CORSICA : MOUNTAINS AND SEA HORSE RIDE...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
Day 1 - Saturday
This morning, we prepare our horses for ride on the heights overhanging the banks of the river Tavignano, Picnic lunch at the old hill. After some bathings in the river, it is time to follow our ride till we reach the hostal for the night at Sortipiani. Dinner and night.
After breakfast, we get into the saddle and begin our ride leading us to Antisanti village for the lunch. In afternoon, we go on shadowy paths under cork oak trees towards the sheepfold where we stay for the night. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Wednesday
After the breakfast, we canter through our wineyards towards seaside. The lunch is served on the beach. Free adternoon at the beach with horses if possible. At the end of the afteroon, we go back to the accomodation, go on path accross wineyards. Dinner and night in guesthouse.
Day 6 - Thursday
Our route begins with an ascent towards the Valley. We discover typical images and atmosphere of Corsica : maquis and wonderful forest, rocky path... The route ends at Pinaellu refuge. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Friday
Our last day on horseback leads us on a ride through Boziu. In this pastoral region, we leave on the meeting of the free herds... We discover typical images and atmosphere. Then, we reach the charming small village of Maïto. We return then in the shelter for the dinner and at night.
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
Children are welcomed from 12 years old if accompanied by an adult, or 14 years old if alone.
This ride is perfect as a first experience of trail ride.
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 is own Island of Beauty .
Our support vehicle will join you every evenings with your luggage and sometimes during lunch time.
Maximum luggage weight : 20kg.
This trail is set in a particularly wild environment, but with comfortable accommodations in guesthouse, shelters (dormitory) during the low season. In july and August, you'll spend 4 nights in bivouac under tent (nights 3, 4, 6 and 7). The first and last nights will be spent in bungalow or shelter in Corte.
Take your sleeping bag with you anyway.
For lunch, picnic will be taken from saddlebags. Dinners will be hot meals. You'll have the opportunity to taste local specialties (cooked pork meats, cheeses and local alcohols).
DATES AND RATES
- 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 ?").
- transport to Bastia (contact us if you require a flight or a boat trip, and any extra stay in Corsica),
- 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.
BOOKING - MORE INFORMATION
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days on horseback
French and English - riders from all nationalities.
From 4 to 10 riders
Meeting point to Bastia airport or Bastia port.
Mild climate all year long in Corsica, but be careful of mountain storms. Evening can be fresh, so don't forget your sweater and rain coat.
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.
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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