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Loire, Cher & Châteaux

5.0 (10)
5 days 4 nights
France
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Embarking on a delightful 5-day 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 on a horseback through time and elegance.

Visit four splendid castles: the breathtaking Chaumont, the captivating Montpoupon, the iconic Chenonceau, and the historically rich Amboise. These castles stand as magnificent testaments, each with its own unique stories and architectural marvels waiting to be discovered. 
 

Apart from the historical gems of the region you will visit a traditionnal troglodyte cave followed by a wine tasting session. Savor the exquisite flavors of the region's finest wines.

US$ 1 420
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
Centre-Val de Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Arrondissement de Romorantin-Lanthenay, Courmemin, La Cufelière
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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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
Loire Valley - Château of Chaumont

Meeting thr team at 8:30 AM, you land on saddle for your first day toward Chaumont castle. You will admire its beautiful banks, classified in UNESCO program to reach the castle for lunch. Former Medieval fortress, Chaumont is now a magnificent Renaissance castle overlooking the Loire Valley. 

Optionnal visit (about 1h30) following your riding afternoon via l'Ile de la Folie and its little green paths.

Dinner and night in Domaine des Thomeaux.

Day 2
Montrichard forest - Troglodyte cave and wine tasting
Day 3
Aiguegige Abbaye - Chateau of Montpoupon
Day 4
Cher Valley - Chateau of Chenonceau
Day 5
Amboise Forest - Chateau of Amboise
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
4 nights

Charming hotels 3-stars

4 nights
3-stars Hotel

Charming hotels 3-stars. 

Unlimited Spa access included in the price (on reservation). Body care and massage in extra according to availability.

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.

Travel recommendations

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

Included

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

Extras

  • extra night with dinner and breakfast D4 : 100.00 €/pers (Twin), 150,00 €/pers (Single) comm excluded 
  • single room extra (according to availability) : 200.00 € comm excluded;
  • taxi transfer: about 20/25 € from Amboise station to Domaine des Thomeaux;
  • private driver transfer;
  • drinks;
  • monuments entrance fee.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 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
  • M
    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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