Horse hooves in the sand

Explore France on horseback

At Equus Journeys we offer rides all across the globe, but we must confess that we do have a special affinity with a country renowned for its excellent riding, beautiful and varied landscape, and excellent gastronomy - France! Working alongside our French sister company, Cheval d'Aventure, we have carefully selected over 30 unique rides in France with something for everyone, from exhilarating fast-paced rides, relaxing family stays, or even luxurious riding holidays in castles of old . Ride off the beaten track across the beautiful French countryside, passing spectacular Châteaux, traditional villages, galloping along the coast or under the shadow of ancient forests.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • Alsace - Explore the Alsace mountains
    September 2023 Jucelia aged 35
    The first ride my guide gave me a not suitable horse for me, however he was very keen to change it after the ride and offered a different horse to suits me best.
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  • Rocamadour and the Lot Valley
    August 2023 ANDREW aged 55
    I have done several great long-distance rides, but this was by far the best. Pascal and Flora's confidence in the saddle, good humour and knowledge set the tone for an amazing week. The riding was very challenging, but never risky. The scenery varied from tangled green forests to sun-baked, rocky escarpments. The... Read all
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  • Beaches of Camargue
    April 2023 Stefanie aged 31
    Exploring the stunning Camargue on horseback was a truly unforgettable experience! From galloping along white sandy beaches to trotting through the marshlands dotted with grey Camargue horses to watching the French cowboys, the Gardians, work with the black Camargue bulls...every moment was pure magic! The combination... Read all
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  • Castles of the Loire Valley
    October 2022 Jerri aged 55
    Sophie & Ken are amazing!! The trip was a dream! Riding to a castle on horseback, is there any better way! Electra was my the name of the horse I rode. She was amazing!!! Very sweet and took care of me! Great walk, trot and canter.
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  • Beaches of Camargue
    July 2022 EMMA aged 45
    Despite the heat (which we expected), we had a wonderful adventure in the Camargue. Brenda has created a unique place which gives a real flavour of the area, exploring different environments and even herding bulls with a guardian! She is also a wonderful cook so meal times were a treat too. The horses are very well... Read all
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  • Rider on an adventure horseback trail in the mountains
    Riding in the mountains of Provence
  • Riding with the Mt St Michel in the background, France
    Riding in Normandy: the Mt St Michel
  • Riders enjoying a canter in the Morvan, France
    This trail ride includes long and frequent canters, downhill descents and lake crossings
  • Riders cantering in a valley on a trail riding holiday
    Pick up the pace as you reach valleys and plateaus
  • Chambord castle and horseback riders
    Riding to Chambord castle in the Loire Valley