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France > Brittany

Enjoy a riding holiday in Brittany, France

Brittany is a land of beauty and contrasts, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of France. Its dramatic coastline, walled towns and pine forests make for the ideal playground for your next trail ride in France. Ride off the beaten track and reconnect with nature from horseback: as your riding holiday takes you west, you ride into the Celtic heartland, in wilder territory, where ancient forests and medieval villages such as Huelgoat remain untouched by time. Every day on horseback is different, as you explore the highlands, gallop along sandy beaches, or ride through scenic woodlands. At the end of the day, discover Brittany's deep Celtic heritage and excellent gastronomy, enjoying delicious crêpes and homemade cider in good company.
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Visa & Health

Formalities

UK citizens - other nationalities please contact us:

Visas
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter France. The rules on travel will stay the same until 31 December 2020.

Visas from 1 January 2021
The rules for travelling or working in Europe will change from 1 January 2021:
- you will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training
- if you are travelling to France and other Schengen countries without a visa, make sure your whole visit is within the limit. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel would count towards the 90-day limit
- the 90-day limit for visa-free travel will begin on 1 January 2021. Any days you stay in France or other Schengen countries before 1 January 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit.

At border control for France, you may need to:
- show a return or onward ticket
- show you have enough money for your stay, and
- use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when queueing
- Your passport may be stamped on entry and exit.

Passport validity
The rules on travel will stay the same until 31 December 2020.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Passport validity from 1 January 2021
From 1 January 2021, you must have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland).
If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months needed.
Check your passport is valid for travel before you book your trip. You will need to renew your passport before travelling if you do not have enough time left on your passport.

For up-to-date information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

Insurance

It is a condition of your booking with Equus Journeys that you have travel insurance which covers you for the riding activities to be undertaken. Your travel insurance should cover you for medical expenses and repatriation. Your guides will require your travel insurance details before they allow you to ride and may refuse to let you ride if you cannot provide them. You should take your insurance documents with you.

Choosing the right riding holiday

Choosing the right riding holiday

Located on the north-western France, Brittany is a destination of choice for British and Irish riders due to its easy access from the British Isles and Ireland – several ferry companies offer routes to Roscoff and St Malo. Brittany is in fact an ideal destination for a riding holiday, as it offers relatively flat terrain and has remained rather wild and unspoiled – from the wide expanses of the Monts d’Arrée to the Crozon peninsula, you will be able to enjoy the diversity of the Breton countryside in the saddle. Our riding holidays in Brittany include: