Gold Trusted Service Award
Gold Trusted Service Award
Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boat
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Buoy
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
Wild white horses

The best boating vacation destinations for horse riding

Our top recommendations for horse riding fun

For something different, take to the saddle and enjoy a gentle trot along the canal paths. St. Gilles, Beaucaire and Port Cassafières (Camargue) offer riding lessons, trekking and watching wild horses for a unique cruise and ride experience.

Camargue, France

Camargue horses

Sail along the Canal du Rhône à Sète to discover wonderful preserved landscapes, often with pink flamingos, sometimes wild white horses, typical of the area. Come to this pretty region of southern France, always under the sun, and enjoy the numerous horse riding points along your trip.

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Brittany, France

Brittany horse-riding

Come to Brittany to discover a pretty region of France, full of history and heritage. Among your numerous visits along your cruise, you will have the occasion to discover horse riding in Betton, aside the wonderful city of Rennes.

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Shannon & Erne, Ireland

Irish horses

Enjoy the quietness of Ireland and the purity of its landscapes; and, between two visits in one of the old cities full of history there, ride a horse in the peaceful city of Banagher.

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Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Shetland ponies

Explore Scotland's wild and otherworldly landscapes on a sure-footed horse or pony and make a memory that will last a lifetime. Horse riding is immensely popular in Scotland and there are stables and riding providers based all around the country where you can book a leisurely trek, an exciting hack or a professional lesson. You could even go on a horse riding holiday and learn all there is to know about caring for these intelligent and gorgeous animals.

More about the Caledonian Canal

Thames, England

Horses in the Thames

Along the banks of the River Thames you'll find plenty of pastoral spots to go for a trot among pleasant green pastures and along winding bridleways. The famous racecourses of Ascot (a favourite of the Queen) and Newbury are also nearby - well worth an excursion if you fancy a flutter!

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Looking for more vacation inspiration?

Take a look at all our houseboat rental vacation activities to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat vacation.