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Mas de Peyrelongue

Overview

A world of horses in a beautiful region of southern France - a place to ride, relax and enjoy magical trails, medieval villages and the best of French cuisine. Gwladys and Jeremy invite you to stay with them on their welcoming farm, the Mas de Peyrelongue, where they hope to share their lives with …

Highlights

  • Relax at the welcoming, family-run retreat
  • Ride through beautiful landscapes of forest & meadows
  • Visit sites such as Rocamadour & Pech Merle caves
  • Enjoy gourmet meals at the farm or local restaurants
  • Ideal for both riders and non-riders

Essential Facts

  • 1 itinerary available
  • Max 6 riders per group (8 in camp)
  • Average of 4 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 90kg / 198 lbs / 14 stone 2lbs

Description

A world of horses in a beautiful region of southern France - a place to ride, relax and enjoy magical trails, medieval villages and the best of French cuisine. Gwladys and Jeremy invite you to stay with them on their welcoming farm, the Mas de Peyrelongue, where they hope to share their lives with you. Riders and non-riders are welcome to come and enjoy the traditional French lifestyle and the farm's relaxing surroundings. The programmes here have been tailored to suit those who don't feel like joining a more intensive, weeklong riding break and would prefer a relaxed holiday with a few hours of riding each day. There are optional sightseeing visits which can be added on to your stay if you'd like to see more of this beautiful region.

The horses, ponies and donkeys live out in spacious paddocks across their fifty hectare property - a stay here is also a chance to share in the lives of the horses. Jeremy and Gwladys have been awarded a certification for equestrian wellbeing by the French Horse Riding Federation. They take particular care in ensuring their horses' physical aptitudes, motivation and individual characters are preserved through the care and daily routines they receive. Gwladys is a professional teacher and long-distance rider who has clocked up more than 8000km riding alone through Central America, North Africa and Europe. Jeremy is a professional equine photographer, author and filmmaker - he loves to observe horses and nature and hopes to promote the diversity of horse breeds worldwide. He is also a keen cook, a real advantage to guests!

The farm comprises several buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century, representing the typical architecture of the region. The guesthouse was renovated in 2019 and includes a cosy lounge, traditional dining room and fireplace. There are three double rooms for guests which share a brand new shower room (with two showers and a separate toilet). Guests are also able to enjoy the scenic gardens, large swimming pool and wooden terrace. Your hosts serve homemade French cuisine using fresh and locally sourced produce - the region is famed for its food such as truffles, saffron and a range of delicious meats and cheeses.

Horses & Riding

Tack

English tack (GP saddles and horses mostly ridden in snaffles).

Horses

A mix of breeds and sizes.

Riding

There is 1 itinerary:

  • Riding Retreat is a based ride

Ages

Riders should be 12+ years

Health

General good health recommended.

Weight

90kg / 198 lbs / 14 stone 2lbs

Food & Accommodation

Food

Jeremy and Gwladys serve homemade French cuisine using fresh and local produce. The region is well known for its gastronomy and during the week you will also have the chance to dine in some different restaurants to experience the best local fare. Vegetarians can be catered for with prior notice.

When you dine at the farmhouse, a drink is included with your meals. Drinks are at your own cost when you dine in restaurants.

Accommodation

The Mas de Peyrelongue is a traditional French farm, renovated to a high standard, on which you can enjoy the typical lifestyle of the region. The farm comprises several buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century with renovations completed in 2019. There are three double bedrooms with a brand new shower room, lounge and dining room. From May to September you can enjoy the peaceful gardens and the large swimming pool and terrace. In the colder months the traditional fireplace is a great place to share an evening with fellow guests.

It's important to note that the one shower room is shared by the three guest bedrooms. There are two shower cubicles inside (with separate doors) and the toilet is also accessed separately. Your hosts built a friendly house in which they hope to share experiences and life with new friends from around the world - they hope that a shared bathroom will not be an obstacle to likeminded people.

Itineraries

Riding Retreat Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

The area is lovely for hiking, swimming and simply relaxing in the company of your hosts and their horses. For those who prefer to see more of the area we can recommend adding on the optional sightseeing visits - this add-on includes four different excursions to sites of interest in the Lot region. Ask us for more details!

