3-day horseback ride through the Mâcon vineyards
The Mâconnais in Burgundy
3 days of hiking / 2 nights
Medium - Confirmed
Bed and breakfast and gite
From 1 to 10 people
From 465€ / Person
3 days of horseback riding with a guide and accommodation in B&B and gite. 3 days to discover this magnificent wine region of Mâcon, from the whites of Pouilly fuissé to the reds of Beaujolais, enjoy the landscapes and the pleasures of tasting Burgundy wines!
From the TGV station of Mâcon-Loché to Serrières :
The horses' truck and the logistics are waiting for you so early crossed the station parking on a private parking lot or those who come by car can leave their vehicle. The horses will be waiting for you when you get off the train, discovery of the vineyard area, a bit of history to explain the current situation some well known names: Fuissé, Pouilly, St Amour....first step the rock of Solutré where we will take the picnic, the most courageous can climb the rock to digest, we set off again towards the south east to join Serrières and the domain of Monterrains through the vineyard and some massive douglas trees The evening stop will delight your taste buds with a dozen wines to taste accompanied by local products.
From Serrières to Ouroux :
We leave temporarily the Mâcon area for a small horseback ride in the high Beaujolais, with its forests of douglas fir which thicken and the vineyard which becomes more rare. Then, back to the limit Burgundy-Beaujolais, you will join the castle of the big wood, ancient relay of hunting restored by your host where the night will be soft.
From Ouroux to Mâcon :
Return in the vineyards from where the points of view follow one another. We go down slowly to find the vineyards with a very beautiful stage for the pic nic in the castle Juliénas: its cellars are the biggest of the region. Then the afternoon will be a succession of stages between Mâconnais vineyards and Beaujolais vineyards, overhanging the Saône valley. Then the horseback ride will end where it began, at the TGV station of Mâcon-Loché.
This three-day horseback ride will offer you all the pleasures of a nature vacation where we share simple but authentic moments. The horses will be the link that will make you move forward together, far from the screens and stress. A nature vacation to disconnect yourself.
The cavalry: most of the horses are born on the farm from Connemara, Spanish or trotter dams and Canadian Paint sires in the first generation, then purebred Arabians in the second generation. The third sire is again a paint 50% quater-horse, so they are "carrier" horses that also work in clubs in all disciplines.
Cécile has been a guide for more than 30 years, living in Burgundy since 1989. Cécile has always practiced this profession with other professionals from the Cathar countries to Provence until she settled in Saint Laurent en Brionnais. Cécile is keen on the rurality of her business and sharing her freedom.
Stewardship: a steward will meet you at noon and evening with a table, benches, a barbecue, a fridge.....a little comfort at the bend of the road! Your luggage is transported in vehicles.
The horse's equipment: Each horse is equipped with a comfortable leather saddle with a thermo-moldable rug with net saddlebags and a rope halter with its lead rope. We accept riders up to 130kg (after consultation). You can however bring a saddle blanket, stirrups and stirrup leathers.
The essentials to bring by your care: the gourd or bottle, sun cream, rain gear (no cape that flies awning), comforter if you arrive the day before to sleep at the lodge, pocket knife, flashlight.
Medium - Advanced (about 30 kilometers stage per day).
- Master the basics of horseback riding (walk, trot, gallop).
- Be at ease in taking care of your horse (grooming, saddling, unsaddling, tying up...).
- To have already practiced outdoor riding (horseback riding).
- For a good cohesion of the group it is desirable to have already practiced the 3 paces in outside.
Give us some details about your level of practice and don't hesitate to tell us your wishes when you register!
Accommodation in guest houses and gites.
Meeting point in Charnay-les-macon (71) where the TGV station is located for the departure and the end of the hike. Private parking for vehicles.
465 € per person.
These rates include :
- The equipped horse.
- The guide.
- The stewardship for the transport of the luggage and your possible purchases.
- All meals from the picnic on the first day to the picnic on the last day.
- Drinks at noon.
- Wine tasting and possible visits.
These rates do not include :
- Drinks for the evening meal and personal expenses.
- Lodging the day before and the last day of the hike.
Transportation to and from the starting point of the hike.
- Insurance, including cancellation and interruption insurance and repatriation insurance.
May 6 to 8, 2022
October 14-16, 2022
Two-day programs are available on the following dates:
April 15-18, 2022 (4 days)
May 26-29, 2022 (4 days)
August 4-7, 2022 (4 days)
June 18-22, 2022 (5 days)
July 13 to 17, 2022 (5 days)
August 27 to 31, 2022 (5 days)
- Cancellation and interruption insurance
- AN EXTRA NIGHT IN A BED AND BREAKFAST WITH HALF BOARD ON THE LAST DAY OF THE TRIP