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BURGUNDY - Short ride in Morvan

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In a little known region, located in the center of Burgundy and only a few hours from Paris, discover the history of the Morvan and the lake of Pannecière. If the weather is good, this getaway trip of 2 or 3 days is the perfect occasion to swim with the horses !

In the evening enjoy the comfort of the lodge and a friendly evening with our guides.

 

The first day, the meeting point is planned at 8:30 am. After a presentation of the site, the itinerary and the group, we will meet our horses and prepare them to get into the saddle. On the last day of your stay, the riders will be able to leave at 6:30 pm or 7 pm.

Each day, we leave on a different loop among the different circuits presented below to discover the lakes of this region or its history.

Our different itineraries

  • The lake of Pannecière

This morning, we ride through the forest in order to reach the lake of Pannecière. It's the biggest lake of Morvan with a superficy of 5.2 km². It's also a part of the Grands Lacs de Seine. It was built to limit the floods of the Seine and its tributaries. We will have our picnic break by the lake. We will take the opportunity to relax as well as to swim with the horses depending on the weather, the seasin, the level of the lake... and the horses desire ! We will return to the domain in late afternoon.
About 25km

  • The Chapel of Faubouloin et its miraculous fountains

Today, we are going to discover Notre Dame de Grâce, also called the Chapelle du Frêne, which dates from the 11th century. High place of Morvan, this chapel as well as its 3 fountains with virtues of cure were for a long time the object of pilgrimages and rites both pagan and christian. During this loop, we will have to face importants unevenness : it could happens to put foot on the ground in order to be easier for the horses. We will return to the domain in late afternoon.
About 30km

  • The Gallo-romain theater of Bardiaux

After a good breakfast, we will leave towards the gallo-romain theater of Bardiaux. This place was a step on a busy road, la via rustica, linking Autun to Entrains. Its capacity should be about 600 to 700 people. It was one of the rare rural facilities. We could take a break on the site to discover a bit more these remains. We will return to the domain in late afternoon.
About 35km

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mportant: The above itinerary is provided on an indicative basis. It could be adapted according to the technical criteria, the number of people and the safety requirements or the climatic conditions.

For this ride we propose "a la carte" departure between April and October (but not in July or August) according to your availabilities

Short ride in Morvan - 2022
2 days / 1 night / 2 days riding 350 €
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3 days / 2 nights / 3 days riding 515 €
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Options - 2022 1 night 2 nights
Supplement Single
if highly requested (to be paid on site)
30 € 45 €
Non-rider price 100 € 180 €

 

Included:

- The trail ride as described with an equestrian guide
- Accomodation in bed and breakfast and full board basis, from lunch of day 1 to lunch of day 2 or 3
- Drinks during meals (only wine during meals)
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why ride with us ?")

 

Not included:

- Transportation to and from the riding centre
- Booking fees 15€/person
- Drinks outside of meals
- Any other services or optional visit entries
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

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Horse breeds
The horses for this trail are mostly composed of half Arabian bloods from an endurance breeding.

Saddles
We use trail saddles. The saddlebags are provided.
We ask you to participate to the horses' care such as brushing him, tacking him and untacking him.

Recommended riding ability
To join this trail, you have to be comfortable at the three gaits in open spaces, and to have a good physical condition to be able to spend 5 hours in the saddle everyday.
Occasionnally, you will have to walk next to your horse as the paths can be quite steep.

Good to know
The helmet is compulsory for everyone. They can be lend to you on the spot but we recommand you have your own.
Accompanied children are allowed from 12 years old if they are good riders.

Maximum weight : 90 kg

The local team

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This trail is guided by Nathalie and Simon, equestrian tourism guides. They will share with you their love for this region.

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Accommodation
We offer an accomodation in an old renovated farm, in a park of 24ha. The lodge is composed of a common room, an equipped kitchen and 3 bedrooms (doubles, twins or triples) which offer an amazing view on the surroundings countryside. The bedrooms are equipped of a private bathroom, a private access on the outside and wifi.

Meals
Breakfasts will be served around the table of the bed and breakfast and will be composed of coffee, tea, chocolate or fruit juice for the drinks and cakes, brioche, butter, jam, yogurt and fruits.

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Lunches are planned in the form of picnics carried in the morning in the saddlebags. They will be composed of bread, local meats, hard-boiled eggs, chips, cheese, fruits or compotes and water

Dinner are planned around the table of the bed and breakfast and will be composed of a hearty aperitif, a main plate and a dessert. Dinner will be accompanied with water or wine (within reasonable limits) and coffee, tea or herbal tea for the dessert.

Languages spoken by the guide: French and English.

Group size: From 2 to 5 riders

Arrival airport / train station:

Meeting at the riding centre at 8:30 am. Departure the last day from 06:30 am - 07:00 am.

No transfer from the train station. However, if you take the train to Nevers then a bus to Château Chinon, our guides can take you at the bus stop for 10€ per ride for the car.

Additional nights possible before or after the ride (about 65€ the single room or 75€ the double room + 20€ / person for diner).

Details are given in the travel journal for these services reservation.

 

Our riding consultant's report

This lovely riding in the middle of nature allow you to discover the beautiful region of Morvan at your horse's rythme.

Riding guest reviews

"The hosts are really nice and caring. The guesthouse is very pleasant. The horse riding are custom made, with walking, calm and well in their head horses, adapted to each rider. The Morvan countryside is so beautiful." - Michèle B. (2021)

"An excellent adress for the riders ! My daughter and I spent 2 days riding in stars in great landscapes, the Morvan in all its glory. The kindness and welcome of the guide and her husband are to highlight. The horses are very nice and dynamics. We thank them again." - Nathalie G. (2021)

"I rarely saw horses this well treated, horses beautiful, clean, in good shape, you can feel it on the ride ! Top guide, really sympathic and helpful." - Célia D. (2021)

Why you will love this trail

From 350 €

Weekend - Advanced rider - With a non rider

2-3 days / 1-2 nights / 1-2 days riding

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