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View of Armagnac Trail
from $1,179
Summary:
This trek offers a wonderful opportunity to see rural France at its best. For fit riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20: 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: 2019/20: €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:
  • 2019/20: 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: 2019/20: €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 $1,299
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:
  • 2019: Oct 13,20 ; Nov 3,10.
  • 2020: Feb 16, 23; Mar 1, 15; Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5*, 12*, 26*; Aug 9*, 16*, 30; Sept 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8 (* 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: 2019/20: 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 $2,209
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 10, 31 (FULL) May; 12, 20 Sept; 3 (FULL), 11 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: From Bordeaux Airport, €20pp return at 18:30. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes from the airport. Riders arriving at Bordeaux train station must take the shuttle to the airport.
    Departure transfer is at 09.00.
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:
  • 2019/2020: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • 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: 2019/2020: €35 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 $1,229
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:
  • 2019 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • 2020 Guided Trails: 17 May; 14 Jun; 2 Aug; 20 Sep.
  • 2020 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, 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: 2019/2020: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Summary:

A beautiful 19th century French chateau with excellent food in a traditional area. Modern comforts are blended seamlessly with antique furniture and original art making for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Glorious views from all the windows over rolling countryside or the schooling arenas and all weather gallop. The horse riding caters for all abilities and ages in rolling French countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20: Open 7 days a week from 1 March to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from October to December (apart from between 16 Oct and 4 Nov).
  • 2019/20: Low season: 1 March - 30 April; 1 October - 31 December
  • 2019/20: Mid season: 1 May - 30 June; 1-30 September
  • 2019/20: High season: 1 July - 31 August
  • Discounted early Booking prices are available for bookings made 60 days or more in advance, please enquire
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2hrs per full day - more can be booked on site
  • Meeting point: Taxi transfer from Moulins sur Allier train station which is 2hr 20min fast train from Gare du Lyon, Paris.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner, faster riding for experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2019/20: By taxi from the train station, approximately €39/vehicle one way, payable on site. Price is double on Sundays. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
    From Clermont-Ferrand Airport: €145 one way
Riders in front of castles of the Loire Valley
from $2,209
Summary:
Ride past and visit all the magnificent Castles of the Loire Valley, fast riding and good food and wine make these trips special.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 13, 21 Jun; 4*, 12 (FULL), 25 Jul
  • (*denotes itinerary change, please see sample itinerary for more details)
  • 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 at 18:00. Return transfers can be arranged to the train station from 09:00 according to the earliest departure required. Transfers payable on site.
Riding through the mountains
from $1,245
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:
  • 2020: 27 Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 15, 22 Aug
  • 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: 2019: From Nice Airport , €65 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station 1.50€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Riding through the Morvan National Park
from $1,989
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:
  • 2019: 22 Jun; 27 Jul; 24 Aug; 21 Sept
  • 2020: 20 Jun; 25 Jul; 29 Aug
  • 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: 2019: €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.
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