The Janssaud Trail Riding Centre

The Janssaud Trail Riding Centre


The Janssaud Trail Riding Centre is the idea of two young, dynamic professionals. We are located on 55 hectares in the middle of Provence and only 4 km from the charming village of Forcalquier. Come and experience this beautiful landscape by horseback, enjoy local knowledge and cuisine, in a relaxed yet spirited environment.
Our rides vary from two hours to seven days, from beginners to experienced riders and we operate all year round.

Our horses are specifically used for trail riding; they are calm and reliable to please everyone.

We’re able to work all year round thanks to the very pleasant weather of the region. We have busy hot summers with nice long days; spring and autumn are beautiful and the sky is a perfect blue. The weather is not too hot, the vegetation very green at spring time and there are marvellous colours to be seen in autumn. Winter is cool and can surprise us with nice snowy landscapes, but nothing that a good jacket can’t see you through. New Year’s Eve trail is a must do.

Together we’ll discover endearing countryside tracks which will lead us to historical and typical Provencal villages of the area, Forcalquier, Lurs, Pierrerue, Banon, Ganagobie…, as well as the unusual geological formation of “les Mourres”. We’ll pause for a break to take in the surroundings and enjoy the distinctive Provencal vegetation, lavender fields, olive trees and wild herbs such as rosemary and thyme…
Short ride (2 hours or 3 hours) are organised daily; morning, afternoon and evening when there is a full moon. Full days can also be easily organised.

The time specified is the time spent riding, we prepare the horses together before leaving (allow half an hour). Booking essential.

Text quoted from The Janssaud Trail Riding Centre website. Image copyright The Janssaud Trail Riding Centre .

Attraction Details

phone number:



address 1: Route de Fontienne

address 2: Forcalquier

postcode: 04300