Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval
Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval - Voyage à cheval


Horse riding tours and equestrian holidays in France

Ride in France - Horseback holidays- Ride in France - Horse riding holidays and equestrian vacations +33 437 02 2000

MEDOC - Beach and Vineyards 7 days Horse Trail

Located in Gironde in the Atlantic coast, the Médoc region is famous worldwide for its Grands Crus.
This almost island is 80 km large and situated in the north of Bordeaux between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. There are several of the most prestigious red wine Grand Crus and many castles with unusual architecture.
It is a flat country nestled between two waters. In the west is the ocean with more than 40 km of practicable beaches with fine sand expanses. In the east is the estuary and the swamps: the Mattes Medoc where the level of the land is lower than the level of the ocean. 
The Médoc region regroups the most prestigious red wines, such as "Bordeaux classified Grands Crus, as well as Crus Bourgeois" and many castles with unusual architecture. The castles’ road crossing the Medoc is one of the most beautiful in France.
Between Medoc vineyards - RIDE IN FRANCE

Day 1
Welcoming of the riders in late afternoon.

Dinner and night in the inn.

Breakfast and short transfer to the Lanessan castle. There, we have a first contact with our horses and the staff. Then, we draw our itinerary on an IGN map drinking a coffee.
We spend the first morning riding through several of the most prestigious Grand Cru: The Beychevelle castle, The Bourdieu, Gruaud Larose, Lalande, St Julien…
For lunch, we have a rural picnic in Pauillac nearby the Mouton Rothschild castle.
In the afternoon, we ride among the vineyards, the castles, and the owners’ houses made of Bordeaux old stones overhanging the Gironde estuary.
We spend the night in Vertheuil and visit the Benedictines abbey built in the XIIth century. We taste the St Estèphe wine in the Souley Castle.

Dinner and night in the inn.

Day 3
We leave Vertheuil, one of the most beautiful villages in Medoc. This village, held under the patronage of the abbey, the abbey church and the former fortified castle is located in the heart of the vineyards. Here, you can enjoy a concentrate of the architectural fantasy from the XIXth century. We can look everywhere and see the best! We have a rural picnic alongside the river in La Chapelle. After lunch, we visit the Breuil Renaissance Castle and taste a wine. We have dinner and spend the night in a inn in Bégadan.

Day 4
This morning, we ride through the vineyards alongside the estuary. We ride through the expanses of marshy plains where wildlife and flora live together with wild nature which is still preserved from modern constructions.
The first vineyards alongside the estuary are appearing to us, and we feel the bustle of the wine-growers roaming among the vine rows.
For lunch, we have a delicious rural picnic at the Richard beacon, and then, we visit it.
In the afternoon, we continue riding through the vineyards of the estuary.

Dinner and night in a hotel with a swimming pool.

Day 5 -
We evolve in these huge expanses of wild plains, a not-to-be missed wildlife and flora nest : grey herons, egrets and storks offer us a permanent show. Then, we ride to the palus alongside the estuary where the shore is bordered by a succession of imposing seawalls, intended to protect the lands.
We enjoy wonderful seaside landscapes. 
We have a rural picnic in the bathing Soulac town.
In front of us are the ocean coast with 40 Km of practicable beaches and the expanses of fine sand leading us to the Amélie.

We ride on the beach where wild nature is the queen. We enjoy cantering between the noisy waves and the sandy dunes fixed by the beach-grass and thistles.
We have a rural picnic in the heart of the Lande Girondine, with a Medoc wine of course! 
Then, we reach the St James of Compostela way, and ride back to the hotel to enjoy an aperitif. Your guide will be happy to make you discover the Médoc region, which wants to keep its origins and traditions, and, above all, its gastronomy influenced by the terroir.
Dinner and night in a hotel equipped with a swimming pool.

Breakfast and individual departure of the riders or transfer from 12am.

