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Frankrike – Loiredalens slott

Loiredalens fantastiske nettverk av rideveier tillatter ryttere å utforske Loiredalen slik de fleste turister går glipp av. Du rir langs vingårder og vakre landsbyer, gjennom grønnkledde daler og skoger som var de kongelige jaktmarker. Dette er ikke Loiredalen for turistbusser og trengsel av mennesker. Dette er en avslappende og spesiell ridetur gjennom et vakkert landskap på landsbygda. Her besøker du mange vakre slott og overnatter i sjarmerende, familiedrevne slott. En gourmet tur med en magisk atmosfære.

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Product Description

  • Ridenivå: middels erfarne til erfarne ryttere    , se mere info om Rideerfaring
  • Åpent april – oktober
  • Bestemte datoer og private grupper
  • 3-6 netter / 2-5 dager på hesteryggen
  • 2-5 timer ridning hver dag
  • Vektbegrensning ca 100 kg
  • Vanligvis maksimum 10 ryttere
  • Nærmeste flyplass: Paris
  • Pris fra ca 12 850,- (3 netter) – 25 600,- (6 netter)

Loiredalen strekker seg langs breddene av elven Loire, fra sør for Paris til Atlanterhavet. Loiredalen og slottene har sjarmert besøkende i århundrer og er et av de mest berømte og vakre områdene i Frankrike. Slottenes utsmykkende arkitektur, raffinerte dekorasjoner og overdådige hager var designet for å imponere. Å ri fra slott til slott tar deg tilbake til det 16. århundre når adelen og de kongelige bygget fantastisk vakre slott gjennom dalen for å vise sin rikdom og makt. Høydepunktet inkluderer blant annet Grand Chateau de Chambord som er bygd i den eiendommelige Renessanse stilen. Din guide, Anne-France, bringer historien til live igjen med fortellinger om de politiske og kongelige intrigene.

Her rir du gjennom et område med bølgede åser og vakre landsbyer. Du vil ri langs vingårder som produserer områdets utmerkede viner, gjennom skoger hvor Frankrikes konger underholdt seg selv og sine omgivelser med et vidt spekter av sportslige aktiviteter, langs elven Loire og Cher.

Nyt gourmet piknik ute i det fri med lokale delikatesser og elegante middager med levende lys.

TURENE (se mere info under programflippen):

Beauregard til Amboise (3 eller 6 netter:

Et ritt gjennom den franske historien rundt de mest berømte slottene i Loiredalen. Du begynner i de franske kongers jaktskoger, omkring de vakre renessanse slottene Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Blois, Chenonceau og Amboise mens du følger Cher elvens bredder og slutter i Amboise skogen.

Saumur til Villandry (3 eller 6 netter):

Et ritt med litt mere tempo med lange galoppstrekk gjennom vinmarker, fruktplantasjer, skoger og langs elver. Du blir tatt i mot i de franske aristokratenes slott mens du rir gjennom historien og avslutter ved det praktfulle Chateau de Villandry med sine berømte hager.

Cadre Noir Saumur (5 netter):

En tur som kombinerer ridning rundt de berømte slott og klostre ved Saumur. Høydepunktet er et besøk på Cadre Noir som tilhører Ecole Nationale d’Equitation (den nasjonale franske rideskolen) med privat undervisning, tillatelse til å ri inn og utforske Hippodrome de Verrie på hesteryggen samt en privat klinikk ved deres dyktige Ecuyer som instruktør.

Se www.inthesaddle.com for flere rideturer i Frankrike

 

Kontakt:
Ingunn – r
ideferieansvarlig

E-post: ingunn.k@xxl.no

Se www.inthesaddle.com for alle våre rideferier i Europa og resten av verden. Her kan du også finne tilbakemeldinger på turene fra tidligere gjester.

Ridningen Loiredalen: 

Hestene er av forskjellige raser som er velskolerte, pålitelige og sikre. Du må være sikker i salen i både skritt, trav og galopp ute i naturen. Du må selv sale på, men det vil folk der til å hjelpe deg. På Saumur turene er det variert tempo med mange muligheter for lange travstrekk og galopper. På Beauregard til Amboise turen er det et mere avslappet tempo med færre muligheter for galopp.

Det er normalt maks 10 personer i en gruppen. Maks vekt ca 100 kg. 2-5 timer i salen hver dag.

Beauregard to Amboise (3 or 6 nights)

Starting in the favourite hunting forests of the renaissance French kings, you ride along the banks of the river Cher and finish amongst the chestnut trees of the Amboise forest. On this itinerary you visit some of the most famous castles of the Loire including Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Blois, Chenonceau and Amboise. These wonderful renaissance castles bring us into the heart of French History.

The following is the planned itinerary. Please note that changes to the accommodation or route may be made due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Any changes are made with your best interests in mind.

