The very name of Bordeaux has come to mean great wines. No part of France is able to produce a wider variety of the noblest wines than the Gironde area surronding the city of Bordeaux. Riding through this area, you will have the opportunity to taste great wines such as Medoc, Cote de Blaye, Cote de Bourg, Bordeaux Superior, Bordeaux Lalande, Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Cadillac, Graves, Sauternes. You will ride through landscapes of some of France’s richest architectural land, You will pass near picturesques farms, rolling meadows, ancient villages, churches and castles. Much of the area has not changed significantly for the last several hundred years ...
Day 1: Welcome of the riders either at Bordeaux airport at 6:30 pm or at the train station at 5:30 pm. Transfer to the bed and breakfast in Moulis en Médoc.
Day 2: Breakfast at 8 am, transfer to the horses at 9 am and departure for horseback riding at 10 am in a flat landscape between wineyards and forests. Picnic will take place on the borders of the Gironde. We will taste a Medoc at the wine museum of Maucaillou. We will cross the Gironde, with our horses, on a ferry, towards Blaye (crossing time of 40 mn). Upon arrival we will visit on horseback the citadelle Vauban (18th century). Night in a hotel.
Day 3: Breakfast at 8 am, departure from the hotel at 9 am and on horseback at 10 am. We will ride through the Côtes de Blaye and the Côtes de Bourg in hilly landscape. Picnic at a wine producers’ place at Lamothe castle and tasting of the Côte de Bourg. Departure at 3 pm towards Cubnezais through a flatter landscape, with passages in humid zones. The evening will be held at the winegrower of the wineyard Gravette’s. Tasting during the meal. Night on site.
Day 4: Breakfast at 8 am, departure on horseback at 9:30 am. It is a region where wineyards alternate with little forests which will lead us to the castle Mayne Veil, for the picnic and tasting of Fronsac wine. Towards Libourne, we will pass through the famous region of Pomerol. It is at the castle Belles Graves that we will leave our horses to taste the famous Lalande de Pomerol wine. We will spend the evening in a hotel in Libourne.
Day 5: We take the direction of Saint Emilion passing through the famous properties of château Pétrus, Cheval Blanc and château Figeac. Picnic at the castle Robin des Moines with tasting of this wine, followed by a free visit of the city of St Emilion. In the afternoon we will leave St Emilion to ride through the large valley of Dordogne and arrive in Saint Jean de Blaignac by 7 pm. We will spend the night there in a Bed and Breakfast.
Day 6: We are now in the region of the "Entre deux mers", with its varied landscapes, hilly and wooded, and its beautiful wineries. We will stop at the castle of Rauzan (13th century) with a tasting of Entre deux Mers. In the afternoon we will ride wineyards alternate with forests, which will lead us to the castle of Broustaret (Bed and Breakfast). We will have dinner in the city of Cadillac where we will taste the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux. Nocturnal visit of the city.
Day 7: Breakfast at 8 am, departure on horseback at 9:30 am. Until Cadillac, the region is strongly hilly. Then we will pass through the valley of Garonne to reach the wineyards of Graves and Sauternes. Picnic at the castle of Myrat, the count of Pontac will show us his castle and will propose us a tasting of this gold-couloured wine. In the afternoon, gallops between wineyards and forests will lead us to Sauternes. From the top of the tower of the oenological school La Tour Blanche we will admire the view on the wineyard of Sauternes. During the meal we will taste wine of Graves and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux train station and airport.
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Shared bedrooms: 1640 €