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Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 3-4 star hotels
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Loire castle horseback ride. A week riding in the footsteps of characters from the history of France via Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Amboise. Like Louis XII, François 1er, Catherine de Medicis, Diane de Poitiers. you ride in the large game forests including the prestigious Amboise forest, and walk along the wonderful valley of the Cher, ... going from castle to castle.

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Horseback trail ride Loire Castles

Itinerary
Programme intro

LOIRE CASTLES
INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

Day 1: Free arrival to Relais de Chambord ****, briefing, gourmet diner and night at Relais de Chambord at 7:00 PM precisely. 

image-20211207195412-2Day 2: Chambord AM - about 3h riding : We start our ride from Chambord along the "Grand Canal" with its spectacular view on the Château. We enjoy the beautiful sand paths of Boulogne and Chambord forest and come back to Château de Chambord on horseback : Royal ! Lunch in Chambord village.PM - walking tour : Visit of Chateau de Chambord. The largest and the most magnificent of all Loire Valley castles which has been ordered by Francis the 1rst and achieved in 1519. Gourmet diner and night at Relais de Chambord.Day 3: Beauregard - Cheverny. AM - about 1 hour 1/2 on horseback. Begining of the ride from Chambord to chateau de Beauregard by the Boulogne forest. We have the privilege to enter by the front path of the chateau : an unforgetable experience ! Visit of chateau de Beauregard, and discovering of his famous "gallerie des illustres", intact since XVII century. Picnic with foie gras in chateau de Beauregard. PM - about 1 hour 30 on horseback. We leave to chateau of Cheverny on horseback by the countryside and Cheverny vinyards. Visit of Château de Cheverny. Transfer to Blois. Gourmet diner in Blois, and night at Coté Loire, char- ming guest housse in front of Loire river in Blois. Gourmet diner and night at Relais de Chambord.

Day 3 : Beauregard - Cheverny
AM - about 1h30 riding : Begining of the ride to chateau de Beauregard by Boulogne forest. We have the privilege to enter by the front gate of the chateau : an unforgetable experience ! Visit of chateau de Beauregard and its famous "Gallerie des illustres" intact since the 17th century. Gourmet picnic with foie gras in chateau de Beauregard.
PM- about 1h30 riding : We leave the chateau of Beauregard on horseback by the countryside to reach Cheverny region and its famous vinyards in the middle of the afternoon. Visit of Château de Cheverny and its gorgeous Renaissance furnitures. Diner and night in Relais des trois châteaux **** in Cheverny.

image-20211207195542-3Day 4 : Fougères - Chaumont sur Loire
AM - about 2h riding : On day 4, we start our day by visiting Fougères sur Bièvre castle. This little castle is one of the rare with still medieval inspiration in Loire Valley. Visit of the château followed by our ride in the countryside of Sologne to reach Beuvron banks for lunch. Lunch in lovely restaurant in Candé.

PM - about 1h riding : We enjoy a short riding afternoon through Sologne- Touraine border toward château of Chaumont sur Loire. Visite of the château and its famous international garden festival. Night ans dinner in the charming manor Domaine des Thomeaux*** where you may enjoy its spa.
 

image-20211207195832-4Day 5 : Chaumont sur Loire - Amboise
AM - about 1h riding : We start our day on the Loire banks, juste under Chaumont sur Loire castle. Then we ride along the river and its beautiful biodiversity classified in UNESCO’s World Inheritance. Lunch in a local restaurant in Mosnes, a charming village "toureangeau".
PM - about 2h riding : Last ride to chateau d'Amboise by the Loire Valley. Special arrival in Chateau d'Amboise on horseback by "La porte des Lions», the medieval king’s gate ! End of the ride. Gourmet dinner and night in hotel Le Choiseul**** along Loire river in Amboise.

Day 6: Visit of Clos Lucé and Chenonceau
AM - waking tour : We start our day with a private visit of Amboise château, former medieval Fortress with its magnificent view on Loire Valley, where Leonardo Da Vinci is beleived to be buried.
Then free time in the charming old center of Amboise or free visit of Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo daVinci. Lunch in Amboise.
PM - walking tour : We finish our week with the fantastic visit of Château de Chenonceau and its gardens. We enjoy its georgous furnitures and its famous archs above the river Cher. Last gourmet dinner and night at the Hotel Le Choiseuil.

Day 7 : Departure
Breakfast in Hotel Le Choiseul followed by your free departure. Transfers (not included) for Amboise train station or Saint Pierre des Corps.
Program may change a little according to season and weather to preserve horses & riders.
 

* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

At 7 pm at Relais de Chambord. By train: Blois train station, then take a taxi to the hotel (about 50 € / car).
 

DEPARTURE:

After breakfast at Domaine de Choiseuil. Taxi to Amboise train station (about 20 € / car)

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: niveau équestre
You must be able to walk, trot and canter outdoor on open spaces.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT:
95 kg.

GUIDE:
Professional licensed English speaking equestrian guide.

GROUPS:
5 to 8 riders + guide.

inn to inn horseback riding tripHORSES: 
Arab and Franche Montagne crusaders. All trail ride professionals. The choice of the horses has been motivated above all, by the strong desire to make you enjoy your trip in total safety. The horses are quiet and generous. Your companion is chosen for you according to your riding level and experience, height and weight.

TACK: 
English and trail ride saddles.

Comfort

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Very comfortable hotels and guest houses. Rooms for 2-3 people. Rooms for 1 person available with supplement. The accommodations are always located near the castles you visit and combine charm and comfort. 17th century ... Renaissance ... you will appreciate the magic of old houses, hundred-year-old trees and sometimes the genuine and cordial welcome of the lords. Comfortable and refined rooms with private bathroom await you.
As an indication, subject to availabilities: 2 nights at Relais de Chambord, 1 night at Relais des Trois Châteaux, 1 night at Domaine de Thomeaux, 2 nights  at hotel Le  Choiseul
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image-20211207133313-8MEALS:
We invite you to taste authentic gastronomy from the heart of France: a few picnics with foie gras, traditional regional cuisine, gourmet dinners in chateaux or great restaurants ... you will taste and experience the French "art de vivre".



LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by an assistance vehicle.

Rates
Infos tarif

 

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:

3410 € in 2 person bedrooms
Single bedroom supplement: 798 €
* A supplement may be requested depending on the number of riders registered on the date chosen to ensure the ride: contact us to know the number of registered riders.
Booking fees: 15 €

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

The equipped horse, the guide, luggage transfers, accommodation, meals, two glasses of wine per meal, visits, shows and activities, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks not included, transports to the meeting place and departure place, all that is not indicated in the "the price includes" section .

 

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) are compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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