It is possible to do the first three nights, or the second three nights or the complete six night tour.

Day One
Arrive at Château du Breuil near Cheverny, where you will stay for 2 nights. The nearest train station is Blois. A taxi will be pre-booked to take you to Château du Breuil (payable locally). The journey is approximately 18km and you should aim to arrive between 4pm and 7pm. Or you may prefer to make your own way by car.

On arrival, be shown to your room. Later there will be dinner and ride briefing.

Overnight at Château du Breuil.

Day Two
After breakfast you ride for around two hours and fifteen minutes to Château de Beauregard through the countryside and vineyards. Guided tour of Château de Beauregard.

Picnic lunch at Château de Beauregard.

After lunch ride for approximately one and a half hours through the countryside and pass by the Cheverny vineyards.

Dinner and overnight at Château du Breuil.

Day Three
It is a ride of approximately 3 hours through beautiful countryside and the historic Boulogne Forest to Château de Chambord.

Lunch will be in Chambord. Afterwards, have the chance to explore the Château.

Chambord is one of the most extravagant of all the Châteaux in the Loire region. It was the ultimate hunting lodge with stabling for 1,200 horses in the 17th century. It is also well known for its double helix staircase where you can see who is coming up when you are going down but you never meet them.

Later, transfer to Blois for dinner and overnight at Coté Loire.

This evening you will have the chance to attend the light show at Château de Blois.

Day Four
After breakfast those who are leaving depart by car or taxi (own account). If travelling by train, a taxi will be pre-booked to take you to the station.

If you are staying the full six days, spend the day exploring explore Blois. Re-visit the castle or wander around the shops – there is a good selection. Later you are transferred to Château de l’isle near Chenonceau where you stay for the next two nights.

Those who are arriving for the last three nights will make their own way to Château de l’isle. If travelling by train, a taxi will be pre-booked to transfer you from Amboise station to Château de l’isle. The taxi is payable locally and you should aim to arrive between 4.30pm and 7pm.

Briefing, dinner and night at Château de l’isle.

Day Five
This morning you ride for about one hour in the direction of Château de Chenonceau.

Visit the Château and gardens on arrival. After lunch, set off on horseback to Château de Nitray, riding for about three hours. En route you ride along the Cher River. Later, visit the outsides of the Château, caves, and enjoy some wine tasting.

Dinner and overnight at Château de l’isle.

Day Six
Ride for approximately two and a half hours in the direction of Pagode de Chanteloup. This oriental inspired seven storey folly is all that remains of the original Chateau.

Ride through vineyards and into Amboise forest. Enjoy a beautiful picnic in the gardens of the Pagode.

This afternoon ride for about one hour to Château d’Amboise  via the old town of Amboise. It is a special experience to arrive at the château on horseback through “le porte des Lions”.

Later, have a guided visit of Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.

Dinner and overnight at Château de Pray in Amboise.

Day Seven
Final breakfast at Château de Pray. If travelling by train, a pre-arranged taxi (payable locally) will take you to the station. Depart between 8 and 11am.

Cadre Noir Saumur

A very special ride which offer the chance to see into the inner workings of the famous Cadre Noir and Ecole Nationale d’Equitation. During this amazing itinerary you will explore on horseback the grounds of the national riding school, have lunch with riding masters, enjoy private guided tours, meet famous boot makers and experience some superb riding though pretty Loire scenery. The ride ends in style with a spectacular evening gala performance at the famous Cadre Noir.

The following is the planned itinerary. Please note that changes to the accommodation or route may be made due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Any changes are made with your best interests in mind.

Day One
Arrive at Saumur train station in the afternoon. A taxi will be pre-booked to take you from the station to Hotel Saint Pierre (payable locally).

This evening, there will be dinner and a ride briefing with your guide. Discuss the plan for the week ahead and learn about your horses.

Dinner in Saumur and overnight at Hotel Saint Pierre.

Day Two
After breakfast, you will begin riding (c. 1.5 hours). Journey to the heights of Saint Hilaire Saint Florent. This is where the prestigious Cadre Noir and Ecole Nationale d’Equitation (French national riding school) is located.

Have lunch at Ecole Nationale d’Equitation.

After lunch, you will have a private ride (c. 1.5 hours) inside the Ecole Nationale d’Equitation and special authorization to explore and discover on horseback the eventing fences of the Hippodrome de Verrie where the International three day events are run. There may be good opportunities for cantering this afternoon.

Later, experience a private guided visit of the stables of Cadre Noir and Ecole Nationale d’Equitation.

Enjoy an aperitif in Bar le Canter, which is popular with many riding champions.

Dinner in Saumur and overnight at Hotel Saint Pierre.

