Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

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Horseback trail ride in Quebec. Discover the magnificent Quebec on horseback, between lakes and mountains. Between the Appalachian range and the largest swamp in Eastern Canada, you will be struck by a total change of scenery. In addition, the ride touches the summit route, a 193-kilometer tourist route strewn with surprises and wonders. At night, observe the thousands of stars as this region is the world's leading site for starry skies. Guides, passionate about horse riding, the outdoors and nature will make you live an unforgettable week on horseback in Quebec. Also enjoy authentic activities that invite relaxation, calm and pleasure.

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN QUEBEC
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival into Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. At 6:00pm, a member of the host family welcomes you at the airport. You will be driven to the ranch located in the region of Beauce, which is approximately one hour away. Upon arrival, you have time to settle into your room in the cottage. Afterwards, you meet your hosts and dine with them during your first dinner. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 2 (Saturday): Introductory Ride. After a good night's rest, a delicious Quebec breakfast is served at your cottage with sweet, salty, and maple syrup on the menu! After breakfast, you will discover the ranch by going to the stables, meeting the horses, and preparing your mount for the day. Your hosts utilize the Monty Roberts' ethological method. They first introduce you to this method with ground work, which will teach you how to bond with your horse while controlling it from the ground. Then, in the riding arena, you mount and ride your horse while your level of experience is assessed by the hosts. After the exercise, lunch is taken with you on trail to enjoy out in nature. You will return from hacking around 4:00pm, which will leave you time for relaxation at the ranch before dinner. With your free time, you can explore the beautiful landscape. Dinner is served with the host family around 6:30pm with local specialties.
Riding: 2-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 3 (Sunday): Day Ride into the woods. This morning, you are ready for an initiation to cattle sorting, the discipline of predilection of your hosts, who are delighted to share their passion with you. The horses are skilled with working with livestock and will help boost your confidence in this new environment. Their agility and responsiveness to the way cattle move will quickly become evident to you. After lunch, you can go trail riding in the woods and admire the beautiful views of the Quebec countryside and its endless forests. By mid-afternoon, you return to the ranch and are free to relax or socialize with your hosts/ group.
Riding: 2-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 4 (Monday): Learning about Maple & Western Games. This morning you can choose to go for a hike or a trail ride in a maple sugar grove, where you may be lucky to see a deer, hares, and many birds. At this point, your guide explains the world of maple syrup harvesting and offer you the possibility to visit a sugar shack. After the trail ride, lunch is served at the ranch. Western games in the afternoon are available if you'd like to join in. This gives you a chance to initiate yourself to disciplines of cattle sorting (ranch sorting, 3 men 2 gates, team penning) and speed games likes barrel racing. All in all, the afternoon equates play and relaxation. In the evening, to extend the warm and authentic moment, admire the sunset at the river and jump in for a swim if that is your desire. For dinner, a barbecue takes place on the ranch terrace.
Riding: 4-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 5 (Tuesday): Cattle Work & Hack to St Victor. After having a good breakfast and preparing your mount, enjoy a ranch-sorting session. At this point you should start feeling a real collaboration with your horse. You can even start a small competition, where the work of two mounts is timed, two by two. Lunch is served at the ranch cowboy style. In the afternoon, you leave on horseback for the village of St. Victor in Beauce, renowned for its western and rodeo festival that takes place every year in July. On the way, you ride through valleys and between fields and in maple groves. You cross over streams and on their banks take a small pause to soak in the beauty of the surrounding nature. After our village visit, we return to the ranch for dinner and enjoy a late-night gathering with our friendly hosts.
Riding: 4-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 6 (Wednesday): Cattle Work. After breakfast, you unite with your horse and deepen your experience of equestrian games with cattle. Herein, ranch sorting and team penning should hide no more secrets from you! Have lunch and again join your horse for equestrian activities. The choice is yours: either experience a session of western training in a quarry or if your prefer, go for a trail ride in the now familiar surrounding sugar forests. During the evening, you are free to do as you wish. One of our hosts would be more than happy to introduce you to Quebec cuisine. Dinner is served at the ranch.
Riding: 4-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 7 (Thursday): Full day ride in the Forest. After a cowboy-style breakfast taken at the cottage, enjoy a last full day of trail riding in the wooded trails of the ranch. These trails are adequate for all pace: walk, trot, and lope. Meander through nature's scenes of lakes, forests, and sugar bushes. Enjoy a lunch at 'Trapper's Camp', a cozy and typical chalet of our region made of wood, before heading back to the ranch in the afternoon. If you have discovered that you enjoy ranch-sorting over trail riding, it is possible to cut short the trail ride and enjoy a last ranch-sorting session. Basking in the ricer is another option. A convivial dinner is served at the ranch.
Riding: 4-5 hours. Overnight at the Ranch.

