Week-end "A Day, a Castle" Short

days 2 days nights 1 night


Ideally situated, among all the most famous chateaux of the Loire, our team offers a large program of horseback riding tours in France to make you discover the wonders of the Loire Valley and visit the Loire castles. 

Each day follows the same pattern: riding out from the stables in the morning, picnic lunch at the castle, optional visit and return to the stables every night. 

The following castles compose this program :
- Cheverny, the mansion on which Hergé modelled Captain Haddock’s country house, Marlinspike Hall;
- Chambord, the biggest and most prestigious castle in the Loire Valley;
- Villesavin, "the Chambord building site "; the Chambord baillif’s seat in the sixteenth century.

from US$ 424
per tourist for 2 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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Photo Sophie G.
Sophie G. is the organizer and guide of this trip
The organizer 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
Château of Cheverny

Setting off from the stables at 9:30 AM, you embark on a horseback expedition along the trails of Grande Sologne. These paths traverse expansive hunting reserves where the possibility of encountering wildlife like deer and wild boars adds to the adventure.

You enjoy your lunch next to Cheverny castle and then have a free visit (about 1h30). 
Cheverny is the mansion on which Hergé modeled Captain Haddock’s country house : Marlinspike Hall. You will appreciate its rich Renaissance furnitures or its hunting dogs pack. 

Reuniting with your horses, you traverse the extensive Cheverny forest spanning 2000 hectares, reaching Courmemin by 6:00 PM.

The total riding time amounts to approximately 4 hours.

Day 2
Château of Villesavin or Château of Chambord
Tour organizer'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.



1 night

In comfortable hotel ***, in Twin room.

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.

1 night
La Clef des Chateaux***

Nights and dinners in hotel La Clef des Chateaux*** in Maslives.

Cold lunches are gourmet picnic: sandwiches, desserts and water.
The three-course diners are made of typical french cuisine. 

This hotel provides swimming pool in warm season.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Centre-Val de Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Arrondissement de Romorantin-Lanthenay, Courmemin, La Cufelière

Tour conditions


  • accommodation (Twin);
  • dinners in hotel La Clef des Chateaux***;
  • cold lunches (gourmet picnic: sandwiches, desserts and water);
  • guide;


  • extra night with dinner and breakfast : 90.00 €/pers (Twin), 140,00 €/pers (Single) comm excluded;
  • single room extra (according to availability) : +50.00 €/night comm excluded;
  • lodging upgrading available on request (4-stars hotels);
  • taxi transfers : About 40/45€ from Blois-Chambord station to La Clef des Chateaux (D-1) and 80/90€ to Courmemin (D1);
  • drinks;
  • monuments entrance fee;

Group size

up to 10 tourists


2 days
1 night

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.

Dates and Prices

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    6 – 7 Apr, 2024 2 days 1 night
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