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Medieval Villages and Châteaux of Armagnac

Medieval Villages and Châteaux of Armagnac
Dordogne France

The ride takes place in the magnificent region of Albret near Bordeaux, once dominated by King Henri IV of France. We traverse the beautiful forest of the “Landes”, planted 250 years ago by Napoleon III and canter across gentle rolling hills of sunflowers, vineyards, medieval châteaux and fortified villages from the 13th century; lasting reminders of the 100 Years War with the English. Throughout the course of the tour, we cross various regions - the Landaise forest (the largest area of forest in France which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of the Pyrenees); across sandy soils overflowing with Maritime Pine, Oak and wild game; followed by the vineyards of Armagnac which produce “eau de vie” of superior quality and the vineyards of Buzet, known for its wine of unique character; through gentle valleys sprinkled with forestall groves and breath-taking views of valleys rich with tapestries of corn, wheat and sunflower fields; and finally, passing through many quaint and beautiful bastide villages and medieval châteaux that adorn this welcoming and peaceful region. Lunches are prepared by our personal chef who accompanies us on each leg of the journey with our luggage. Evening meals are eaten in regional restaurants in these medieval villages in order to savor the traditional gastronomy! Delicious!

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Agen
Airport: Bordeaux
Transfer: Bordeaux Merignac Airport 4 PM or included from Agen train station late afternoon
Riders: Min 3 riders
Max 12 riders

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    Medieval Villages and Châteaux of Armagnac
    Tour Code: IT-FRARM01
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,810.00
    Dates : April to October

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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: French Trekking
    Horses: Selle Francais / Arab Cross
    Pace: Moderate with trots and canters. About...

    Airport: Bordeaux
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