My horse-riding holiday on the Ile d’Oléron

Holiday in the great outdoors on the Ile d'Oléron.

Want to combine a love of horses with your travel itch for the Ile d’Oléron? Now you can – just head for the Camping Airotel Oléron!

Welcome to camping heaven

The camping Airotel Oléron is located in the town of Château d’Oléron, in the south of the island, just a stone’s throw away from its impressive fort and its small harbour with its famously colourful oyster farmers’ huts. Set in an unspoilt wooded area facing the nearby marshes, the campsite boasts plenty of roomy pitches for a maximum of peace and quiet.

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Whether you like your home comforts or are more of a seasoned traveller, you’ll find something to suit you. There are modern chalets and mobile homes with all mod cons capable of housing up to 8 people; gypsy caravans, canvas bungalows, fisherman’s hut-style accommodation overlooking the marsh, as well as pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes – the choice is yours!

Four star amenities

The camping Airotel Oléron has all you need for an unforgettable holiday! Firstly, there’s the campsite’s restaurant and bar which serve up specialities from the Charente-Maritime – and the opportunity to share fun times as a family or a group of friends or even to make new friendships.

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The swimming pool (heated to 28°C) is also a great place to relax and enjoy the sunny local climate. Aquagym sessions, a kids’ section, catching a few rays on the loungers – it’s an absolute must!

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There’s also plenty to satisfy the most sporty amongst you: horse-riding, a tennis court, a multi-purpose sports facility and a French bowls playing area, beach volleyball, ping-pong, archery, bubble football, zumba and aquagym… Will you dare to take on the other holiday-makers? Loads of fun, hysterical laughter and good times guaranteed!

To find out more about the full range of facilities and events at the Camping Airotel Oléron, just click here.

The benefits of horse-riding

What’s the big bonus of this campsite? It’s home to a prestigious horse-riding club that’s open all year round!

Much more than just a sport, horse-riding is also about unwinding and gaining a sense of freedom. Riding is a good way of exploring an area and gaining a different perspective on the countryside. Whatever your age, spending time with horses also promotes confidence, discernment and independence.

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The campsite’s horse-riding club organizes pony-trekking for younger riders, short or long riding courses and rides through the heart of the marshes where you can discover the wildlife of the Ile d’Oléron, or along the beach to enjoy superb sunsets.

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For those not wanting to be separated from their faithful mount, they too are welcome at the campsite! A number of spacious paddocks with unbeatable views of the surrounding marshes have been set aside.

The freedom of Oléron

Are you familiar with the Ile d’Oléron? The largest island in the Charente-Maritime area is the ideal island on which to spend your holidays: it boasts a wide variety of landscapes and leisure activities that will appeal to everyone’s tastes!

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What sort of things can you do on the Ile d’Oléron? Bicycle rides, surfing, amazing beaches, climbing the phare de Chassiron lighthouse, finding out about the arts and crafts of the island at the Maison Eco-Paysanne or the musée de l’Ile d’Oléron, exploring sites associated with the local oyster industry such as Fort Royer and last but not least, a plethora of traditional villages of singular charm. Put simply, it’s heaven for holiday-makers!

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There’s no lack of entertainment and special events on the island, especially during the summertime! The Camping Airotel and the island as a whole are the stage for numerous events including concerts, fireworks displays and late-night markets. One thing is certain, you won’t have time to get bored!

Why not make time for a cruise off the island to take on the formidable Fort Boyard? Your adrenalin will be going in no time at all!

So, what are you waiting for? Get booking!

PS: the campsite is open from April to the end of October, making it an excellent option for a family weekend break or a getaway with friends to keep that holiday feeling alive!

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Camping Airotel Oléron

19 Rue de la Libération, Le Château-d'Oléron, France

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