Loire: The Castles of the Loire Valley 2021
A route along the Loire, the longest river in France, and its tributary, the Cher, bordered by beautiful forests and vineyards. A territory that will immerse you in the Renaissance, a place whose beauty has made it an ideal site for the construction of magnificent castles, but also of monasteries and cathedrals. Along this itinerary, we will discover Cheverny, Chambord, Beauregard, Chaumont and Chenanceau… a beautiful holiday on horseback with the plus of comfortable hotels, refined cuisine and good wine. Let yourself be seduced by this charming and romantic holiday …
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 5 MAX 10
Plan a flight to Charles de Gaulle airport, independently take the train to the
Montrichard, where the pick-up is scheduled at 18.30. Transfer to the "Auberge de l'Ecole" Hotel Restaurant in Pontlevoy (or similar). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, presentation of the horses and departure towards the beautiful small castle of Fougères sur Bièvre, from the 15th century. Lunch at the foot of the castle and in the afternoon we will reach Cheverny castle, owned by the same family for six centuries! Visit to the castle. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or B & amp; B.
Departure for Chambord, the largest castle in the entire Loire area, a spectacular example of elegance, nestled in a beautiful forest. Picnic lunch and continue to the 16th century castle of Villesavin, kept in perfect condition. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or B & amp; B.
Saddle up to Beauregard Castle, built under the reign of Francis I, it is famous for its incredible gallery of 327 portraits of historical figures. Picnic lunch and visit to the castle before continuing to Candé-dur-Beuvron. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or B & amp; B.
We ride along the Loire to Chaumont-sur-Loire, a delightful little UNESCO World Heritage village, also known for its beautiful 15th-century feudal castle overlooking the valley. Picnic lunch next to the castle and in the afternoon visit, without missing the beautiful stables built in the nineteenth century and considered at the time the most luxurious in Europe. Again in the saddle through the Sudais to reach our hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or B & amp; B.
Departure to reach the famous castle of Amboise, riding through the beautiful hills planted with cereals and vineyards. Picnic lunch and visit of the castle. During the fifteenth century this castle was very prosperous and was embellished and enriched under the reign of Louis XI, Charles VIII and Francis I. In the afternoon we will cross the Amboise Forest to Saint Martin le Beau, where, once we arrive at the hotel, we will have a tasting of local Touraine and Montlouis wines. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast we will follow the river on a perfect route to enjoy long gallops up to the spectacular Chenonceau castle, emblem of the Loire Valley castles, which rises next to the Cher river. Built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, it was called "the castle of the ladies"; later embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Caterina de Medici. Picnic lunch and visit of the castle. In the afternoon we leave the banks of the Cher to head to the town of Pontlevoy, for dinner and overnight.
It's time to say goodbye, after having breakfast, transfer to the Montrichard train station around 9.00 am, where everyone will then continue independently to reach the airport.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 19 June 2021 to 7 August 2021||€ 2,330||€ 500|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED)
ACCOMMODATION: hotels and B&B
EQUIPMENT: Forestier trekking saddles with saddle pads equipped with pockets
HORSES: crosses of Arabs, Thoroughbreds and Halfbloods
GAIT: ABOUT 5/6 H PER DAY IN THE SADDLE – It requires familiarity with the three gaits and sustained gallops even for a few minutes. It is necessary to be comfortable in the saddle and to be able to control the horse in open spaces.
MINIMUM AGE : 16 years
TYPE : Itinerant trekking with overnight stay in hotel or B&B
Overnight stays in hotel or B&B as follows (or similar).
DAY 1- Hotel Restaurant “l’Auberge de l’Ecole” at Pontlevoy or Hotel Restaurant “L’Hostellerie du Château” at Chaumont-sur-Loire
DAY 2- Hotel-Restaurant «l’Agriculture» at Tour-de-Sologne
DAY 3 – Hotel du Cygne at Bracieux
DAY 4 – Hotel Restaurant «L’Hostellerie du Château» at Chaumont-sur-Loire
DAY 5 – Hotel Restaurant «L’Hostellerie du Château» in Chaumont-sur-Loire
DAY 6 – Hotel Restaurant «le Pigeonnier» in Saint Martin le Beau
DAY 7- Hotel Restaurant “l’Auberge de l’Ecole” at Pontlevoy or Hotel Restaurant “L’Hostellerie du Château” at Chaumont-sur-Loire
Full board with water, coffee and wine included with meals. Picnic lunches with a large and varied buffet. It is possible to report any intolerances or allergies.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
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