A 4,000 km-horse trail is being developed
D'Artagnian horse trail is first European transnational trail and takes riders through six countries visited by the Musketeer - France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Anyone who has read The Three Musketeers knows that d’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos and Porthos rode miles across France and Europe in the service of Louis XIV – and now musketeers are preparing to ride again, this time purely for pleasure. The d'Artagnian trail is the first European transnational riding trail.
The Route d’Artagnan Association plans six horse-riding trails across Europe, with sections in France stretching to d’Artagnan’s birthplace in Lupiac in Gers and beyond to St Jean de Luz and Spain, but also into Belgium, Germany and Italy. Sections of the trails began opening in 2016 with Champlécy-Sainte Croix in May, to Maastricht in June, to Lupiac and across southern Belgium in August, then Fontainebleau to St Dyé in September. The first complete trail, from Maastricht to Lupiac, opened in 2017.
It is aimed to become an international attraction attracting all recreational riders from across the World.