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FRANCE / BLACK PERIGORD - Horse Riding tour

Black Perigord in 2018
March 10 to 17
1515 €
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March 17 to 24
1515 €
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April 28 to May 05
1515 €
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*To operate the tour with a minimum of 2 riders we ask a small group supplement that might be refunded partially or totally depending on the final number of riders in the group : + 640€ / pers. from 2 riders, + 430 € / pers. from 3 riders; +330 € / pers. from 4 riders; +280 € / pers. from 5 riders.
From 6 riders, there is no supplement.

Price per personn
Transfer Lalinde station
Non rider
985 €
Single room supplement
Compulsory if you travel alone. It will be refund if you agree and if we find someone to share your room.
307 €



- Trail ride as described on full board basis (in double room basis), from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 8,
-drinks at lunch,
- 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:

- transportation to the departure of the ride,
- drinks at dinner,
- visits and wine/local product tasting,
- transfers from and to the closest train station,
- any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses,
- tips,
- optional insurances





The Black Périgord hangs over the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne.

Nestled between cliffs, rivers and forests, the villages, churches, manors and castles are the silent witnesses of its long history.

Basking in delightful harmony, Limeuil, Saint Cyprien and Sarlat are the high spots of the trip. All along this trail, enjoy the fine gastronomy of the region and admire the exceptionnal beauty of the landscapes on horseback.
Day 1
Meeting directly at the guesthouse in the end of the afternoon.
Possibility to arrive at Lalinde train station or airport and then to be transferred to Lalinde.
Typical dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 2 - 5 hours riding
Program presentation during breakfast. Departure from Bannes' castle (15th century's private castle) at about 10.30 am. We pass through the bastide of Lalinde, then we ride along the canal. Arrival at the village of Mauzac, place of our picnic, on the right bank of the Dordogne. In the afternoon we ride to Limeuil, ancient fishing port at the confluence of Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 3 - 5 hours riding
We ride trough woods and forests before we reach our lunch place, St Cyprien, a village hung on the hillside.
In the afternoon, we ride towards the Milandes' castle, old property of Joséphine Baker (from 1947 to 1968). Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 4 - 4,5 hours riding
To reach our picnic place in the bastide of Domme, we ride from the castle of Tayac to Castelnaud's castle through a medieval path. From Domme’s headland, you can cast an eye over he whole Dordogne valley, from the castle of Montfort in the east, to Beynac in the west. In the afternoon we ride down into the valley to join Sarlat, the medieval city and its famous narrow alleys and nice half-timbered houses. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 5 - 3 hours riding
Today, we only ride in the morning. We cross Sarlat on horseback and join the castle of Campagnac for lunch.
The afternoon is free. You can take your time to visit the beautiful city of Sarlat. It is possible to have a guided tour in the afternoon or in the evenig, after dinner. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 6 - 5 hours on horseback
To get to the village of Meyral, we cross chestnut tree forests from where we can see the Puymartin's castle, built in the 15th century. We have lunch in front of Meyral's church. In the afternoon we ride down into the valley of the Vézère before ending up at Limeuil. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 7 - 5 hours in the saddle
In the morning we ride along the Dordogne towards Cadouin. The picnic takes place near Cadouin’s abbey, built in the 7th century. The Gothic cloister is adorned with columns from the Renaissance. In the afternoon, we ride through the La Béssede's forest, the most important forest of Périgord. We end up in Monpazier, a typical local english bastide. Built in 1284 during King Edouard the 1st era. Monpazier is considered as a model among the 300 bastides of the south-west. Transfer back for dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 8
The riding tour ends after breakfast. If needed, transfer back to Lalinde train station or airport.

Attention: the above itinerary might be modified depending on climate, riding level of the group and availability of accommodations.

Horses and riding level


Most of the horses (number of 35) were born at our stable and are used to live together in a herd on our prairies. This way they enjoy a life as natural as possible.
Each has its own character but all are gentle and well tempered. There are different arab cross breeds and pure arabs. They do work in our riding school as well as on the trail rides.

We use leather trail saddles (French brands, i.e. Forestier, JMS, Gaston Mercier).
Simple bridle or hackamors, depending on the horse. Saddle bags are provided.

Recommended riding experience

To participate in our trail ride, we ask all riders to be confident at all gaits in the open and to be in a good physical condition (able to ride 30 kilometers per day, an average of 5 hours riding).

Useful informations
-Children accompanied by an adult are welcome on this ride from the age of 12. Children non accompagnied are welcome from the age of 14 (with parental consent).
-Weight limit is 115kg (254 pounds)
-Possibility to bring your own horse on this ride.
-The non riders are also welcome. They can follow in the support vehicle and participate in the visits.

The local team

Your guide is a professional horseman, used to guide trails in the area. In love with the region, he'll make you discover those wonderful landcapes in the best conditions.

Transportation of luggages and equipments will be made by our support vehicule.
He will join us every noon and nights.

Along this riding tour, the 7 nights are provided in guesthouse in double rooms with private facilities.
Single room accommodation is available at extra cost. To be asked for & paid at booking.

The lunch is brought by the logistic vehicle in the middle of nature. In case of bad weather, the vehicle is fitted to put the table under and allow us to eat sheltered from the rain.
Dinners are taken at the accomodation, with local products. The diversity of the menu is one of the special points on this ride.
The drinks are included for breakfast and lunch only.

Language: English / French speaking guide.

Group size: From 6 to 11 riders
Departure availble from 2 riders with supplement.

Closest airport / train station:

Meeting directly at the first guesthouse at about 05.00 pm.

Possibility to be transferred from Lalinde train station with a 10€ per person supplement to be paid directly on the spot.
In that case, plan an arrival in the middle of the afternoon on the first day and a departure after 10.00 am on day 8 (about 30mn drive).


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Contact Julie

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000

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Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
Email : lauren.grasset


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