Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval
Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à chevalRando Cheval - Voyage à cheval

FRANCE ON HORSEBACK

Horse riding tours and equestrian holidays in France

Ride in France - Horseback holidays- Ride in France - Horse riding holidays and equestrian vacations +33 437 02 2000

POITOU - Horseback Weekend Rides in Vienne Valley

The department of Vienne, in the heart of Poitou region, is the perfect location for nice rides in the French countryside : discover valleys, hills and rivers, small villages and isolated farms...

Infinite ways between the Atlantic valleys and the Central Massif foothills open many itineraries your guide will be happy to make you discover.

If you want to escape between the Vienne and the Gartempe valleys, in the heart of the Poitou region we suggest you 2 itineraries:  3 days / 2 nights / 3 days riding

- A riding tour in Oc land and Oil land for...
- A riding tour in the Vienne valley for...
These two itineraries can also be combined with the "the Poitou riding tour" itinerant riding tour in 6 days / 5 nights / 6 days riding.

 

RIDING TOUR IN OC AND OIL LAND

 

Day 1
Meeting point at the riding centre before 9am. We have a first contact with our guide and horses. We ride through very undulating landscapes, a region where limousines cows and sheep are breed. The paths are bordered with secular oak trees. We have a picnic lunch alongside a lake with a water spring where horses can drink. We also enjoy a wonderful view on the village of Trimouille. We spend the night in a former farm with a view on the Serre Castle.


Day 2
Today, we ride through the Vienne valley surrounded by castles from different periods of time. We have a picnic lunch at the Saint Germain Castle (a medieval castle). We visit one of these castles. Then, we ride through the Issoire affluent, and farms made of granite and secular oak wood we see alongside our riding paths.


Day 3
Today, we spend our last day riding in the Vienne Valley. We have a picnic in the village of Brégoux. We ride through fords and end our riding tour by having long gallops. We are back in the equestrian centre in late afternoon.

 

RIDING TOUR IN THE VIENNE VALLEY

 

Day 1
Meeting point at the riding centre before 9am. We have a first contact with our guide and horses. Then, we ride through the Blourde valley and enjoy very undulating landscapes. This is a region where limousines cows and sheep are breed. The paths are bordered with secular oak trees. We have a picnic lunch alongside a lake and can take a bath with our horses if we want. In the afternoon, we ride through the village of Nérignac.


Day 2
Today, we ride to the village of Moussac with its Merovingian sarcophagi. We enjoy a nice view on the Messelière Castle. Then, we ride alongside the Vienne River and enjoy a nice view. We have a picnic lunch in the Fougeret Castle which is supposedly haunted. After lunch, we visit this castle (if it is open). In the afternoon, we ride through nice paths in the Vienne valley. We ride on bridges and through paths to have long gallops.


Day 3
Today, we finish riding in the Vienne valley. We have a picnic lunch alongside the Vienne River in the Isle Jourdain. In the afternoon, we ride on the viaduct (40m) and enjoy being in a former railway to have a good gallop. We are back at the equestrian centre in late afternoon and riders leave on their own.


Oc & Oil Country Horse Riding Tour - 2019
May 01 to 03
550 €
available > book it
June 12 to 14
550 €
available > book it
July 24 to 26
550 €
available > book it
August 07 to 09
550 €
available > book it
August 21 to 23
550 €
available > book it
October 30 to Novembre 01
550 €
available > book it

 

Vienne Valley Horse Riding Tour - 2019
April 28 to 30
550 €
available > book it
June 09 to 11
550 €
available > book it
July 07 to 09
550 €
available > book it
August 04 to 06
550 €
available > book it
August 18 to 20
550 €
available > book it
October 27 to 29
550 €
available > book it

 

Extra night the day before departure, in half board basis and double room : 60 € (to book in advance - to pay on the spot).

 

Included:

Included

-  The above described tour on a full board basis,
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why ride with us ?"),
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").

 

Not included:

Not included

- Transport from and to the meeting place,
- Transfer from/to Poitiers/Limoges train station,
- Registration fees of 15 € per person,
- Personal expenses,
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

Horses

The equestrian farm has more than 40 horses and ponies, from different breeds (pur Arabian cross-breed, French saddle, barbs, quarter horses...). Most of them were born in the farm. They are well-trained and like leaving their field for a riding trail! Whatever your level is, you will always find your best trailing friend.

.

Tack
We use "Forestier" or "Prestige" brand trailing saddles. Western saddles are available upon request (specify such request at booking time). Holsters or saddlebags are provided.

Suitable riding ability
Our itinerant riding tours are for experienced riders feeling comfortable at the three gaits, and with a regular horseback practice. It is recommended to have a good physical condition for this horse riding (5 to 6 hours riding per day).


Good to know
Minors accompanied by their parents are accepted from 12 years old.
Helmet is compulsory. It can be lent by the equestrian centre.
Rider maximum weight: 110kg.

The local team

To discover Poitou, a professional guide and Poitou lover will make you discover the charm of this region.

Logistics

Your saddle is equipped with a saddle pad with pockets and a pair of saddlebags to carry your personnal effects riding. A logistic vehicle carries your luggage and lunch in order to limit the weight on horseback.

 

Accomodation
Your accommodation will be rural inns or guesthouses, in double or single bedroom (depending on availability).

Meals
A minibus brings us our picnic for lunch. Dinners are in restaurants or in guest tables. They are traditional and local gastronomy (wine and aperitif included).

 

Languages spoken by the guide: English / French speaking guide

Group size: 2 to 7 riders

Arrival airport / train station:
Meeting point at the equestrian centre.
Possible transfert from and to Poitiers or Limoges train station (40€ extra charge per person to pay on the spot).
You can book an extra night before or after the riding tour on a full basis, from 60 € / Person extra charge.
Details are available in your travel book if you want to book this service.

 

Our riding consultant's report

A tonic riding tour allowing you to discover the Vienne valley in a few days.

Riding guest reviews

"It was an excellent riding tour. Being only 6 riders was an added advantage.
The accommodation was very cosy. Anne is a real professional who perfectly knows her horses and take care of them". - Brigitte L.(August 2017)

"We had a wonderful time in Poitou with Anne and her team. Everything about the trip was better than we could have hope for... the horses, the food, the accomodation, the company! I will highly recommend it to all my riding friends!" - Amy F. (August 2015)

" Comfortable accommodations, friendly atmosphere during the meals, amazing cavalry, attentive guide, we spent an excellent weekend." -Nadine H. (2013)

"Brilliant team, funny, friendly and open-minded. Beautiful country and different landscapes." - Pascaline B. (2013)

"Perfect accommodation, delicious meals, amazing horses, warm welcome, in short an really nice ride!" - Yann L. (2013)

Why you will love this trail

From 550 € !

Week-ends - French heritage

3 days / 2 nights / 3 days riding

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Your riding consultant

Lisa

Phone: +33 (0)4.37.02.20.00
france@randocheval.com

 

If you like this, you may also like...

ALSACE

Horse riding trail in the Vosges.
Rando Cheval - Voyages et randonnée

LOIRE VALLEY

French Heritage discovery ride.
Rando Cheval - Voyages et randonnée