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ENDURANCE RIDE - Morvan and Lozere...

Morvan Endurance ride - 2017
April 29 to May 7
1650 €
available
May 27 to June 4
1650 €
available
August 26 to September 03
1650 €
available
September 30 to October 7
1650 €
available

Single supplement : 375 € (applies only of you absolutely ask for a single room and do not want to share)

For non-rider people: -480€

 

Lozere Endurance ride - 2017
May 14 to 21
1520 €
available
June 11 to 18
1520 €
available
September 17 to 23
1520 €
available

Single supplement : 230 € (applies only of you absolutely ask for a single room and do not want to share)

 

 

Included:

- the trail ride as described on full board basis, with accommodation in double room,
- 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 and from the riding centre,
- drinks,
- any other service,
- personal expenses,
- any other service or optional visit entries,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 

For this week-long trail, you can choose your destination :

- The Morvan : a regional park in the center of Burgundy that will astonish you by the diversity of its landscapes and the uncountable miles of unpaved country roads perfectly suited for outdoor riding.

- Lozere : one of the wildest regions in France, with a lot of rural traditions. This trail will take you through many different landscapes...

Around Morvan :

Day 1
Arrival at the riding center. Welcoming dinner and night at a close by hotel. Presentation of the itinerary, the horses and the riding style.

Day 2
For this first day we take the direction of lake "Settons" passing through the forest of Anost where we have lunch at the Poterons picnic area. The theme of the day is "green desert" as it is not unusual to meet absolutely no one during the ride. We often come across people only when we stop on the peaceful banks of lake "Settons" in a typical Morvan hotel, where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3
Today we will come across an extreme variety of grounds: our horses become salmons to go up the rivers, mouflons to climb up the rocks and offer us unforgettable memories of the breathtaking scenery. At the end of the day we arrive in Dun les Places where we stop for dinner and night.

Day 4
This morning we start for an itinerary of 60km in the direction of Vezelay.
Vezelay remains a mystical city, starting point of the pilgrimage route of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The pilgrims' donations allowed the construction of St. Madeleine's basilica and Bernard of Clervaux preached the second crusage in Vezelay. But after a long day on horseback, we are happy to stop for dinner and night.

Day 5
We spend the morning walking and visiting Vezelay.  We only have a short ride to reach Pierre Perthuis and its two famous bridges for lunch.  The grassy path allows long gallops to reach Lantilly Castle, where we spend the night after a nice dinner.

Day 6
Today we ride to Château-Chinon, and have a good lunch next to Pannecière Lake. In the afternoon, our ride brings us to Corancy and Château-Chinon.
Dinner and overnight in Château-Chinon.

Day 7
This morning we head towards Bibracte, the biggest celtic site in Europe, situated at the top of Mount Beuvray (800m).
Dinner and overnight in Saint Léger sous Beuvray.

Day 8
A journey through the forest, up and down the hills, will take us back to the riding center.  Dinner at the center and night at the hotel.

 

Around Lozere :

Day 1
Arrival around 6pm. Welcoming dinner and overnight. Presentation of the itinerary, the horses and the riding style.

Day 2
For this first day we take the direction of Florac (40 kilometers). We first go to the Finiel summit and the Lozere's crests. A big forest path permits long gallops until Barançon lake, where we stop for lunch.
This afternoon we go to the Tarn Gorge before arriving in Florac.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 3
Today we leave Florac to reach Aire de Cote. The ancient rails bring us to the Oumenet. We stop for lunch and ride to the Aigoual Massif, passing through the Hospitalet Can, the Marquaires shuttle, and the Salidé Col.
Dinner and overnight in Aire de Cote.

Day 4
This morning we start for almost 30 kilometers in direction of Hillion. This village is part of Saint Brieuc Bay. This bay is a nature reserve since 1998.
Dinner and overnight in Hillion.

Day 5
Today we continue for 40 kilometers to Nivoliers. This is the longest gallop of our trail ! More than 15 kilometers, along the mountains with breathtaking landscapes.
In the afternoon we are riding through Papaurelle and Nîmes.
Dinner and overnight in Nivoliers.

Day 6
The duration of this ride depends on the weather. We can enjoy a long gallop on Chanet aerodrome and discover the Causse Méjean. We reach the Tarn Gorge, Quezac and Ispagnac in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight in Ispagnac.

Day 7
This morning we head towards the Lozere Mount. We ride for 40 kilometers across the Tarn Gorge, the Montmirat Pass, and finally the Lozere Mount after a last gallop.
Dinner and overnight on the Lozere Mount.

Day 8
Departure after breakfast.

Horses and riding level

Horses

The horses on this trail are mostly arabs or arab cross-breeds born at our stables. They are used to the ground, calm if you wish to and sporty for the experienced rider. Some "oversize" horses are available for the heavier riders.

Tack

Trail saddles, saddlebags provided.
We ask you to brush, saddle and unsaddle your horse.


Recommended riding level

As the days on horseback are very long, riders have to be comfortable at all paces. We do not accept beginners or intermediate riders. It is very important to be well-trained, to have some experience in weekly trail rides and to be able to trot or canter for a long time even dowhills.

Maximum weight : 100 kg

We keep the right to refuse any rider who wouldn't have sufficient riding abilities. In that case, the trail will not be refundable.

The local team

The ride is guided by a qualified, French and English speaking riding guide who perfectly knows the region and will take great pleasure to make you discover the place.

Our back-up vehicle carries the luggage and meals and joins us for lunch break and in the evening.

Accommodation
You will sleep in typical regional small hotels where you will find a comfortable bed and a warm shower to recover after a long riding day.

Meals
Lunch will be generous, inspired by traditional country cooking, warm or cold according to the weather.  At noon, it is always a pleasure to see from far away a well-dressed table, in the middle of a field, waiting for us. Evening meals will be taken at the hotel. 

 

Language: English / French speaking guide.

Group size: From 6 to 12 riders.

Closest airport / train station:

Around Morvan : Meeting point is directly at the riding center or transfer possible from Autun train station (shuttle from Le Creusot-Montchanin TGV station).

Around Brittany : Meeting at 6pm.

Around Lozere : Meeting on Lozere Mount at 6pm. A transfer from and to Mende train station is possible (55 € / way)

 

Our riding consultant's report

Anne

If you are into endurance rides, this journey will be perfect for you : great environment, great horses and great people.

Contact Anne

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

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Key facts

From 1520 € !

Fast ride

8 or 9 days / 7 or 8 nights / 6 or 7 days on horseback
From 30 to 40 miles a day (50 to 60km a day), made in 6 to 8 hours rides.

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Anne, your riding consultant

Contact Anne

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

 

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