Day Three 
There is no riding this morning. Instead you will experience a private clinic with an ‘Ecuyer’ of the Cadre Noir. Using a mixture of theory and demonstration, he will explain the step by step education of a horse, from 3 year olds to Grand Prix level.

Lunch will be at Ecole Nationale d’Equitation.

After lunch, ride for approximately 3 hours through the countryside and enjoy a spectacular view of the Loire. Visit the Romanesque churches of Chenehutte and Tréves.

Dinner in Saumur and overnight at Hotel Saint Pierre.

Day Four 
Today you will head off on horseback for approximately two and a half hours to Prieuriale of Notre Dame de Cunault, a masterpiece of Romanesque Art.

Explore the Prieuriale of Notre Dame de Cunault and have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, ride for around 2 hours along several megaliths, some of which trace back to settlements in the Neolithic era.

Enjoy an aperitif and dinner on a traditional boat of the Loire from Chenehutte to Saint Hilaire Saint Florent.

Overnight at Hotel Saint Pierre.

Day Five

This morning ride for around 2 hours. Ride along the sandy tracks of Ecole Nationale d’Equitation to Marson. This village is an old village inhabited for hundreds of years.

Lunch will be at a restaurant in troglodyte caves in Marson.

This afternoon’s ride (c. 2 hours) takes you to Pierre et Lumiére (underground museum of sculptures). This underground museum was opened by Yann Bouchard, who has a passion for the buildings in his native region and Philippe Cormand, who is a talented sculpture who created all the pieces in the museum.

You also get the chance to visit the Musée du Champignon (museum of wild mushrooms)

There will be an evening gala performance from the famous Cadre Noir de Saumur.

Dinner this evening will be at a restaurant in Saumur.

Overnight at Hotel Saint Pierre

Day Six 
After breakfast depart the Chateau. Your driver will transfer you from your hotel to Saumur train station (payable locally).

Saumur to Villandry (3 or 6 nights)

Set off from Saumur and journey through a landscape of vineyards, troglodyte caves and castles. Meet charismatic French aristocrats along the way and wind your way through forests, orchards and alongside rivers. The six night ride finishes at Château de Villandry, with the chance to visit its famous gardens.

The following is the planned itinerary. Please note that changes to the accommodation or route may be made due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Any changes are made with your best interests in mind.

It is possible to do the first three nights of this itinerary and have two days of riding, leaving at Abbaye de Fontevraud.

Day One
Arrive at Saumur station in the afternoon and be transferred to Château de Beaulieu.

The norm is for guests to make their own way to Saumur station and from Tours Saint Pierre des Corps station. A pre-booked taxi is arranged to transfer you to and from your accommodation (payable locally). Alternatively you could make your own way by car.

On arrival you will be shown to your room and have the chance to relax before dinner.

This evening have a ride briefing. Learn more about the week ahead and the area you will be riding through.

Dinner and overnight at Château de Beaulieu.

Day Two
Today you ride for approximately two hours past vineyards and along the Loire River to Château de Montsoreau. Along the way you will see a magnificent view of Château de Saumur.

There may be a chance of some Champigny wine tasting in a troglodyte cellar before a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant.

This afternoon’s ride (another c. 2 hours) takes you past the Champigny vineyards and along the Loire River to Château de Montsoreau which gave inspiration to French writer Alexandre Dumas for his book “La Dame de Montsoreau”.

Dinner and overnight at Château de Beaulieu for a second night.

Day Three
This morning ride through beautiful countryside in the direction of Château de Brézé (c. 2 hours in the saddle).

Have lunch in the old stables of the château. Afterwards there should be time to visit the château itself.

In the afternoon, ride for about 2 hours. Journey past vineyards and woods to Abbaye de Fontevraud.

It is a very special experience to arrive here on horseback and you will also have the chance to visit Abbaye de Fontevraud on foot.

Dinner and overnight at Domaine de Mestré at Fontevraud (the old farm belonging to the Abbaye).

Day Four
Those staying three nights, depart this morning by car or taxi. If travelling by train, a taxi will be pre-booked to take you to the station.

Today’s ride takes you to Château de la Roche Martel, a private and historical Château (about 2 hours in the saddle). Meet the owners, have a picnic lunch and explore the Château.

Afternoon ride (c. 2 hours) to Château de Ternay. Cordial welcome by the Count and Countess of Ternay.

Dinner and overnight at Château de Ternay.

Day Five
Journey on horseback for approximately 2 hours through Chinon Forest in the direction of Château d’Ussé, known as ‘the Sleeping Beauty Château’.

Have lunch in Ussé.

In the afternoon, ride to Azay le Rideau, usually with fantastic opportunities for longer canters along the Indre River, through woodland and orchards (c. 2 hours of riding).

