Family holiday in Brittany
Family holiday in Brittany
Family holiday in Brittany
Family holiday in Brittany

Family holiday in Brittany

7-day Gypsy caravan trip in western France

  • Unique family holiday
  • Draft horses from local horse farmers
  • Individual or convoyed tours
  • Meet with locals & experience rural life in France
  • Dogs allowed

Discover Brittany with your family and a horse-drawn holiday home! Experience Brittany’s beautiful countryside, meet with locals and taste their traditional cuisine.

Discover Brittany in a truly unique way! A horse-drawn gipsy caravan will allow you and your family to get off the beaten track and experience Brittany’s beautiful countryside. On the road, you will be joined by up to four other caravans, each of them drawn by a Breton horse. Take advantage of your stays at rural farms to meet with locals and watch your kids help milk the cows. Every other night you will return to your base camp a short trip from the coast where you can enjoy a refreshing dip after your cruise. Feel free to bring your dog as well as up to two bikes for additional exploration rides and grocery runs.

Price from 1.099,- €

Family holidays in Brittany

Self-guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level

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Family holidays in Brittany

Period

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Itinerary

weekly rental only!

Day 1: Arrival
Your family holiday will start at 10am on Sunday. Following instructions on how to handle the horse and caravan and a short training tour with your host Pascale, you will embark on your first journey through Brittany’s countryside. In the evening, you will be expected at your first campsite.

Please note: We recommend that you arrive in Brittany on Saturday evening. This way, you will be well-rested as you head out on Sunday morning. You may take advantage of an additional overnight stay in your gypsy caravan free of charge.

Day 2-6: Cruising through Brittany’s countryside
Discover Brittany’s lush green countryside as you make your way from town to town on secondary roads. You will spend the nights on campsites or farms with access to sanitary facilities and meadows or stables for your horse. Your hosts may invite you for dinner, allowing you to taste their traditional local cuisine and experience rural life in France first hand.
The daily legs are between 10 and 15 kilometres long. The itinerary is planned by your host Pascale who will provide you with directions and a map (1:25,000) upon arrival.

Day 7: Departure
Say farewell to your horse and caravan and have a safe trip home!

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road or trail conditions as well as availability.

Travel dates

  • Apr 06th, 19 – Jun 29th, 19
  • From 1.099,- €
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  • Jun 30th, 19 – Aug 31st, 19
  • From 1.269,- €
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  • Sep 01st, 19 – Oct 26th, 19
  • From 1.099,- €
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weekly rental only!

Indicated pricing per caravan (4 persons) per week

Pets considered! Dogs are allowed with extra charge : €2 /day/dog ( 2 dogs max.)
Wheelchair inaccessible!

Optional arrival on Saturday – additional night free of charge!

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
Payment via SEPA direct debit (Single Euro Payment Area) only!

Please fill in our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.

If you would like to travel in July or August, we recommend booking early as this trip tends to sell out fast!

Services

Price includes
6 nights in equipped Gypsy caravan for 4 persons, instructions and training, horse rental and horse food, use of sanitary facilities at the campsites, detailed information, directions and map (1:25,000).

Price excludes
Train or airfares to/from destination, 1x campsite fees, meals, final cleaning (if required), travel cancellation insurance.

Number of participants

Min. number of participant: 2 adults per caravan
This trip is perfectly suited for families. Pets are allowed, with extra charge : €2 /day/dog ( 2 dogs max.).
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
If you are a single parent looking to spend your holidays with your children, we recommend that you book one of our guided Gypsy caravan tours in Burgundy or Périgord.

Accommodation

Your holiday home is either an authentic Gypsy caravan or a replica built with ecological materials, belonging to a local horse farmer. The caravan is equipped with 1 queen-size bed and 2 twin beds, pillows and blankets as well as a kitchenette with a sink, hot plates, an ice box, plates and silverware, table, chairs and storage space (fits 2 bikes).

Your horse

Your caravan is drawn by a Breton horse, specially trained for these tours. Breton horses are 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!

On the road

You will tour Brittany eihter by yourself or with a maximum of 4 other caravans. At least 2 adults are required per caravan. Prior experience in handling horses is not mandatory but may come in handy.

Please keep in mind that your hosts are French horse farmers who may not speak English very well. Basic French skills may come in handy, for example to follow the instructions on how to handle your horse and caravan.

You will be asked to pay a safety deposit, to be refunded upon return of the caravan.

Caravanning spirit

Your caravanning trip is all about travelling light, basic comfort and shared sanitary facilities (and occasionally dealing with mosquitoes) – but also a unique holiday experience with horses and an escape from everyday life. Cruise through unspoiled landscapes, 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, purchasing local produce and specialties and enjoying them by the campfire with locals, fellow travellers and a glass of regional cider.

Be sure not to underestimate both the joys and pains of handling your horse and caravan!

Important note

Please keep in mind that your hosts are French horse farmers who may not speak English very well. Basic French skills may come in handy to follow the instructions on how to handle your horse and caravan among other things. The campsites are located on family-owned properties or public camping grounds. Dinner may be served at certain locations, however, you should make sure to bring food and supplies for the first couple of days. Site fees may apply. If you plan on arriving the day before the official start date of your caravanning trip, an additional overnight stay in the Gypsy caravan can be booked free of charge.

How to get there

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 or rent one at the airport or train station. The point of departure of your trip is a remote horse farm near Lannion. The exact address will be provided upon booking.
For more information please read our blog getting to France

If you're travelling by plane, please consider offsetting your carbon emissions, for example through the atmosfair programme.

For detailed travel information, please download our info sheet.

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