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ALSACE - Mountain and Legends Horseback Trails

Region of choice for fans of riding and nature, the "Champ du Feu" is located on the Alsatian side of the Vosges. Ranked Zone natura 2000, delighting riders with landscapes that combine the bright colors of stubble and the dark green of the pine forests, the roundness of its mountains and gentle valleys, magnificent waterfalls and abundant and varied wildlife.

The region is also loaded with stories and legends, has many vestiges: medieval castles, ancient churches, walls dating from pagan age ...

The trail that we offer here is a stationary ride, that is to say that you will return every night to the guest house at the equestrian center. The advantage is that this program is available to all riders, from beginners to advanced riders. On site level groups are set up, with the two routes described below, the one for experienced riders, the other novice riders.

This program is ideal for family holidays.

PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED RIDERS

Day 1
Meeting at the equestrian farm between 6:30pm and 8pm. The first evening, around a typical Alsatian meal, allows us to get to know others in the group and guides.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 2
The first morning is the opportunity to discover the horses and walking in the forest nearby to test our level and get to know our environment. At 1099m above sea level, the natural park is the culmination of the "Bas Rhin". In the afternoon, we head to the small village of Hohwald. We admire on the way, its beautiful waterfall, one of the finest in Alsace!
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 3
After a good breakfast we head to Rotlach. This place is knwon to be the home of many cervidae herds. At noon, we stop in an old castle ruins, and after we ride back to the equestrian center.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 4
This morning, we go for a hike to Verlorene Eck, the "lost point". Here, thirty menhirs are arranged in arcs. The arrangement of these stones is a puzzle that has not been interpreted yet... We stopped in this place for a picnic. In the afternoon, we head to the Heidenkopf, a Vosges summit, at 787 meters. A tower was erected there and offers a wide view over the Vosges and the plain of Alsace.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.


Day 5
Today, we ride to the Serva waterfall. We get down the mountains to Natzwiller village and then we ride on a beautiful botanical path where we can enjoy magnificent panoramas of the valley.
We have lunch on the Pfriemenkopf mount before following the path back to the equestrian centre through nice canter tracks.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 6
Today, on our last trip, we head to the high plateaus of Lachamp offering a wide panoramic view! We pass through small villages before arriving at the pass of the Perheux. This is where we stop for picnic. In the afternoon, we begin the ascent of Mont St Jean. Once at the top, after a good gallop, we enjoy the magnificent 360-degree view on the mountains ...
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 7
Breakfast and individual departure.

 

PROGRAM FOR NOVICE RIDERS

Day 1
Meeting at the equestrian farm between 6:30pm and 8pm. The first evening, around a typical Alsatian meal, allows us to get to know others in the group and guides.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 2
After discovering the center, we meet nice horses islandics, fjord... adapted for begginers. For this first half-day, we discover the animal and these different ways of communication. We learn how to groom our horse. Then, we ride our horse for the fisrt time in outdoor arena, followed-up to trail in forest.
The first morning is the opportunity to discover the horses and walk in the forest nearby to test our level and to get to know our environment. At 1099m above sea level, the natural park is the culmination of the "Bas Rhin". In the afternoon, we head to "haut des monts". We admire on the way beautiful landscape of mountains and villages around.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 3
After breakfast, we get on the horse to test the cross country ground, this exercice allows us to see natural difficulties before the trail (low branch, ditch, bridge...). After lunch at the riding center we head to "chaumes du Champ du feu ", during this afternoon, we can see old peat-bog, and the princess Emma's rock where there would be fairies...
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 4
After breakfast, we go for the first day of ride across mountain landscapes in direction of Rotlach. This place is well known for these cervids herds. According to weather the lunch will be a picnic or taken in a inn.
In the afternoon, we will take the road to Neuntelstein's rock, where we will have a beautiful overview on the Alsace's plain.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 5
This day after breakfast, we take the road towards "la chaume des veaux", here, we will stop and have a beautiful point of view on the "val de Villé".
The lunch will be a picnic in forest before walking to the waterfall of "Howald", one of most beautiful waterfall in Alsace! We will continue to improve our riding position and our balance at the three gaits.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 6
It's time for the last trail, we go to the Perheux pass where we stop for a picnic in front of a breathtaking panoramic view. In the afternoon, we begin the ascent of "Mont Saint Jean". After a long canter, we take advantage of the magnificent view at 360° on moutains. Then, we come back at the center with a ride along the waterfall of Serva.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.

