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BRITTANY - Horse trail from Brittany to Mont Saint Michel's Bay

Brittany is a region of nature and traditions, a land of legends...

This ride will take you from Argoat to Armor, from the land of the forest to the land of the sea, for a complete discovery of this celtic territory.

This riding tour will allow you to wander around the bay's multiple faces. We will sneak in, first, in the woods and villages punctuated by granite churches, before discoveringthe Mont-Dol and the vast polders. Gradually, we will get to the seaside and reach Cancale's harbour and the "Pointe du Grouin".

We will then discover a divided coast, cliffs falling in the sea, but also beautiful sand beaches hidden between the rocky peaks. We will then set foot on the vast sand stretch, from Cancale to the Mont Saint Michel to cross the bay up to the "Bec d'Andaine", climax of a varied itinerary.


Day 1
Arrival at the equestrian inn at the Bégossière in the municipality of Roz-sur-Couesnon in late afternoon (between 6 pm and 8 pm) or at the Pontorson train station upon prior reservation from 7 pm. Dinner and night in the inn.

Day 2
After the breakfast, we saddle our horses and ride towards the Mont-Dol. We ride through the Balcon de la Baie in Roz-sur-Couesnon, and enjoy amazing panoramic views on the polders and the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. We ride towards the Hauts de Saint-Marcan and cross a deep forest with steep paths. Then, we arrive at the Chappe telegraph, a former communication facility. After having lunch at the restaurant, we ride again through the Saint-Broladre peak following sunken and wooded paths. In late afternoon, we ride along a river which leads us to the Mont-Dol, a 64 m high rocky promontory, located in the heart of the swamp. Dinner and night in an inn at the Morière.

Day 3
We leave the Mont-Dol, and ride through the polders, which are arable lands that gained ground on the sea. We shuffle between vegetable and cereal growing up to arrive at Saint-Guinoux. Here, we have lunch in a restaurant. After lunch, we leave the inland and reach the coast. Dinner and night in a guesthouse situated at 50 m of the sea.

Today, polders and marches cover more than 3000 hectares, and constitute a natural inheritance and a unique landscape. These polders (spaces that have gained ground over the sea), are geometric and bounded by the dikes. We can observe many bird species: harrier, peregrine falcon, sandpipers, plover...

Day 4
Today, we ride towards the Cancale coast beaches and cliffs. We ride nearby Beauregard Castle, and then, we fork towards the Pointe du Nid where we perceive the Fort du Guesclin. We cross the peninsula named Cancale, riding through the Verger beach and the Pointe de la Moulière, and we finally reach the Pointe du Grouin! This rocky outcrop offers us one of the most beautiful panoramic views on the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, the Chausey islands and the Normand coast. We perceive also the Landes Island, a bird sanctuary. After having a picnic lunch in a charming environment, we follow riding along the Grande Rade of Cancale. We ride back to the guesthouse and taste the famous Cancale oysters!

Day 5
We ride in the coastline along the Bay from Cancale to the Mont-Saint-Michel. After long cantering on the beach, we arrive at Cherrueix and have lunch in a seaside restaurant. Then, we ride again through the Duchesse-Anne dam, towards the site of the Sainte-Anne chapel, a place of pilgrimage. Then, we cross the marshes, a zone located between the dam and the sea. When the tide is very large, this zone is overlaid by the sea. However, at normal times, this place still hosts the salt marshes sheep, an appellation dedicated to the famous sheep herded in the Bay, but also many bird species. Night in an inn and dinner in a restaurant nearby.

Day 6
Today is the big day! We ride through the green path which leads us in front of the fine sand Bay. We cross the Bay cantering! Crossing it makes us living intensive moments. The amazing light makes magical colors to this infinite landscape. The Ombelaine Island, a big rock located in the middle of the Bay is also an ornithological reserve, and the unforgettable imposing and majestic Mont Saint Michel... Our guide tells us the story and legend of this mysterious place. Then, we canter again into this huge landscape, where the only existing limits are the rivers you need to cross. We have a picnic lunch alongside the Couesnon River. Night in an inn and dinner in a restaurant nearby.

Warning : The program of this day is given as a rough guide. We often need to modify the itinerary depending on the weather and the ground. We cannot ride everywhere and the tide can change the landscape and the possible routes from one day to the other. We also have to take into account the schedule of the tides.
We cannot stop for a visit of the Mont Saint Michel, as we don't have anywhere to leave the horses and the crowds of walking tourists is too important on the site to visit the Mont on horseback safely.

Day 7

After breakfast, (lunch is not included). Individual departure of the riders at about 12pm. If you leave by train, it is possible to organize a transfer to Pontorson train station. Please, plan a train leaving from 11am.

This itinerary is provided on an indicative basis and is subject to modifications without prior notice depending on tide or meteorological reasons. Crossing the Bay is dangerous. That’s why you will be supervised by two guides: the guide who is with you since the beginning of the riding tour, and another one who holds the necessary authorizations to cross the Bay.

