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Perigord Noir Trails


Perigord Noir Trails
Dordogne France
Enjoy our new horseback trips which take you through the beautiful  Périgord region!

The Périgord, which corresponds roughly to the current Dordogne département, is for many people the picture-perfect image of the French countryside, a gentle landscape of patchwork fields, hilltop towns, turreted mansions and jade green woods.  It is also the spiritual home to two of the country's enduring culinary passions - foie gras and the black truffle!  The Périgord region is famous for its stunning cave paintings, as well as for its many fortified chateaux and bastide towns - reminders of the bloody battles waged here during the Middle Ages and the Hundred Years' War.
There are four different geographic Perigord designations: the White Perigord, the Purple Perigord, the Green Perigord and the Black Perigord. This riding tours will take you in the Black Perigord, an area that overlooks the valleys of the Vezere and the Dordogne. This limestone plateau, delimited to the West by the valley of the Vezere and to the South, by the valley of the Dordogne, is covered by forests of chestnut trees, pines and holm oaks, which give it a dark colour and its name "Black Perigord".

The 8-day Perigord Noir Trails starts at the border of the Agen region and finish in the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat, in the heart of the Black Perigord. During our trip we will discover the bastides of Monflanquin, Monpazier and Domme, which played an important role during the Hundred Years' War between France and England.  We will also visit the ruins of the Château de Gavaudun, which was built  furing the 12th and the 13th centuries, on the main road between Périgord and Agenais. Our horseback trip will lead us to the Château de Bonaguil, which was the last of the fortified castles built in France, and also to the well preserved Château Biron.  We will also have the opportunity to visit a traditional goose and duck breeding farm, La Perruche. Our journey will end in Sarlat, one of the best restored and most attractive medieval towns in France.

6-day Historic Perigord Option:
Join us on a trip through the Vézère Valley and visit famous prehistoric sites, which were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979!  First we will visit the National Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies, then the Rouffignac cave, which contains over 250 engravings and cave paintings dating back to the Upper Paleolithic. During this ride we will also have the opportunity to visit the Lascaux II cave, which ranks first in European prehistoric sites!  Then our journey leads us to La Roque Saint Christophe, the largest troglodyte site in Europe, was occupied for more than 20 000 years. Finally we will visit the Commarque Castle, which was founded in the 12th century before heading back to Campagne, our starting point of the tour.

Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Villeneuve sur Lot / Campagne
Airport: Bordeaux
Transfer: Agen / Buisson de Cadouin
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 9 riders

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    Perigord Noir Trails
    Tour Code: IT-FRABR04
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,705.00
    Dates : May

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    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Trail saddles
    Horses: Anglo-Arab, French saddlebred and Fren...
    Pace: Riders should be at ease at the three ...

    Airport: Bordeaux
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