Day 7
Breakfast and individual departure.

 

Stationary ride in Alsace "Mountains & Legends" - 2021
7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
April 04 to 10
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April 11 to 17
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EXTRAS & SUPPLEMENTS (price / person) - 2021
Single room supplement (to be paid on the spot)
Compulsory supplement for every person travelling alone. If you accept to share your room and we find someone for you to share it wth, the supplement won't have to be paid.
240 €
Non-rider
685 €
Discount for children under 13yo
- 195 €

 

 

Included:

- Horseback trail as described in the chalet on full board
- Drinks
- Supervision by a specialized guide

- 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 the meeting point
- Optional transfers
- Booking fees 15€/person
- The organization of a possible circuit tour of the area before or after the trail
- Any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses
- Tips
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

icelandic horse in alsace
Horses

Our horses are Icelandics, Fjords, Pure Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Irish cobs, Spanish Pure Breeds, Quarter Horses and Apaloosas.

Tack

We use different kinds of saddles, such as english saddles, western, hiking, or special child.
The saddlebags are not provided.

Recommended riding ability

Level groups are established on the first day of the trip. This trip is suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. We spend about 4 to 6 hours on horseback per day.

Good to Know
Accompanied children, with the required equestrian level, are accepted on these trails. We do not accept unaccompanied children.
Non-riders are welcome, you can explore the area, visit wine cellars, breweries, distilleries, Alsatian towns and villages, castles....
Dogs are welcome on this trip.

The local team

Our guides, Marco and Jessica speak many languages, and have a good knowledge of the area and its history.
Accommodation
Accommodation is in an equipped chalet. Sleeping facilities in rooms with double bed or bunk room (2-8 people). Single room can be subject to availability (extra-cost). Linens are provided.

Meals

You can enjoy Alsatian specialties, barbecues and local game. Drinks with or without alcohol are included in the package. At breakfast, we have a wide choice of bun, bread, homemade jams, cereals, milk, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, yogurt, ...

Languages spoken by the guide: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and French speaking guide.

Group size: From 3 to 12 riders per group

Arrival airport / train station:

Meeting directly at the equestrian farm

Transfers are payable on the spot and possible from
- Strasbourg train station or airport (110€/car/way)
- Colmar train station ( 100€/car/way)
- Selestat train station (60€/car/way)
- Rothau train station (30€/car/way)
- Fouday train station (20€/car/way)

Transfers are organized between 2pm and 9pm on the first day and from 10am on the last day.

Extra night from 85€ half board before or after the ride.

Details provided in your travel documents to book these services.

 

Our riding consultant's report

A week long adventure through Alsace's typical landscapes and villages. You will dive into the local culture and legends around a rich dinner.

Riding guest reviews

"Thanks to Luc, our guide for this trail, we discovered magnificent landscapes of the mountains of the Champ du Feu: fortified castles and breathtaking panoramic views. A lot of gratitude to Luc for his generosity, his attentiveness; he know the region by heart and shares that with us! The rythm of the trail is perfect: we start slowly, the gaits are varied and we have great canters. The end of the trail: a lot of sadness for my daughter who had to leave her pony Paco... We get attached to them... We will come back, it's assured!" - Julie C. (2018)

"From the first day, we feel like a group of friends as the whole team wants your stay to be the best it can be just as much on the horse as the rest of the time. The tour is superb and from beginner to experienced, we all had a lot of fun." - Christophe B. (2016)

"We are very happy about the warm welcome we received at the riding center. Friendly and convivial atmosphere. We keep excellent memories of our trip!" - Véronique R. et Alexandre D. (avril 2014)

"Great cooking, really nice guides, perfect trip!" - Didier L. (juillet 2013)

Why you will love this trail

From 1285 €

Novice riders - Mountains - With a non rider - Family ride

7 days / 6 nights - 5 days riding

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