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Atthena

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Camino(s) past & future
2015 - Leon to santiago
2016 August 18 Montepellier to spain
Hi!
I will be walking the camino here in august from montpellier to burgos i will finish there.

I would like to go some of the way buy horse back... one day/a few hours at a time is fine a few days rent is also fine.

Do you know any places i can ride horses? Mabey you knoew of a town or mabey you know some specific places that do a few hours træk, a one day træk or a few days træk?

Any contact details/websites will be much appreciated, i have search many times without much luck... im not looking for route information guidebookd and so on, which is what i have found so far...

I am looking for someone i can call to make a booking

Hope you can help!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo
Hi, this website has a 6-day horseback tour starting in St Jean Pied de Port:
http://www.centre-equestre-marina.com/welcome.html?Itemid=100

The following website offers short and long tours of the camino by horseback, but not in your area:
http://www.caminoacaballo.com/en/

Next one is not on the camino, but may interest you:
http://www.equipyrene.org/fr/

I think you might struggle to find exactly what you are looking for. I met some people on horseback in Los Arcos, who said they were having great difficulty finding places to stay with their horses. I later heard they gave up, had left the camino, and were heading for the south of Spain. There just doesn’t appear to be a good infrastructure for horses at the St Jean Pied de Port end of the Camino Frances. I hope you find something!

Jill
 

julia-t

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015-17
Kumano Kodo March 2018
Camino Portuguese Valenca-SdC April 2018
I've read that horses can be hired for the route up to O'Cebreiro.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016, Mansill de las Mulas to Finisterre and Muxia 2017, Camino Aragones 2018
One day in May I was one of a party of three women with sore feet to ride horses to O'Cebreiro. Great fun! It was the best 35 euros I spent on the camino since it gave my sore feet a rest. We walked like old cowboys for awhile after we arrived but that was a good laugh!
There is information in the Brierley guide. A highly recommended experience!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016, Mansill de las Mulas to Finisterre and Muxia 2017, Camino Aragones 2018
Now, to be more specific: on the page of the Brierley guide which describes Herrerias, read about Victor Echevarria. I called the afternoon before to reserve. His english is excellent. I sent my pack that day by transport. If you are not a rider, Victor will give you clear instructions and be assured that the horses are well behaved. Have fun!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo
The OP is walking from Montpellier to Burgos, so will not be anywhere near O’Cebreiro. Jill
 

MTtoCamino

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPdP to Finnestere April(2014)
Giddyup

Seems in France they also like to dress up in western clothes & line dance. Brings a smile to me every time.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
Giddyup

Seems in France they also like to dress up in western clothes & line dance. Brings a smile to me every time.
@MTtoCamino
If I meet any line dancing Frenchmen I won't tell them that I live in Calgary. I never learned to line dance and would be highly embarrassed. Besides, I am going to wear my Tilley hat and leave my Smithbuilt at home. It is bright pink and made out of felt, so would not survive a camino.
 

MTtoCamino

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPdP to Finnestere April(2014)
:):)
@MTtoCamino
If I meet any line dancing Frenchmen I won't tell them that I live in Calgary. I never learned to line dance and would be highly embarrassed. Besides, I am going to wear my Tilley hat and leave my Smithbuilt at home. It is bright pink and made out of felt, so would not survive a camino.
Yep the rain humidity even with a cover would get it droopy but folks could spot you in the distance, you might even get asked to dance. Kinda funny to think you have one of the largest rodeos in the world but maybe learn to line dance in France... Keep me posted
 

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