Riding Holidays in Lot (7d / 6n)
One week of trail riding and French “art de vivre”.
PROGRAM & ITINERARY
Day 1 (Saturday)
If you asked for a transfer, Jeremy will pick you up at the airport or train station in the afternoon. If you come with your own vehicule, you can arrive at the farm starting from 4pm. Just get some rest from your trip and we will all meet up in the late afternoon for a walk around the fields to meet the horses of the Mas de Peyrelongue. You will then be offered a welcome drink before to have dinner all together.
Day 2 (Sunday)
After breakfast, riders will go for a first ride through the woods and prairies of the farm. This morning is ideal to get familiar with your horse and with your guide. You will enjoy the charm of our horses home, 50 hectares of a preserved natural setting. Lunch is taken on the farm. Fresh ingredients cooked with love by Jeremy ! Those who chose the “visits” option will have the opportunity to visit St Cirq Lapopie, elected favorite village of the French in 2014. Dinner at the farm.
Day 3 (Monday)
Breakfast at the Mas. Riders will enjoy a full day horseback ride at the ponds of Puy Blanc, a protected natural area that used to be a clay quarry until the late 80’s. Jeremy will meet you for a little guided walk around the ponds before to share our typical french picnic for lunch. After two more hours of riding in the afternoon, you will have time for relaxation before a special wine and local produce tasting session !
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Breakfast at the Mas. Half day ride this morning towards the Menhir de Bélinac, symbol of human activities on the Causse du Quercy, 4000 years ago. You will ride between oak trees and the typical drystone walls of our area. Lunch is taken at the farm. Afternoon is free. If you chosed the ‘visits’ option, you will discover the last original prehistoric cave still open to the public : the Pech Merle Cave. True emotion. Dinner at the Mas.
Day 5 (wednesday)
Breakfast at the Mas. Resting day for the horses at the Mas de Peyrelongue. Free day for the riders. If you chosed the “visits” option, Jeremy will accompany you to the Gouffre de Padirac, another wonder of nature discovered in the late 19th century by french adventurers. Have you ever imagine taking an underground boat trip ? After a lunch at Rocamadour, you will visit the village and its famous sanctuary, built right on the cliff of the Alzou valley. Dinner at the Mas.
Day 6 (thursday)
Breakfast at the Mas. This is your last day on horseback with us. An unforgetable full day ride in the Célé valley where history meets amazing natural settings. You will follow part of the St James Way, have lunch in the yard of an 800 years old priory and continue on the ridges of the Causse de Creyssac. For a life-long memory, we will share our last dinner in a fine restaurant located in a remarkable château.
Day 7 (friday)
Breakfast at the Mas and time for warm “aurevoir”… Airport and train station transfers are available. However, if you would like to take some more time to discover the area, we can provide you with an extra night at the farm or advise you for hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and things to see or do all around our place.
COMFORT & ACCOMODATION
Riding time – 2 to 6 hours per day.
Your level – Comfortable at all three gaits. The pace of the rides will be different depending from one day to another, depending on the landscape. Children and teenagers 12 years and above are welcome if accompanied (subject to sufficient equestrian level).
Maximum weight: 90 kg
Non-riders are also welcome on this hike. Except for the equestrian part, they share the same program of activities and visits.
Chevaux – About twenty horses live at the farm in large parks. We have a team of horses of different sizes and breeds to fulfill different requirement. They are all educated with respect for their nature and their personality, according to a behavioral approach and natural horseman ship.
Tack – English saddles, saddle bags availble on request.
Guides – Gwladys will be your riding guide. She is riding instuctor, “horse whisperer” but also a long distance rider with more then 8000 km of her own on horseback through Central America, North Africa and Europe.
Jeremy is a professional equine photographer, author and filmmaker. He can spend hours observing horses and nature. Since 2014, Jeremy travels to promote the diversity of horse breeds worldwide. For him, cooking good food is one of the most important thing in life… He will be your guide during the cultural excursions.
Spoken languages – French, English and Spanish
Transferts – Transferts from and towards the airport in Toulouse or the train station in Cahors are included in the price.
Accomodation & meals
You will be staying in one of the most surprising valleys of Southern France, at the heart of the Natural Park of “Les Causses du Quercy”. The closest town, Figeac, is 10 minutes far from the farm. You will be able to enjoy South of France climate, atmosphere and gastronomy without the inconvenient of over-populated areas… Here, things remained authentic and french art de vivre kept all its meaning.
The farm itself is from late 19th/early 20th century. Each building is made of traditional stone walls. We are surrounded with 50 hectares of prairies and woods. Our horses live out there all over the year. We can also frequently spot wildlife near the house : foxes, deers, rabbits, red squirrels, pheasants and other types of birds…
For your comfort you will have access to living/dining room and our garden area where you can enjoy the swimming pool and our hammocks. There is plenty of place for you to keep your intimacy when necessary. Bedrooms and bathrooms are shared. Each room can be arrange as twin or double (single with a supplement).
For your information : either you come in group or individually, there will not be more than 6 persons at the same time on our horse riding holidays.
Please note: All riders traveling alone agree to pay the individual room supplement if we cannot find anyone to share their room.
Basic riding holiday (shared room) : 990,00€
‘Non-shared room’ option : + 290,00€
‘4 sites visits’ option : + 260,00€
‘Non-riding guest’ option : – 200,00€
Toulouse airport transfer : 50,00€ / way / person
Cahors train station transfer : 30,00€ / way / person
Figeac train station transfer : 10,00€ / way / person