© Alain Laurioux

Horseback treks

Equestrian tourism is increasingly developing: the National Committee for Equestrian Tourism of the French Equestrian Federation has nearly 90,000 members. Since 1961, the National Committee for Equestrian Tourism organises Equirando every two years, which brings together thousands of participants from all over Europe.

The development of trail riding throughout France, has created a large network dedicated to this end, with routes, signposted trails, rest house networks and the necessary seals. Among the most famous circuits are the Drôme à cheval, supported by the general council and departmental tourism committee, the Jura du Grand Huit, the Ariège à cheval and the regional committee of equestrian tourism in Brittany. In addition, many tourism businesses have followed the enthusiasm to offer trail rides throughout the world.