Loire Castle Traveling (long)

5.0 (10)
7 days 6 nights
France
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Embarking on a delightful week-long adventure in the enchanting land of France, you will find yourself immersed in the captivating beauty of the Loire Valley. This region, known for its picturesque landscapes, historic châteaux, and cultural richness, promises an unforgettable journey through time and elegance. 

Your itinerary encompasses a collection of six splendid castles that include Chambord, Beauregard, Chaumont sur Loire, Le Clos Lucé, Chenonceau, and Cheverny. Over the course of seven days, this captivating land will reveal its multifaceted charm, offering you a spectrum of experiences that range from architectural wonders to beautiful natural views.
from US$ 2 087
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Centre-Val de Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Arrondissement de Romorantin-Lanthenay, Courmemin, La Cufelière
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Photo Sophie G.
Sophie G. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Sophie always loved education and horse behavior. She has graduated in La Cense horsemanship teaching program in 2014. She found her passion in TREC and even won the silver medal in European Championship. From 2012 to 2014 she followed special formation in Animal Communication that she uses everyday with our horses. She is in charge of the technic and pedagogic content in our guides teaching program, along with our breeding activities. Rigorous, friendly and organized, she will do everything to make your trip unforgettable.

Tour highlights

Discover the Castles of the Loire Valley
The most beautiful and prestigious castles in the Loire Valley on horseback.

Route details

Day 1
Welcome

Free arrival since 6:00 PM. 

Meeting the team and horses.

Dinner and night in hotel in Tour en Sologne.

Day 2
Chateau of Chambord
Day 3
Chateau of Beauregard
Day 4
Chateau of Chaumont sur Loire
Day 5
Chateau of Amboise and the Le Clos Lucé
Day 6
Chateau of Chenonceau
Day 7
Chateau of Cheverny
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

This tour includes all paces from walking to cantering and offers regular long canters. 
The riders have to be autonomous and comfortable in all three paces in outdoors in English saddle. 

3h30 to 4h30 riding per day.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
6 nights

We offer you a full comfort trail with 3 or 4 stars hotel with Twin rooms. 

All of hotels have heaten swimming-pools, Spa and hight quality restaurant. 

Single rooms are available on request. 
Notice: Single room extra is charged for every single rider if we don’t find another rider to share a room on the same tour.

6 nights
Hotel

Charming hotels 3 and 4-stars. Swimming pool or Spa in each of them.

Cold homemade lunches made by our caterer ; you also may have it in local restaurants : depends on stewardship vehicule availability.

The three-course diners are provided by hotels or restaurants. These are gourmet meals with typical french cuisine.

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Centre-Val de Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Arrondissement de Romorantin-Lanthenay, Courmemin, La Cufelière
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Included

  • accommodation (Twin);
  • dinners in restaurants;
  • cold lunches (gourmet picnic: sandwiches, desserts and water);
  • guide;

Extras

  • extra night with dinner and breakfast D4 : 90.00 €/pers (Twin), 140,00 €/pers (Single) comm excluded 
  • single room extra (according to availability) : 330.00 € comm excluded;
  • taxi transfers: about 40/45€ from Blois-Chambord station to La Clef des Chateaux;
  • drinks;
  • monuments entrance fee.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

60 days before the departure : 30% of total cost (deposit lost) 
From 60 to 30 days before the departure : 50% of total cost
Less than 30 days before the departure : 100% of total cost

If, on the first day of the ride, the guide does not feel the riders have adequately met the guidelines, they will not be able to continue by horseback and have to follow the tour by their own means (taxis or private car) to reach every step. No refund will be issued in the event they are not able to ride to these guidelines.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 10 reviews
  • A
    Anne-Sophie
    14 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    An absolutely fantastic camping trip. Sophie and Ken pay attention to the smallest details both in the organization and in the comfort of the riders and their horses. The latter are very kind and reliable, comfortable in the hooves and attentive to their rider. The route is varied; from the banks of the Loire to the forest, passing through fields, charming villages or royal entrances to castles on horseback! Ken, positive, patient and caring, is passionate about history and happy to share his knowledge and love of the region. As for Sophie, she greets us morning and evening with a big smile and tells us what we need to do for "our" horses. This trek is the perfect balance between the number of hours spent on horseback, exploring the castles and returning to the magnificent Domaine des Thomeaux where muscle recovery is fast thanks to the spa and massage! Moreover, I was very lucky to have a group of endless kindness and togetherness. I will never forget this week! Thank you so much 🌿
    14 Nov, 2023
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    Mala
    10 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Where do I start? This was my dream adventure - my number one spot on my wish list, and it did not disappoint! I could write a book about how amazing this trip was and how wonderful Ken and Sophie were! EVERYTHING was perfect. Guys run an amazing operation with the utmost attention to every detail. The incredible logistics in creating this adventure are mind boggling, but Ken and Sophie pull it off perfectly. The hotels, dinners, picnics and itineraries were flawless! Our hosts were kind, friendly and professional. And then there were the horses. Absolutely AMAZING creatures..... and 100% credit to Ken and Sophie! Not only do they raise these horses, but they train them to be incredible partners. They are in perfect condition, plus responsive and intelligent. If I could bring home sweet Danenerys, I would in a heartbeat. Ken and Sophie take great care of their riders and horses. Their bond is evident. I highly recommend this adventure to experienced riders. We traveled almost 100 miles in 6 days and every step was a dream come true! Thank you Ken and Sophie and their beautiful horses. I will be back.
    10 Oct, 2023
  • S
    Sonia
    5 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Great camping trip! Ken and Sophie exemplify kindness and generosity. The horses are wonderful, in good spirits, and the hike was marked by memorable moments. I highly recommend it!
    5 Sep, 2023

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