Exceptional horseback riding to discover the great wines of Bordeaux, the world’s most famous wineyard. You will ride through prestigious wineyards that will not let you indifferent. These are Médoc, Côtes de Blaye, Côtes de Bourg, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol, St Emilion, l’Entre deux mers, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Graves and Sauternes. All the human heritage such as the Citadelle de Blaye, built by Vauban at the 18th century, the medieval city of Saint Emilion, the Rauzan castle and the English bastide of Cadillac (13th century) is also waiting for you.
carte bordeaux
Day 1: Welcome of the riders the day before departure either ,  at the train station at 5:30pm, at the meeting point or at the Bordeaux airport at 6:30pm, hall B at the information pole. Transfer to the bed and breakfast Domaine de Quittignan Brillette in Moulis en Médoc.

Day 2 : Breakfast at 8:00am, transfer to the horses at 9:00am and departure for horseback riding at 10:00am in a flat landscape between wineyards and forests. Picnic will take place on the borders of the Gironde. We will taste a MEDOC at the wine museum of MAUCAILLOU. We will cross the Gironde, with our horses, on a ferry, towards Blaye (crossing time of 40 mn). Upon arrival we will visit on horseback the citadelle Vauban (18th century), then we will visit a wine producer of Blaye at the castle Frédignac. Night at the Porche hotel.

Day 3: Breakfast at 8:00am, departure from the hotel at 9:00am and on horseback at 10:00am. We will ride through the Côtes de Blaye and the Côtes de Bourg in a hilly landscape. Picnic at a wine producers’ place at the castle Lamothe and tasting of the Côte de Bourg. Departure at 3:00pm towards Cubnezais, through a flatter landscape, with passages in humid zones without wineyards. The evening will be held at the winegrower of the wineyard Gravette’s. Tasting during the meal. Night onsite.

Day 4: Breakfast at 8:00am, departure on horseback at 9:30am. It is a region where wineyards alternate with little forests which will lead us to the castle Mayne Veil, for the picnic and tasting of Fronsac wine. Towards Libourne, we will pass through the famous region of Pomerol. It is at the castle Belles Graves that we will leave our horses to taste the famous wine Lalande de Pomerol. We will spend the evening at the La Tour hotel in Libourne.

Day 5: We take the direction of Saint Emilion passing through the famous properties of château Pétrus, Cheval Blanc and château Figeac. Picnic at the castle Robin des Moines with tasting of this wine, followed by a free visit of the city of St Emilion.
In the afternoon we will leave St Emilion to ride through the large valley of Dordogne and arrive in Saint Jean de Blaignac by 7:00pm. We will spend the night there in a Bed and Breakfast.

Day 6: Breakfast at 8:00am, departure on horseback by 9:30am. We are now in the region of the l'Entre deux mers, with its varied landscapes, hilly and wooded, and its beautiful wineries. We will stop at the castle of Rauzan (13th century) with a tasting of Entre deux Mers. In the afternoon we will ride through slightly hilly landscapes where wineyards alternate with forests, which will lead us to the castle of Broustaret (Bed and Breakfast). We will have dinner in the city of Cadillac where we will taste the
Premières Côtes de Bordeaux. Nocturnal visit of the city.

Day 7: Breakfast at 8:00am, departure on horseback at 9:30am. Until Cadillac, the region is strongly hilly. Then we will pass through the valley of Garonne to reach the wineyards of Graves and Sauternes. Picnic at the castle of Myrat, the count of Pontac will show us his castle and will propose us a tasting of this
gold-couloured wine. In the afternoon gallops between wineyards and forests will lead us to Sauternes. From the top of the tower of the oenological school La Tour Blanche we will admire the view on the wineyard of Sauternes. During the meal we will taste wine of Graves and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast and according the riders’ train or plane schedules, transfer of the riders. There will be a single transfer to Bordeaux.
Wine testing in château Belle Grave
equestrian farm des abrons the great bordeaux wines blaye
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equestrian farm des abrons the great bordeaux wines vineyards
equestrian farm des abrons the great bordeaux wines tasting
equestrian farm des abrons the great bordeaux wines testing in château belle grave
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Bordeaux wineyard
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Citadelle de Blaye
equestrian farm des abrons the great bordeaux wines myrat castle
Myrat castle
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This route may be altered, depending on room availability in hotels, weather conditions and time spent visiting
Price : 1640 €
8 days / 7 nights
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