The Morvan is a
green area in the center of the Burgundy region that will astonish you due
to the diversity of landscapes and the uncountable miles of unpaved
country roads perfectly suited for outdoors riding.
30 to 40 miles
journeys, long and frequent runs, abrupt down hill passages and lakes will
be the joy of sporty outdoors riders.
Lovers of history will not be disappointed either.
This region is a green desert, far away from busy highways and, a
long time ago, crossed by migrating helvets. Julius Cesar and Vercingétorix
fought their war in this region. Bibracte witnessed the times of the Celt
civilization in Europe. Bernard de Clervaux preached at Vézelay during
his second crusade. We honor
the memory of Vauban when we cross his tomb and we will remember the times
when wood used to float down the rivers Cure and Yonne towards Paris.
strong emotions, sensations and gastronomy will make this week an
1st day : Arrival at the riding center of
Montcharlon, located in Chiddes. Welcoming diner and night at a close by
2nd day : Departure towards Bibracte where you will
discover the land of the « Gaulois » right after you ride up
to Mont Beuvray, located at 800m from sea level, the highest spot of the
trip. Diner and night at
3rd day : Long journey across the green desert and the
Foling and Anost forests. With
a bit of luck, we will reach the Settons lake, where we will rest.
4th day : Our hoses will turn into salmons and will
ride up the river and up to the Perouse Rock where the breathtaking
scenery will be engraved in your minds for ever. We will rest at Saint
5th day : Long journey, approximately 40 miles, down
the river Cure and towards Vezelay. This
village is the starting point of the Saint Jacques de Compostelle circuit. Here was built the famous Basilique of Sainte Madeleine where
Bernard de Clervaux preached his second crusade site.
6th day : We spend the morning walking and visiting
Vezelay. Short journey to reach Pierre Perthuis and its famous two
bridges. The afternoon ride,
25 to 30 miles, will allow us to enjoy long runs that will take us to Château
de Lantilly in approximately 3 hours. Diner and night at the Château.
7th day : We go towards the Pannessière Lake where we
will swim with our horses. We stay at Château Chinon.
8th day : A journey through the forest and up and
down the hills will take us back to the riding center.
Diner at the center and night at the same hotel where you stayed
the first night.
You will sleep at
typical regional small hotels where we will find a comfortable bed and a
warm shower to rest after our active daily journey.
Evening meals will be
taken at the hotel. Lunch
will be generous, inspired by traditional country cooking, warm or cold
according to the weather. At
noon, it is always a pleasure to see from far away a well-dressed table,
in the middle of a field, waiting for us.
We know that the key
to a horse trip is the horses.
That is why we have chosen and breed our own. They are all born in
the Morvan region and they have lived all their life in the same region.
They are calm, well in their heads but, when need be or when
requested, they are fast and generous.
They are capable of anything, they will surprise you and they will
allow you to experience a unique riding trip and to discover a new form of