Luxury Ride from Chambord to Chenonceau

5.0 (10)
7 days 6 nights
France
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Premium

Immersing yourself in French history and natural beauty.

Start in the ancient hunting grounds of Renaissance kings, riding through shaded trails to the majestic Château de Chambord with its legendary double helix staircase. Continue to Château de Beauregard, exploring its vast portrait gallery and tranquil gardens.

Ride through picturesque villages to Château de Cheverny, known for its classical architecture and lavish interiors. Along the Loire River, discover Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire and its innovative garden festival before reaching the romantic Château de Chenonceau, spanning the Cher River with its stunning arches.

Conclude your journey in the chestnut groves of the Amboise royal forest, visiting Château d'Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci's legacy lives on. The serene forest paths offer a reflective trail ride.

This Loire Valley adventure blends history, culture, and nature, leaving you with unforgettable memories of its timeless beauty.

from US$ 3 683
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Arrondissement de Saumur, Saumur
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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Photo Sophie G.
Sophie G. is the provider 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

Loire Valley horse riding
Discover Royal Chateaux
Historic sites steeped in the legacy of royalty - immerse yourself in the grandeur of their stunning architecture and picturesque gardens.
Explore the Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci
Have a look into the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his final years in the town of Amboise.
Ride through the Lthe Scenic Wonders of the Loire
A journey takes you through the picturesque vineyards, lush forests, meandering rivers, and blooming orchards of the Loire Valley.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Free arrival to Relais de Chambord.
 

Briefing is followed by a gourmet diner.
Night in Relais de Chambord.

Day 2
ĐĄhambord park
Day 3
Cheverny and Beauregard chateaux
Day 4
Fougeres and Chaumont Chateau
Day 5
Loire`s banks and Chateau of Amboise
Day 6
Chenonceau and Clos Luce Chateau
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

You ride different types of horses, in all gaits. You can manage yourself and your horse ethically and safely, you are comfortable with riding outdoors and you enjoy cantering or galloping. You may not be used to spend long days riding.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Hotel
6 nights
2 nights
Relais de Chambord

Relais de Chambord is a hotel situated in Chambord, a 4-minute walk from Château de Chambord. 

All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Some rooms offer views of Chambord castle, while others have a view of the Cosson River, Saint-Louis Square or the forest.

1 night
Relais des Landes
1 night
Domaine des Thomeaux
2 nights
Chateau de Noizay

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Arrondissement de Saumur, Saumur
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Tour conditions

Included

  • high quality accommodation;
  • meals.

Extras

  • airfare;
  • transfer;
  • personal expenses.

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
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    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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