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CORSICA - Horse riding tour between Lakes and Mountains

Are you an adventurer?

Yes! So don’t hesitate. The riding tour between lakes and high summits is for you. These island high summits and their "pozzines", sweet and soft vegetative covers will enchant your senses.

You will enjoy a warm welcome in the huts hanging in the mountain, while riding and discovering unforgettable sites, dizzying marches and majestic forests around the lakes in the centre of Corsica.

Randonnée équestre dans les montagnes de Corse - Traversée des montagnes corses - Rando Cheval / Absolu Voyages

 

Day 1 - Sunday
Departure at 8am. We transfer horses and riders to the starting point of the riding tour. We ride in the Calacuccia Lake shore (800m), and we ride up in the Golu Lake banks. At the heart of the pastoralists’ countryside, in this region surrounded by the high summits of Corsica, the Niolu valley leads us to its charming landscapes. We ride back to the Niolu equestrian centre and spend the evening under the Lariccio pines.

Day 2 - Monday
After breakfast, and after having saddled our horses, we ride again through the forests surrounded by the mountains. Then, we ride across forest trails and paths. In the evening, we enjoy skiing. Dinner in a restaurant and night in a hostel.

Day 3 - Tuesday
After having left the Vergio pass, we follow the pedestrian hikers’ path in the mountain. After crossing the St Peter pass (1400m), we discover the delightful Nino Lake (1800m) and the wild flocks. In the afternoon, we follow riding in the GR20 to catch up with the pastoralists at the Vaccaghia sheep pen.

Day 4 - Wednesday
Today, we are still riding in the equestrian hikers’ path, and towards the Creno Lake (1300m). It is a wonderful stretch of water surrounded by tall pines. In the afternoon, the boldest of us can go to the Goria Lake (1800m) only accessible on foot. In the evening, everybody meet up at the Vaccaghia sheep pen.

Day 5 - Thursday
We leave this magical place and ride along the small Tavignano creek. We ride through this arid valley to arrive at the Melo forest where the tall pines rise out majestically. Then, we reach the Arinella pass (1600m) nearby the river, and overhanging the Niolu forest. In the evening, we arrive at the Conia sheep pen to have a good dinner. Night in a tent. 

Day 6 - Friday
Today is our last riding day. We enjoy our last moment in the Corsican Mountain and start riding down in the Forca forest to arrive at Bocca Ominanda. This is the end of our riding tour. Then, we drive with the minibus to the equestrian centre. 

If the minimum participants number is not achieved, the riding tour is guaranteed in the itinerary "6 days among Corsican colors".

Important : The above itinerary is provided on an indicative basis and our guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary depending on the condition of paths, the safety and the seasons. However, we will make all the necessary efforts to maintain the original interests of the itinerary if modifications would appear.


CORSICA - Mountains and Lakes Horse Trail - 2019
June 02 to 07
1 100 €
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June 23 to 28
1 100 €
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July 21 to 26
1 100 €
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Surcharges / Options - 2019
Surcharge - Single room (depending on availabilities)
25 €/night
Option - Special diet
30 €
Transfers :
- Before or after the ride (transfer + night in half board)

- Transfer from the center to Bastia Airport

75 € / pers.

25€ / pers.

 

 

Included:

- The horse tour as described above in full-board, with wine for meals,
- 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 ?").

 

Not included:

- Transport to reach Corsica (contact us for the best price available at your dates) and the organization of an added guided tour of the region before or after the horse tour
- Round-trip Bastia transfers
- Nights and meals before or after the horse tour
-  Registration fees of 15 € per person
- Tips, Personal expenses, Any other services
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

Horses

Our horse tour center is an equestrian school as well, and provides you well-trained horses throughout the year.
They are essentially strong and holder Corsican horses. 
Their high trustworthiness allows you to cross the most rugged trails (they are real goats!). Sometimes, you need to cross damaged paths on foot.

Saddles
We use "Officer" saddles, similar to English saddles but much more convenient, particularly to carry the accessories. Saddlebags and holsters are available for you to carry your daily material.

Recommended riding ability
This tour is suitable for riders who feel at ease outdoor at the three gaits, even if the walk stays the main gait due to injured paths. 
We cover an average of 30 kms per day, corresponding to about 5 hours riding daily. Consequently, it is necessary to have a good physical condition. 

Good to know
Minors from 10 years old are accepted if accompanied by an adult; subject to suitable physical conditions and riding ability.
Maximum authorized weight: 100kg

The local team

The tour guides are qualified equestrian guides: an equestrian tourism guide or an equestrian tourism accompanist.
Living throughout the year in Corsica, your team makes tours for many years. It will be able to make you to discover Corsica safely.

Logistic 
A logistic vehicle meets us every evening and sometimes for lunch. 
You need to prepare your luggage in case of bad weather. Maximum weight is 20kg per person.

Accomodation
This tour takes place in a particular wild environment, but with guesthouse or mobile home comfort (family rooms with 2 to 4 places). Don’t forget your sleeping bag. Notice that during summer time, subject to availability, you can sleep in bivouac instead of guesthouse. 
Sanitary facilities are always collectives in the guesthouses.


Meals
For lunch, we have the picnic we carry riding.
For dinner, we have real French and/ or Corsican cuisine with our hosts (delicatessen, corrosive cheeses and local liquors).

Languages spoken by the guide: French / English (German or Italian depending on the guide) - Riders of every nationalities

Group size: 4 to 8 riders

Arrival airport / train station:
Bastia airport

Arrival: Meeting point at 9am the first day at the tourism equestrian center. (If you decide to arrive the day before, please plan a fly arriving before 6pm.)

Departure: The riders leave after 5pm.
Transfer to Bastia airport is possible (one hour). Please plan a departure fly after 7pm.
If you decide to stay one extra night, please plan to fly after 12am.

Special transfers can also be organized depending of your need (65 € per person / route).

 

Our riding consultant's report

A one week travelling riding tour to discover a wild Corsica...

Riding guest reviews

"Incredible change of scenery, total disconnection (the phone becomes useless and it's just wonderful)!" - Caroline L. (2014)

"Really good food, excellent horses with exceptional qualities. " - Chantal B. (2012)

Why you will love this trail

From 1100 € !

Mountains - Family ride

6 days / 5 nights / 6 days on horseback

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Your riding consultant

Lisa

Phone: +33 (0)4.37.02.20.00
france@randocheval.com

 

 

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