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Loire Valley castles horseback riding tour

From Chambord to Chenonceau

New 2025 Loire Valley program !  Five day riding among Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Chaumont sur Loire, Chenonceau, Amboise…
These wonderfull Renaissance castles bring us into the heart of French History.
On this Loire Valley castles horseback riding tour, we start by the favorite hunting forests of the Renaissance French kings, then along the wonderfull banks of river Loire, and finish with a trail ride among chesnut trees of Amboise royal forest.

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Day 1 : Arrival

Free arrival to Relais de Chambord ****, briefing, gourmet diner.
Night in Relais de Chambord****

Day 2 : Chateau and park of Chambord

AM – about 3h riding
We start our ride from Chambord along the « Grand Canal » with its spectacular view on the Château. We enjoy the beautiful sand paths of Boulogne and Chambord forest and come back to Château de Chambord on horseback : Royal !
Lunch in Chambord.
PM – walking tour
Visit of Chateau de Chambord. The largest and the most magnificent of all Loire Valley castles which has been ordered by Francis the 1rst and achieved in 1519.
Gourmet diner and night in Relais de Chambord****

Day 3 : Chateaux of Beauregard & Cheverny

AM – about 1h30 riding
Begining of the ride to chateau de Beauregard by Boulogne forest. We have the privilege to enter by the front gate of the chateau : an unforgetable experience !
Visit of chateau de Beauregard and its famous « Gallerie des illustres » intact since the 17th century. Gourmet picnic in chateau de Beauregard.
PM – about 1h30 riding
We leave the chateau of Beauregard on horseback by the countryside to reach Cheverny region and its famous vinyards in the middle of the afternoon.
Visit of Château de Cheverny and its gorgeous Renaissance furnitures.
Diner and night in Relais des trois châteaux**** (2024) or Relais des Landes**** (2025)

Day 4 : Chateau of Fougères & Chaumont

AM – about 2h riding
We start day 4 by visiting the well preserved chateau of Fougères sur Bièvre. This little castle is one of the rare with still medieval inspiration in Loire Valley. Departure on horseback through countryside to reach river Beuvron for lunch, in a lovely restaurant.
PM – about 1h riding
We enjoy a short riding afternoon through Touraine toward château of Chaumont sur Loire. End of the ride and visit of the château and its famous international garden festival.
Night ans dinner in the charming manor Domaine des Thomeaux*** where you may enjoy its spa.

Day 5 : Loire's banks - Chateau of Amboise

AM – about 1h riding
We start our day on the Loire banks, juste under Chaumont sur Loire castle. Then we ride along the river and its beautiful biodiversity classified in UNESCO’s World Inheritance.
Lunch in a local restaurant in Mosnes or Chargé,  charming villages « Toureangeau ».
PM – about 2h riding
Last ride to chateau d’Amboise by the Loire Valley. Special arrival in Chateau d’Amboise on horseback by « La porte des Lions », the medieval king’s gate ! End of the ride.
Gourmet dinner and night in hotel Le Choiseul**** along Loire river in Amboise (2024) or Chateau de Noizay**** (2025)

Day 6: Chateau of Clos Lucé & Chenonceau (New version 2025)

AM – about 2h riding (only on New 2025 version)
We start our last day by a great ride on Cher banks and its amazing view on Chenonceau castle famous arches. We then enjoy the visit of the castle and its georgous furnitures and decoration, followed by our lunch in l’Orangerie of the château.
PM – walking tour
We finish our week by a free time in Amboise to visit lovely château of Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo daVinci, or a visit of Amboise old town and its lovely gift shops. Last goodbye drink with your guide in Amboise. Last gourmet dinner and night at the Hotel Le Choiseul**** (2024) or Chateau de Noizay**** (2025)

Day 7 : Departure

Breakfast in Le Choiseul or Chateau de Noizay followed by your free departure. Transfers (not included) for Amboise train station or Saint Pierre des Corps.

TRAIL RIDE OVERVIEW

Duration : 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
Running from : April to October
Riders : Intermediate to Experienced. Beginners on private tours.