12 Years (accompanied) and 15 years (non accompanied)
Required riding level
Fit intermediate to Advanced
Possibility to come with your own horse?
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.
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.
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.
MEETING 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.
Day 2 -3 – 4 and 5
Then 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.
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.
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.
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:
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)