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Riding in the Dordogne from £895pp

The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. Located in the region of Aquitaine, between the Loire valley and the High Pyrénées named after the great river Dordogne that runs through it. It is here where you will discover forests of beautiful oaks and chestnuts, hamlets of pretty stone houses, streams, lakes and fields of Limousin cows.

What's Included:

  • 5 nights full board
  • Twin or double bedroom
  • Riding as described (half a day each day)

Price: from £895pp


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Based in the North of the Dordogne, better known as the Perigord Vert, which is renowned for its wooded valleys and sparkling lakes, we are offering quality horses, superb accomodation and hospitality in our renovated family run farmhouse near Miallet.  Here you can spend a relaxing week in the owners home with riding on quiet roads and tracks through farms and villages to interesting and historic sites, or just enjoy the huge variety of wildlife the area has to offer. Breakfast and evening meals are eaten with the owners in the farmhouse although you are more than welcome to dine out of an evening if you prefer. Lunch can be arranged and paid for directly.

Day One

Arrive and settle into your accommodation, a traditional Périgord Limousin farmhouse overlooking a sheltered courtyard. The farmhouse is situated on the edge of a small, peaceful hamlet, from which there are 360° views of the surrounding countryside. We have one guest bedroom with a double and a single bed. You will be greeted with refreshments and will meet the horses. Riding will start tomorrow.

Day Two

This morning after breakfast you will be allocated your horses. You will start your riding itinerary with a short riding session in the school where you will get know your horses. Afterwards you hack out. During this hack you will ride through woodland and past the local bison farm; you may even get a glimpse of the rare European bison (Bison bonasus) and the American bison (Bison bison).

Afterwards you will return to the farmhouse where you can have lunch, or you can dine in one of the local restaurants. Your afternoon is then free to explore this beautiful area.

Day Three

Today you will ride on part of the route of 'St Jaques de Compostello' to Veille Abayée where there is a stunning ancient abbey.

Again, lunch can be purchased locally and your afternoon is free.

Day Four

This morning after breakfast in the farmhouse you will ride through the woods and pretty villages surrounding this area. You will cross several streams to the barrage (reservoir) at Miallet.

Day Five

This morning you will ride to St Jory de Chalais via the cross country course owned by the local riding club.

Day Six

Sadly today is your final day.

Prices:

5 nights half board accommodation including breakfast and dinner plus half day of riding per day = £895pp based on two sharing a room. Single room supplement £15 per night.

Min age 12.

Note the stables are fully approved by the ABRS.

In your spare time:

We can provide bikes, maps and ideas if you would like to explore the local area on foot or by bike.
There is plenty of space in the garden for you to relax on a sun lounger under a tree in a
quiet corner.
In July and August you can visit the Bison farm which is just around the corner from the farmhouse.
We can also provide itineraries to visit Brantôme, the châteaux at Puyguilhem
or Jumilhac, the caves in Villars or further afield in the Dordogne or to the National Stud at
Pompadour.

Notes:

Lunch can be provided at the farmhouse but would need to be booked at the latest 24 hours in advance. Alternatively there are several local restaurants that are very good value for money.
We can organise a day ride however we will need a minimum of 2 people. A picnic lunch will
then be included.
The afternoons are free unless otherwise agreed.
Insurance can be taken out on site at a cost of 8€ per person or guests need to bring proof of medical and public liability cover.

Customer Feedback:

"We enjoyed a truely wonderful week in this rural idylic country home complete with cat, dogs and beautiful horses. Our hosts did everything to make us feel welcome. The room and food were superb. As a novice rider I was apprehensive of a riding holiday, but Gill (and the horse, Emir) are great teachers and I feel that my riding technique and confidence have really improved. The surrounding countryside was great to explore on foot and it would be very difficult to miss seeing the wildlife. I would strongly recommend this holiday to both riders and non-riders. We had a great time and were very sorry to leave."

To read Equestrian Escapes reviews click on the link!

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

For more family riding holidays please click here. We also offer a range of riding holidays and weekends throughout the UK and Europe.

If you are interested in reading more about donkeys then have a look at our articles page -http://www.equestrian-escapes.com/D-is-for-Donkey/

 

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 5 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay

Optional Extras

  • Single room supplement £15 per night
  • Bison Farm visit in July and August
  • Bike hire
  • Full day picnic ride (minimum 2 people)