Come and live your childhood dream with our caravan trip in Cathar Country. Seven days on the road to discover amazing Pyrenean landscapes with your guide. A unique holiday for the whole family!
Reservations must be for a whole week (one Saturday to the next)
Daily departures in the off-season possible upon request!
Day 1: Arrival at Molandier
Arriving on Saturday from 5pm, the day before your caravan tour, will allow Emmanuel, the guide, to show you your Gypsy caravan and the beautiful draft horse you will be with for the week.
Day 2: Learning how to use your Gypsy caravan – first trip
Emmanuel will teach you how to prepare and harness your horse, and will then guide you during your first trip around 9:30am, showing you how to handle your Gypsy caravan. You will also have time to explore the surroundings and relax.
Day 3-7: Explore the roads of Ariège
Discover Ariège's amazing countryside and mountains as you make your way on secondary roads, taking all the time you like. You will have some small stopovers, where it is often possible to take a swim. There will always be sanitation facilities in those places.
Extra activities on offer include sightseeing or boules contests – for free!You will also have the possibility to make dinner reservations at restaurants, have food delivered from local “tables d'hôtes” (local cookers) or even cook by yourself in your caravan.
Day 8: End of stay
Around 11am on the following Saturday, you will say farewell to your horse and caravan and have a safe trip home!
Weekly rental only!
Price per caravan (max. 5 persons) per week depending on the season
Only 1 dog per caravan allowed!
Departures can be arranged at your convenience off-season.
Terms of payment:
20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice.
Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay
Only by SEPA bank transfer.
Price includes : 7 nights in your Gypsy caravan (max. 5 persons), technical briefing and guidance during the tour, instructions and training, horse rental and horse feed, guided tours during the whole trip, use of sanitary facilities at the campsites.
Price excludes : Train or airfares to/from destination, meals, travel cancellation insurance.
Min. number of participants: 1 adult
This trip is perfectly suited for single parents or grandparents with children.
You can book the trip for several families at a time (max. 3 caravans).
The caravan is fully equipped for your comfort. It is designed for a couple with 2 to 3 children and includes a kitchenette with a refrigerator, hotplates and dishes for 5 persons. You will be able to shop for groceries on the road.
Caravans also include a bicycle rack on the rear (max. 2 bikes).
There will be small stopovers where it is often possible to take a swim. There will always be sanitation facilities in those places.
You will travel alone or with another caravan, but will always be accompanied by your guide.
Only 1 dog per caravan allowed.
Your caravanning trip is all about travelling light, basic comfort and shared sanitary facilities (and ocassionally dealing with mosquitoes) – but also a unique holiday experience with horses and an escape from everyday life. Cruise through unspoiled landscapes and on paved roads but also in plain nature, without internet access. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let go and reconnect with yourself and your family!
Discover the simple yet delicious self-made regional cuisine, purchase local produce and specialties and enjoy them by the campfire with locals, fellow travellers and a glass of regional wine.
Be sure not to underestimate both the joys and pains of handling your horse and caravan!
Your caravan is drawn by draft horses, perfectly suited for drawing heavy loads. Their strength and sweet nature make them ideal companions for your caravanning trip.
Please avoid bringing heavy and bulky items to avoid burdening the horse and caravan!
You will be travelling in rural France and will depend on a car to buy supplies for the week. We thus recommend that you travel by car, because the departure point is far away from the local train stations. However, transfers from Carcassonne train station can be arranged with your host (upon request, payable on site – please let us know while reserving.
For more information please read our blog getting to France