Castles and Caves in Malbec

  • Trip Duration
  • 7
  • 6
  • Riding Time
  • 5
    days riding
  • 4-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 6
    Guests per group

Castles and Caves in Malbec

Ride Overview

The ride traverses a region of spectacular scenery considered by National Geographic to be one of the world’s last unspoiled and undiscovered earthly paradises. Begin in the fertile vineyards of Cahors with its famous Malbec grape, situated along the Lot valley. From here you ride into the more wild and wooded upper lands of Quercy plateau. Then climb higher up into the cliffs, above the Lot River with breathtaking views of the surrounding country and below. Visit St. Cirq Lapopie, considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France, as well as the superb prehistoric caves of Pech-Merle decorated with 14,000 year old Magdalenian paintings. Follow the picturesque Célé valley, stopping at the village of Saulliac Cabreret with their troglodyte houses and chateaux nestled against the towering cliffs.

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Lodging will be in small hotels and typical quaint French village hotels. All accommodations have private bathroom facilities and some have swimming pools.

Meals & Drink

Whether dining in a local restaurant or hotel, meals will be a sampling of wonderful French regional cuisine.

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:
  • Tack:
    English, Western, McClellan
  • Weight limit:
    190 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

This is not a recommended option for non-riders.

Meeting Point

Libourne railway station

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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