Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Exceptional horseback ride to discover the Champagne and its vineyards: Reims mountain (the kingdom of pinot noir), the Marne valley (pinot noir and pinot meunier) and the Côte of Whites (“blanc de blanc” champains), Chardonnay. Champagne, its name sparkles like a promise of celebration: with its hillsides, houses and cellars registered with Unesco, it is first and foremost the setting for the king of wines ! And its large houses, heirs to a festive art of living that can be savored in the hollow of the vineyards. But Champagne is also a concentrate of history. The Cathedral of Reims is the cradle of the coronation of the kings of France.

Itinerary
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A cheval en Champagne
Programme intro

 THE CHAMPAGNE TRAIL RIDE
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Welcome riders at the Patis-Paille guesthouse or at the Reims TGV station at 6.30 p.m. then transfer to the accommodation.

Day 2: Breakfast at 8 am, departure of the ride around 10 am, between vineyards and forests. You will leave for a loop in the Sermiers national forest, the "Virgin Oak" forest, which comes from the grouping of two national forests: the Virgin Oak to the east and Sermiers to the west. It owes its name to a legend from the Middle Ages, a period during which loggers would have found a statuette of the Virgin Mary in the heart of the tree ... This "miracle" is the subject of an annual pilgrimage, on the 3rd Sunday September. We return to the accommodation for the picnic. The afternoon is devoted to exploring the city of Reims, nicknamed "the city of coronations" or "the city of kings". Indeed, it is on the future site of Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral that Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi and that a large number of Carolingian and then Capetian kings were consecrated for more than ten centuries from Louis the Pious in 816 until to Charles X in 1825. Champagne, invented in the 17th century by Dom Pérignon at the Hautvillers monastery near Épernay, is one of the historical assets of the Reims economy.>

 

Day 3: This morning, you set off for great gallops in the national Virgin Oak forest. You will have the picnic in the national forest of Verzy at the site of Les Faux. A Fau de Verzy is a twisting being. the Forest of Verzy is the main world reserve of forgery. In the afternoon, you continue riding South towards Trepail, a typical wine-growing village of Champagne where Chardonnay, a white grape variety, predominates. Overnight and meal in Bouzy

Day 4: After breakfast, direction Mutigny through the vineyards. This village located on a promontory between vineyards and forests at an altitude of 240 meters, which allows exceptional views over the Marne Valley, the Black Coast and the White Coast. You will take the picnic in Hautvillers. If there is one place where the word Champagne takes on its full meaning, it is Hautvillers: a typically Champagne village, whose hillsides are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hautvillers is the cradle of Champagne. It was here that a certain Dom Pérignon developed the Champagne method, which made Champagne wine the king of wines. You descend into the hills to cross the Marne at Cumières. The Marne Valley allows long gallops. Overnight and meal in Epernay.

Day 5: You will ride up on the slopes where you will enjoy a view of Epernay. You enter the “Blanc de Blanc” vineyard. Picnic will be set in Cramant, where you will enjoy a champagne tasting. In the afternoon, you will visit Epernay. Starting point for the various tourist routes, and bringing together the various Champagne authorities (the Interprofessional Committee for Champagne Wines, the General Syndicate of Winegrowers, etc.), this town in the countryside is the economic heart of Champagne. Site of the great wine production and trading houses, classified as a Remarkable Taste Site, the majestic Avenue de Champagne has 110 kilometers of cellars. This is what makes it world famous and one of the most prestigious avenues in the world ! In addition to visiting the cellars of the most famous Champagne Houses, you will discover an eclectic architecture and numerous 19th century buildings. Overnight and meal in Epernay.

Day 6: You will leave Cramant for the Avize Montain with its limestone cliffs. You will arrive in the Darcy valley where you enjoy a beautiful view of Monthelon. You cross the Epernay forest, to reach again the Marne valley. You picnic in Chapotte, before crossing the Marne at Damery. In the afternoon, you follow the hillsides, keeping a view of the Marne, until Montigny where you leave the horses. Overnight and meal in Neuville aux Larris - Champagne tasting.

Day 7: After breakfast, you will find the horses. You continue your ride through the hillsides, overlooking Chatillon sur Marne where you can discover the statue of Pope Urbain II (33 meters), Eude de Chatillon in civil, who watches over the Champagne vineyards. Picnic at the Reims Mountain Natural Park house in Pourcy. You continue through the forest to arrive at your evening stage. Overnight and meal in Neuville aux Larris.

Day 8: After breakfast, depending on train times, transfer to Reims TGV station.

* Indicative program which may be subject to modifications if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Day 1: End of afternoon directly at the accommodation or at 6:30 pm at Reims train station. Transfer: 20 € round trip to pay directly.

DEPARTURE:

Day 8: Morning after breakfast, from accommodation, transfer to Reims train station. Transfer: 20 € round trip to pay directly.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: :randonnée à cheval Périgord
You must be able to walk, posting trot, posting canter outdoor on open spaces, being able to stay several hours on horseback, galloping over long distances, knowing how to control your horse in an open environment. Maximum weight: 95kg.

GROUPS:
5 to 10 riders + the guide.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:
A qualified English speaking guide and an assistant ensuring the preparation of midday meals and luggage transfers with an assistance vehicle.

HORSES:rando à cheval Périgord

Mostly crosses of Arabian horses / paint horses used to trail riding.

TACK:
Comfortable trail ride saddles with saddle bags.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION:chambres
Comfortable hotels and guesthouses, 2-3 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement.

MEALS:

Dinners at the guesthouses or restaurants. Lunches prepared by an assistant following the ride with a minibus and preparing nice tables at picnic places.horse riding loire castles
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LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by an assistant with a minibus.

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Rates
Infos tarif
 

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1995 € in 2 person bedroom 
Single bedroom supplement: 405 €
Transfers from/to Reims TGV train station: 20 € / person to be paid directly
Registration fees: 15 €

PRICE INCLUDES:

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks out of lunches, chmpain and wine tastings, visits, tips, transfers from/to Reims TGV train station, all that is not descrobed in "the price includes".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1995€ LAST AVAILABILITIES CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
- 1995€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer Europe Union citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.