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Itinerary for Auvergne Chateau Equestrian Escape

Sample Itinerary -
Subject to changes.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer from the train station to the chateau (about 30min), explore the grounds and relax. Dinner and overnight. No riding today.

Day 2: Breakfast, Lessons or trail ride (2 hours) by arrangement, light lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Lessons or trail ride (2 hours) by arrangement, light lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Free day to sight-see and explore the area, no riding. Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast, Lessons or trail ride (2 hours) by arrangement, light lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Breakfast and a lesson or trail ride (1 hour), light lunch and departure. The above sample itinerary is subject to changes at the tour operator's discretion.

We have included 2 hours of riding each riding day of your stay and 1 hour only on the morning of your departure day. *Additional riding hours can be paid for locally.

The equestrian center is well know for breeding and training high quality Thoroughbred race horses, but of course there are many excellent school or trail horses for the riding clientele. Riding groups are kept small to a maximum of 6 riders. The rides explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the estate or you can opt for riding instructions in the arena in the disciplines of dressage, cross country or stadium jumping. If you like nature and horses, you will be enchanted with the daily trail rides or riding instructions. Explore the endless diverse landscapes of the Cantal and watch the chain of volcanic hills rise in front of you with its 80 volcanoes and the Massif of Mountains Gilds. Bourbonnais is the ancient province of the center of France.

The trainers speak limited English, so they are supported by an English lady (a rider as well), who provides the translation, which works quite well.

Non-Riding Activities
The Château provides for an array of activities from (of course) exploring the beautiful surroundings on horseback, fishing its rich pristine lake, canoeing, mountain biking through the many nature paths, cooking classes, as well as indoor entertainment from the French Billards room to the quiet luminous ambiance of the Library room. 

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Auvergne Chateau Equestrian Escape
Tour Code: IT-FRSRYG
6 days / 5 nights ~$1,620.00
Dates : March to September

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
C 2019 03/01 - 04/30 6d / 5n 6 days, AP (Low) 2 /6 Reserve
B 2019 05/01 - 06/30 6d / 5n 6 days, AP (Mid) 2 /6 Reserve
A 2019 07/01 - 08/31 6d / 5n 6 days, AP (High) 2 /6 Reserve
B 2019 09/01 - 09/30 6d / 5n 6 days, AP (Mid) 2 /6 Reserve
C 2019 10/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 days, AP (Low) 2 /6 Reserve
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Tack: French trekking, English
Horses: English Thoroughbred, French Saddle Ho...
Pace: All paces according to riding level

Airport: Clermont-Ferrand
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