5 – 9 Sep 2019
A short break horse trekking holiday in the Ariege Pyrenees
|INCLUDED||4 nights half board accommodation|
3 picnic lunches
| 3 days guided horse riding|
|NOT INCLUDED||Flights||Airport transfers|
|OPTIONS||Airport transfers and transfers to the stables||Longer treks|
This horse trekking holiday is the opportunity to explore the undulating foothills and ‘moyenne montagne’ of the unspoilt and stunningly beautiful Ariege Pyrenees. Breathtaking scenery is guaranteed.
Is this horse trekking holiday for me?
On each day, the average time in the saddle will be between 5 and 7 hours. They trek is however not technically difficult and is open to all regular riders.
What’s the area like?
This area of the French Pyrenees enjoys an extensive network of horse-friendly paths and tracks. In days gone by, many of these paths were trade routes used by mules carrying farmers’ produce to market. Today they are used by horse riders, hikers and even mountain bikers who wish to discover the hidden corners of the Ariege Pyrenees.
On your trek you’ll pass through authentic villages that seem to be frozen in time. As you head higher into the mountain environment you may see some of the stunning wildlife that call the mountains their home.
Chamois, deer, vultures and eagles are all a common sight here. In late September you may see and hear the red deer rut as you ride through the woodland. Nature is King in these parts.
What are the horses like?
Your mount on this three day horse trek is the native Castillon breed of horse, bred by the owners of the stables in the Ariege Pyrenees. These are trusty, solid, good-natured and sure-footed horses, well used to the mountainous terrain of the area.
On each day of this horse riding holiday in the Pyrenees you can expect to spend between 5 and 7 hours in the saddle. The following is an outline itinerary which may change depending on weather conditions.
|The overnight accommodation for this horse riding holiday is warm and welcoming bed and breakfast accommodation. If you prefer some comfort on your horse trekking holiday then this is just the ticket.|
Nights 1, 2 and 4 – you will spend these nights at the same B&B in the Bellongue Valley area of the Couserans Ariege. This is a lovely old farmhouse B&B, full of character and with peaceful gardens in which you can relax. Great food and comfortable beds are the order of the day here.
Night 3 – your accommodation for the third night of your horse riding holiday will be a welcoming B&B in the Bethmale Valley area of the Ariege Pyrenees. You’ll love the swimming pool at this B&B and also the impressive views of the high mountains which border Spain
This guided horse trekking holiday is based in the Couserans area of the wild and beautiful Ariege Pyrenees