SHORT HORSE RIDING BREAK ON OLERON ISLAND...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
Between land and ocean this ride leads us to the Marennes d'Oléron, the famous oyster farming basin in this region and invites us to discover the charming insular way of life, the typical habours and the sea flavours of the island of Oléron.
After breakfast, departure from the stables for a ride along the west coast, which remains the wildest part of the island. The soft climate allows a varied flora to grow which we appreciate during this day. From the dunes we come into woods to go back to the beach at good speed and finish our ride near the swamps.
Dinner and night at the guesthouse.
End of the trail is around 5.00 pm.
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
HorsesThe horses are issued from various breeds : French saddle horses, arab horses and cross-breds. All horses are used to trail rides and the terrain and are surefooted and well behaved.
TackEnglish style saddles or western saddles (on request). If you prefer a western saddle, please let us know at the moment of booking.
Recommended riding experience
All riders should be able to canter in open spaces and be in good physical shape to ride approx. 5 hours per day. There are 4 to 5 canters to be expected every day.
Children with the necessary riding experience are welcome from 10 years upwards.
Accommodation is in the guesthouse dormitory with shared facilities.
Breakfast and dinners are taken at the guesthouse and picnic lunch is either taken in from the saddle bags or brought by the back-up vehicule if there are more than 4 riders
DATES AND RATES
EXTEND YOUR STAY
If you wish to extend your stay on the island, we can offer a Thalasso & Spa package for 2 nights and 2 days, halfboard or full board in a 3* hotel in the south of Oleron, nestled between the woods of St. Trojan and the beach.
Enjoy 6 treatments included in our 2 days packages:
- VITALITY: 4 individual hydrotherapy treatments and 2 physiotherapy sessions in the warm seawater pool
- OCEAN: 6 individual hydrotherapy treatments
- ZEN: : 4 individual hydrotherapy treatments and 2 massages of 30 minutes each
The hotel disposes of a fitness room, a hammam and saunas as well as a mini-golf, table tennis and a boules playing area with free access for its guests.
Single supplement (mandatory) : 50 €
Full board supplement : 75 €
- Trail ride as described in guesthouse with full board basis,
- Guiding with a professional guide, and a second guide for the crossing of the Bay,
- Transfers from St Pierre d'Oléron bus station,
- 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 ?").
- transport to the meeting point,
BOOKING - MORE INFORMATIONContact us at +33 (0)4 37 02 20 00 or click here to email Anne, the specialist for this horse riding tour ...
3 days /2 nights / 3 days on horseback
roughly 5 hours in the saddle / 35km per day.
English / French speaking guide.
From 4 to 9 riders
Arriving scheduled on day 1 at 9.00 am at the hamlet.
The climate of the island is one of its assets.
It has a vivific atlantic climate: cool in winter and summer.
Mid season is the perfect time to ride there but you'll always need to take a waterproof coat for riding.
At this period the temperature is around 18°C / 20°C.
There are no specific health formalities and emergency medical treatment is as widely available in the country.
A valid passport is required of all foreigners entering France, except people living from a Schengen agreement country for who a valid ID card is enough.
All foreign citizens who wish to come to France must be able to present regulatory proof of the purpose of their stay, means of support and accommodation. In some cases, they need a visa to enter France. Visas must be applied for before leaving for France at a French consular office.
France is a member of European Union. No visa is required for citizens of other EU states.
Please check these informations at your local French embassy.
Ride in France (Absolu Voyages SARL), 2 place Charles de Gaulle 38200 Vienne FRANCE - Phone : +33 437 02 2000 - Fax : +33 437 02 2500
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