Are you an experienced rider? Do you enjoy horseback riding on full days? And do you like to stay in characteristic French hostels? Then a trail is really something for you.
We organize two different tours in spring and autumn.
- Prices per person per week
- Trail 1.240
- Single room surcharge 140
There are double and triple rooms available in our guest house and in hotels en route. The rooms are generally simple, but comfortable. Most rooms have a private bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
Your holiday is full board from dinner on the first day through to breakfast on the final day.
During your stay at Domaine des Garennes you have your meals together with us and other guests at the long table in the dining room. Lunch and dinner include ‘French style’ respectively four and five courses. The meals are very extensive, but not heavy.
Also during the trail you can enjoy the delicious food and have lunch/dinner with the rest of the group. You’ll can taste fresh local seasonal products, regional cuisine and wines. On request we also prepare delicious vegetarian meals. Mention this, and/or any dietary wishes when booking.
The table wine during meals is included. You must pay seperately for other drinks during your stay.
Clothing (for riding)
We recommend using a safety helmet and breeches or seamless pants for riding. In addition you need comfortable boots or sturdy (mountain) shoes with a heel and coarse profile (to avoid slipping out of the stirrups). If you opt for shoes wear them with chaps to protect your ankles.
In all seasons please remember to bring some water proof clothing and warm(er) clothes for the evenings. And be sure to bring your bathing suit.
Throughout your horseback riding holiday you ride the same horse. We first ask you what kind of horse you prefere and then we try to make a good match with one of our horses. Occasionally it happens that there isn’t the right chemistry between you and your horse. In that case, you always can have a different horse.
During your stay you are in close contact with your horse. Often you get the horse from the meadow yourself, you brush and feed it, (un)saddle it and lead it back to the pasture after riding. In this way you very quickly develop a close relationship with “your” horse.
On the (three) half day rides you ride about 2 to 2,5 hours. The tours on the (three) full day rides takes 4 to 7 hours. Your group consists of maximum 12 participants.
In ours saddlebags you have some space to take with you a bottle of water and some smaller items. We transport your luggage for you from one location to another.
During the tours we will ride through the varied landscape of the Dordogne: forests, grasslands, open fields and villages. The area is rugged, stony and slightly hilly. We will ride all gaits, but because of the rugged area we have a predominantly quiet pace.
Linen and towels are, also during the trail, provided. You need to bring a towel for swimming yourself. After riding most guests wear comfortable, casual clothing. Because of the transport of your luggage from one location to another, we recommend you to use a practical bag.
Facilities and activities
You may use the pool, the (two), tennis and squash courts at the domaine at no additional costs. You can also play ‘jeu de boules’. Furthermore there is much to discover in the area. And, of course, you can always relax or read a good book.