Horseback riding in Quebec allows you to explore rural country and follow logging roads made over 200 years ago, which now lead to little villages tucked away in the forest. This area has much history, as it was the second permanent settlement founded in what was then “New France” in the 1600s. Discover the natural beauty of your farmhouse surroundings, and the peace of a cabin deep in the woods. This is not a luxurious trip, but basic and rustic. The food is good and the hospitality is warm with merry evenings complete guitar playing and songs. Experience western riding on well-trained mounts and try your hand at working cattle. This Canadian holiday in will allow you to experience the best that riding in Quebec has to offer.
You will be staying in a farmhouse and a cabin. Both have four to five rooms that can accommodate two or four people, and are equipped with platform beds or bunk beds with foam mattresses and pillows with cases. There are a few double beds. Typically you will be sharing a room with one other participant.
The meals feature home-cooked traditional dishes of the area. Breakfast is eaten at the cabin each morning and lunch is usually a picnic which consists of a sandwich you make each morning. One day you stop at restaurant for lunch. Dinner typically consists of a salad, fresh breads, chicken, beef or pastas and dessert.
Meet your host at the Voyageur Bus Terminal in Trois Rivieres at 5:15pm or at the farm at 4:30pm, if driving. After dinner in town drive to the farm where you will overnight in the farm’s guesthouse.
Today ride in the ranch area on varied terrain enjoying some trots and canters. Return to the bunkhouse and transfer to the cabin deep in the woods for dinner. This is where you will spend the next few nights.
This morning’s ride is through the maple forests with a stop at the sand dunes for lunch. There will be plenty of opportunities for trotting and cantering on today’s ride. Return to the cabin for overnight.
The destination for lunch is the village of Sainte Gertrude. The haunting beauty of this day’s ride through the maple forests may very well be the main topic of conversation that night. In the afternoon ride back to the cabin for dinner and overnight.
Ride across miles of sand dunes and picnic beside the falls of the Gentilly River. Transfer back to the farm.
This is a learning and playing day where riders will form teams for a cattle drive, demonstrating newly honed western riding skills. A small herd of cattle (about 50) on the 300 acre farm will be used. After a quick shower, depart for the Trois Rivieres Bus Terminal for a 6:30pm departure back to Montreal.
This itinerary is flexible and changes may occur at the outfitter's discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.
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