Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval
Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par RandochevalVoyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par RandochevalVoyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par RandochevalVoyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par RandochevalVoyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

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GIRONDE - Horseback riding between castles and forests

An exceptional gateway through woods and forests in the south of Gironde, 1 hour driving from Bordeaux!

During this ride, a night is planned in a tree house, an unusual accommodation to live a moment as close as possible to nature.


Day 1

Welcome of the riders around 8.30am directly at the equestrian farm. Then, the presentation and the giving out of the horses, and departure around 10am. We leave the last hills of Gironde in the direction of Bazas, the gateway to the Gironde moors. After a picnic break below the ramparts, we take the time to visit this Gascon city and its Gothic cathedral built in the XIIIth century, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, a good meal at the foot of the ramparts of Bazas and a possible visit to its famous cathedral and its large square. Bazas, this Gascon city, thrives south of the Bordeaux and Sauternes vineyards. We take back our mounts in the footsteps of Santiago de Compostela and gradually enter the heart of the forests of Gascony to reach our comfortable guest room.

Day 2
This second day on horseback offers beautiful galloping grounds, on large forest paths. We go to the restaurant in Escaudes to discover the local gastronomy and local products. The large forest paths offer us nice canters and lead us to Captieux, an historical village. We then go to our evening stopover: the small village of huts. Through this soothing atmosphere, from the top of our tree house, we experience an unusual night, in symbiosis with nature and the forest.

Day 3
After a good breakfast we head towards the castle of Cazeneuve, jewel of the Dukes of Albret where Queen Margot stayed. T
his enchanting castle stands in the middle of a park classified as a Historical Monument, where we picnic. After lunch, we visit the monument, before continuing our ride through the hills and through beautiful villages typical of the southern Gironde. We get to Gajac and the equestrian farm. Departure of the riders is possible from 5.30pm.

Important: The above itinerary is provided on an indicative basis and our guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary according to the condition of paths and the seasons.

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

Horseback riding in the Girondin - 2019

October 11 to 13
530 €
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November 01 to 03
530 €
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November 11 to 13
530 €
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Supplement - 2019
Small group extra cost for 2 or 3 riders (refunded from the 4th rider registered)
88 €/ pers
Single room supplement (to pay on the spot)
120 €/ pers

 

Included:

- The riding tour as described,
- The full pension accomodation with drink for meals,
- The financial guarantee of funds deposited in Ride in France, (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:

- Transport to arrive at the start point of the riding tour,
- Registration fees of 15 € per person,
- Any other services,
- Personal expenses,
- Optional insurance: more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

Horses
Thoroughbreds, trotters and appaloosas mainly. Most are interbreed horses with size and mental state adapted for trekking.

All are worked with an ethological method and can be ridden with halter.

Tack

Comfortable English style trail saddle, adapted to each horse (Forestier TREC, bates, Maratippo de Gaston Mercier et JMS nomade). Saddle pad with pockets is provided.

Recommended riding ability
This riding tour is open to riders feeling at ease at the three gaits (walk, trot and gallop) in outdoor and in diversified terrain and who have already a horseback riding experience. You must be able to hike at a varied pace from 4h30 to 6h per day depending on the stages (25 to 30 km traveled depending and the day). on indicative basis, the equivalent of a galop 2 is needed to participate to these rides.

Good to know
-The itinerary does not present any particular difficulty, it can be done in one direction or the other. 
- Underage riders are accepted from 12 years of age, if accompanied by an adult rider and if they have the recommended equestrian level.
- Maximum weight: 90 kg.




The local team

Your guide is a professional, she has ATE and BPJEPS equestrian tourism degrees, she use to guide treks in this region. A true passionate person, she will make you discover these superb landscapes in a good mood!

Logistic

we have a logistical vehicle to bring us picnics for lunch. Dinners are taken at the guest house (aperitif included)


Accommodation

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

On the first night you will stay on one of the guest room. These are comfortable, with bathroom (walk-in shower) and private toilets. You also have an outdoor terrace with deckchairs.

The second night you will be accommodated in a tree house. The accommodation offers a swimming pool and private terraces. The toilets are composting toilets that can be accessed directly in the cabin. Showers are in the sanitary block.


Meals

A logistics vehicle bring you your lunch. Everything is prepared homemade. Organic and/or local products are preferred. Your breakfast and dinner are served in the guest room.

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

Group size: from 2 to 8 riders.

Arrival airport / train station: Possibility to arrive the day before (night from 40€). In this case only, our guide will be able to set up transfers from/to Langon station

Details provided in your travel book for booking these services

 

Our riding consultant's report

3 days of top hiking with a great atmosphere, between the forest of the Gascony moors and cultural sites. And the must: a night in a tree house!

Riding guest reviews

 



Why you will love this trail

From 530 € !

Family tours - Heritage - Weekends

3 days / 2 night / 3 days on horseback

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

Your riding consultant

Lauren

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

 

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