Champagne-Ardenne on horse-back
By way of its vast woodlands, its two nature reserves and more than 10,000 hectares of lakes and stretches of water, Champagne-Ardenne has become a significant tourist region. It boasts important yet-to-be-developed resources for the horse-trekking business: a multitude of tracks and trails to be sign-posted, as well as many historical and cultural tours.
Champagne-Ardenne offers more than 2,000 km of bridlepaths mapped across the 4 counties, with 88 labelled accommodation sites for both horse and rider, as well as 60 riding centres offering from a short hack up to a week-long trek.
C.R.T.E.: Comité Régional de Tourisme Equestre (Regional Horse-Trekking Committee)
This is one of the regional branches of the National Horse-Trekking Committee, itself an entity of the French Equestrian Federation (FFE). Its role is to develop equestrian tourism at regional level and to promote and expand the bridlepath network.
“Equitourisme 52” is an association grouping together horse-trekking professionals from the Upper Marne county. The aim of this association is to develop equestrian tourism across the county. To find out more, visit the Equitourisme52 Website.
The Upper Marne County Tourist Bureau proposes many pedestrian itineraries on its Website ; click here to find out more.
Photo credits : Guy-Pierre DAUNAY
“Equitourisme 51” is a similar association, grouping together horse-trekking professionals from the Marne county.