Day 1: Participants are met in the afternoon at Bordeaux Merignac Airport. Transfer to Moulis en Médoc. Overnight at the B&B Quitignan Brillette.
Day 2: Departure from Moulis through the vineyards of the Listrac and Moulis Appellations.. Picnic and wine tasting Château Lannessan. We end our the afternoon at Pauillac.
Day 3: Through the Pauillac Appellation vineyard, we pass not far from Lafite Rothschild (first Grand Cru Classé Pauillac) whose vineyard dates from the XVII century, or Cos d’Estournel (Saint Estephe appellation) dating from 1811. Then, we’ll head for a visit and picnic at the archaeological dig site of Brion. There used to be a Gallo-Roman villa there. Afternoon through vineyards, we’ll then reach Begadan (Bordeaux, Bordeaux superior appellation).
Day 4: We’ll head northward on the Palus to get to the banks of the estuary. “Palus” are land ridges between marshes and streams of water. We’ll head for the picturesque seaport of Goulée. Picnic and visit of the Richard lighthouse. From its top (18 m high) we’ll have a beautiful view on the river. Overnight at the hotel a few meters from the ocean.
Day 5: Westward to Soulac. The landscape looks like Camargue; vast expanses of lakes filled meadows and horses on the range. Visit of the church of Our Lady of Land’s End. Then to the beach: a very large one to in L’Amélie for picnic. Same route in the afternoon, long canters on the beach to Montalivet (depending to the tides, the program may change). Night in a hotel.
Day 6: Today we ride southward, beach or forest depending on the tide, picnic at the Pin Sec. In the afternoon on the Gironde moors we’ll make it a day at Hourtin, a small yachting harbour. Night in a hotel.
Day 7: Heading east, through the forests .... long gallops on sandy paths where you have the chance to see deer. The scent of pine trees is intoxicating. Picnic lunch in the village of Bernos. In the afternoon, you will ride south and return to the B&B Quitignan Brillette where you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 8: The end of a long ride. After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux Merignac airport.