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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. 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.

Saumur to Villandry (iti. 6) Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1 & 2: Château de Beaulieu
Night 3: Domaine de Mestré of the Abbaye
Night 4: Chateau de Ternay
Night 5: Hotel Gargantua of Chinon
Night 6: Chateau de Gizeux

Château de Beaulieu
This castle was originally built in 1727 and is now a recognized as a Historic Monument. The castle and its bedrooms are beautifully decorated in charming French style. Each of the ensuite bedroom features free Wi-Fi access and a unique décor. Guests are welcome to roam through the garden, go for a swim in the outdoor pool or enjoy a good pool table game.

Domaine de Mestré of the Abbaye
This beautiful building used to be the main farm of the Abbey of Fontevrault. The renovated farmhouse now features charming bedroom accommodations with all creatures comfort (free Wi-Fi and private bathroom). Each room has unique characters with traditional French inspiration. This property also has a garden with a seating area.

Chateau de Ternay
This beautiful castle has been owned by the same family since 1606. It offers 5 guest rooms, each decorated with historic furniture and with modern facilities such as heating and private bathroom with hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available in common areas and guests can enjoy all of the castles amenities including a beautiful park, a badminton court and an outdoor swimming pool.

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.

Chateau de Gizeux
This castle is surrounded by a beautiful forest and offers delicately decorated rooms with period furnishing and views of the garden. The rooms all have their own fireplace and private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas.


Chambord to Amboise (iti. 3) Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1 & 2: Relais de Chambord
Night 3: Coté Loire in Blois
Night 4 & 5: Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau 
Night 6: Chateau de Pray

Relais de Chambord
This recently renovated Relais is located just a few hundred meters away from the beautiful Chambord Castle. It benefits from a quiet location, by the river and is surrounded by a lovely garden. Every room is unique and all include modern facilities such as satellite TV, private bathroom and Wi-Fi access. Other amenities include a tennis court and a wellness area (open from 9am to 8pm) with a hammam, sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Coté Loire in Blois
This charming Auberge dates back to the 16th century and offers cozy rooms in the heart of Blois. The 8 bedrooms (1 single and 7 doubles) all come equipped with a TV, free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The rooms are tastefully decorated with original furniture that each carries its own history.

Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau 
Tonight’s accommodation is an 18th century mansion that sits in a beautiful park. There are 12 comfortable bedrooms, which feature a simple décor and are equipped with a phone, a TV, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.

Chateau de Pray
This gorgeous historical castle dating back to the 13th century now welcomes tourist in finely decorated bedrooms. Each of the 19 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV and a private bathroom. The property also has a beautiful garden and a swimming pool, where guests can relax.

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 ~$2,930.00
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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 05/17 - 05/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Expired
B 2020 06/07 - 06/13 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Reserve
A 2020 07/12 - 07/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Saumur to Vi... 5 /10 Reserve
B 2020 08/02 - 08/08 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Reserve
B 2020 08/30 - 09/05 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/13 - 09/19 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Saumur to Vi... 5 /10 Reserve
B 2020 10/11 - 10/17 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Mixed Selle Francais and Anglo Arabian...
Pace: iti 6: fast - 5 riding days from 4h to...

Airport: Paris
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