Day 8 (Friday): Departure. This is your last awakening in the Beauceron region. After breakfast, your hosts will drive you to the airport to catch your return flight.

* Indicative itinerary which may be subject to changes if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Friday directly at the ranch at the end of the afternoon or at the Quebec City airport at 6 p.m.

DEPARTURE:
Friday after breakfast. Transfer to Quebec airport (arrival around noon).

TRANSFERS:
Transfers from/to Quebec airport: CAN $ 155 per person to be paid on site (min. 2 people).

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Quebec are not included in our prices because it is generally more advantageous to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flight package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices: free service.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 288
Be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter).

RYTHM:
You ride for 6 days and on average 4-5 hours per day. Riders have the chance to explore Quebec's magnificent countryside where they have the opportunity to ride at all paces as well as learn about and participate in cattle work such as team penning, horse cutting, and cattle sorting.

GROUPS:
2 to 8 riders.

GUIDE / INSTRUCOR: 
French and English speaking guide and instructor.

sejour a cheval dans un ranch au QuébecHORSES: 
Purebred quarter horses and paints. Horses were bred and imported from Texas, trained for cattle work. They trace their origins to the wild Mustangs of the American West, the Indians of North America appreciated them for their tasks providing camouflage in hunting and war.


TACK: séjour équestre au quebec

Western

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 280
You will be staying in a cabin, just down the hill from the ranch. The recently renovated chalet is located near an old dam with a magnificent lake and a trout river, in the heart of the Appalachians. There are a total of 5 bedrooms and a bathroom. Rooms are based on double occupancy with shared bathroom. The cottage can accommodate up to 10 people. It has a full kitchen. There is a hot tub onsite for relaxing. Free Wi-Fi is available.

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séjour équestre au québecMEALS:
All meals are included, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8. Homemade Quebec cuisine. Alcohol is not included in the price, you can bring your own drinks.


       

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
2100 € in shared bedrooms

Transfers to / from Quebec airport: CAN $ 155 per person to be paid on site (min. 2 people).
Application fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Rental of the equipped horse, supervision, full board accommodation, drinks during meals (except alcoholic drinks), taxes, financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Transportation, individual insurance, tips (it is customary to leave a tip in Canada, $ 50 to $ 100 CAN), personal expenses, alcoholic or additional drinks, any visits not provided for in the program, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"

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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.

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Famille GABLER / Suisse – Juillet 2018

Génial en tout point ! Le choix du parcours nous a fait découvrir une région pleine de richesses: les galops dans les pâturages, le gymkhana dans les forets, les sentiers loin de tout, les traversées de rivières dans cette région pleine de petits lacs et de chutes propices à une petite baignade. Le séjour nous à permis d'établir une vraie relation avec nos costauds chevaux qu'il fallait, bien sur, panser au quotidien.
Notre guide pour la randonnée est, pour couronner le tout, une personne très compétente, passionnée par son job et attentionnée aux participants : ceci rend le tout encore plus fantastique. Elle sait nous conter toutes les histoires de la région ainsi que toutes les explications sur la faune et la flore locale. Elle sait très rapidement cerner les participants et adapter les besoins au cas ou (ceci peut aller jusqu'à l'organisation d'un petit massage professionnel pour soulager le dos d'une participante au milieu du trip). Elle a également été très attentionnée pour notre fille de 11 ans qui avait les yeux écarquillées de bonheur durant toute cette expérience et lui a parfois confié le rôle d’assistante à son plus grand bonheur.
Elle est également entourée d'une équipe charmante et très efficace. Pour notre part, on s'est laissés emporter dans une amitié à l'égard de tout ce monde.
Sellerie western tout confort. Choix des auberges très typiques en accord avec le séjour.
Services Cap Rando: réactivité, efficacité, suivi de votre réservation, aide à la préparation de votre séjour: Excellent. Rapidité de votre retour et faculté d'adaptation très appréciées