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8 Day Flexible Horseback Riding Holiday in Mimizan, Landes

Gite Equestre de Baleste, 55 Route de Baleste - Mimizan Bourg, France

Landes Horse Riding Holiday

Centre Équestre le Marina offers a family holiday formula all year round! The focus of this program is outdoor activities, trails, and hacking out in the forest or on the beach. This formula can be half-board or breakfast only, to give you the opportunity to visit Mimizan Beach and its surroundings; to test some nice seafood restaurants, typical French cuisine, or to have lunch on the beach while enjoying the sunny weather.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 209 pounds / 95 kilograms
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Anglo-Arabian (Standard Trotters)

Highlights

  • 6 or 8 horse riding sessions
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 hours
  • Amazing wild landscape and beautiful surroundings
  • Professional riding instructors
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Russian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$54 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
19:00

In case there won't be enough rooms for all guests, the accommodation will be in a hotel in Mimizan Plage on the seafront.

Guest House with “Chambres d’Hôtes (From Sunday to Sunday)

This accommodation is equipped with a swimming pool and is a bed and breakfast. The equestrian center’s guest house of high standing offers a view on the arena and some field with horses. The riding center is situated only 150 meters (2 minutes by foot) away and the beach is only 10 minutes by car. The guest house offers:

  • 1 guest house with six “Chambre d’hôtes” for single, double or twin, triple, and quadruple occupancy.
  • 1 guest house with one family bedroom for four to six persons equipped with two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and one private terrace.
  • 1 guest house for families with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a huge kitchen, and a living room situated 10 meters from the equestrian center.

Hotel in Mimizan Beach (From Sunday to Sunday)

This 2-star hotel in Mimizan is located at the seafront and offers breakfast. There is a half or full board option in the 6 restaurants partners.

Program

During this holiday, riders of all levels will get a personal card of 6 or 8 sessions of 2-hour rides. You can also use your card for riding on a half-day tour of 4 hours (2 sessions of 2 hours) or one full day of trail including lunch (3 sessions of 2 hours). Beginners or novice riders may get a beginner or improving course given in the arena and in the forest.

Intermediate to advanced riders may have rides for 2 hours, half-day, or full-day on trail, forest, and beach. For full-day riding, comfortable and real lunches are provided by the equestrian center with shelter, table, and chairs. A real meal is a buffet with French aperitif and appetizer, different kinds of salads, chicken or meat and veggies, French cheeses, dessert, and Bordeaux red wine, soda, coffee, or tea. Vegetarian or vegan meals are also provided.

  • Briefing Time: Sunday evening or Monday morning after breakfast.
  • Groups of different levels are organized.

Horse Accommodation

If riders want to come with their horses, the equestrian center provides paddocks including food from 20 to 27 EUR for 24 hours according to the mid or high season.

Location

Food

Other than daily breakfast, meals are not included in the package and will not be provided by the equestrian center in the guest house.

For guests in the bed and breakfast, half-board or full board is possible, the equestrian center will provide at the beginning of your stay a voucher which will give you the opportunity to eat in different restaurants (French, Asian, Spanish, Moroccan) in the city of Mimizan Beach. Each restaurant offers a set menu including ¼ of wine or soda and tea or coffee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Flexible riding courses for each level
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All taxes

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfers are organized from and to this airport every Sunday for 2 to 12 riders. As people are arriving from various destinations in Europe, Centre Équestre le Marina picks up guests starting from 4 p.m. and the minibus leaves Bordeaux according to the timing of the last customer’s arrival.

Centre Équestre le Marina will drop people on Sunday morning, the departure day, according to the departure time of the first client. You are kindly asked to try to plan your arrival time in Bordeaux at 4 p.m. or before (as much as possible) and to plan the flight departure time from Bordeaux from 12:30 p.m. and later.

There are two hours of driving between Mimizan and Bordeaux; if the departure at Mimizan is at 8:30 a.m., it means that the arrival at the airport is at 11:30 a.m. for a flight at 1 p.m., if check-in is 1 hour and 30 minutes before. The cost of the transfer is 45 EUR each way per person or 90 EUR per person for a roundtrip; it also includes the transfers to Mimizan Beach on Monday and Saturday. Two mini-buses are provided for transfers of more than eight persons for the same price.

Arrival by train (From Bordeaux)

The Bordeaux-Morcenx train is always empty, if you are traveling alone, please wait for the last minute to buy this train ticket at the railway station to give Centre Équestre le Marina time to find the opportunity to pick you up at Bordeaux if it’s possible. Transfers are organized from and to this railway station every Sunday for 2 to 12 riders.

Arrival by train (From Morcenx)

A transfer can be organized from Morcenx railway station for one person at 35 EUR per trip and for two persons and more, 20 EUR per trip. Please note that for night transfers (from 9 p.m.), the price is doubled.

Arrival by shuttle

There is a shuttle from the Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) to the railway station priced at 15 EUR (45 minutes). Then, find a train to Labouheyre, it's priced at 21 EUR (50 minutes). Take the RDTL Bus from Labouheyre to Mimizan 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. running all year priced at 5 EUR (40 minutes). The meeting time on the arrival day on Sunday is at 7 p.m. at the guest house.

Airport: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Airport transfer available: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$54 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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Room information

Hotel accommodation is also available for the same prices shown below. Please send Centre Équestre le Marina an inquiry for more information.

Pricing information

There is no single supplement for riders who are going alone and want to share a room if nobody else books to be paired with them. Children who will ride will not have a discount. Full board and half board and other supplements are priced as follows:

  • Half Board: 168 EUR
  • Full Board: 336 EUR
Season information
Low Season
  • November - March
Mid Season
  • April - June
  • September - October
High Season
  • July - August

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