SYMZAK ( GTE, AQA)
Véronique Dargier de Saint Vaulry
Centre Equestre de Montcharlon 58 170 CHIDDES
Tel/Fax : 03 86 30 42 78
8 days riding in Alsace
|Description of the trip||Riding level required|
|Description de la randonnée|
|1st day : (Sunday)
||Arrival and dinner at the Rhine Island of Vogelgrun at the « Le Caballin » hotel
|2nd day :
||A few kilometers down the Rhine to make sure that both horses and riders are in good shape before reaching the Alsace plane which would take us west towards Bollenberg. Alsatian wine tasting dinner and night at « hotel du Bollenberg ».
3rd day : (Tuesday)
||We will start our journey riding through the wines which will quickly take us to the Vosges close to the Petit Ballon. We will cross Wasserbourg and then we will head down towards Munster before riding up again to Hohrodbergh. There, we will spend the night at the hotel Aqua-Viva which has a superb view over the valley and over the Vosges hills.
|4th day :
day in the mountain. We will visit the top of the hills that we saw in the
evening. We will go up to 1 300 meters and we will cross the “White
lake” and the “Black lake” . In the evening, we will go back to
|5th day : (Thursday)
will leave the Vosges and go back to the wines area where we will have the
pleasure to visit two of the most beautiful towns in Alsace : Kaysersberg
and Riquewihr. We will spend the night at the Park hotel at Bergheim.
|6th day :
will start the day by going towards the top of Haut Kœnigsbourg where we
will discover an exceptional view of the wines and of the Alsatian planes.
Long gallops will allow us to reach, before night, l’Auberge
d’Artzenheim close to the Rhine.
|7th day :
||We will cross the Rhine to visit Kaisersthul and we will spend the day riding through the wines and the threes of a volcanic mountain located in the warmest region of Germany. We will cross the river again at Breisach to joint our starting point at the Rhine Island.
|8th day : (Sunday)||Return after breakfast|
Hotels of two or three stars at night and country meals at noon.
Our horses are easy to ride. They are in great shape and they go anywhere. They are able to gallop long distances whilst on the plane and to jump up to the mountains. Given the length of our daily journeys, riders must be capable to stay on the horse for long hours, at different and quick speeds, on varied terrain. Riders must feel at ease walking, trotting and galloping and must be in good shape.