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CORSICA - Mountains and Sea trails on Horseback...

Mountains and Sea trail - 2018
April 09 to 13
915 €
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April 23 to 27
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May 07 to 11
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May 21 to 25
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June 11 to 15
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June 25 to 29 - 2 riders booked
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July 09 to 13 (bivouac)
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July 16 to 20 (bivouac)
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July 30 to August 03
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August 06 to 10
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August 13 to 17
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August 27 to 31
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September 10 to 14
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October 01 to 05
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October 22 to 26
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Surcharges / Options - 2018
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 trail ride as described in full board basis, including wine during 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 Bastia (contact us if you require a flight or a boat trip, and any extra stay in Corsica),
- the transfers from and to Bastia airport or port at required time schedules,

- any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 

Horseback trail in Corsica - Mountain and Sea Trail - randonnée mer et montagne - départ spécial Cavall in Festa - Rando Cheval / Ride in France

This beautiful horseback trail will make you discover the high summits of Corsica and the wild and hidden beaches of the Island of Beauty.
On horseback, you'll cross Boziu region with its sheep herds and its wild pigs.

Various landscapes, mix of smells from chestnut trees, amazing vegetation... A splendid erosion created strange rocks, and very impressive paths, where you'll have to trust your horse.

Day 1 - Sunday
Meeting at 9 am at the riding center. During this first day our horses will lead us through the maquis onto the plateaus surrounding Cortes. Around 6 pm, we go back to the riding center to relax in our mobil home before dinner.

Day 2 - Monday
This morning, we prepare our horses for a ride on the heights overhanging the banks of the river Tavignano. Lunch break at the old hill where the support vehicle is waiting for us. We keep going along the riverbank until we reach our guesthouse in Sortipiani. Dinner and night.


Day 3 - Tuesday
After breakfast, we get on our horses and begin our ride to Antisanti village where we stop for a packed lunch. In the afternoon, we go on shadowy paths under cork oak trees towards the sheepfold where we stay for the night. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Wednesday
This morning, we canter through the vineyards towards the sea and the Terranzana beach. Lunch is served on the beach. After lunch, we take some time to relax on the beach and go bathing in the sea with the horses if the weather is good. At the end of the afternoon, we go accross vineyards to reach our accomodation for the night. Dinner and night in guesthouse.

Day 5 - Thursday
We leave the plains to ride towards the mountains and its chestnut groves. In the afternoon, we go through deep forests and fragrant maquis. The route ends at Pinaellu refuge. Dinner and night.

Day 6 - Friday
Our last day on horseback leads us on a ride through Boziu region. Along with wild pigs ans cows, we go up Erbalojo mountain to have lunch near the old fountain. After taking care of the horses, we end our journey in a friendly atmosphere around a last drink.

Important : The route is communicated as a rough guide and can be modified without advance notice for safety reasons, of meteorology or accessibility. However, we shall make all the necessary efforts to preserve the interest of the route if modifications must be brought.

Horses and riding level


Horses

Our riding base also is a riding school, which guarantee you well-trained horses. The most part of horses are robust and strong Corsican horses. Some Merens horse also are available.

Horses are often compared to goats because of their secure feet in very uneven ground, but you'll still have to walk down on some hard tracks.

Tack

We use Corsican saddles, and Mac Lellan saddles. Saddlebags are provided.

 

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 takes place in the mountains and the principal pace is walking. 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.


Useful information
Children are welcom from 10 years old if accompanied by an adult, or 14 years old if alone.
This ride is perfect as a first experience of trail ride.

The local team

Guiding
This trail is guided by an experienced and qualified guide. He lives all year long in Corsica and knows this region better than everyone else. He'll make you discover his own Island of Beauty .

Logistic

Our support vehicle will join you every evening with your luggage and sometimes during lunch time.
Maximum luggage weight : 20kg

Accomodation
This trail is set in a particularly wild environment, but with comfortable accommodations in guesthouses or shelters (dormitory) during the low season. In july and August, you'll spend 4 nights in bivouac under tents (nights 3, 4, 6 and 7). The first and last nights will be spent in bungalows or shelters in Corte.
Take your sleeping bag with you anyway.

Meals
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, cheese and local alcohols).

 

Language: French and English - riders from all nationalities.

Group size: From 4 to 11 riders

Closest airport / train station:
Bastia Airport

Arrival day : Meeting point at 9a.m. the first day at the riding center. (If you arrive the day before, please plan a plane which arrives before 6p.m.)

Departure day : After 5p.m.
The guide can arrange tranfer to Bastia Airport (1h), please plan a plane which takes off after 7p.m.
If you stay a night after the ride, please plan a plane wich takes off after 12a.m.

Special transfers can also be arrange according to your needs (65€ / pers. / car)

 

Our riding consultant's report

Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval

Claire

A one week adventure in beautiful landscapes with sure-footed horses and warm mediterranean atmosphere...

Contact Claire

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
Email : claire @rideinfrance.com

Riding guest reviews

"First trail in Corsica : wonderful and very diverse landscapes, from mountain to sea, going through chestnut tree forests ; warm and friendly team ; small horses agile like chamois. And all of this with delicious corsican gastronomy, homemade jams, improvised concerts with guitar and bass in an old sheepfold facing the sea... To do again really quick!" - Anne-Lise F. (2014)

Key facts

From 915 € !

Beach ride - Family ride - Mountains

6 days / 5 nights / 6 days on horseback

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Your riding consultant

Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval

Contact Claire

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
Email : claire @rideinfrance.com

 

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