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Loire Castles Escape Ride

Accommodations for Loire Castles Escape Ride

Saumur to Villandry (iti. 6): This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations. You will be staying in 5 different locations total.
Beauregard to Amboise (iti. 3): This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations. You will be staying in 4 different locations total. Description
Accommodations are always located close to the castles we visit and combine the charm with comfort. You will be staying mainly in 4-star chateaux and some charming 3-star hotels. 17th century Renaissance: you will enjoy the magic of old-stoned dwellings, of hundred-year-old trees, and sometimes the Lords' authentic and cordial welcome. Comfortable and refined twins rooms with private bathroom are waiting for you. Many of the accommodations offers a heated swimming pool. WIFI is available at all locations. Laundry is not available.

Accommodation Itinerary

Saumur to Villandry (iti. 6) 

Night 1 & 2: Château de Beaulieu
Built in the 18th century, this castle is recognized for the beauty and charm of its architecture, and is designated a Monument Historique. The château and its bedrooms are beautifully decorated in charming French style. Also, you’ll be able to enjoy the heated swimming pool, the Billiards Room, and the terrace.

Night 3: Domaine de Mestré of the Abbaye
Formerly, the hotel"De Mestré was the main farm of the Abbey of Fontevrault. It remains three main buildings from the 12th and 13th centuries, including a chapel. Each room has unique characters with traditional French inspiration.

Night 4: Chateau de Ternay
The castle of Ternay is a private residence, inhabited by the d’Aviau de Ternay’s family since 1606. The family castle has opened its five guest-rooms to the public to share authentic French hospitality. You can enjoy the swimming pool on the property.

Night 5: Hotel Gargantua of Chinon
The Hostellerie Gargantua is a character hotel steeped in history located right in the center of the medieval town of Chinon. A total of 7 comfortable rooms are located within the 15th century Palais du Bailliage. All of the rooms offer an LCD satellite television and a telephone.

Night 6: Chateau de Gizeux
Fall in love with the Medieval and Renaissance ages while you stay at this castle. Amazingly preserved, you are sure to feel like royalty! At the heart of the castle, our rooms are both authentic with their antic furniture and modern in their comfort to welcome you in an environment of serenity and coziness. There is a pool onsite.


Beauregard to Amboise (iti. 3)

Night 1 & 2: Relais de Chambord
Relais de Chambord, newly restored with full respect for the exceptional location, offers the charm of a large country house combined with the sovereign comfort of a warm and contemporary hotel. Even if every room is different, the most striking thing, when one enters, is the light, so particular to the Loire Valley, which generously envelops and highlights the different spaces.

Night 3: Coté Loire in Blois
Lulled by the royal river flowing at its feet, our small 16th century inn, now a 2-star hotel, is a haven of peace in the heart of old Blois. Our eight rooms, our restaurant and our pleasant patio embody the sweetness of life of our beautiful region and invite to discover it from our charming hotel.

Night 4 & 5: Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau 
The 3-star Hostellerie du Château de l’Isle is an 18th century mansion set within a 14 hectare park. This domain offers 12 comfortable rooms in a traditional setting with a country landscape as a backdrop. You can stroll around the wooded park, the perfect setting for a relaxing break.

Night 6: Chateau de Pray A mile west of the town center, this château from 1224 resembles a tower-flanked castle on the Rhine. This castle hold 19 unique rooms with comfortable furniture and TVs. There is a swimming pool and Michelin starred restaurant onsite.

Please note that hotels and guesthouses are subject to change!

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.


All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7. We offer you a taste of genuine gastronomy from Heart of France : picnics with foie gras, traditional food of the region, possibility of dining in a Michelin star restaurant, and gourmet dinners in private chateaux. You will taste and experience the French art de vivre. All gourmet meals with 2 glass of wine included.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Loire Castles Escape Ride
Tour Code: IT-LOESC
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,980.00
Dates : May 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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B 2019 08/19 - 08/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Beauregard t... 5 /10 Expired
B 2019 10/09 - 10/15 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Beauregard t... 5 /10 Expired
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Tack: English
Horses: Mixed Selle Francois and Anglo Arabian...
Pace: iti 6: fast - 5 riding days from 4h to...

Airport: Paris
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