Fortresses and Forests of the Dordogne

  • Trip Duration
  • 7
    days
  • 6
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 5
    days riding
  • 4-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 6
    Guests per group
Forrests-and-Fortresses, riding in southwest France

Fortresses and Forests of the Dordogne

Ride Overview

The Dordogne is a wonderful region in which to go riding in southwest France, known for its history, charming small villages, bastides, caves and regional foods. The beauty of its picturesque landscape of overhanging cliffs, cultivated plains and rivers, of the dense and mysterious forests, verdant farmland and pastures, make the area an unforgettable and little-known destination for travelers. You will ride good horses through this beautiful and varied region with the opportunity to see many of the sites while taking the path less traveled. Enjoy not only the history and people of the region, but its unique and beautiful accommodations, and in particular – the food. Magret, confit, cheese, warm fresh breads, wine, foie gras, fresh fruits and vegetables are just some of the area’s specialties to savour and enjoy throughout the week.

Accommodations

You will be staying in quiet but lovely French village hotels, an old water mill converted into a bed and breakfast, and traditional country hotels.

Meals & Drink

Whether dining in a local restaurant or hotel, meals will be a sampling of wonderful French regional cuisine. Breakfast and most evening meals are taken in the hotels where you will be staying. The well-done lunches are usually picnics taken on the outskirts of villages. They may consist of pâté, ham, cold seafood, salads, fresh fruit, cold meats, cheeses, fresh breads, wine, beer, juices and soft drinks.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The mixed breed horses used on this ride are well suited to their environment. These hardy horses stand 14-15.2 hh. English, Western, and MacClellan type saddles with sheepskins, cruppers, saddlebags, breast collars and bridles with curb, or snaffle bits and hackamores are used. Most horses neck rein. The tacking and un-tacking of the horses is taken care of by the staff.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Hardy mixed breeds
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate
  • Tack:
    Western, English trekking, McClellan
  • Weight limit:
    190 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

This is not a recommended option for non-riders.

Meeting Point

Bergerac

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