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Dordogne 5-day Getaway

Dordogne 5-day Getaway
Dordogne France

This riding holiday is centered in and around the spectacular countryside of the Dordogne in south-western France, near the town of Bergerac. From the moment you turn into the tree-lined driveway that leads up to the house, you'll feel your body and mind relax as you realize your dream holiday has really and truly started. Your French riding guide is an expert horseman and, as well as welcoming you into her charming home, your English host will introduce you to owners of local vineyards and chateaux, making your stay delightfully personal. You will be riding through thousands of hectares of the region's most beautiful private estates.

Following trails which take you through a dynamic countryside of thick forests, hidden valleys, pretty vineyards and meadows, you will soon begin day-dreaming that you are indeed the 'duc' or 'duchesse' of all you survey as you'll come across no other horses or riders, and hardly will there be a gate to open all day long.

We have taken great care to plan the rides - very different each day - to ensure that experienced riders have the opportunity to enjoy long energetic trots and exciting canters, as well as the relaxing walks and conversation with new friends, when you'll have time to share your experiences with your guide and companions. On several nights the horses stay out and riders are transferred back for dinner and overnight - allowing for a wide variety of interesting trails across an ever changing countryside during the week.

Driving into the estate you will glimpse through the trees on the right the spacious tennis court and swimming pool, and to the left you will usually see one or two of our horses curiously looking out from their stables. Le Bourdil Blanc is a beautiful 18th century manor house, recently restored to its former glory and now a warm, friendly and elegant home decor, comfortably set in its own private grounds extending over 7 acres. On arrival, you will be met by Bernadette, who, with a welcoming glass of kir will make you feel instantly at home in the roomy, comfortable and warm interior. Although Le Bourdil Blanc is a private house, we encourage all our guests to treat it as his or her own. Guests quickly settle in to a 'house party' mode, relaxing around the log fire with a glass of wine and enjoying each others conversation.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Family Vacation
Riding with fishing options
Center-based ride

Meeting: Bergerac
Airport: Bergerac
Transfer: Bergerac airport or train station
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Dordogne 5-day Getaway
    Tour Code: IT-FR-DOR01-5
    5 days / 4 nights
    Dates : Oct-Nov

    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 2025 10/04 - 10/08 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 10/11 - 10/15 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 10/18 - 10/22 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 10/25 - 10/29 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 11/01 - 11/05 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 11/08 - 11/12 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 11/15 - 11/19 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2025 11/22 - 11/26 5d / 4n 5 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: French trail saddles; snaffle. Saddl...
    Horses: Anglo-Arab and Arab crosses
    Pace: 3-6 hours / day; moderate pace with go...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Bergerac
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