Raid on horseback in France in the Perigord + Landes
8 days / 7 nights
3 days with the walled towns and Fortified Castles with one RAID of 65 km
+ 3 days in the Forest and on the Atlantic Ocean Beaches with one RAID of more than 65 km.
This trekking is rich with the history of the Aquitaine region and is a trek through walled towns and fortified castles. Riding through the beautiful valleys here will lead you into the magnificent forest, a refuge for the local people during the 100 year war.
1stpart: Stationary program of 4 nights/ 3 days riding with coming back every night at the same Manor house/Gite *** “ Hameau du Peyrié “ with enjoying the good fodder influenced by the neighbouring Perigord. Testing some French wines every evening during the diner time . Situated at the border of 3 different departments of France: Lot - Lot et Garonne – Dordogne; we’ll discover a new ground , new landscape and new vegetation every day which lead us trough history from castle to castle.
2nd part: 3 nights/ 3 days riding on Atlantic Coast with a 2 days trip tour.
The secound part of this holiday are spent in the Mimizan area, so not only do you get a trip of great historical interest, you also get the fabulous beach rides!
Some historical background:
In 1152, the marriage of Eleanor to Henry II (Henry of Plantagenet) lead the Aquitaine region into a long conflict known as the 100 year war. Several walled towns and castles were built during this period in order to respond to the different strategic, political and economic requirements of the area. This journey back in time takes you roaming on the back of your courageous charger through deep, mysterious valleys and on a maze of ancient paths through the forest. The three day historical trek ends each day in a lovely three star gite where you will enjoy scrumptious food influenced by the neighboring Perigord province. Following this, two and a half days are spent back in Mimizan in a two star hotel with breathtaking beach riding and exploration of this phenomenal area.
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights; evolution: 30 to 40 km / day
Dates: in April, June, September, October.