Holidays are a time to make memories together, have fun outdoors and get close to nature. And you can’t get much closer to nature than exploring the countryside on horseback.
Horse riding is available on or near 120 of our parcs, so whether you fancy trotting through the trees or cantering from château to château, you can make it happen on a Eurocamp holiday.
Why make horse riding part of your holiday?
Explore the countryside
Take all the time you need to savour the view – the pace can be as gentle or as quick as you like.
Fun for everyone
Most equestrian centres keep horses and ponies of all sizes, so the whole family can join in the adventure.
Try something new
You don’t get the chance to ride horses every day, so make the most of this opportunity on holiday!
Inspirational rides in our regions
Once you’ve mastered the basics, a whole world of equestrian adventure is open to you. And these are some of our favourite locations for challenging trail rides.
Can’t choose between trekking the hills and cantering along the coast? Head to northern Costa Brava where the Mediterranean sea meets the foothills of the Pyrenees and you can try both.
Stay at: Castell Montgri
The rolling countryside and laid-back way of life make Tuscany ideal for horse riding excursions. Tours will take you through vineyards and olive groves, and you may even get to sample the produce after a day’s riding!
Stay at: Norcenni Girasole Club
Follow the same route as customs officers patrolling the channel did centuries ago by riding Brittany’s coastal path. This trail wraps around Brittany’s coast for 2000 km, and welcomes horse riders as well as walkers and cyclists.
Stay at: Les Mouettes
Ride the same routes as people did centuries before you on a trail between the Chateaux of the Loire. These historic routes will take you through untouched countryside, riverside paths, and hillside vineyards.
Stay at: Domaine de la Brèche
With rocky terrain, undulating gradients and icy streams to cross, alpine riding can be a challenge, but you’ll be rewarded by fantastic views and lush green meadows to canter across.
Stay at: La Ravoire
Head to the Camargue nature reserve in the east of Provence and you’ll find white-grey horses roaming free in the marshland. This area has equestrian connections spanning centuries, and a guided tour on horseback is the perfect way to discover it. *2 hours from the Camargue
Stay at: Lacs du Verdon*
Parcs with horse riding on site
Here’s a selection of parcs with fantastic equestrian facilities to start off your horse riding holiday search.
Themed around the Wild West, Le Village Western offers horse riding for all abilities. Beginners can sign up for lessons, or more confident riders can trek around the forest and lake nearby.
With an equestrian centre on-parc and direct beach access, experienced riders can trek through white sand and gentle waves. Lessons are available in the summer months to get you started.
From pony games to introduce little ones to riding, to trail rides through the forest, La Garangeoire has an equestrian activity for everyone to try. Lessons are available from April to September.
Learn to ride at an equestrian centre with over 50 horses and ponies, and an indoor and outdoor arena for you to practice in! Instructors also run guided trail rides around the parc and the on-parc lakes.
Medal-winning riders and instructors teach you to ride in the stunning Loire countryside. Pony rides around the parc are available for little ones, and older, more experienced riders can join the instructors for a gallop in the nearby fields.
With two training fields, a hurdle field and a cross-country riding course, Domaine des Ormes has an impressive variety of equestrian activities for you to try. And with competitions throughout the year, you might even get to watch the pros at work!