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Normandy Highlights

Itinerary for Normandy Highlights

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Cherbourg. From there, group transfer at 7:00 pm or individual arrival by car to the first night accommodation. During the welcome dinner, you will get to know your fellow riders and the riding guide and discuss the forthcoming riding tour.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hôtel in Cosqueville
or Barfleur

Day 2: Cosqueville to Réville
In the morning, we set off for our first riding day along the northeastern coast, between Cosqueville and Réville. Experience rocky coastlines and white beaches, the headland in Barfleur, the ports of Flicmare and Crabec and the small and shallow Bay of Brevy. At noon you take a break by the seashore. The horses spend the night in a riding center while the riders will spend the night and dinner at a hotel.
Riding approx. 28 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hôtel in Réville

Day 3: Réville to Saint Martin de Audouville
Today's ride is a true journey of discovery in one of the little-known areas of beautiful Normandy between Réville and Saint Martin de Audouville. After a typical French breakfast, we go on a our day ride, mainly along the eastern coast of Cotentin. You can expect beautiful landscapes and typical Norman villages. You will also ride on the beaches of the tip of Saire & the Cul du Loup with its famous shellfish. The ride then continues through forests and rocky shores. Here, seafood is served fresh, a true treat.
Riding approx. 30 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Farmhouse in Saint Martin de Audouville

Day 4: D-Day Landing Beaches Ride
Today's route goes along the beaches of the D-Day landing, where the Allies of France landed during WWII. Once the tide permits, enjoy a gallop on the beach and let a fresh breeze blow over you. This is where the well-known trotters train for the next races.
We end the day by a 1 hour transfer in car / van to the West coast of Cotentin.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hôtel in Montchaton

Day 5: Montchaton to Bréhal
After breakfast, we get in the saddle and ride from Montchaton to Bréhal, along the west coast. Discover the varied landscape of Salines, the Havre de la vanlée with its harbor and the beach of Hauteville.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Gite in Bréhal

Day 6: Bréhal to Saint Jean le Thomas
White coastlines and the typical landscape of the Bocage of the French Northwest accompany you and are also the backdrop for the lunch break.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in a Guesthouse in Saint Jean le Thomas

Day 7: Last Ride and Departure
Today, an early stage (depending on the tide) to Bec d'Andaine awaits. The highlight of the day will be crossing the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, the site of the famous landmark of France!
Enjoy a gallop against the backdrop of Mont Saint Michel, on which lies the abbey of the same name. It was inhabited by Benedictines monks until the 1960s. Located in the Wadden Sea of Normandy, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Then, we go to Vains, where we have lunch together before the farewell approaches. A group transfer to Caen Train Station is possible.
Extra night possible in the same accommodation as the previous day (surcharge - please, inquire).
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
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Normandy Highlights
Tour Code: PG-NOR7
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,865.00
Dates : July

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: Basic
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: English
Horses: Anglo Arab
Pace: Fast paced ride
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Cherbourg
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