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Horse riding

Randonnée à cheval dans le Cantal

What about discovering the great Cantal volcano on horse-back?

There are many tracks and paths that are perfectly suited to horse riding and the area is the perfect setting for hacks. Whether you’re looking for a short ride, a day trek or a longer trek spread over several days, there are offers available to suit everyone. You’ll have great fun exploring the Cantal and its beautiful scenery and all on horse-back!

Children can also go horse riding or have an introductory ride on a pony in one of the area’s riding stables or holiday centres.

> Click here to find out more about horse riding in Carladès!

Le Tour des Volcans – a 2 or 3 day trek on horse-back

Randonnée à cheval dans le Cantal Auvergne

Set out for a horse riding adventure in the heart of Europe’s largest volcano ! Cheval Découverte Riding Stables offers packages over 4 days/3 nights or 2 days/1 night.  Accomodation is available either in a room in the hostel or in a gite. Whether you’d like to enjoy a horse riding holiday exploring the Monts du Cantal with family or with a group of friends, we can create the perfect experience for you.

Our special package is  available for adults and families, with a minimum of 4 people in the group.

Price: from 290 €/per pesron to 560 €/per person

Horse riding for children

Vacances équestres pour les enfants dans le Cantal

Perhaps your children are looking for a horse riding theme holiday. Cheval Découverte Riding Stables has just what you need with a great choice of horse riding day treks and courses. We also offer introductory sessions to TREC competitions and horse riding packages over several days. Our courses cater for children aged between 8-13 and 13-17. Working with qualified instructors, they’ll have a great time doing their favourite sport!

Horse riding packages : 8 day/7 night package or 11 day/10 night package on offer as from April to October

See the website Cheval Découverte for full details of dates.

Price: as from 630€ per child

Galop de Pleine Nature proficiency test course, introductory course to TREC competitons and horse riding packages over several days:

Choice of different packages available as from April to August : 8 days/7 nights, 11 days/10 nights, or 21 days/20 nights

See the website Cheval Découverte for full details of dates.

Price: as from 530€ per child

Extra charge of 65€ for validation of the course in the Galop de Pleine Nature proficiency scheme.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact:
Cheval Découverte
Tel : 04 71 47 41 23

Horse riding trails in Carladès

The Equustur trail

Circuit équestre du Carladès Equustur

The Carladès area is one of the first areas in Auvergne, and even in France, to have introduced trail riding on bridleways. In this area there is a network of almost 90 km. Whilst out riding, you can stop at various restaurants along the way and you will also find specially adapted places to stay whilst on the trail.

The trail in the Carladès area was created as part of the “Equustur project”  whose aim is to create a European network of horse riding trails.

Find out more about this trail over several days and download it onto your GPS system. 

> Click here to find out more about the horse riding trails in the Carladès area (in french)


Le Tour des Volcans

This horse riding trail starts in the village of Polminhac in the heart of the Carladès area and it’s from here that your adventure in the Cantal volcano begins. Different distances are available and the trails can be spread over a period of between 3 to 8 days. From the Rocher de Ronesque you can ride as far as the Planèze area near Saint-Flour, taking in the Puy Mary and the Plomb du Cantal mountains on your way.

> Find out all about the Tour du Volcan horse riding trail (in french)

Download all the horse riding trails around the Cantal !

The Auvergne Regional Horse Riding Committee invites you to visit their website to find out about all the horse riding trails in Auvergne and the Cantal. Download the maps and print them out for use.

> Click here for the Auvergne Regional Horse Riding Committee website: