Partir en randonnée bâtée, avec un âne, sur les chemins et sentiers de Touraine Val de Loire, entre amis et avec vos enfants
A family walk with a pack donkey in France Touraine Loire Valley, in the Loches forest, on the banks of the Indre, during your school holidays or at the weekend

We are delighted to take your bookings all year round*!

*Annual closure for 3 weeks from 25th December.

 

Before setting off, these are the key ingredients to a successful walk:
Before setting off, these are the key ingredients to a successful walk:

Remember:

For walks please arrive at least half an hour before departure to familiarise yourself with the safety instructions and your itinerary.

  • e.g: if your walk is due to leave at 10:00, please arrive on the site by 9:30 at the latest.

For walks with children, for safety reasons there must be one adult to hold the donkey and one adult to take care of the children.

  • If you are a family of 2 adults and 2 children, you can hire 1 donkey.
  •  If there are 3 adults and 2 children, you can hire 2 donkeys.
  • If you are on your own with a child, we can arrange for someone to accompany you.
  • Donkeys and dogs are not always a good mix. However, we accept dogs on condition that they remain on the lead. The person holding the dog does not count as an adult responsible for the children or the donkey.

  

Departure times:

If the weather is very hot, departures at 14:30 may be cancelled for the comfort of your children and our long-eared friends and in autumn the 16:00 walk is no longer offered because night falls very quickly!

  • Departures in summer at 10:00 (9:30) – or at 10:30 (10:00)
  • Departure at 14:30 (14:00)
  • Departure at 16:30 (16:00) only for 2-hour walks

 


PRICES 2016


If you are not very comfortable around donkeys but really want to try this new experience with your children, we invite you to come and spend a bit of time with us the day before. You can get to know the donkeys and learn how to handle them. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions as we just want to make sure your family gets as much enjoyment as possible out of the experience!

  • Escort for a walk: €30/hour – Depending on our availabilities. Please ask when booking.
  • 2-hour walk: €30 per donkey, €25 per additional donkey.  Book now!
  • Half-day walk: €50 per donkey, €40 per additional donkey. Book now!

> Departure at 10:00 (9:30) - bring a picnic or order one of our picnics made up of local products, to be ordered 48 hours in advance.

> Departure at 14:30 (14:00) - bring a snack, or we can prepare one for you, if you order 48 hours in advance.

  • Full-day walk: €80 per donkey, €65 per additional donkey. Book now!

> 10:00 (9:30) – bring a picnic or order one of our picnics made up of local products, to be ordered 48 hours in advance.

  • Multi-day treks through the Indre valley or along the Camino de Santiago: Get a quote!
  • Different departure point? 

If you would like to walk a route of your own choosing or leave from your accommodation, it may be possible for you to set off from a point other than the leisure park. In this case, a supplementary charge of €1.5/km will be added to the basic price of the walk. The additional kilometres are calculated on the basis of the return journey between the leisure park and the departure point.

 

  • What if the weather on the day is bad?

If the weather is bad, for example heavy rain, strong winds or storms, and this could not have been foreseen at the time of booking, the walk will be postponed to a later date to ensure you get the most enjoyment out of your time with our donkeys.

 

  • What if we choose to abandon mid-walk?

If you choose to abandon during the walk, there is no refund and you will be charged €2/km if we have to go and fetch the donkey.

 

Please note that we reserve the right to refuse anybody whose behaviour could compromise the safety or the wellbeing of our donkeys.