Arrive at the farm in Granes in the afternoon where you meet your horse and have an orientation and description of the ride. Dinner and overnight at the center.
The Randonnee Liberte Ride was fabulous. The adventure of traversing unknown territory without a guide was freeing. We enjoyed beautiful farmland, cliffs, forests, and mountain sights. It was magical to clip clop through the old towns and ride up to a fountain that may have been there since medieval times to stop and water our horses. Being able to ride our horses to castles was such a treat, and the Puilaurens Castle was just stunning. The horses were capable and strong, they stood tied quietly and were easy to work with. The saddles were very comfortable, a military type saddle that I'm seriously considering getting for myself. I didn't even need a seat saver. The gites had lovely people that were very welcoming and they made delicious food fresh from their gardens. The outfit leader and guides were fantastic and so accommodating. Equitours was also fantastic to work with and I would do this ride again (or a different ride with Equitours) in a heartbeat!