Travel

Toulouse is the nearest airport and transfers can be arranged for you, at additional cost. Transfer time is approximately 1h45m. Please land in Toulouse before 14:00 (2pm) on arrival day. On departure your flight should not go before 12:00 (midday).

Testimonials

Mirna B., Sept. 26, 2022

Since it was my first riding holiday I was a bit nervous how it would all go, but overall it was an amazing experience and I am so glad I chose this destination. The horses were well-trained and responsive, the food was to die for, and I still miss relaxing by the pool after a day filled with riding and visits to famous sites around the area.


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1 - Saturday

Riding: No riding.

Transfer from Toulouse airport and arrive at the farm for a welcome drink. Dinner at the farm

Day 2 - Sunday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

After breakfast it's time for your first morning of horse riding, exploring the local area and returning for lunch at the farm. In the afternoon you can either relax, or if you've chosen to include the "visits" then you'll visit the medieval village St Cirq Lapopie before returning for dinner at the farm

Day 3 - Monday

Riding: 4 hours

After breakfast you set off for a full day ride with a picnic at the Puy Blanc ponds, a protected natural area on the site of an old quarry. After riding back to the farm you can relax before your gourmet dinner.

Day 4 - Tuesday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Another morning of horse riding returning for lunch at the farm. Todays ride on the Causse takes you towards the Menhir de Belinac, a symbol of the long human presence in this area.

After lunch those on the "visits" programme with go to admire the Pech Merle caves with their prehistoric murals before returning for dinner at the farm.

Day 5 - Wednesday

Riding: No riding.

A non-riding day so you are free to relax at the farm.

Those on the "visits" programme set out to visit the Gouffre de Padirac and its underground boat trip. Stop for lunch at an emblematic farm in the region before visiting the city of Rocamadour and its sanctuary built into the cliff. Return to the farm for dinner.

Day 6 - Thursday

Riding: 6 hours

Another full day of riding. After descending into the valley through the authentic village of Corn you pass the mysterious spring of Bual before following a wooded section of the Way of St James. Stop for lunch at the priory at Espagnac.

In the afternoon, ride back up the south side of the valley to walk along the ridges and enjoy the view before returning to the north side and the farm. A special dinner this evening with wine and local produce.

Day 7 - Friday

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast depart for the airport.

Accommodation

Each night is spent in one of three double bedrooms in the guesthouse, with shared bathroom facilities.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

All riders should be able to ride at walk, trot and canter in open countryside.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 6
Accommodation for up to 8.
Departure windows

May 7, 2022 - May 13, 2022

May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022

May 28, 2022 - June 3, 2022

June 4, 2022 - June 10, 2022

June 11, 2022 - June 17, 2022

June 18, 2022 - June 24, 2022

June 25, 2022 - July 1, 2022

July 2, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Aug. 27, 2022 - Sept. 2, 2022

Sept. 3, 2022 - Sept. 9, 2022

Sept. 10, 2022 - Sept. 16, 2022

Sept. 17, 2022 - Sept. 23, 2022

Sept. 24, 2022 - Sept. 30, 2022

Oct. 1, 2022 - Oct. 7, 2022

Oct. 8, 2022 - Oct. 14, 2022

Pricing

2022
Rider, sharing
£790 $880 €900
2022
Non-rider sharing
£610 $685 €700
Included 6 nights of accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals when at the farm (drinks in restaurants are an extra cost), 4 rides as detailed in the programme, use of the pool.
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, drinks when dining in restaurants, sightseeing trips (many are available at added cost), tips or souvenirs.

Extras

2022 - Airport Transfer £44 $49 €50
Paid to Far and Ride
Toulouse airport transfers per person, each way
2022 - Single Supplement £260 $290 €300
Paid to Far and Ride
Single supplement is not payable if there is someone for you to share with (and you don't mind sharing). If you are the only single traveller in that week then the single supplement also does not have to be paid.
2022 - Visits of the Lot Package £250 $280 €290
Paid to Far and Ride
Option to add the four mentioned off-site visits including transfers
2022 - Non-riding guest discount Non-riders are welcome and will receive a discount of EU€330 on the riding programme prices.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.