Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
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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A seven day horseback trail ride in the steps of French history, and around the most famous Loire castles: Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Blois, Chenonceau, Amboise: these wonderfull renaissance's castles bring us into the heart of French History. This itinerary starts in the favorite hunting forests of the renaissance French kings, then along the wonderfull Cher river banks, and finish with the chesnut trees of Amboise forest.

 

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Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY :


Day 1: Arrival to Relais de Chambord ****, briefing, gourmet diner and night at Relais de Chambord.

Day 2: Chambord. AM - about 3 hours on horseback. Beginning of the ride fom Chambord along the "grand Canal" with spectacular views on the Château de Chambord, then in the larg alleys of Boulogne forest around Chambord, then back to Château de Chambord on horseback : Royal ! Lunch in Chambord. PM - Visit of Chateau de Chambord. Gourmet diner and night at Relais de Chambord.

Day 3: Beauregard - Cheverny. AM - about 3 hours 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. Night light show of chateau de Blois in season.

Day 4: Free day in Blois. Transfer to charming Chateau de l'isle *** near Chenonceau. Dinner, briefing and night in Chateau de l'isle.

Day 5: Chenonceau - Nitray. AM - about 1 hour on horseback. Beginning of the ride to Chenonceau from chateau de l'isle by the banks of the beautifull Cher river. Visit of chateau de Chenonceau, and gardens of Catherine de Medicis and Diane de Poitiers. Lunch in chateau de Chenonceau. PM - about 3 hours on horseback. Wonderfull ride along the Cher river to chateau de Nitray. Discovering of Chateau de Nitray from our horses, visit of the outsides of the chateau, caves, folowing by a wine testing. Gourmet dinner at the Chateau de l'isle.

Day 6: Pagode de Chanteloup - Amboise. AM - about 2 hours30 hours on horseback. Beginning of the ride from chateau de l'isle to Pagode de Chanteloup by the countryside, vineyards and the Amboise forest. We discover Pagode de Chanteloup on horseback and have our picnic with foie gras. in front of the Pagode.Visit of Pagode de Chanteloup and its little museum. PM - about 1 hour 30 on horsebackRide to chateau d'Amboise by the old town of Amboise - Special arriving to Chateau d'Amboise on horseback by "la porte des Lions", the mediaval king's door ! We have then a private guided visit of the very historical Château d'Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci is buried. Dinner and night at chateau de Pray ****, a famous gas- tronomic restaurant of Amboise.

Day 7: Breakfast at chateau de Pray - Departure.

* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Between 4 and 7 pm at Chateau de Breuil. By train: Blois train station, then take a taxi to the hotel (about 50 € / car).
 

DEPARTURE:

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

Riding
NIVEAU:

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

MAXIMUM WEIGHT:
95 kg.


inn to inn horseback riding tripHORSES: 
Selles-Francais, French trot and Anglo-Arabian horses. 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.


GUIDE:
Professional licensed English speaking equestrian guide.


GROUP SIZE:
4 to 10 riders + guide.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:
Hotels and guesthouses, 2-3 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement. Accomodations are always located close to the castles we visit and combine the charm with comfort. 17th century...Renaissance...you will enjoy the magic of old-stoned dwellings, of hundred-year-old trees, and sometimes of the Lords' authentic and cordial welcome. Comfortable and refined rooms with private bathroom are waiting for you. A heated swimming pool often offers relaxation after the ride. We offer you a taste of genuine gastronomy from the heart of France: some picnics with foie gras, traditional food of the region, gourmet dinners in private chateaux ... you will taste and experience the french art de vivre.

MEALS:loire castle horseback riding
We invite you to taste an authentic gastronomy from the heart of France: some foie gras picnics, traditional regional cuisine, gourmet dinners in private chateaux ... you will taste and experience the art of living in French.

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LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 

By car.

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PER PERSON FROM *:

2 740 € in 2-3 person bedroom
Single supplement: 698 €
* A supplement may be applied depending on the number of participants registered on the chosen date to ensure the departure: contact us to know the number of registered riders.
Registration fees: 15 €


PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, luggage transfers, accommodation, all meals, two glasses of wine per dinner, visits, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, other drinks than included drinks, tips, transports to/from meeting and departure points, all that is not indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES"

Dates
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.