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Morvan Ride


Itinerary for Morvan Ride




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Arrival at the train station in Autun in the afternoon and transfer to Sommant.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight in Sommant


Day 2 (Sunday): Ride to Lac des Settons
We ride in the direction of "Lac des Settons" passing the picturesque village of Vignerux and through the woods of Anost - a very famous area of the finest hams. We stop deep inside the forest for a romantic picnic and then continue our ride until we reach the lakeshore of Planchez. We follow the lake until we reach our lodging for tonight. Dinner and overnight at a interesting hotel overlooking the lake.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Lac des Settons


Day 3 (Monday): Lac des Settons to Quarré-les-Tombes
Today our horses turn into fish while we will cross numerous creeks and rivers. In the middle of a thick forest we reach the Waterfall of Gouloux and then follow mountain creeks and wild streams to reach Dun les Places. Then our horses transform into mountain goats while we climb the mountain of Pérouse only to be welcomed with a spectacular view form the top.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Auberge in Quarré-les-Tombes


Day 4 (Tuesday): Quarré-les-Tombes to Vézelay
Today we face the longest day in the saddle - almost 50km (40 miles) are to be covered. Of course by now you are comfortable and have bonded with your horse and we will all enjoy fast to very fast canters and gallops along the Cure River, the wildest and most important river in the region. We reach the northern border of the nature park where the scenery opens up considerably with meadows and fields. The goal for to today is Vézelay, which is located alonf the Jacob's Pilgrim Trail to Santiago the Compostella. It was here that the "Holy Bernard of Clairvaux " challenged his followers to the second crusade in the 12th century.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Relais du Morvan in Vézelay


Day 5 (Wednesday): Vézelay to Castle of Lantilly
In the morning we visit Vézelay and then continue our ride to Pierre Perthuis with its world famous two stone bridges, where we enjoy our picnic. Today's shorter ride of 40km (25 miles) will be covered on a quick and fast 3 hour ride until we reack the Castle of Lantilly. Possible free time to visit Vauban's Castle Bazoches.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Castle of Lantilly


Day 6 (Thursday): Castle of Lantilly to Château Chinon
This morning we follow the Yvonne River in the direction of Château Chinon. Around lunch time we reach the lake where riders and horses can go for a swim. Finally we reach Château Chinon, a medieval small town. The town is worth an evening stroll before or after dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Château Chinon


Day 7 (Friday): Château Chinon to Saint Léger sous Beuvray
We ride in direction of Bibracte following ancient forest trails that have not changed for centuries. Then we ascend to to highest point of the riding your - the 800 meter Beuray Mountain. Here we rendezvous with the "Galls" looking at one of the most important archaeological diggs in France regarding the Galls and Romans occupations. After lunch we reach our destination of the day - Saint Léger sous Beuvray.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Saint Léger sous Beuvray


Day 8 (Saturday): Saint Léger sous Beuvray to Sommant
You’ll come back into the higher mountains of the beginning of the trip. Past castles, through creeks and rivers - the horses know that it’s going homeward so the day will finish fast paced. Farewell dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Sommant


Day 9 (Sunday): Departure
After breakfast departure.


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Morvan Ride
Tour Code: PG-MVT9
9 days / 8 nights ~$2,025.00
Dates : June to October

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
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.
CIntermediate
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.
EAdvanced
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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A 2021 06/26 - 07/04 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
A 2021 07/24 - 08/01 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
A 2021 08/28 - 09/05 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
A 2021 09/25 - 10/03 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Anglo Arab
Pace: Fast paced ride with occasional downhi...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Dijon
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