This ride provides you with an amazing opportunity to visit the majestic Châteaux’s of the Loire Valley and incorporate several of the most important Renaissance castles in the region. These impressive structures are part of the region’s rich architectural heritage and act as a reminder of the area’s popularity with French royalty and the bourgeoisie in days gone by. During one of the trails you will visit Chaumont sur Loire (15th century), Amboise (15th century) which was once the residence of several French kings, Chenonceau (known as the “Castle of the Ladies”), Cheverny (17th century) which has been owned by the same family for seven centuries and Chambord, the largest of all the castles built by François I. There is also an option to visit the castle of Blois which was built in the Middle Ages by the local counts and well worth a visit.
In addition to the castle sites you will have the pleasure of delicious picnics tasting local food and of course some great riding experiences, whether its galloping along beautiful trails or following along a winding riverbank. This is a wonderful trail for riders with an interest in history and architecture.