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Riding through the mountains
from $1,525
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:
  • 2021: 3, 10, 24, 31 Jul; 21 Aug; 11 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 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: 2021: From Nice Airport , €70 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station approx 2.00€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Riding through the Morvan National Park
from $2,159
Summary:

An exhilarating endurance trail in central France covering 40-60 km a day, this is one for fit, adventurous riders only. Excellent food, stunning scenery, spend the night in a castle and enjoy the extensive gallops. Not for the faint-hearted.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 22 May; 26 Jun; 24 Jul; 28 Aug; 25 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 9 days / 8 nights / 7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The equestrian centre in the Morvan National Park. Transfer available from Le Creusot TGV station (1h20m from Paris).
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable and independent at all speeds and on varied terrain. Must be physically fit and in shape.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: 2021: €100 from/to Le Creusot TGV station (60 km) per car (max 4 people). Transfer is payable on-site. Complimentary transfer from/to Autun station.
Horses at a mountain lake
from $1,485
Summary:

Take part in the ancient tradition of transhumance by joining this 6-day trail through the French and Italian alps, moving horses to their summer grazing. Enjoy the remarkable landscapes and steep pastures of the snow-capped alps. Suitable for fit intermediate riders onwards with long riding days and guesthouse accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 20 June; 18 September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Sainte-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident at walk, trot and canter and riding/leading horse on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: From Nice Airport , €70pp each way payable on site. From Menton train station €40pp each way.
Neck reining
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition and varied riding out for intermediate riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: TBC
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule, preferably after 11am.
Horse and rider on mountain top
from $1,879
Summary:

An exciting trail with varied terrain on fit Anglo-Arab horses offering an insight into the culture of the Pays Basque region as well as beach riding.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27*; Sept 5, 19; Oct 3.
  • (* indicates High Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport at 14:00 Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at all paces and riding fit
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: €90 per person return, payable on-site. The transfer departs Bordeaux airport at 14:00 on the arrival day and arrives back at the airport at around 11:30 on the final day. Riders should make sure their flights arrive with time to clear security before 14:00 and book their flights to depart after 13:00 on the departure day.
Trail past walled towns of Aquitane
from $1,855
Summary:
An exciting trail with varied terrain on fit Anglo-Arab horses offering an insight into the culture of the Aquitaine region as well as beach riding.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Apr 18; May 2*, 16*, 30*; Sept 19*; Oct 4, 17 (*denotes high season).
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n (6 days riding)
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport at 14:00 or Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders confident at all paces and riding fit
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2021: €90 per person return, payable on-site. The transfer departs Bordeaux Airport at 14:00 on Day 1, returning to the airport at approx. 11:00. Please book flights landing before 13:00 and depart after 13:00.
Riding through the mountains
from $1,239
Summary:

Discover the wild Ligurian mountains and coastline on this 8 day, point-to-point trail crossing from France into Italy on willing, sure-footed horses. Ride through mountain passes and pine forests before visiting ancient, medieval villages.

This trail is for adventurous riders who want to get away from it all. Accommodation is in hotels and B&Bs in small villages along the trail. there is also the option to undertake a shorter version of this ride, completing a 6 day ride rather than the full 8 days.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Petite Liguria: Apr 17, 24; May 1, 10, 22, 31; Jun 11.
  • 2021 High Liguria: Apr 22; May 8, 22; Jun 11.
  • Trip Length: High Liguria: 8 days/7 nights/7 days riding
    Petite Liguria: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saint-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be confident in walk, trot and canter in open spaces and on steep terrain. Riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: From Nice Airport or train station, €70 per person each way. From Menton train station €40. Transfers payable on site.
Riding through the Southern Alps
from $1,255
Summary:

A trail through the Southern Alps with a visit to Europe’s largest collection of bronze age engravings. Mountain lakes and beautiful summits along the Italian frontier. For fit, adventurous riders, accommodation in comfortable guesthouses and hotels along the route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 15 - 20 August
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident in walk, trot and canter and on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: From Nice Airport €70pp each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station approx 2.00€ each way.
One of the river crossings
from $1,779
Summary:

Explore the northern part of the Vienne region, famous for its romanesque riches. Take advantage of the unpopulated, rustic and quiet landscape along the different rivers: la Vienne, la Gartempe L'Anglin and the Creuse. Extensive riding paths and fantastic views.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 2 May; 6 (FULL) Jun; 29 Aug
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Usseau, France
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate: You should be confident at all paces, able to mount and dismount unaided and happy riding on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-7
  • Transfer: 2021: From Tours or Poitiers-Biard airports, €60 per person, payable on site. Complimentary transfer from/to Châtellerault TGV station (1h45m from Paris) if required.
Summary:

A short break in Germany's Brandenburg region, forests, lakes, castles and palaces make up the stunning scenery of this trail, all experienced on board quality Arab and Berber horses. Restaurant meals and guesthouse accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 25 Mar; 15 Apr; 7 Oct; 4 Nov
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights/ 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 Hours
  • Meeting point: Berlin Schoenefeld SXF
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter over varied terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: 2021: Available from Berlin Schoenefeld SXF (€180 per car, max 4 people).

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