Atlantic coast

1,099.00

Level : Gallop 3 minimum
Possibility of coming with his horse : Yes
Accompanied non-riders admitted : Yes

This is a 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days ride product consists of a 4-days trail with two extra days of evolution around the riding centre the first day and meanly on the beach the last Saturday.

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Duration

8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days

Total km/day

Between 42 and 55 km

Age of riders

12 Years (accompanied) and 15 years (non accompanied)

Required riding level

Fit intermediate to Advanced

Possibility to come with your own horse?

Yes

Group size

10 riders at maximum, but a maximum of 12 during the month of July and August
Departure from 3 riders minimum, a departure with 2 riders is possible but requires a supplement of 200 € per participant.

To know

This trek requires rather good and fit intermediate riders, confident at all paces and able to ride several hours over varied and sometimes challenging terrain.

We ask to the rider to be enough confident to walk or trot independently trough the forest, to canter or gallop alone on the sandy ways in the forest to avoid the dust, and being able alone or by two riders to leave the group and to come back under a good control on the beach.

Day 1. Monday

Breakfast from 08 to 10 o’clock
Then the client are dropped to Mimizan Beach at 10h30, to visit and walk through the village and on the beach, to make shopping and take the Lunch in the restaurant of their choice.

Pick up time at 13h30 in front of the Tourism office and way back to the Guest House.

Le long du courant de MimizanMEETING at the Guest House at 14h00
The first day ride is on Monday. It is a half-day trail of around 3h 00 in the afternoon,

This day enables the riders to get used to our horses and gives us the opportunity to grasp their different levels and expectations, to put them on the horses that suit them best over the following 4 days. For some of the riders, this half-day gives them the chance to get back into the swing of riding. Our short surrounding is very beautiful, and the very wild landscape offers from the top of natural dunes some nice views above the ocean.

coucher de soleilDay 2 -3 – 4 and 5

randonnée lac LandesThen we leave for 4 days passing by the beach either in the morning or in the evening, according to the tide of the ocean. We finish the fourth day on the beach with the sun set. The landscape and the nature is changing every day, offering all the various angles of “ The Landes”. We are going to ride around 45 km by day in 5 to 6 hours with spending as much time with walking as with cantering or galloping.
This means, this trek requires rather good and fit intermediate riders confident at all paces and able to ride several hours over varied and sometimes challenging terrain.
The ground of our forest is often very clean and offers us the opportunity not to ride in one line, which is very boring and bad for the horses.
The entire canters, gallops in the forest or on the beach are individually done by the riders, starting one by one, or two by two, and very rarely in group.
We spend the 5th lunch time beside a nice lake in a nature conservation area.

If the weather is fine from June to the end of September our riders have the opportunity to play and swim in the lake with and without their horses.

maison landaise

Day 6

The half-day trail on Saturday, the last day ride, enables the riders to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean for a last time and have some last exciting gallop along the beach.

If the weather is fine from June to the end of September our riders have the opportunity to play and swim in the Ocean with and without their horses.

baignade-lac-saint-eulalie

Please remind:
We can’t always arrive on the beach, when it’s really low tide during the 4-day trail. If we can canter on the hard sand, it’s not possible to canter in the sea-water because of the tack, and the wet sand that goes between the girth and the skin and may injure the horse during the day.
So the target of that last day is to offer to the rider the opportunity to be on the beach (or in the morning, or in the evening) at the best moment according to the tide. The beach is some times 200 m wide and we often have it only for us. Then we can offer to canter or gallop in the sea water without restriction and have great fun.

The other half-day either in the morning or in the evening, according to the tide, gives to the riders the time to relax, to visit the village and to do some shopping, to sunbath on the beach or have a swim in the ocean, before leaving for home.

galop cheval sur la plage

Low Season :      1099 €
Average Season : 1249 €                                                                                                     High Season :       1449 €

The above mentioned prices are in shared rooms,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Including 1/2 a day of test riding before starting for a roundtrip of 4 days and an additional beach ride, discovering the tack, the way of evolution and speed on that sportive ride and testing the rider/horse match with the objective to finish with 100% enjoyment on the last days beach ride.
  • Arrival on Sunday afternoon between 6 h and 7h p.m. Full board on all whole day rides (for the half day rides on Monday and on Saturday lunch is not included)
  • Supplement for an additional night on half-board 61€ at low season , 65 € at average season and 87 € at high season.
  • Single room supplement per week:
    • 70€ at low season
    • 150 € at average season
    • 210 € at high season 
  • Supplement chambre double ou double Twin par semaine:
    • 70€ en basse et moyenne saison
    • 105 € en haute saison

YEAR 2019

Low Season: February, March, April, October, November
17th to 24th of February
3rd to 10th of March
17th to 24th of March
24th to 31st of March

7th to 14th of April
14th to 21st of April
21st to 28th of April

29th of September to 6th of October
06th to 13th of October
13th to 20th of October
20th to 27th of October
3rd to 10th of November

10th to 17th of November

Average Season: May, June, September
28th of April to 5th of May
5th to 12th of May

19th to 26th of May                                                                                                              

2nd to 9th of June
9th to 16th of June
16th to 23rd of June
23rd to 30th of June

1st to 8th of September
8th to 15th of September
15th to 22nd of September
22nd to 29th of September

High Season : July and August
31st of June to 7th of July
7th to 14th of July (with 1 night on campsite)
14th to 21st of July (with 1 night on campsite)

28th of July to 4th of August (with 1 night on campsite)
11th to 18th of August (with 1 night on campsite, if temperatures are appropriate)
18th to 25th of August (with 1 night on campsite, if temperatures are appropriate)

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Reviews

  1. Anonymous

    I love Michel. He’s an amazing and lovely man, devoted to his horses and clearly enjoys people’s company, but don’t expect him to stick to plans or timings!! I was given three horses to ride – all different, but lovely to ride. Very, very pleased that they actually needed riding and weren’t conditioned to ride nose to tail. They performed independently, so I was able to lead canters quite frequently, which I hugely appreciated as I lead rides myself.
    I was the only guest on this week (in late March) but I wasn’t lonely. I was treated with care and great courtesy at the hotel in Mimizan. Michel and Annette are thoughtful, friendly, fun hosts, and Marianne, Michel’s pupil guide, is a remarkable young woman, who has already learned many of the trails. The lunches (picnics in the sun) were plentiful, excellent quality with lots of wine, cider, fun and laughter.
    This is a unique ride run by a unique man. It is unforgettable, because he is unforgettable. It wasn’t perfect, but it would never be the same experience twice, I suspect, so it couldn’t be improved.

  2. Ann Everin

    I went on this holiday in September with my 2 sisters. Michel is a lovely man with a fantastic sense of humour. His love of his horses shines through. The riding was fantastic with lots of long gallops through amazing country side and along the beach. The horses are all well behaved, forward going and lovely to ride.
    Both Michel and Annette were fabulous hosts who went out of their way to make the holiday special. The picnic lunches were delicious, lots of food, wine, cider and beer and excellent company.
    The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the swimming pool was great to relax in after a long day in the saddle.
    The holiday was perfect in every way and I can’t wait to go back again next year to do one of the other rides lead by Michel.

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