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Lozère Ride

Accommodations for Lozère Ride

This is a progressive ride, so you will be staying in different locations during the trip.

You stay in beautiful, traditional and typical French hotels and guesthouses. The accommodations are located close to nature and often a little smaller. Some are more basic, which does not detract from their charm.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel at Mont Lozere
Night 2: Hotel near Florac
Night 3: Gite near Mont Aigoual
Night 4: Accommodation in Aiguebonne
Night 5: Auberge in Nivoliers
Night 6: Hotel in Ispagnac

Hôtel at Mont Lozere
This hotel offers you a magnificent view of Mont Lozère. Located at an altitude of 1421 m it is set in a quiet environment and is surrounded by nature. There are 7 very comfortable rooms, all featuring a private bathroom and a television. One room is accessible for people with reduced mobility
The restaurant will seduce you with its traditional and regional cuisine, served in a pleasant dining room with central fireplace.

Hotel near Florac
Located only 200 meters away from the famous Chemin de R.L. Stevenson, this country hotel offers 24 spacious rooms, all with private facilities, a television, a phone and free WIFI access.
There is also a garden with some chairs where guest can relax.

Gite near Mont Aigoual
Former forest house completely rehabilitated in 2002, this mountain cottage (located at 1085m above sea level) offers comfortable accommodation for up to 46 people in several dormitories of 4,6,8 and 9 beds. Showers and toilets are shared and particular attention is paid to water resources and the consumption of electricity, in order to limit ecological impact. Please, note that due to its remote location, there is no cellphone service here.

Accommodation in Aiguebonne
The small hamlet of Aiguebonne can accommodate up to 30-40 people divided between different accommodations: a Guest House, 3 Gîtes, a Yurt and more. Riders are usually accommodated in the guesthouse or stopover gite, which offer simple but comfortable rooms with internet access.
The guest house has 3 bedrooms on the ground floor, sharing one bathroom and 2 additional bedrooms upstairs with private bathrooms.
The stopover gite is a small mountain refuge with a 10-bed dormitory and a shared bathroom.

Auberge in Nivoliers
With its traditional limestone architecture, this old Caussenard farmhouse rehabilitated in an Auberge welcomes you in the heart of the Causse Méjean. 
The rooms have all been renovated according to the Caussennarde architecture (featuring stone vaults) and they share facilities. There is free Wi-Fi access at the property.
Here, you can taste the traditional culinary specialties or typically Caussenarde cuisine based on local products (cold cuts, lambs, mushrooms, sheep's and goat's cheese).

Hotel in Ispagnac
You will be warmly welcomed in this small family hotel in the heart of the village of Ispagnac. Each of the 10 rooms features a comfortable bed, a TV, ensuite bathroom and free Wi-Fi access.

Room Occupancy
Single rooms are available based on availability but a single supplement fee applies. The single supplement fee does not apply if we cannot find another rider to share a room with you.

All meals are included with this trip from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on the last day.
Evening meals and breakfasts will be taken at the hotel. Lunch will be generous, inspired by traditional country cooking, warm or cold according to the weather. 
At noon, it is always a pleasure to see from far away a well-dressed table, in the middle of a field, waiting for us.

Alcoholic beverages are not included with this trip but you can purchase your own at the local restaurants.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

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Lozère Ride
Tour Code: PG-LOZ8
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,965.00
Dates : June & September

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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 06/06 - 06/12 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
A 2021 09/12 - 09/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: English
Horses: Anglo Arab
Pace: Fast paced ride (40-50 km daily)
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Montpellier or Lyon
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