Later you will be transferred back to the historic town of Chinon. There will be time for you explore the town which is well known for its wines as well as its castle.

Overnight in Chinon.

Day Six
Ride through pretty countryside, vineyards and woods to Château de Villandry.

Lunch and afternoon visit of the gardens at Château de Villandry.

Afternoon transfer to Château de Gizeux.

Dinner and overnight in Château de Gizeux.

Day Seven
After breakfast (depart between 8am and 11am), say goodbye to your hosts and guide and transfer to the station for your rail journey home.

Du overnatter i elegante små familiedrevne hoteller som er konvertert fra slott og andre herskapsboliger. Noen ganger vil du bo i et gjestehus på eiendommen i stedet for selve slottet.

Datoer 2018:

Cadre Noir Saumur: 23 – 28 juli

   Måned Beauregard-Chambord (3n) Chenonceau-Amboise (3n) Beauregard-Amboise (6n) Saumur-AbbayeDe Fontevraud (3n) Saumur-Villandry(6n)
   April 8 – 11 apr (FULL);

29 apr – 2 mai

11 – 14 apr (FULL)  8 – 14 apr (FULL);

29 apr – 5 mai

  Mai  2 – 5 mai  13 – 16 mai (FULL);

21 – 24 mai

13 -19 mai (FULL);

21 – 27 mai

   Juni 3 – 6 jun (FULL)

17 – 20 jun

6 – 9 jun (FULL)

20 – 23 jun

 3 – 9 juni (FULL)

17 – 23 jun

   Juli  1 – 4 juli 1 – 7  juli
  August 12 – 15. aug 15 -18 aug 12 – 18 aug
 September 19 – 12 sep 9 – 15 sep
 Oktober 7 – 10 okt  10 – 13 okt  7 – 13 okt

 

Priser 2017. Kan variere med valuakurs. Når en tur er bestilt er prisen fast (med unntak av store svigninger i valuta)

Våre ferier koster ikke mere enn om du skulle bestilt direkte. Dette er i vår pris garanti: Skulle du mot formodning finne en lavere pris for den samme rideferien fra et annet reiseselskap vil vi matche denne prisen.

Priser er pr person i delt dobbeltrom. Ekstra for enkeltrom kommer i tillegg.

 

 2018  Ridepris
5 eller flere ryttere i gruppen 4 ryttere i gruppen 3 ryttere i gruppen 2 ryttere i gruppen Enkeltromstillegg
Beauregard to Chambord (3 netter) 12 850,- 13 600,- 14 550,- 15 400,-  3 800,-
Chenonceau to Amboise (3 netter) 12 850,- 13 600,- 14 550,- 15 400,-  3 800,-
Beauregard  to Amboise (6 netter) 25 600,- 27 100,- 28 650,- 32 700,-  7 200,-
Saumur to Abbaye de Fontevraud (3 netter) 12 850,- 13 600,- 14 550,- 15 400,-  3 800,-
Saumur to Villandry (6 netter) 25 600,- 27 100,- 28 650,- 32 700,-  5 300,-
Cadre Noir Saumur (5 netter) 25 600,- 27 100,- 28 650,- 32 700,-  5 300,-

INKLUDERT: Ridning, overnatting, guiding, alle måltider, inkludert vin til lunch og middag.

ENKELTROMSTILLEGG: Tillegg betales hvis er i enkeltrom, se tabellen over.

HVORDAN KOMME SEG DIT: Loiredalen ligger noen timer sør for Paris med bil eller tog (1 time hvis man reiser med TGV). Det er gode togforbindelser via Paris. Hvis du ankommer med tog trenger du taxi fra stasjonen til startsted for rideturen, samt fra slutten av rideturen tilbake til togstasjonen (betales lokalt).

IKKE INKLUDERT: Reise til og fra ridestedet (fly, tog og taxi), evt leiebil

Beliggenhet:

Loiredalen ligger noen timer sør for Paris med bil eller tog. Det er gode forbindelser med hurtigtog fra Paris.

Kart

Detaljert kart:
Trail Map
Klima:
Det milde klimaet var en av grunnene til at så mange slott ble bygget her. Våren og høsten er milde og sommeren er behagelig varm. Temperaturen i sommermånedene ligger opp mot 20-25 grader. Rideveiene går mye i skog og skyggefulle steder. Både september og oktober er også fine måneder for rideferie da temperaturen ligger på ca 15 opp mot 20 grader.
Det kommer generelt lite nedbør, men skurer kan forekomme gjennom hele året.

Årlig regnfall og temperatur:

Climate

 

 

For alle tilbakemeldingene – se In The Saddle sin hjemmeside:

Tilbakemeldinger In The Saddle

Tilbakemeldinger fra norske kunder:

Tilbakemeldinger Loiredalen – Frankrike

 

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