CORSICA : EQUESTRIAN TRAIL IN AGRIATES DESERT...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
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Day 1 - Saturday
Day 3 - Monday
Day 4 - Tuesday
Today is a long day to reach the entrance of the Agriates Desert. This area is big as 16 000 hectares and only its name is desert, because it was in the past the breadbasket. Today, it always keeps his numerous low houses of dry rocks used as accommodation or wheat stock, or shelter for cattle ! We start our descent to the sea where we stoop for dinner and night in cottage.
Day 5 - Wednesday
After a fortifying breakfast, we get back into the saddle and continue our trip. We can then admire magnificent panoramic sights on the gulf of Saint Florent, its beaches of gold-coloured sand and its turquoise blue waters.
The day route leads us in discovering a region of vineyards and beaches : region of Nebbiu. We cross these very different spaces as we are used in Corsica and we delight of the sight on its vineyards, its green pastures and its terrace cultivations. Then, we go back up towards Piève (miscellaneous meanings of which that of the "region", formerly governed by monks) in 400 metres altitude. Dinner and night in bivouac.
Diner and night in bungalow or cottage in Corte.
Day 8 - Saturday
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
Recommended riding level
To join this trail, you have to be comfortable at all paces in open spaces, even if the most part of the ride is made at walk. We will ride about 30km a day, 5 to 6 hours in the saddle.
A good stamina is necessary.
If you're more than 90kg weight, please consult us before booking.
Children are welcomed from 12 years old if accompanied by an adult, or 14 years old if alone.
This trail is guided by an experienced and qualified guide. He leaves all year long in Corsica and knows this region better than everyone else. He'll make you discover his own Island of Beauty .
|Agriates Desert - 2013|
|April 27 to May 04||
|May 18 to 25||
|June 15 to 22||
|September 07 to 14||
|September 21 to 28||
|October 12 to 19||
|October 26 to November 02||
- The trail ride as described in full board basis, including wine during meals,
- The transfers from and to Bastia airport or port at required time schedules,
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why ride with us ?"),
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").
- the transport to Bastia (contact us if you require a flight or a boat trip, and any extra stay in Corsica),
- the meals on day 9 on the special departure Cavall'in Festa
- any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses
- a tour to discover other regions of France before or after the
trail (castle life, golf training, thalassotherapy spas...), see
our "after ride proposals".
- optional insurances.
Agriates Desert Trail
From saturday to saturday.
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days on horseback.
Meeting point to Bastia airport or Bastia port.
Transfers are organized from the airport or the port as follow : 1 shuttle is planned and go to Port and Airport, on 05.00pm at the airport and on 05.30pm at the harbor.
The last day, you'll be drop back after breakfast at 9.00am, and will arrive at the airport on 10.00am and 10.30am at the harbor. You can take a flight leaving on 12.00
There are no specific health formalities and emergency medical treatment is as widely available in the country.
A valid passport is required of all foreigners entering France, except people living from a Schengen agreement country for who a valid ID card is enough.
All foreign citizens who wish to come to France must be able to present regulatory proof of the purpose of their stay, means of support and accommodation. In some cases, they need a visa to enter France. Visas must be applied for before leaving for France at a French consular office.
France is a member of European Union. No visa is required for citizens of other EU states.
No visa is required for US visitors staying less than 3 months.
Please check these informations at your local French embassy.
Ride in France (Absolu Voyages SARL), 2 place Charles de Gaulle 38200 Vienne FRANCE - Phone : +33 437 02 2000 - Fax : +33 437 02 2500
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