Crossing the Bay is dangerous. That’s why you will be supervised by two guides: the guide who is with you since the beginning of the riding tour, and another one who holds the necessary authorizations to cross the Bay.

From Cancale to Mont Saint Michel - 2024
May 05 to 11
July 07 to 13 1050 € available > book it
July 21 to 27
July 28 to August 03 1050 € last 2 places > book it
August 04 to 10
August 11 to 17 1050 € guaranteed departure > book it
August 18 to 24 1050 € last 2 places > book it
August 25 to 31 1050 € available > book it



- The horse tour as described above in an inn, on a full-board basis, with wine, water and cider included for meals
- The supervision by an ATE guide, helped by a professional guide when crossing the Mont St Michel Bay
- Transfers from and to Pontorson train station
- The horse tour as described above in full-board, with wine for meals


Not included:

- Drinks outside mealtimes
- Chargeable visits
-  Registration fees of 15 € per person
- Personal expenses
- The organization of another tour before or after the riding tour
- Any other service
- Optional insurance : More information





Our horses and required riding ability


The horses are Irish Cob breed used to trail. Their size varies from 1m45 to 1m60 at the withers.

We have English saddle. You can also use your own saddle if it is suitable for your horse.
Recommended riding ability

We want professional riders who feel at ease outdoor at the three gaits. You need to manage your horse when cantering in open spaces and to have a good physical condition to be able to ride during 5 hours a day... and for several days!

Good to know

We ask you to groom and to saddle your horse. 
The less than 12 years old or more than 60 years old riders, as well as the ones who weight more than 85kg may be accepted only after our validation, and upon a suitable riding ability and horse. 

The local team

The riding tour is supervised by an equestrian tourism accompanist (ATE) or an equestrian tourism guide (GTE). 
When crossing the Bay, a second crossing specialist guide joins the group to make you live this wonderful experience safely.


The accommodation is a step inn, either in a three or four person’s bedroom, or in a dormitory. You will spend a night in Combourg in a hotel.
It is not possible to book for an individual bedroom.

Breakfasts and dinners are at the accommodation and picnic lunches are brought to us during the riding tour by the logistic vehicle.


Languages spoken by the guide: English / French speaking guide.

Group size: From 4 to 10 riders

Arrival airport / train station: The meeting point is the riding centre.

Transfers are possible from Pontorson train station.
Please book a train arriving between 6 and 8 pm on the first day and from 11 am on the last day.

Extend your stay

After the end of your riding tour, you have the opportunity to extend your stay visiting the Mont Saint Michel to better discover this unique place in the world. This region is also a suitable place for bathing or thallasoteraphy hollidays.

Please, contact us if you have any project.

Our riding consultant's report

A real riding tour in a region full of different landscapes and traditions. Here, the legends are still living...

Riding guest reviews

"Thank you for accepting Marine, 10 years old, on this tour. She was able to do the 5 days without any problems. It was a pleasure to realise my dream with my 2 daughters, thanks to you." - Anne-Céline T. (2020)

"An unforgettable week! Full of emotions and laughs. The Irish Cob breed are really gentle horses with which we feel completely safe. Arwen is an amazing guide! Smily, funny and considerate with the clients as well as the horses. Everything is done while respectinbg horses. Food lovers will be delighted with the canteen as the food is excellent! The proof... my weighing scale said +2kg when I got back (we will say it was muscles!). The ending with the Mont-Saint-Michel is extraordinary! Guaranteed emotions! For the farewells, expect a few tears. I am ready to pack my suitcases for next year. P.S.: Don't forget your swimming suit as we will be bathing midweek after lunch. A relaxing moment for your muscles." - Delphine L. (2019)

"Big variety of landscapes (polders, paths, seawalls, seaside, bay...), a really professional guide who was able to quickly make the participants feel at ease, a solid group that never lost its happiness, good laughs, quality meals, strong sensations and emotions (crossing the bay) and finally, lovely horses, always clam, brave and kind. This tour is an unforgettable memory. I can't wait to go back!" - Catherine W. (2018)

"The riding tour was very pleasant, with amazing landscapes, friendly and dynamic Irish Cob horses! The guide was very convivial and skilled. The best moments were the long cantering in the Mont Saint Michel Bay!" - Pascale B. (July 2017)

"Wonderful landscapes that I didn't know so well and rediscovered. Tonic trail with a long first day, not for beginners but perfect for me with numerous trots and canters. Really nice staff and simple meals during lunch breaks and excellent restaurants or guesthouses at night."- Florence H. (2013)

"Great horse, sweet and attentive." - "Magical canters in Mont Saint Michel Bay." - Pascale P. (2013)


Why you will love this trail

From 1050€

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7 days / 6 nights / 5 days on horseback

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