Castles of The Loire Valley - Luxury Weekend Getaway

5.0 (6)
3 days 2 nights
France
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

The Loire Valley Castles on Horseback is an immersive journey that guides you through the most beautiful Renaissance castles in the world, to experience the Royal « Art de vivre à la française » for a few days.

Ride from the iconic Château de Chambord to the majestic Château de Chenonceau, savor the best of French gastronomy in Michelin-starred restaurants, sleep in luxury boutique hotels a châteaux, while discovering the former Royal estates, and its secrets: a unique blend of horse-riding, gastronomy, and culture.

from US$ 2 916
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Paris, France
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 6 tourists over 12 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Rita F.
Rita F. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
As a passionate equestrian, history enthusiast and avid foodie, our horse riding project came as an evidence. My mission? Curate and craft high-end immersive experiences, blending horse-riding, cultural and gastronomic discovery in order to discover a region through some of the most unique perspectives: from the back of a horse, on the tip of your taste buds, along the most historic trails. An invitation to embark on unforgettable horse riding journeys, where luxury meets adventure and culture.

Tour highlights

Castles and Canters
Canter from the iconic Château de Chambord to the majestic Château de Chaumont-sur Loire or Chenonceau
Savor the Finest of French Gastronomy
Enjoy the best of French gastronomy in Michelin-starred restaurants
Royal Stay
Slumber and sleep it off in luxury 17th century Châteaux Hotels
Craft your Dream Journey
Optional activities upon inquiry: hot air ballon ride, cheese & wine tastings, canoe-kayak on the Loire river, SPA treatments

Route details

Day 1
From Paris to the Loire Valley

At 4p.m. our driver and guide will pick you up and the other guests at your location/a designated location in Paris and take you to the Château des Grotteaux, your accommodation for the next few nights, located in the heart of the Loire Valley. (2 hours drive, depending on the location and traffic).

Your accommodation awaits you in the 17th century intimate Château des Grotteaux, located in a verdant setting, on the right bank of the Cosson River. 

Vicomte will welcome you and give you a tour/historic introduction of his sumptuous Château. 

We invite you to take a rest, before meeting your guide (and the horses in the gardens) in the evening, and having diner in a traditional restaurant in the charming village of Blois.

Night in Le Château des Grotteaux or other Luxury Château-Hotel.

Day 2
Riding to Château de Chambord
Day 3
Riding to Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

The tour includes 3 to 4 hours horse riding in the morning and 1h30 Châteaux visits in the afternoon (optional).

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Hotel
2 nights

 Our carefully-curated accommodations are more than just places to rest; they are living testimonies to the tales of royalty and nobility that once graced these lands.

 Nestled on the River banks, surrounded by verdant forest massifs, or offering incomparable views on the Château de Chambord, each accommodation  offers a different, equally enchanting charm, inviting you to experience the regal manners of Queens and Kings. Behind their ancient walls, you will find the seamless fusion of tradition and modernity – a delicate dance where antique tapestries meet contemporary comforts.

 With tastefully designed rooms, rejuvenating wellness spas, and Michelin-starred restaurants, the Châteaux Hotels subtly blend luxury, historical richness, and artistic heritage for your nights to be as enchanting as your days.

2 nights
Châteaux Hotels

The tour price includes an accommodation in a Deluxe Room to be shared with your partner/children/friend.
 

If you wish to have a Deluxe Room for your own then an extra charge of 300 euro is required.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Paris, France
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all accomodations in the hotels
  • all meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (With one glass of wine/meal);
  • transportation from/back Paris to the Loire Valley;
  • horse-riding guide, driver and certified castles’ guides;
  • tickets & Guided visits with Historians to the Châteaux;
  • travel Insurance covering horse-riding.

Extras

Our packages are always on an all-included basis. However, our optional activities are upon inquiry, including :

  • massages;
  • beauty treatments;
  • hot-air balloon ride;
  • canoe-kayak ride;
  • more than 1 glass of alcoholic beverage per meal.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
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    Pornchai
    24 May, 2024
    about provider
    My trip to Tuscany exceeded all expectations: well-trained horses, beautiful castles, amazing fine dining by chefs using local ingredients, and a fun riding team! Thank you, Rita, for making this possible. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a unique and complete experience!
    24 May, 2024
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    Lindsay
    22 May, 2024
    about provider
    The highlight of my Paris trip was definitely the experience Rita arranged. She handled everything flawlessly and was always quick to respond to my questions. Alice was an excellent instructor and guide on both of my rides through the Fontainebleau forest. Dixie was the sweetest horse, obedient to every command. The Chateau at Bourron was incredible, and my only regret is not staying longer.
    22 May, 2024
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    Christina
    2 May, 2024
    about provider
    Rita was wonderful and patient throughout the trip. The entire experience was stunning, personalized to my needs, and my family loved it as well. Not to mention the amazing food we had at Alain Ducasse. I would 100% recommend it!
    2 May, 2024

Dates and Prices

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