Montrichard train station, a 2hr train journey from Paris Montparnasse station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: From Montrichard train station, €20pp return. Transfers payable on site.
Riding through the mountains
from $1,439
Summary:
A point to point trail along the 'Via Alpine' through Mercantour National Park. With stunning scenery and traditional villages, this horse riding holiday takes you well away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Accommodation is in a mix of hotels, guesthouses, mountain refuges and B&Bs.
Departure Dates:
  • 8d/7n 2022: 13 August.
  • 7d/6n 2022: 10, 17 July.
  • 6d/5n 2022: 21 August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding, 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding or 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours in the saddle)
  • Meeting point: Ranch near Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities catered for. A good level of fitness is required due to long hours in the saddle and some walking required.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2022: From Nice Airport, one way (to or from) transfer is included, the other way is available for 180€ for 2 pax / 300€ for 3-8 pax per vehicle, payable on site. There is a direct bus available from Nice to Saint Martin Vesubie bus station for approx €1.50 each way, free pick up from the bus station. Please enquire for more information.
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