Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
In line progressive trail rides
In 3-4 star hotels
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Equestrian trip and Loire castles. Seven days of pure happiness. On horseback through the great history, that of the Plantagenêts, of Alienor of Aquitaine, of the Valois, of Joan of Arc. You are received like kings, you ride in landscapes as varied as they are beautiful: vineyards, forest, Loire, Vienne, Indre, orchards... and end in style in the sumptuous Château de Villandry.

Horseback trail ride Loire Castles

Programme intro


Day 1: Arrival from Saumur station at Domaine de Mestré, a 12th century farm of the Abbey of Fontevraud, belonging to a very traditional French family. Enjoy its wonderful indoor swimming pool. Briefing, dinner and overnight at Domaine de Mestré.

image-20211207194722-3Day 2: Champigny cellar - Chateau de Montsoreau. AM - about 2 hours on horsebackBeginning of the ride to Champigny troglodyte cellar from chateau de Beaulieu by the vinyards, with a magnificient view on chateau of Saumur. Arriving on horseback into the troglodyte cellar: an unforgetable experience ! Champigny wine testing in troglodyte cellar according the season and gourmet lunch in a local restaurant. PM - about 2 hours on horseback. Ride in the Champigny vineyards, and along the Loire river to chateau de Montsoreau, which inspired the famous french writer Alexandre Dumas for his book "la dame de Montsoreau". Dinner and overnight at Domaine de Mestré.

image-20211207194427-1Day 3: Chateau de Brézé - Abbaye de Fontevraud. AM - about 2 hours on horseback. Beginning of the ride to Chateau de Brézé by the vineyards, and country side. Lunch in the old stables of château de Brézé. Guided visit of château de Brézé. PM - about 2 hours on horseback. Ride in the vineyards, country side and woods to the Abbaye de Fontevraud. Magical arrival inside the Abbaye on horseback. Visit of the Abbaye. Dinner and night at domaine de Mestré, wich is the old farm of the Abbaye.

Day 4: Abbaye de Fontevraud - Chateau de Ternay. AM - about 2 hours on horseback. Ride in the traditional French countryside to Chateau de la Roche Martel, a private and historical chateau where we are welcome by the owners for a picnic and a visit. PM - about 2 hours on horseback. Ride in the countryside and woods to the private chateau de Ternay, cordial welcome by count and countess of Ternay. Dinner and night in chateau de Ternay.

image-20211207194814-4Day 5: Chinon - Ussé - Azay le Rideau. AM - about 2 hours on horseback. Beginning of the ride to Chateau d'Ussé from Chinon forest. Ride in Chinon forest. Arriving to Chateau d'Ussé the sleeping beauty Chateau. Lunch in Ussé. PM - about 2 hours on horseback. Ride to Azay le Rideau: unforgettable long canters along the Indre river, woods and orchards. Transfer to Azay le Rideau. Free visit of Azay le Rideau. Dinner and night in XVIIIe century Hotel le Grand Monarque in Azay le Rideau.

image-20211207194922-5Day 6: Azay le Rideau - Villandry. AM - about 2h30 hours on horseback. Ride to chateau de Villandry and its famous gardens by the countryside, vineyards, and woods. Lunch in chateau de Villandry. PM: Visit of the wonderfull gardens and chateau de Villandry. Transfer to Chateau de Gizeux. Dinner and night in chateau de Gizeux.

Day 7: Breakfast and departure .Transfer (not included) to TGV Tours Saint Pierre des Corps station. (need a reservation).

* Itinerary may be changed if necessary


From 6 pm at Domaine de Mestre. By train: Meeting at 5 pm ay Saumur train station and (20 € / person) transfer to the hotel. In case of later arrival, take a taxi (about 30 € / car)

After breakfast at Chateau de Gizeux. Taxi to Tours / Saint Pierre des Corps train station (about 122 € / car) or Saumur (70 € / car)


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

95 kg.

5 to 8 riders + guide.

Professional licensed English speaking equestrian guide.

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Camargue, Lipizzans, Arabs. 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.

English and trail ride saddles.


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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 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.

Lunches in restaurant or picnics, dinners in "gourmet" restaurants.
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Assurés par véhicule d'assistance.

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Infos tarif


3030 € in 2 person bedrooms
Single bedroom supplement: 625 €
* 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 €


Horse and tack rental, 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.


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

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to European citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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