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Renaissance Castles of the Loire

Accommodations for Renaissance Castles of the Loire

Progressive option: This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations.
Stationary option: This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

Accommodation in B&B or hotels with private facilities and free Wi-Fi available everywhere.

Progressive Option Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Day 1 & 7- Hotel Restaurant “l’Auberge de l’Ecole” in Pontlevoy or Hotel Restaurant « L'Hostellerie du Château » in Chaumont-sur-Loire
Day 2- Hotel-Restaurant «l’Agriculture » in Tour-de-Sologne
Day 3- Hotel du Cygne in Bracieux
Day 4 & 5- Hotel Restaurant « L'Hostellerie du Château » in Chaumont-sur-Loire
Day 6- Hotel Restaurant « le Pigeonnier » in Saint Martin le Beau

L’Auberge de l’Ecole at Pontlevoy
This auberge used to be a relay station and was in service for over 100 years. Nowadays, the auberge offers 11 renovated bedroom tastefully decorates with a rustic charm. The rooms all come equipped with a TV, a telephone and an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer. WiFi is available in public areas and guests can relax in the small garden.

L'Hostellerie du Château at Chaumont-sur-Loire
This hotel is located in a beautiful village listed on the UNESCO heritage list. The imposing building offers 15 bedrooms, all uniquely decorated and fitted with a TV, Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. There is a common area where guests can read a book or play a board game. The property also features a garden and an outdoor swimming pool.

L’Agriculture at Tour-de-Sologne
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, this hotel offers 16 bedrooms fitted with all necessities: heating, TV, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom. This accommodation also offers common areas, where guests can relax, and a lovely outside patio.

Hotel du Cygne at Bracieux
This hotel, originally founded in 1880, offers simple accommodations in fully equipped bedrooms (TV, Wi-Fi and private bathroom with hairdryer). There is a beautiful terrace and a heated outdoor swimming pool which guests can enjoy year round.

Le Pigeonnier in Saint Martin le Beau
This charming hotel offers comfortable rooms, all equipped with a heater and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in the breakfast room.

Center-based Option Accommodation
In the heart of the Loire Valley, Le Relais des Landes offers an ideal stopover to visit the favorite region of the Kings and Queens of France, its castles and vineyards. Dating back to the 17th century, this manor house located in the middle of a 14 hectare flower and planted park will allow you to appreciate the charm of a real mansion, complete with an indoor heated swimming pool on the edge of the forest.

Room Occupancy
Double or Twin rooms available. It is possible to request a single room but a supplement applies.
We try our best to match you with a roommate, but if this is not possible you may be placed in single room with a supplement to be paid.

All meals are included.

Continental breakfasts served at your accommodation.
The lunches are buffets with a wide choice (adapted to particular diets) & wine.
Dinner in the bed and breakfast, restaurant or hotel (wine not included for dinner).

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Renaissance Castles of the Loire
Tour Code: IT-FRABR02
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,395.00
Dates : June- August

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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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Pace: Riders should be at ease at 4 paces (w...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Paris - Charles de Gaulle
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