The Sommant Horse Team equestrian tourism centre organises, on its favourite territory in Morvan, 3 or 4 weeks of this type of equestrian excursions per year, in May, June, August and September. These are sporty horseback rides, and the ideal setting of the Morvan Natural Park, the green lung of Burgundy, where the paths are numerous and perfectly adapted to horses, offers you a privileged place of freedom and a change of scenery. The horses that will be at your disposal are all endurance horses, most of them born and bred by A Hue and A Dia in Sommant. You will be accompanied by an equestrian tourism guide in love with his region and naturally both your accomplice, and that of your riding desires.
Horseback riding stages are often quite long between 40 and 50 km and the pace is high, based on an average of about 9 km/h. Basically, it's moving forward, and that's good!
You will therefore have to do long gallops sometimes lasting several tens of minutes in varied terrain on bridle paths in the heart of forests and scrubland. The Tour du Morvan is 7 real days on horseback, roaming.
We welcome you the day before your departure and you will have so much trouble leaving us, that after the last evening meal, you may still come and caress your horse the next morning.... The hike takes place on a large loop within the Morvan Regional Nature Park. From Sommant, the tour starts at Les Settons, Dun les Places or Quarré les Tombes, Vézelay, Lantilly, Château-Chinon, Saint léger sous Beuvray then back to Sommant.
Expect 7 days of horseback riding full of emotions, equestrian adventures and sporting sensations that will make you discover or practice another horseback riding without restraint. Overnight stays are in two-star hotels in Morvan (where there are few or no three stars!) or in a castle (Lantilly) where your hosts will be delighted to introduce you to the local cuisine. The rider's well-being is never forgotten during this luxurious equestrian ride. To do this, you will benefit from regional lunch,
An assistance vehicle follows the hike with luggage and a trailer (van) so you can have access to your personal belongings for lunch and dinner, but also consider taking a half-day break by leaving your horse to the assistance that will take him to the stage while you can rest if necessary, a very practical idea and quite commonly used. Foreign riders do not hesitate to come and visit us, the guides speak English* and the hikes can be partly English-speaking. (* the level of English language is quite irregular from one guide to another but humour, availability and kindness are common to all)