Raid in Perigord and on Atlantic Coast

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Level : high intermediate minimum
Possibility of coming with his horse : No
Accompanied non-riders admitted : Yes

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.

In 1152, the marriage of Eleanor and Henry of Plantagenet leads the Aquitaine region into a long conflict, the 100 year war. Numerous walled towns and castles were built during this period in order to respond to the different strategic, political and economic requirements.
We invite you on this journey back in time, roaming on the back of our courageous chargers. Through deeper and deeper, yet thick, harmonious and mellow valleys, we will advance towards this magnificent forest that served as a refuge for yokels, and where a maze of ancient paths, surrounded by Box unfurls.

1st part: 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.

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Duration

8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days

Total km/day

Sportive Trip : with to 1 Raid in Perigord of of 65 km / day during the week.

Age of riders

Adults, 16  to 82 years old .

Required riding level

Fit Intermediate to Advanced Riders

Supervision – Guidance and security

Guidance is guaranteed by qualified /certified equestrian guide of tourism (French professional certification: A.T.E., CQP ASA or BPJEPS Tourisme Équestre) having good regional knowledge willing to let you discover the beauty of this area. English speaking guides available.

Group size16

Departure minimum 4 riders

Accommodation

Gite de charme ***

4 nights in a “ Gite de Charme ***

(very luxury manor house with private pool and large tennis yard: the “ Hameau du Peyrié “.)

   
3 nights in the Guest House *** with private swimming pool

of the Riding Center with Hot Water Swimming Pool and diners in different restaurants every night to test the Local Gastronomy .
Single bedrooms are available with supplement of 140 € .

         

Meal

Traditional food is provided all along the stay.
IN PERIGORD The first Sunday evening , the Diner taken in one Restaurant at the feet of the Bonaguil Castle is not included in order to leave customers to appreciate the large choice of the card ! The other Dinners in Perigord are organized by the Riding Centre .
Wine and Soft drinks  are provided at all lunches and Dinners organized by the Riding Centre without restriction. Our customers will have the opportunity of tasting various wines of the southwest of France every evening
IN MIMIZAN we offer to our riders variable restaurants in order to taste different specialities per evening : Traditional local meals and See Food. ¼ litre of Wine, is included in Dinners taken at a Restaurant.

Leader supervision and security

English speaking guide, having a good knowledge of Landes  and Perigord as well; he will be concerned about making you discover his lovely country in the South west of France                                                                   .

Anette et Michel

Good to know

This ride requires riders with a good intermediate level as a minimum and a good physical condition. The speed of this trail is supported and the sequences of trots and gallops are frequent; it is important to be able to cover around 65 km a day in an average time of 7 hours with riding. We ask to the rider to keep a minimum of 30 m distance on the quick sequences. To give more comfort, evolution with trotting or galloping is generally individually or by group of two, whether it is in forest or on the beach. Some group gallops on the beach are of course available.

 

perigord à cheval châteauxDay 1

Arrival Day on Sunday

Transfer from Bordeaux Airport to BONAGUIL and arrival at the beautiful manor house “ The Hameau du Peyrié “. Discovery of the horses, relaxing evening beside the swimming pool and diner at the Restaurant, for sharing a medieval diner.   

        

Day 2

A full day ride with 5 to 6 hours Riding

9.00h: Discovery of its horse, and preparation at the rhyme of evolution for day RAID . Evolution in vineyard of Cahors and on the banks of the Lot., a 4 km gallop will lead us to Duravel and later “ al fresco Lunch” in Domaine of Caze forest. Then we’ll pass the circular fortified village Moncabrier on the road to Bonaguil Castle this genuine great work of military architecture is the last of the great fortified castles in France. The castle, that has never been besieged, is in a perfect state of preservation.                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

paysbasquesept-2005241_redimensionner0Day 3

A Day Ride of 4 hours and relaxing time around de swimming Pool

09h30: Discovery of Typical and charming Architecture made with stone hamlet spread in the forest of Perigord. Lunch on the feet of the Castle of Sauveterre. Lot of nice canter on that day trip again – a 4 hours day ride in order to find time to relax in the end of the afternoon along the swimming pool in the “ Hameau du Peyrié “ our Gite de Charme.                                                                                    

Day 4

A 7 hours and very exciting Day Raid Ride with lot of long canter each times it is possible.

