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Burgundy on horseback

At less 2 hours train ride from Paris, a riding holiday in Burgundy is definitely one for the bucket list! Although Burgundy is famous for its excellent wine and food, it is also home to some of the greatest, fastest riding in France. We have selected quality rides that will allow you to experience the best of Burgundy from horseback, including an exhilarating endurance ride in the Morvan Natural Park, with no roads or fences to slow you down! Riding across mustard fields and medieval villages, discover the region's heritage and history on a fast-paced riding holiday.
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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

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) offers some of France's most gorgeous countryside. Unsure what to expect from a region that is perhaps not as well known as other French regions, and in the shadow of others such as the Camargue or Brittany? Well, prepared to be dazzled by its rolling green hills, charming medieval villages, and French art de vivre. Burgundy has a rich cultural heritage going as far as the Middle Ages, reflected in its architecture, and offers fantastic equestrian escapes, far from the madding crowd.