Let these five emblematic horse-riding trails serve as inspiration as you begin to organise your next horse-riding trip to Normandy!

the Seine Valley trail on horseback

the Seine Valley trail on horseback

Rich in historical and cultural heritage, the stretch of the Seine valley that connects the region of Paris to Normandy boasts spectacular landscapes carved by the entrenched, meandering, cliff-lined River Seine. This part of Normandy has captivated painters and writers for centuries and today, it makes for an inspiring horseback adventure immersed in nature. This […]

The National Stud trail on horseback

The National Stud trail on horseback

Normandy is intrinsically linked to horses and is renowned for its centuries-old horse-breeding traditions. Amid the tapestry of green pastures ideal for raising world-class horses, Normandy’s prestigious historic national studs – the Haras du Pin National Stud and the Pole Saint-Lô National Stud – are home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous […]

The Norman abbeys trail on horseback

The Norman abbeys trail on horseback

Normandy has a long and rich religious heritage, enshrined in its abbeys, monasteries and churches scattered around the region. The Norman abbeys trail is a 155km equestrian journey from Cerisy-la-Forêt to the Mont-Saint-Michel, the world’s most iconic medieval abbey. Normandy’s Manche département is horse country, and riding is a great way to see its diverse […]

The William the Conqueror trail on horseback

The William the Conqueror trail on horseback

Time to connect with your inner history buff on horseback! Years of settlers, battles and conquests – there are lots of stories to tell. Riding the 210km ‘William the Conqueror’ trail is something quite special and is a great way for both novices and experienced riders to enjoy Normandy’s unspoilt landscapes in a historical way.  […]

The Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel traiL on horseback

The Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel traiL on horseback

The spectacular Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel is one of France’s most iconic sites and a true marvel to be discovered on horseback. Enjoy a well-paced, fascinating ride through the stunning coastal scenery of the bay on this 148km trail for both horse-riders and horse-drawn carriages. Riders will cross a variety of landscapes, from salt-marshes to […]

Top beaches for horse-riding

Top beaches for horse-riding

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