France’s Loire Valley Trail RideThe Loire Valley is world famous for its splendid chateaux that command the landscape.

A natural highway to the center of France. The Loire River was traveled from the earliest days and both Celtic and Romans were known to have used the river extensively as a trade route. Unpredictable and sometimes dangerous even today, this river was one of the first that man tried to control but it still remains unruly and wild and is subject to floods, freezes, shifting sands and dangerous currents.

This ride showcases the best this area has to offer in terms of history and architecture and it features the sumptuous Renaissance chateaux such as Chambord and Chenonceau. You will canter through fields and woodland paths that connect these incredible pieces of property to each other and truly feel as though you are stepping back in time.

2017 Dates: 6 Night Non Chateau Stay Itinerary: April 1-8, April 8-15,  June 10-17, July 8-15, July 15-22, July 29-Aug. 5, Aug. 5-12, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, Sept. 2-9
Rates: $2,150.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement $350.00)

2017 Dates: 6 Night Chateau Stay Itinerary:  April 9-15, May 14-20*, June 11-17, July 2-8*, July 16-22, Aug. 13-19, Sept. 10-16*,  Oct. 1-7

Rates: $3,085.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement: $675.00 USD on the weeks with an *, $835.00 USD on all other weeks)

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Testimonials:

Patrices’s horses are in top athletic condition and superbly trained. What a pleasure to ride such horses!

Patrice and Anne made sure we were all comfortable and matched well with our horses. Anne is charming and holds her groups needs and wants as her priority. She is thoroughly knowledgeable of the history of the Loire and the castles, always presenting it in an engaging manner.

The accommodations, food and wine were divine!

– Nancy Salinas

This Castle ride exceeded my expectations in many ways. Anne France is very knowledgeable and she has everything perfectly organized. All we have to do is ride and enjoy. The trip was spectacular in many ways, the horses provided by Patrice were fantastic and well matched to rider’s ability. The hotels we stayed at were very nice and the food was spectacular, the visits to the Chateaux are a bonus, Anne France’s attention to details made it a five star vacation. What a way to celebrate my b-day!!!

thank you so much,
– Marie-Claire Turner