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Holiday Homes

At Du Passe-Temps you will find two fully restored holiday homes in what used to be a 17th century barn with characteristic features like a fire place and double barn doors.

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You will be arriving at Du Passe-Temps on a Saturday. There is a refreshing drink waiting for you and during the lovely three course dinner we will give a short presentation about what you will be able to expect this week.

The next day we will do an introductory ride through the lovely surrounding countryside and a check that you are compatible with your horse for the week. You will then set out on the four day trail ride with Hans as your guide, discovering the Lot and passing on ancient Roman roads, mule paths and parts of the road to Santiago de Compostela. All tracks lead you to the once revered Christian site of Rocamadour, a place of pilgrimage, which is build on the limestone cliffs of the Alzou Canyon over nine hundred years ago. You will be covering approximately 25 to 30 kilometres a day at a variety of paces, enjoying delicious picnics at lunch time. Your luggage will be transported to the accommodations by car.

Day one of the trek will lead us along the road to the little town of Leobard, passing l’Abbye Nouvelle, a 13th century abbey. We continue to the lake ‘Écoute s’il pleut’ where Evianne is waiting for you with a lovely picnic and you will be able to take a refreshing dip in the lake. The lake is close to the larger town of Gourdon, about 12 kilometres away from the riding school. After lunch we will continue our route to Ferme Équestre Des Landes at le Vigan where we put the horses in the paddock and you will enjoy a three course supper.

After breakfast we continue our route to Rocamadour. Halfway through the day there is a picnic waiting for you alongside the river. You will be staying in a bed and breakfast right outside Rocamadour, where there is plenty of space for our horses. You will be arriving here around three o’clock in the afternoon, which means there is plenty of time left to visit Rocamadour. There is a transfer available from and to the bed and breakfast. This beautiful oasis of calm is an ideal resting place and you will certainly be reluctant to leave after a long, relaxing evening meal.

But we have to start making our way back in the direction of Du Passe-Temps. The third day of the trek is also the longest day with almost seven hours in the saddle. Luckily there is a nice long break including a picnic during lunch time. You will be staying at hotel ‘le Relais’ at Pont du Rhodes where you also will be having dinner.

After breakfast at the hotel we start our final day of the trek which will lead us back to Centre Equestre du Passe-Temps. This is a five hour ride that includes a picnic on the top of a hill with a beautiful view. After the picnic we will complete our journey back to Dégagnac where we will enjoy dinner and you will be spending the last night of this week.

On Saturday morning you will enjoy your last breakfast at Du Passe-Temps and we can look back on an unforgettable trek!

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