CORSICA : GREAT CROSSING OF CORSICAN MOUNTAINS...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
Day 1 - Saturday
After a morning breakfast, meeting point is given at 8:30 am to the stables. We prepare our horses for our first ride. Today, the steps of our horses lead us in the scrub land where we have a picnic lunch (carried on our saddlebags). We get back into the saddle and leave through Tavignano valley crossed by Tavignano river. This river takes its source on Nino Lake in 1750 metres high and throws itself on the oriental coast of the island. Then, we return in the guesthouse for the dinner and night.
Day 4 - Tuesday
Dinner and night in cottage / guesthouse.
For our last day riding, we cross the beautiful pine forest of l'Ospedale, before to join Conca village, a very typical corsican village. This itinerary is magnificent with unforgettable overviews.
At the end of the day, transfer to Corte by car (2 hours drive).
Night in bungalow, bivouac or in guesthouse in Corte.
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 happens in the mountains and the principal pace is walk. We will ride about 30km a day, 5 to 6 hours in the saddle. A good stamina is necessary.
Maximum weight : 100 kg
The "Great crossing of the Corsican Mountains" is the most athletic trail we suggest in Corsica because of the differences in altitude. She's perfect for riders who already made a few days trail ride and not afraid by slope and the rocks !
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 takes place in a particularly wild environment, but with comfortable accommodations in guesthouse, shelters (dormitory) except on night 7 of the Great Crossing of Corsican Mountains which could be a bivouac night. The first and last nights will be spent in bungalow or shelter/cottage 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 ?").
- the 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
English / French speaking guide - 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 is sometimes wind on Coscione plateau
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.
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