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SAVOIE - Short riding tours in the Belledonne Valley

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Throughout the year from Monday to Friday, enjoy a short riding tour in full nature, in the heart of the Oil Valley. Situated in the northeast of La Rochette, in the Belledonne massif, this wild valley allows us to enjoy nice riding tours combining adventure, mountain, and comfortable nights, as you will always spend a night in a luxurious guesthouse equipped with a spa and a sauna... This is the best way to recharge the batteries!

2 Days riding in Oil Valley


Day
1
Meeting at the riding centre at 9am. We start riding in the valley to get to know our horse. We ride through the Combe de Savoie and have a picnic lunch at the Montmayeur Tower, a fortified house from the 15th century. Then, we ride again to arrive at the Oil Valley. We spend the night in a luxury guesthouse. Let’s enjoy an unusual farm, a comfortable bed, and an evening in the SPA and sauna...

Day 2
After having a good night and a strong breakfast, we ride back to the Combe de Savoie by the Carouge Lake and the valley, enjoying long cantering...Finally, we ride back to the farm and the riders leave at 6pm.

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3 Days riding in Oil Valley


Day 1

Meeting point at 9am at the equestrian centre. We start riding in the valley to get to know our horse. We ride through the Combe de Savoie and have a picnic lunch at the Montmayeur Tower, a fortified house from the 15th century. Then, we ride again to arrive at the Oil Valley. We spend the night in bivouac (You can choose the option to spend a night in an inn equipped with a swimming pool).

Day 2
Today, we are still riding in the Oil Valley. We spend the night in a luxurious guesthouse. Let’s enjoy an unusual farm, a comfortable bed, and an evening in the SPA and sauna...

Day 3
After having a good night and a strong breakfast, we ride back ito saddle to the Combe de Savoie by the Carouge Lake and the valley, enjoying long cantering...Finally, we ride back to the farm and the riders leave at 6pm.

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4 Days riding in Oil Valley


Day 1

Meeting point at 9am at the equestrian centre. We start riding in the valley to get to know our horse. We ride through the Combe de Savoie and have a picnic lunch at the Montmayeur Tower, a fortified house from the 15th century. Then, we ride again to arrive at the Oil Valley. We spend the night in bivouac (You can choose the option to spend a night in an inn equipped with a swimming pool).

Day 2
For our second day riding, we ride up in the Grande Montagne de Presle pastures and reach the shelter where we spend the night.

Day 3
Today we leave the pastures and ride down in the Oil Valley. We spend the night in a luxurious guesthouse. Let’s enjoy an unusual farm, a comfortable bed, and an evening in the SPA and sauna...

Day 4
It's our last day riding. We go back to the Combe de Savoie by the Carouge Lake and the valley, enjoying long cantering...Finally, we ride back to the farm and the riders leave at 6pm.

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Please note that these itineraries are provided on an indicative basis and that the organizers can modify them depending on the weather and the season.

Ride through Belledonne Valley - 2018
A la carte departure all year, Monday to Friday (from 2 riders)
2 days / 1 night / 2 days on horseback
295 €
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3 days / 2 night / 3 days on horseback
385 €
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4 days / 3 night / 4 days on horseback
485 €
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OPTIONS (2 / 3 nights ride only) - 2018
Extra night in guesthouse with a swimming-pool
50 €

 

Included:

- The riding tour as described with English / French speaking guide
- The accommodation as described, on full board basis,
- Transfer from/to Montmélian train station if required
- Water and wine during the meals
- The 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 the meeting point
- Alternative accomodation instead of camp if bad weather (between 35€ and 50 € to be paid directly on spot)
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Booking fees 15€/person
- Other drinks
- Any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses
- Tips
- optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

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Horses breeds
Our horses are mostly Henson breeds and other trustworthy horse breeds. They are used to trek together throughout the year, so they are trained to the outdoor trekking difficulties. You can enjoy the region safely!

Tack
We use trail saddles (Forestier trekking saddles).

Recommended riding ability
Riders have to be confident at all gaits, riding outdoor, and to have a good physical condition to ride easily in the drops.

Good to know

If they have the riding ability, children not acompanie from 15 years old are accepted or from 12 years old if they are with an adult.
Max weight : 90kg.
Helmet is compulsory.
You will have a little bit of sport walking in the mountain at 1700 meters altitude.

The local team

Our guide is a a graduated equestrian instructor, and a region lover will be happy to make you discover the French Alps.
A logistic vehicle joins us every evening with our dinner and luggage.

Accommodation

For one night you enjoy a cluxurious guesthouse equipped with a spa and a sauna. From 2 or 3 nights formula, you will spend the other nights in bivouac, in a shelter or in a inn equipped with a swimming pool if you choose this option. For the nights in bivouac, sleeping mats and sleeping bags are not provided.

If it rains, we have an alternative accomodation in an inn (extra charge for this accomodation to be paid directly on site).

Meals
For lunch, we have picnic we carry riding (different mixed salads every day, meats, cheeses, fruits, coffee or tea).
When we sleep in bivouac, we will have barbecue for dinner. It is a good opportunity to taste French Alps gastronomy and wines. In case of bad weather, we have dinner in the inn.

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

Group size: 2 to 6 riders

Arrival airport / train station:

Meeting at the riing center on first day at 9am.

We can arrange free transfers from and to Montmelian train station (about 15 minutes driving). Plan an arrival the day before, late in the afternoon, between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. The departure on the last day around 6:00 pm.

It is possible to book for an extra night on the day before the beginning of the riding tour from 40 € / person. For more details, please see your travel book.

 

Our riding consultant's report

A nice riding tourwith Henson breed horses to enjoy various landscapes and a friendly atmosphere!

Riding guest reviews

"Our ride in Savoie was nice : good guide, good horses, various accomodations always welcomed, views on landscape amazing..." - Floriane T. (2015)

"We spent a few time in the French Alps in spring. The guide was wonderful and very open to our expectations. We had a 5 stars inn."- Ngoc T. and Philippe T. (2016)

Why you will love this trail

From 295 € !

Family ride - Week-end - Mountains

2 days / 1 nights / 2 days on horseback
3 days / 2 nights / 3 days on horseback
4 days / 3 nights / 4 days on horseback

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Your riding consultant

Clothilde

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

 

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