Beach and Vineyards 7 days Horse Riding Trail - 2018
September 23 to 29
1380 €
available > book now
October 14 to 20
1380 €
available > book now


Supplement per person - 2018
Extra night at the hotel (pré-post night)
60€ - 75€
To pay on spot

Single room supplement : + 36 € / night - to pay on the spot
This supplement will apply to all single rider. If you are willing to share your room, and we find someone to do so, this supplement will not be asked on the spot.



- The riding tour as described above on a full board basis,
- Water, aperitif and wine for lunch, as well as wine for dinner,
- Visits of sites (depending on the opening days and times, as well as the availability of the persons welcoming us), 
- Wine tasting when visiting the cellars, 
- The financial guarantee of funds deposited in Ride in France, (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 arrive at the start point of the riding tour,
- The transfers,
- The other drinks,
- Registration fees of 15 € per person,
- Any other services,
- Tips,
- Personal expenses,
- Optional insurance: more information






Our horses and required riding ability

During these riding tours, you will ride saddle horses: Anglo-Arabian, Arabian, and French saddle. They are very well trained and used in the pony club by every riding ability children and adults, and also for trail. They are also used for training the equestrian tourism guides. They are calm and safe.


We use comfortable Forestier, Devoucoux and Norton trail saddle. We have also two Western saddles available upon request. 
Saddlebags and holsters are not provided on this riding tour, you can bring yours if you want (saddle pad with pockets is provided).

Recommended riding ability
Our riding tours are for experienced riders feeling at ease at the three gaits (walk, trot and gallop) even fast gaits, and with a minimum outdoor horseback practice. 
The flat ground, the beach and the sandy path are perfect for fast gaits. 
Every day, we ride between 30 and 35km, about 4 to 5 hours riding. 

Good to know
- Maximum weight: 100 kg 
- Minimum age: 16 years old with or without accompanist. 
- Helmet is not compulsory but highly recommended. The equestrian centre can lend you one.
- You can do this riding tour with your own horse (the price remains the same).

The local team

Alexandra (or a member of her team) is your equestrian tourism guide.
Her long experience trailing will ensure you the best conditions. 
A logistic vehicle carries your luggage, meals and material, and joins us for lunch and dinner.


Your accommodation is a 2* hotel or a guesthouse. There are double bedrooms with a private bathroom. In many accommodations a swimming pool is available in summer time. 
You can have a single bedroom with an extra charge upon request and availability. 
If you arrive by train, you have to spend the night before the trail on site.

For lunch, you will have rural, strong, varied, hot or cold picnics depending on the season. They are prepared by the logistic staff.
You will have dinner in the hotels or guesthouses.
For lunch, you have wine and aperitif included. For dinner, you have only wine included. 
If you are intolerant or allergic to certain food, please tell us when subscribing for us to be able to prepare adapted meals for you.

Languages spoken by the guide: English / French speaking guide.

Group size: from 2 to 10.

Arrival airport / train station:
Meeting point directly at the start point of the riding tour in late afternoon on day.
If you want to arrive by train, someone will pick you at Bordeaux St Jean train station. In this case, plan to arrive from 5pm and to leave in the morning on day 7.
It is the same if you want to arrive by plane: someone will pick you at Bordeaux airport at 6pm30 on the first day, and you will have to plan to leave in the morning on the last day.
For this transfer service, you will have to pay an extra charge of 50€ round-trip.
Transfer from Soulac Sur Mer are for free.

Our riding consultant's report

It is the perfect place to spend some days riding on the beach and on the seaside. In spite of the wide beaches, the Medoc region stays wild and you will find a familial and friendly atmosphere.

Riding guest reviews

Why you will love this trail

From 1380 € !

Beach Riding Tour - Gourmet & Wine - For Advanced Riders

7 days / 6 nights / 6 days on horseback

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Your riding consultant


Phone: +33 (0)


If you like this, you may also like...


Grand Crus Wine tasting and Ride.
Rando Cheval - Voyages et randonnée

MEDOC - Weekend Ride

A short ride between beaches and vineyards.
Rando Cheval - Voyages et randonnée