These rides take place in the wonderful Bordeaux region of France and are exceptional riding experiences. Not only will you enjoy the company of great horses but you will explore the most famous wine lands in the world, crossing prestigious vineyards including the Médoc, Côtes de Blaye, Côtes de Bourg, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol, St Emilion, l'Entre deux mers, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Graves and Sauternes.
There are two itineraries, which both start from Moulis en Medoc.
The usual Great Bordeaux Wines Trail takes you to some beautiful areas of historical and cultural interest such as the Citadelle de Blaye, built in the 18th century by Vauban, the medieval city of St Emilion, the abbey of the Sauve Majeur and the fortified town of Cadillac dating from the 13th century.
The Medoc Beaches Trail takes you through the vast Landes pine forests to the Gironde estuary and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. You'll pass a succession of lakes (Hourtin, Carcans, Lacanau) and ride across the marsh areas of the lower Medoc as well as the long straight beaches which are perfect for canters (tides permitting).
The ride organisers are responsible for a number of fascinating horseback tours across France and use their own herd of horses for the different trails, transporting them to the different starting points of the rides. You will always be accompanied by two certified equestrian guides on this great wine lovers' adventure!