08h30: Early start on this long day trip 65 km, passing by the fortified Bastide of St front sur Lémance and Lacapelle Biron, we’ll lead you to the visit of the fine and noble Castle of Biron where we’ll stop for lunch. Long Ride Afternoon passing by St Avit, the picturesque village of the Proud Castle of Gavaudun, then the deep chestnut tree forest of Cuzorn with some unexpected view point on the Lot valley, and ride Back to Bonaguil, and our manor house.                   

 

Day 5

img_1804-bs-dfRelaxing Morning – Transfert to Mimizan – SunSet Ride on the beach.
11h00 Brunch around the swimming pool and Transfert to Mimizan !! Discovery of Mimizan village by horse, and Sun Set beach Ride in the evening. Nice diner in a restaurant with view on the beach.                                                                                                

Day 6 and 7

Trail of 2 days on the shore of the Ocean Mimizan – Contis – Mimizan
One Day Raid of 65 km on the supple and sandy ground of the hugest Forest of Europe, with some large views on the most beautiful beach of France. It’s also the time of exciting gallop on the white sand of the Aquitaine Coast.

One more relaxing day Ride spending the lunch time on the pretty and comfortable shore of the Aureilhan Lake ending on Saturday evening with Sunset on the beach. Last Diner: See Food Party !                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Day 8

Departure on Sunday
Back transfer to the Airport of Bordeaux with crossing the city Center if we’ve got time before taking off !h

Week 8 days / 7 nights in full Board is

1439 € in April and October, 

1459 € in Mai, June and September, in Shared bedroom 3 to 4,

1539 € in July, in shared bedroom 3 to 4 
All included accommodation and meal – except the diner of the first day and the transfer from Bordeaux to Mimizan or Mimizan to Bordeaux
If the trails starts with the minimum number of 3 riders there is  an additional charge of 200 €/rider (from 4 participants no additional charge)

Supplement for individual bedroom

175 € in April-Mai-June-September-October ( due to restricted capacity the availability of single rooms is limited to 2)

Supplement for double or double twin bedroom 70 € 

No supplements for double rooms during the period from November to end of March

Transfers not included   Bordeaux – Mimizan – Bordeaux
All Castle – Visites are included
Medieval dinner on Sunday night at arrival in Bonaguil not included

Year 2019

From March to November
( For groups of 8 riders this trip is available on demand at any time of the year )

From 31 st of March to 07th of April
From 21st to 28th of April
From 12th to 19th of May
From 2nd to 09th of June
From 22nd to 29th of September                                                                                                                                                                    From 29 of September to 06 of October                                                                                                                                                         From the 13  to the 20 of October

Contact

By phone: +335 58 09 34 25 or +336 81 27 15 01

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Reviews

  1. Lynn

    Thank you for such a fantastic few days last week. It was really fabulous to ride with you again and stay in the beautiful accommodation. It was a really special few days and both myself and Sean had an amazing time.
    Congratulations to you both too, it was lovely to be part of your special moment.

  2. Julie

    We had a lovely time with Michael, he was a very good host and did his best to make sure everything went according to plan. The horses were very fit, and well behaved, and forward going. We had lots of long canters and rode a lot of miles each day, which was good.

    The accommodation was very good, although we had to change rooms at his place as we were put in a large room house with lots of beds and I was expecting to be in a twin room, this was soon corrected when we mentioned it to him and Annette. The food was very good and we ate out in some very nice restaurants. The pic- nics were lovely as well could not fault them.
    The whole experience was very enjoyable, we had a lovely holiday so much so that we are thinking of doing another one of his rides, there several other people on the ride, that had returned for and another holidays, so that says a lot about a holidays.

    Regards
    Julie

  3. Erik

    Evaluation of your trip
    Please consider the following on a scale of 1-5 (5=Excellent; 4=Good; 3=OK; 2=Substandard;1=Poor):

    How was the reception: 5
    How was the instruction: 5
    How was the accomodation: 5
    How was the food: 5
    The standard of the ranch: 5
    The quality of the riding: 5
    Did the tour meet your expectations: 5

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