DescriptionFor confident riders with trekking experience, every week from mid-June to mid-September, we offer treks without a guide. We will assist your orienteering by providing a GPS unit with the route and the map. We take care of the transport of your luggage as well as the accommodation and meals. We provide you with horses well experienced in travelling the routes of the Pyrenean Cathars.
Swimming in Montbel lake, visiting Puivert Chateau, the Gorges de la Frau, galloping along mountain ridges: you will follow the routes taken by the last Cathars fleeing the Inquisition. An unforgettable adventure!
Reception of the riders at the farm at 6pm, night at the farm or at the gîte in Roumengoux.
Initiation in the theory of orienteering: using the GPS, reading a 1:25000 map. Trekking techniques. Introduction to the horses and equipment., trial of the horses in the ménage. Meal at the riding school, then departure on a non-marked route from the riding school to the Montbel lake. Night at the hostel gîte in Léran or camping. 3 hours of riding.
Montbel lake to Montségur.
Discovery of the Chateau at Montségur, fabled historical site in the Cathar story.
Montségur to Camurac
A superb day travelling along the Gorges de la Frau to reach the altitude of the plateau of the Pays de Sault. Night in a hostel gite. 4 hours of riding.
Camurac to Puivert
The Plateau is left along the ridges of Lanragail, enjoying a superb viewpoint over the Cathar Pyrenees. Entry into the grounds of the Chateau on horseback. Night in a hostel gîte. 5 hours of riding.
Puivert to Roumengoux
Return to the farm along the Voie Verte (former railway line) which runs alongside the Hers river. Night at the riding school or at the gîte in Roumengoux.
Friday – departure at 10am.
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gau, Horseback riding - Adults - Pyrénées : Pyrenean Cathar Freedom Trek (October 2016)
5 jours de rando en parfaite liberté avec des paysages magnifiques, de beaux châteaux et des chevaux adorables! Ce fut une magnifique expérience tant sur le plan humain, communion avec la nature et retrouvailles entre sœurs! Merci à toute l'équipe et à très bientôt!