Ideas for rides and trails
- Nature lovers, the Loire to Morvan trail (130 km) and the Tour of Morvan horse-riding trail (600 km) will take you through the unspoilt landscapes of Morvan Regional Natural Park.
- Budding archaeologists, journey back through Gallo-Roman history on the Bibracte-Alésia marked trail (120 km).
- From the Château de Bazoches, follow signs for Besançon (Doubs) or the Paris region: the EquiVauban routes will take you in the footsteps of the messengers for the famous architect Vauban.
- And for an introductory trail, venture along one of the iconic sections of the Santiago de Compostela trail, between Vézelay and La Charité-sur-Loire.
- Small loops and recognised paths, Burgundy is not only reserved for experienced horse riders! There are small loops through the countryside and villages on offer thanks to the green paths in southern Burgundy, the Trails of the Côte-d'Or or the "Grand Chemin Equestre" in Pays Châtillonnais. The recognised paths (indicated on the map) are linked to the big marked trails, and are available for MTB, horses and walkers. Variety is the spice of life!
Guided outings and trails to explore alone
The wild side of Burgundy is surprising, and exploring it on horseback even more so. The 6,500 km of marked horse-riding trails across the region give you the perfect opportunity to see this with your own eyes.
Experienced horse riders can set off alone, while beginners and young riders can learn the basics of riding, at a trot or canter, with an instructor.
You'll enjoy admiring the natural side of Burgundy, where any stress is replaced by relaxation and a welcoming atmosphere, whether you stay for a few hours or longer, whatever your level of ability, on a short picnic break or for a night camping under the starry sky, around the campfire.
Do you want to take your adventure into the night?
The place to be for this kind of experience is the Domaine de la Pierre Ronde, near Saulieu. You can expect a warm welcome and unique atmosphere, with the "cowboy huts" which will make you feel like trappers in the big Canadian forests. You'll be able to relax with your horse nearby, ready to set off on new adventures the next day.
Make sure you book in advance! The accommodation here is very popular.
On the website Designed By Bourgogne you'll find all the information you need to plan your equestrian stay with complete peace-of-mind. The Regional Committee for Equestrian Tourism (CRTE) and the Departmental Committees will be able to provide any further information, and anything you might need to be able to organise your itinerary (routes, maps, etc.).
Tel.: +33 (0)6 08 41 34 70
Tel.: +33 (0)3 85 24 49 21 or +33 (0)6 78 05 04 33
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Tel.: +33 (0)3 80 38 29 95
Marked itineraries, list of holiday gîtes specialised in welcoming horse riders, proposition of stays, schedule for equestrian outings, courses and activities are available at: www.tourismequestre-bourgogne.com