On the King’s Trail in Périgord

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

On the King’s Trail in Périgord

Ride Overview

Located in the Périgord and Dordogne regions in southwest France, the 18th century country house where you are based for the week is the perfect way to get away from it all. Its central location in the picturesque hills and rolling countryside between the Dordogne and Lot rivers offers a variety of trails to ride and sites to visit.  In addition to being a wonderful location for an equestrian holiday in France, it is ideal for an accompanying non-rider with a swimming pool, bikes to rent, and a golf course nearby.  The area is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for its history, chateaux, bastides, caves and fine cuisine, which make it an unforgettable and little-known destination. The architecture dates mostly from the medieval ages and Hundred Years War. You will have the opportunity to see many of the area’s sites while taking the path less-traveled – giving you a real feeling of the region and its people.  This is surely rural France at its best.


You will be staying in a tranquil, charming 18th century guesthouse with flower-filled gardens and a swimming pool. The welcoming rooms are tastefully furnished with en-suite bathrooms.

Meals & Drink

Your meals will be a sampling of wonderful French regional cuisine featuring home grown and local produce. Special dietary needs can be arranged with advance notice.

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, saddlebags, 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:
    Mixed breeds
  • Trip Pace:
  • Tack:
    English, Western, and MacClellan type saddles
  • Weight limit:
    190 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

Non-riders are welcome on this itinerary and must have their own vehicle. Accommodation and meals with riders is included, and they can independently explore the region and accommodation during riding time.

Meeting Point


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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