Whether you're a horse riding enthusiast or just want to try something new, we have everything you need for a successful equestrian getaway. So, get ready to get on your horse and set off on an adventure in our little corners of paradise!

view from horseback over the plains and the mountainsMaeva Bouvier

an equestrian tourism territory

Near the Chambaran forest or in the Coulmes massif in the Vercors, roaming over several days, in a day loop or during courses in equestrian centers: beautiful experiences combining contrasting landscapes, history and conviviality await riders experienced or beginners.

A practice that respects the environment and promotes the discovery of heritage and local cultures, equestrian tourism is completely in line with the values ​​of Saint-Marcellin Vercors Isère. Alongside the Isère Cheval Vert association with the new “Equestrian Tourism Territory” label, the region is committed to developing equestrian roaming and supporting structures specializing in welcoming riders.

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The Tour des Coulmes

With your travel companion, go on a nature getaway in the wild and preserved setting of the Coulmes massif. Deciduous forest, limestone cliffs, large expanses of meadows, gorges and canyons... We promise you beautiful panoramas as well as delicious moments of conviviality during your stops in our stopover lodges along the route. The route is divided into 3 stages: from Presles to Malleval, from Malleval to Rencurel and from Rencurel to Presles.

Duration: 2 to 3 days | Distance: 39km | Elevation gain: 1090m

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equestrian accommodation providers in the region

You are looking for a refreshing stopover in places where horses are welcome: discover our equestrian lodges!

Here is a list of accommodations that welcome you for one or more nights in the best conditions with your horse: paddock, tack room, grass, hay, food.

owner of equestrian accommodation in front of fireplace in the VercorsStephanie Carlizza

focus on “the key to the vercors”,
equestrian stopover lodge in presles

Can you tell us a few words about you and your accommodation?
Hello, my name is Maëva and I am the manager of “La clef du Vercors” 4 ears at Gîtes de France. I have wanted to have my own accommodation in the Vercors since I was very young. In this brand new gîte with the soul of a 5-bedroom chalet that can accommodate up to 13 people, we wanted to combine authenticity and modern comfort. Our objective: to offer rest to riders after a day of effort, saving time for organization and magnificent, varied and surprising landscapes of the Vercors massif.

Why did you turn to equestrian tourism?
I knew that the region lacked accommodation in this route, so it seemed important to me to open up to this clientele, especially since I am myself a rider and graduated with a BAC PRO CGEA as well as a ATE (Equestrian Tourism Guide).

What are you putting in place to welcome riders into your structure?
To best accommodate riders, we have parks available which we modify according to the number of horses and demand. We can also provide a meal and a picnic on request.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Clé du Vercors!

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What is Isère Cheval Vert?

Specializing in equestrian practices and welcoming riders in the department, Isère Cheval Vert is
the essential for preparing for your horseback ride. In addition to offering marked and maintained routes,
the association labels equestrian accommodation adapted to accommodate riders and their horses.

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“The Paths of Mandrin”

Following in the footsteps of Louis Mandrin, famous smuggler of the XNUMXth century, this equestrian route whose starting point will be Lake Aiguebelette in Savoie, will cross Isère and in particular the territory with stages in Saint-Bonnet-de-Chavagne and Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye to the gates of Valence in Drôme.

Still in the creation phase, the route and partner equestrian accommodations will be released soon. Stay tuned for more information on this route, accessible on horseback, by carriage or on foot with a pack donkey.

cavalcade equestrian center

Notice to horse lovers: come and discover activities and facilities in Saint-Vérand dedicated to animal well-being, ethology and harmony between horses and humans. Rides, introductory or advanced courses, children's stays, horse riding for people with disabilities... The passionate team at the Cavalcade equestrian center offers a wide range of activities for all levels and all audiences.

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horses in their park in an equestrian center in Saint-VérandThe Cavalcade