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TOURAINE - Comfort stay from Chenonceau to Amboise

If you want to discover the major castle of the Loire valley like Amboise or Chenonceau, this star trail with a very comfortable 3 stars hotel is for you !

Day 1 : The Loire valley - Chaumont Castle
Meeting at the riding center at 08:30 am. You will then saddle up for your first day in direction of the castle of Chaumont sur Loire. You will admire the shores of the Loire, a world heritage site by UNESCO, before reaching the castle for lunch. A former medieval fortress, Chaumont is now a magnificent Renaissance castle overlooking the Loire. Free visit (about 1h30) followed by your afternoon ride back via the Ile de la Folie and its beautiful grassy paths. Night and dinner at the Domaine des Thomeaux.

Day 2 : Montrichard forest - Troglodytic cellar and wine degustation
For your second day, you will leave towards the south-eastern through the Montrichard forest. You will appreciate its large shaded sandy paths for beautiful paces. You will leave the banks of the Loire to join those of the Cher. You will have lunch in the heart of the Montrichard forest. Between typical stone villages of Tuffaut and light difference in altitude, you will reach Bourré in the middle of the afternoon, where your horses will sleep. You will continue your day with the guided visit of Troglodégusto, which will take you to the discovery of its human works having been used in turn, of extraction of stones of the Loire, of mushroom cellars, or of tunnels during the resistance. You will close this unusual visit with a troglodytic wine tasting accompanied by local products. Night and dinner in transfer at the Domaine des Thomeaux.

Day 3 : Aiguevive Abbey - Montpoupon Castle
Your third day will take you this time on the South bank of the Cher to reach the Touraine/Indre threshold and the Lochois country. You will have lunch at the foot of the Aiguevive Abbey, a 11th century vestige, and then reach the very elegant Montpoupon Castle in the middle of the afternoon, where your hoses will sleep. You will discover this small Renaissance castle and in particular its rich collection aroudn the venery and the amazon (visit about 1h). Night and dinner in transfer at the Domaine des Thomeaux.

Day 4 : Cher Valley - Chenonceau Castle
Another day fully dedicated to the Cher Valley. You will meet the horses in Montpoupon to leave towards the West and the famous Chenonceau Castle. Lunch at the castle followed by a visit (about 1h30). This "rock-star" of Touraine will delight you with its richly furnished and perfectly maintained interiors, its French gardens and its famous gallery spanning the Cher. You will then get back in the saddle to enjoy one last time the view of the castle from the South bank, before following the Touraine/Indre threshold to reach Dierre at the end of the day. Night and diner in transfer at the Domaine des Thomeaux.

Day 5 : Amboise forest - Amboise Castle

You are already at the start of your last day in the Loire Valley. You will leave Dierre at the beginning of the morning to reach the city of Amboise. This old royal city, overhung by its castle of medieval and Renaissance inspiration, will seduce you by its authentic character and its animation. Lunch at the foot of the castle followed by a free visit (about 1 hour), where you will admire its breathtaking view of the Loire. You will then meet the horses one last time for a natural and relaxing afternoon before returning to Rilly at the end of the day. Free departure after the traditional "friendship drink".

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

Comfort stay from Chenonceau to Amboise - 2024
July 15 to 19 1295 € guaranteed departure> book it !
July 22 to 26 1295 € available > book it !
July 29 to August 02   full
August 12 to 16   full
August 19 to 23   full


Supplement & Option - 2024
Single room supplement - compulsory if you travel alone

200 €

Extra night before or after the ride (to be paid on spot) including night, diner and breakfast
100 € / pers. for sharing room or
150 € for single room



- The above described tour on a full board basis
- The accomodation in twin bedroom
- The financial guarantee of funds deposited in Ride in France


Not included:

- Drinks
- Visits and excursions
- Any option or supplement
- Booking fees of 15 € per person
- Any other service
- Optional insurances : For more information click here.





Our horses and required riding ability

Horse breed

We have Franche Montagne horse breed or crossbred Franches Montagnes. They are touched from birth and are trained according to the John Lyons behaviorist approach. They are or were all trained in TREC competitions and are therefore particularly well adapted to riding! Rather dynamic and enduring, they will be your best friend.
English or trail saddles with saddlebags included.
If needed, bring your own seat saver.

Suitable riding ability

We want riders who feel at ease outdoor at the three gaits, and who are able to trail for 5 to 6 hours at a varied speed a day depending on the step (25 to 40 km carried out per day). On an indicative basis, we ask the riders to have a Gallop 3 minimum grade to do these trails.
You will have to groom, saddle, unsaddle and participate to the horse’s care (feed, water, give a shower).

Good to know
Max. Weight : 100 kg - 220 lb
Minors from 10 years old are accepted if accompanied by an adult and if they have the necessary riding ability.

Helmet is compulsory!

The non riders are welcome on these riding tours. They follow the itnerary on bike ( location to be paid on spot, about 10€/day). We give them IGN map.

The local team

Sophie and Ken, international trek multi-medallists and horse professionals (breeders, ethiopath, ethologist, equestrian teacher...), will be your guides.
They will guide you and make you discover the region and its secrets.
They speak French and English.


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You will stay at the Thômeaux Castle, a beautiful 18th century manor house made of tufa stone and bricks built on the site of a medieval building "Le Grand Hôtel de Mosnes". Rated 3* stars, each of the 29 rooms of this charming hotel is decorated with the colors of the world and offers all the comfort expected from a 3-star hotel combining tradition and modernity, originality and character! The hotel also has a Spa.

The single room supplement is compulsory for anyone registering alone (to be paid on site), but it will be refunded if you agree to share your room and we find someone to do so.

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Lunches are picnics with sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Dinners are hearty meals taken in the hotel restaurant. The rates indicated do not include drinks for dinners.

Languages spoken by the guide: French and English

Group size: 4 to 8 riders 

Arrival airport / train station: Transfers are possible from/to Blois-Chambord train station (about 30 minutes), from 40 € / car / trip (up to 4 persons per car)

It is possible to book an extra night before and/or after the stay.
Details are available in your travel book.

Our riding consultant's report

This trail is a comfort version of our "Castles horse riding tour with Clos Luce" trail, that our guide propose with the same accomodation every night.

Riding guest reviews


Why you will love this trail

From 1295 €

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5 days / 4 nights / 5 riding days

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