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ALSACE : Equestrian weekend in the Alsatian Mountains

Need a change of scenery ?

We suggest you to come relax in the mountains, in the heart of a protected site, full of history and legends.

Gallop in Alsace Forest, escape for a weekend and meet up in the evening, with family or friends in our cottage with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Region of choice for horse riders and nature, the field "Champ du Feu" is located on the Alsatian side of the Vosges. Ranked "Zone natura 2000", you will be delighted with its landscapes that combine the bright colors of stubble and the dark green pine forests, the roundness of its mountains and gentle valleys, magnificent waterfalls and abundant and varied wildlife. The area is also loaded with stories and legends, has many vestiges: medieval castles, ancient churches, walls dating back to the pagan age ...

2 itineraries are possible: one for beginners and one for advanced riders.

From December to April, discover our weekend "Snow Passion" in Alsace!

horseback trail in alsace

 

horseback trail in alsace

ADVANCED RIDERS TRAIL
(4 to 5 hours of riding / day)


Day 1
Meeting at the riding centre at 9am. After the presentation of the center and the team we go to the stables where we can choose our horses. We leave for a first ride crossing the forest where we find large tracks to gallop.

Lunch is taken at the equestrian center.

In the afternoon we head to Mount St. Jean opposite the pass of the Perreux. Once at the top, after a long gallop, we stop for a moment to take some pictures because we have here a 360 degree view of the mountains... Then after we go through a pine forest, we reach the "top of the mountains" with its breathtaking view of the valleys and surrounding villages, the ideal place to gallop!

Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.


Day 2

After breakfast, we leave for a day of hiking through the mountain scenery. We head towards the Rotlach. This place is considered to be the dwelling place of many herds of deer. We go to the Howald waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Alsace! Lunch is taken in a local Rotlach inn or as a country picnic depending on the weather.

In the afternoon we head to the Neuntelstein. From the top of this huge rock we have a magnificent view over the plain of Alsace.

End of trail around 18:00.


BEGINNER RIDERS TRAIL
(4 hours of riding / day)


Day 1

Meeting at the riding centre at 9am. After visiting the equestrian center we go in the pen of Icelandic horses. These horses of small size and very comfortable are ideal to start riding. For the first half-day, we discover the animal, the different ways to communicate with him and his behavior with others. We also learn to prepare our horses for the ride, starting with the grooming, then the installation of the saddle. We start our day with riding in the career then we go for a walk in the forest nearby. We discuss the concepts of outdoor riding at our own pace and without apprehension. We take lunch at the equestrian center and we taste the local products accompanied by Alsatian wines.

In the afternoon, we get back on saddle with our Icelandic horses towards the "top of the mountains." Here we enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and surrounding villages, the perfect place to try a first gallop!

Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.


Day 2
After breakfast, we leave for our first day of hiking through the mountain scenery. We can choose to take an Icelandic or try a horse of a different race. We head to Mt St Jean. Once at the top, we settle for a country picnic. From here we take a 360-degree view of the mountains.Today we try to improve our horse stance and improve handling at the 3 paces.

End of trail around 18:00.


riding in alsatian villages

It is possible to organise this trip during the week.

Week-End in Alsace - 2 days / 1 night / 2 days riding - 2019
June 22 to 23
330 €
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June 29 to 30
330 €
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July 06 to 07
330 €
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July 13 to 14
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July 20 to 21
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July 27 to 28
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August 03 to 04
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August 10 to 11
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August 17 to 18
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August 24 to 25
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August 31 to September 01
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September 07 to 08
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September 14 to 15
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September 21 to 22
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September 28 to 29
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October 05 to 06
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October 12 to 13
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October 19 to 20
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October 26 to 27
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November 02 to 03
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November 09 to 10
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November 16 to 22
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November 23 to 24
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November 30 to December 01
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OPTION (price / person) - 2019
Riding Extra-Day (with overnight and Full Board)

195 €

Single room supplement if expressly requested
Price / person / night - TO BE PAID ON THE SPOT
30 €
Non-rider
115 €
Extra night (half board) - TO BE PAID ON THE SPOT
60€
Discount for children under 12yo
- 30 €
Transfers - Price / car / way - TO BE PAID ON THE SPOT
from / to Strasbourg or Colmar
from / to Sélestat
from / to Fouday train station

50 €
30 €
10 €


 

Included:

- Horseback trail as described in the chalet on full board,
- Drinks (with or without alcohol),
- 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 to and from the train station or airport of Fouday or Strasbourg,
- 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

riders in snow 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
We have level groups for this ride. This trip is suitable for beginners and experienced riders.

Good to Know
Accompanied children, with the required equestrian level, are accepted on these trails. We do not accept unaccompanied children.

For the beginner itinerary, weight limit is 85 kg. For riders over 85 kg we have to check availabilities for adapted horses (with extra cost).
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
Accomodation 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, a wide choice of bun, bread, homemade jams, cereals, milk, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, yogurt, ...

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

Group size: 1 to 12 riders

Arrival airport / train station:

Meeting directly at the riding centre

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

Transfers are organized on Friday between 14:00 and 21:00 or on Saturday morning at 8:00.

On Sunday evening you can plan your train after 19:00.

 

Our riding consultant's report

A really tonic weekend ride for good riders or an active initiation for beginners. A good compromise for riders of different levels who travel together.

Riding guest reviews

"Everything was perfect, wonderful landscapes and gastronomic trail. Warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Marco is a man to meet absolutely !" - Odile B. (mai 2014)

"Great cavalry and really nice team. Beautiful trips in the woods and great tracks to canter. Good cooking with local products." - Eve K. (mai 2014)

"Great weekend; beautiful landscapes, warm, funny and attentive hosts; really good food, nice horses from different breeds. To do again !!!"
Sarah R. (octobre 2013)

Why you will love this trail

From 290 € !

Weekend - Mountains - With a non rider

2 days / 1 night - 2 days riding

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Your riding consultant

Vanessa

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

 

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