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Equestrian holidays in Auvergne

Discover the Auvergne landscape on horseback! On a three-hour ride, you’ll go from valleys to mountain ridges, and trot along lakes and rivers. From rugged terrain to grassy plateaus, the unspoiled nature of Auvergne becomes accessible!

Take a ride through the Sancy and Cantal Mountains - to the summits of the Puy Sancy or the Puy Mary. Or take a quieter stroll along the volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys or the Haute-Loire. There’s so much to discover!

Equestrian holiday centres

The Auvergne is brimming with choices for your equestrian holiday. Check out these equestrian centres offering self-guided or guided rides, accommodations or packaged holidays.

Lac Bleu...Haute-Loire

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Lac Bleu...Haute-Loire


The Ferme Equestre Cheval Découverte offers week or weekend horseback trips in the Cantal, for adults or families with holidays especially for teens.


Also in the Cantal, the Village Equi Nature has fully-equipped chalets for rent, with horseback outings for everyone from beginners to experienced riders.



On a fully restored farm in the Haute-Loire with bed and breakfast accommodations, the Domaine de Viaye, near the Puy-en-Velay organizes treks throughout the summer, mixing riding with cultural and sporting activities.


In the wild valley of the Loire River, the Ecuries de l'Aventure stables offers rides with an equestrian tourism guide by the hour, ½ day, 1 day, weekend, 4 days or 1 week, all year round. Discover the Mézenc and Meygal mountains on a weekend camping under the stars.


The Allier Gorges are the backdrop for horseback rides with Ecuries Langeadoises: riding classes or outings for a day or weekend.


On horseback near the Chaîne des Puys

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On horseback near the Chaîne des Puys


There are several equestrian centres in the Sancy Mountains ready to welcome you: Sancy Cheval will take you on a guided ride in the Fontaine Valley Nature Reserve, while the Ferme Equestre de Berthaire in Besse and the  Ecuries de la Dordogne in Le Mont-Dore will share their passion for equestrian during an outing in the heart of the volcanoes and lakes of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park.


To the west of the Chaîne des Puys volcanoes, Ranch'o'Palles offers a Western atmosphere in the heart of the Combrailles! The nearby Ecuries de Fontvieille proposes trail rides with accommodations, not to mention the horse shows from the company "Les Hipponautes.MM".


Finally, in the forests and plateaus of the Livradois-Forez, the Ferme équestre de Chantaigut invites you for a course or an outing, for beginners or experienced riders.

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Tourisme en Auvergne

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