We passed through the pretty village of St Trinit
|St Trinit Eglise|
We were traveling on a bridleway, and at a junction we came across a much welcome water fountain.
|Water Fountain in the middle of nowhere|
Sometimes the signs for the bridleways can be difficult to spot
But the pathways are mostly wide and generous
And descending into the valley of Aurel we saw a magnificent red kite.
|Beautifully maintained houses in Aurel|
We think this fortification maybe marked the old boundary between France and Italy
And here the sky just blew our minds away
The bridleway took us up over the mountains and at the top we stopped for lunch and the horses had a well earned rest.
Finally we came to the end of the bridleway, this is a view of Reilhanette
Unfortunately we couldn't find the next track, and so we continued on the road for the rest of the day's trip to Aurel. Passing these lovely wild tulips on the way.
The horses had refused to drink at the fountain at Montbrun , it was just too scary, so they were delighted to get down to the river here. Where the water was crystal clear and fast flowing
And finally Aulan ! A total of 23.2 Km.
I want to say a huge thank you to the French for allowing horses such free access to their beautiful countryside , we travelled over 18K on horse tracks, NO traffic, well signposted for the best part, and water fountains along the way, we have equally beautiful countryside in Ireland, why can't we have the same rights of access ?
Day 5, St Trinite to Aulan at EveryTrail
EveryTrail - Find hiking trails in California and beyond