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Horse Riding Holiday in France

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Go and discover a natural county that has a lot of historical sites. You ride on the D’Artagnan road and go through beautiful villages, visiting Lupiac and its D’Artagnan statue as well as St Arrailles, Lupiac lake, and other surprising sites. Expect great hikes on the road to D'Artagnan, comfortable accommodations and local gastronomy. You would like to go and travel but not alone? So, join this group tour for your next sporting stay. It is the ideal stay for those who usually travel alone but want to share their own experiment with other people and be driven by a guide

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 90 kg / 198 lbs (for a higher weight consult beforehand)
  • Horse height range: 14 to 16 hands
  • Tack type: English tack
  • Horse breed: Arabic, Barbe, French-Saddle, mixed

Meet the instructors

Manon
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Highlights

  • 5 and 6 hours of riding, approximately 30 km per day
  • Ride on preserved nature of this region and its wide open spaces
  • The dynamic, robust, and sure-footed cavalry
  • Guide's passion for her region and her fascinating stories to enjoy
  • Discover Gers heritages and visit Lupiac
  • Great hike on the road to D'Artagnan
  • 4 nights of comfortable accommodations
  • Full board meals, showcasing local gastronomy

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Agen La Garenne Airport (US$ 103 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$ 272 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (US$ 109 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

During this horse riding tour, you will be accommodated in different lodges. These accommodations are comfortable places.

Program

Day 1: Arriving in the Gers county

Rendez-vous at La Ferme Equestre de Lupiac from 10:00 a.m. Transfers from/to Auch and Agen railroad stations (optional). Check in. Lunch. At 14:00 préparation and ride to the Castelmore castle. Lupiac visit. Night at Lupiac. Dinner.

Day 2: Let’s go!

  • Activity (harness and ride): 5 hours

This morning, after a good breakfast at the lodge, you will find your horse. Preparation then it's time to get in the saddle. Going to Riguepeu. Picnic stop before the afternoon ride. Your ride takes you to the Domaine de Darran. This is where you are stopping off tonight. Dinner and night in a lodge.

Day 3: Let’s ride!

  • Activity: 6 hours

Today you ride on a path that will take you to St Arailles. Picnic lunch in the middle of nature. This afternoon your itinerary takes you to the Raguet farm. Arrival at the lodge around 6 p.m. Dinner and night at the Darran estate.

Day 4: Back to Lupiac

  • Activity: 6 hours

On the Equestrian d'Artagnan road, you will pass by Tutelle and Lacoste lake. Enjoy a bag or basket picnic at noon. Dinner in a restaurant at Lupiac.

Day 5: Departure

After a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, it's time to leave with memories full of remembering and the desire to come back again.

Notice

The progress of the programs is given for information only. It may undergo modifications or adjustments, depending on technical criteria, safety requirements or prevailing weather conditions. In this case, only those in charge of the framework are empowered to take the necessary decisions.

Level

This horseback ride in the Gers is for riders who are comfortable with three gaits outdoors and in good physical condition. It is a hike in a hilly area with a bit of a drop. Child riders accompanied by adults are accepted from the age of 12 if they are in good physical condition and have the required equestrian level. You will be able to enjoy beautiful paces when the terrain allows it. The days on horseback last between 5 and 6 hours and you will cover approximately 30 kilometers per day.

Supervision

You will be supervised by a qualified guide. She has been horseback riding in the Gers for many years and will happily share her passion for her region and horses with you.

Instructors

Manon Grandotto Biettoli

Location

Discover a natural department steeped in history! You ride on the road of Artagnan and will cross the magnificent Gersois village. You will visit Lupiac and his statue of D'Artagnan, St Arrailles, Lake Lupiac, and other surprises.

Food

Meals with local flavors will be taken in the form of a picnic for lunch and at the accommodation in the evening.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • The horse riding
  • Supervised guide
  • Horses and harness
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Meals, full board from the first-day dinner to the last-day lunch
  • Helmet rental
  • Stewardship for the transfer of your luggage each day
  • The application fee of 15 EUR / person (mandatory)

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenir purchases
  • Traveling to the starting place of the ride
  • Transfers from/to Auch (30 EUR per person) and Agen railroad stations (70 EUR per person)
  • Personal expenses and optional activities
  • FFE rider license - Mandatory (green or annual license) - annual: 36 EUR, green card (30 days): 10 EUR
  • Individual traveling insurance
  • Additional nights (60 EUR per night, to be paid locally)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

You can also come with your personal vehicle or rent a car directly at the airport.

Airport: Agen La Garenne Airport Airport transfer available: Agen La Garenne Airport (US$ 103 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Airport transfer available: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$ 272 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport Airport transfer available: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (US$ 109 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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If you are a group of 3 or more persons, please send an inquiry for a discounted price. 

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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