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LOT - Cahors vineyards equestrian trail

Ride Lot Vineyards - 2017
A-la-carte departure 890 € > Book this tour


OPTIONS 2017
Price per person
Single Supplement
150 €
This single supplement applies to any booking of a single person. If you are willing to share and we do find another rider of the same gender to share your room, the single supplement will be refunded to you after the ride.
OPTIONS 2016 - TO PAY ON SITE
Price per personn
Extra-night (double room - half-board)
63 €
Extra-night (double single - half-board)
90 €

 

Included:

- Trail ride as described on full board basis (in double room basis), from lunch of day 1 to lunch of day 5,
- Accomodation in charming guest-houses,
- Water and wine at lunch,
- Wine testings,
- 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,
- transfers from and to the train station,
- drinks (except wine and water on table),
- any other service or optional visit entries,
- personal expenses,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 

Well know, the wine of Cahors is considered as one of the best in France. The vineyards of this area offers a lot of landscapes all well differents, but also a great variety of food products. We are at the heart of Quercy.
We also travel with our mouth as we will taste and discover the local products (wine and food).
Magnificient landscapes, tastes of great quality wine, meeting with wine-growers, very good quality accomodations, make this ride unique.

Day 1: The farm - Crayssac
Meeting at the farm at 9 am. We take a good coffee before meeting the cavalery. Preparation of our horses and departure for our ride, beginning with Bouriane forest. We cross magnificient medieval villages as Arques or Lherm, where we stop for the lunch.
In the afternoon, we arrive in a drier landscape where used to grow vineyards a long time ago. Le Rouergoux, manor of the 17 century, is a perfect testimony of this period. We arrive at our guest-house, our first stop-over.
30 km by horse.


Day 2: Crayssac - Cenac
After the breakfast, we go through CRayssac. The path leads us to the edge of the cliffs, where we can enjoy a magnificient view on the Lot weaving amongst the vineyards. We take our lunch in a cottage and we tatste our first wine. Fanny and Bernard will lead us along their farm to discover their tacks for wine making.
We are on our horse again ! We go trhough Albas village and then we arrive to Eugénie Castle, from where a great wine is issued. We reach our yurt/cottage where we will sleep tonight.
25 km by horse.

Day 3: Cénac - Grezels
On morning we follow the edge of the cliffs and we can enjoy a great ladscape. We reach the Lot river and cross the vineyards to meet Simon BUSSER, a local wine-grower who still use his animals to work. We taste very good wine at a family, and then take our horses to follow our trail. We pass near the De la Coste castle (13rd century) ,which is just above the vineyards. last wine tasting in le Domaine la Bérangeraie before arriving to our stop-over for the night.
26 km by horse.

Day 4: Grezels - Duravel
After breakfast we go through the hills to arrive on Lacapelle Cabanac plateau. We discover some local wines (chateau Paillas, Lacapelles-Cabanac...) and we come back dome to the valley where is located the most important part of the vineyards of the area, crossed by the lot river. We taste the wines of Le Clos la Coutale, Pineraie Castle and Le Clos Triguedina.
Arrival at our guest-house, where we settle for the night.
25 kmby horse.

Day 5: Duravel - The farm
On morning we discover the wine cellar and the wine and spirit store that we visit. Then we leave the Lot valley and its landscapes to discover the secret forest of Bouriane. By the end of the aftrenoon we reach the farm where we take care of our horses one last time before our departure.
25 km by horse.

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

Horses and riding level

Horses
Saddle horses, Arabs and Arabs warmbloods (vivacious, hardy, affectionate..), Mérens (calm, kinds, safe pace and very intelligent !), apalooza (perfect for outdoor rinding).

They live together all year long. Educated with ethological concept, they are very experienced and they will guarantee you comfort and safety.

Tack
We use english type saddles.
Saddlebags are provided.

Riding experience
To participate in our trail ride, we ask all riders to be confident at all gaits (even fast)  in the open country, to be in a good physical condition and with experience of outdoor riding.
An intermediate level is enough, it can also be your first outdoor ride of several days. But no novice riders can be accepted.

Useful informations
-You will be asked to take care of your horse on this ride.
-Children from 18 if they come on their own, and less if they are accompagnied by one parent.
-Weight limit is 90kg (254 pounds). maximum tall is 1m95.
- The helmet is not obligatory but highly recommanded (obligatory for under 18 years old).Helmets can be lent directly at the farm.

The local team

Geneviève qualified equestrian guide was born in the area and know a lot about it.
Transportation of luggage and equipment by support vehicle.

 

Accommodation
On day 1, 3 and 4, the accomodation is charming guest-houses . Some of them have swimming pool for summer.


On day 2, you will be accomodated in a luxury yurt/cottage (private room, with shared facilities inside the yurt).

Possible to have a single room on request with a supplement.


Meals
For lunch, we will eat pic-nics that we will carry in the saddlebags or by the support vehicle.
Dinners are taken at the accomodation, with local products.

Language: English / French speaking guide.

Group size:

From 2 to 10 riders.

Closest airport / train station:

You will meet directly at the equestrian farm at 09.00 am. Departure possibole from around 6:00pm on the last day.

Possibility to be transferred from Cahors train station (30 euros per car/one way - to be shared with the number of person in the car), to be paid on the spot.

In that case, plan your arrival the day before the ride (around 6pm).

 

Our riding consultant's report

Julie

A beautiful ride which will make you taste local specialities (wine and food), by riding through the magnificient vineyards of the area.

Contact Julie

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

Riding guest reviews

"Loved every minute on the horses ; horses were lovely, well trained, in great condition and had no issues for the entire trip. Saddles were extremely comfortable for long-distance riding.
The guide spoke English very well, easy to understand and communicate with; the cook is great and a good conversationalist. All meals were full of variety and flavor. Both the guide and the cook were very professional. Guest houses we stayed in were all unique, interesting, clean and comfortable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our entire trip as well as the guide and the cook's company.  It is absolutely the best way to visit a country!"- Nora (June 2017)

 

Key facts

From 890 € !

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5 days / 4 nights / 5 riding days

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Email : julie @rideinfrance.com

 

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