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Mas de Peyrelongue

Overview

A world of horses in a beautiful region of southern France - a place to ride, relax, photograph 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…

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

  • 2 itineraries available
  • Max 6 riders per group (8 in camp)
  • Average of 3 - 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, photograph 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.

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.

Gwladys and Jeremy offer a riding retreat, a short stay and also welcome non-riders. The area is lovely for hikers who can access many routes directly from the property whilst the swimming pool is a fantastic place to unwind in the warmer months. The farm is well located amongst some of France's most beautiful villages and great sightseeing visits and gourmet meals are included, from Figeac to Rocamadour and beyond. Ride, relax and experience some of the best that France has to offer!

Horses & Riding

Tack

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

Horses

A mix of breeds and sizes.

Riding

There are 2 itineraries:

  • Riding Retreat is a based ride
  • Relaxed Short Break 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.

Relaxed Short Break Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

Swimming, hiking and photography courses are available on site.

Travel

Transfers from and to Toulouse airport are included in the package prices. Transfer time is approximately 1h45m.

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, visit the medieval village St Cirq Lapopie and return for dinner at the farm

Day 3 - Monday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Another morning of horse riding before lunch at the farm. After lunch you have some free time to relax before being offered nature walking / horse photograph. Later join a barbecue party at the pool

Day 4 - Tuesday

Riding: No riding.

A non-riding day. After breakfast, set out to visit the Gouffre de Padirac, stopping for a gourmet lunch in Rocamadour. After lunch there is time to visit Rocamadour before returning to the farm for dinner.

Day 5 - Wednesday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Another morning of horse riding returning for lunch at the farm. After lunch there's some free time before a visit of Figeac with a gourmet dinner in Figeac

Day 6 - Thursday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Another morning horse ride and lunch at the farm. In the afternoon, visit Pech Merle prehistoric cave, returning for dinner at the farm

Day 7 - Friday

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Today you'll enjoy a full day horse ride with picnic, before returning for a final dinner at the farm

Day 8 - Saturday

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, visit Figeac Market (provided you have time) before transferring to the airport with a lunchbox

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

April 10, 2021 - April 17, 2021  (* Low Season)

April 24, 2021 - May 1, 2021

May 8, 2021 - May 15, 2021

May 15, 2021 - May 22, 2021  (* Low Season)

May 29, 2021 - June 5, 2021  (* Low Season)

June 5, 2021 - June 12, 2021

June 19, 2021 - June 26, 2021

June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021  (* High Season)

July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021  (* High Season)

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021  (* High Season)

Aug. 28, 2021 - Sept. 4, 2021  (* High Season)

Sept. 4, 2021 - Sept. 11, 2021  (* High Season)

Sept. 18, 2021 - Sept. 25, 2021

Sept. 25, 2021 - Oct. 2, 2021

Oct. 9, 2021 - Oct. 16, 2021  (* Low Season)

Pricing

2021
Standard Season, sharing
£1185 $1645 €1390
Applicable to all other dates not marked as either Low or High season.
2021
Low Season, sharing
£1100 $1530 €1290
Applicable for all dates marked as "Low Season".
2021
High Season, sharing
£1270 $1765 €1490
Applicable to all dates marked as "High Season"
Included Toulouse airport transfers, 7 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), 5 rides as detailed in the programme, sightseeing visits as described, use of the pool and a printed horse photograph to take home.
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, drinks when dining in restaurants, tips or souvenirs.

Extras

2021 - Single Supplement £340 $470 €400
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.
2021 - 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.

Day 1 - Sunday

Riding: No riding.

Arrival in the afternoon and enjoy some time to settle in before a tour of the farm and an opportunity to meet the horses. Enjoy a welcome drink and tasty dinner with your hosts this evening.

Day 2 - Monday

Riding: 1 - 2 hours

After breakfast this morning, you will take your first ride. An introductory ride in the arena is an opportunity for you and your horse to get to know one another. Stop in time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the farm. In the afternoon, you will be free to relax around the pool or to take a walk into the forest, exploring the local area/ your hosts can recommend local villages, caves, hikes fr you to try out. For those looking for a more active afternoon, then some of the many activities available nearby include canoeing, climbing & swimming in the river, as well as local spas and food markets. You will need your own transport in order to take part in activities off-site (entrance fees and costs not included). Dinner will be taken back at the farm this evening.

Day 3 - Tuesday

Riding: 4 hours

Following breakfast today, you will head out for a longer ride with your hosts. This will be a 4 hours trail with a picnic by the beautiful ponds. On return to the farm, you will have time to relax by the pool or rest in the pretty garden. Dinner at the farm again this evening.

Day 4 - Wednesday

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

This morning will be another opportunity to enjoy some time in the saddle. You will hoed out on a 2-3 hour ride, in direction of the Belinhac Menhir. This historic site houses traces of human settlements and activities which date back more than 4000 years! you will return to the farm in time for lunch. The afternoon will once again be free enjoy some time to relax around the pool or explore the local area. Again, your hosts can make recommendations of places to visits or local activities to take part in if you are so inclined (please do note that you will need your own transport and that the costs of extra off-site activities is not included). Dinner at the farm once again this evening.

Day 5 - Thursday

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

A final day of riding today. After breakfast, you will head out on a full day ride around the valley. Discover some wonderful historical monuments and the amazing natural landscapes this region has to offer. You will stop for a picnic along the Saint James Way at Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie. Once back at the farm, we will enjoy a tasty final dinner together with your hosts.

Day 6 - Friday

Riding: No riding.

Breakfast at the farm and departure. There is no rush to leave today and so you may wish to spent some more time exploring the local area independently.

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

April 18, 2021 - April 23, 2021

May 2, 2021 - May 7, 2021

May 23, 2021 - May 28, 2021

June 13, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Sept. 12, 2021 - Sept. 17, 2021

Oct. 3, 2021 - Oct. 8, 2021

Pricing

2021
Sharing
£655 $910 €770
Included Toulouse airport transfers, 5 nights of accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals when at the farm, use of the pool and riding as detailed in the programme.
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, tips, souvenirs, other activities and personal expenses.
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.