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Landes and Perigord Combo Ride

Landes and Perigord Combo Ride
Dordogne France
A combination ride -- four days and four nights in Perigord in region with its fortified castles, and four days and three nights in Landes along the Atlantic Coast of Cote d'Argent.

In 1152, the marriage of Eleonor and Henry of Plantagenet lead the Aquitaine region into a long conflict, the 100 year war.
Numerous walled towns and castles were built during this period in order to respond to the different strategic, political and economic requirements. We invite you on this journey back in time, roaming on the back of our courageous equine partners. We will journey through harmonious, mellow valleys, and ride towards a magnificent forest where a maze of ancient paths unfold. We’ll discover first Bonaguil, remarkable work of military architecture is the last of the great fortified castles built in France. This castle, which has never been besieged, is perfectly preserved. Then we’ll lead you on a long ride to the Castle of Biron and his impressive medieval village. Finally, you will discover a fine and noble 6-storey Chateau of Gavaudun, built in the heart of the narrow gorges of Lède – a particularly strategic position.
Three days ride in three differents departments of France : Lot, Lot et Garonne and Dordogne; and three differents landscape as well; spending 4 nights at the same Gite *** “ Hameau du Peyrié “ with enjoying the good fodder influenced by the neighbouring Perigord.

Then will stay three nights and two and half days ride in Landes along the coast and beaches. Where the Atlantic Ocean crashes onto the coast of south-west France lies the Côte d'Argent, a ribbon of silver sand, 150 miles in length, which is popular with surfers, anglers, families, and celebrities in search of a little privacy - and now also for horseback riding enthusiasts.
Exhilarating gallops on fine sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see: this is the Côte d’Argent. The Pays de Born stretches out in the middle of the biggest forest of Europe. Come discover and ride between the wild marshes and ponds. In the company of our horses, the majority are Anglo-Arabs, and enjoy the flora and fauna that makes this site so delightful.

Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Bordeaux
Airport: Bordeaux
Transfer: Pick up in Bordeaux (airport) early afternoon
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Landes and Perigord Combo Ride
    Tour Code: IT-FRAN09
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,610.00
    Dates : April to Oct

    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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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2016 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2016 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: English trekking saddle
    Horses: Anglo Arabian
    Pace: Moderate pace with lots of fast sectio...

    Airport: Bordeaux
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