Are you looking for horseback riding activities in and around Montreal? Have you ever wanted to try horseback riding in the Laurentians? Perhaps you’re looking for a unique experience gift for a friend, family member or special someone?
We’ve got the perfect getaway idea that gets you out of the city and into the wonderful Laurentians region.
Just around the corner from Montreal in the quaint town of Sainte-Adèle, you’ll find an unforgettable spa and horseback riding experience to be enjoyed year-round.
Horseback Riding in the Laurentians
The Laurentians have a variety of horseback riding centers for you to choose from, and each offers a slightly different experience. Here are a few of the best.
If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty of the Laurentians on horseback, consider booking with the Fusion Air Equestrian Academy. They offer extensive excursions through miles of stunning trails. Hop on your horse, and you’ll be amazed by several breathtaking viewpoints – you won’t be disappointed with a ride like this!
This is a relaxing way to take in the view, but will still challenge your balance and focus, while training you how to direct and steer your horse.
Fusion Air is located at 312 chemin du Lac-à-la-Loutre, Huberdeau, Québec.
Kanatha-Aki Nature Activity Center
Nestled in the tiny mountain town of Val-des-Lacs, The Kanatha-Aki Center offers horseback riding and more fun and surprises suited perfectly for all levels and a variety of interests.
Beginners and intermediates alike can enjoy a peaceful one-hour ride guided by a local expert. You will be able to enjoy a relaxing and educational ride through nature, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Laurentians.
Or if you’re looking for something a little more extensive and challenging, you can tour for 1.5-2 hours and even observe the wood bison in its natural habitat. Or perhaps the sunset ride in the evening would be best for you and that special someone!
Prices start at $70 per adult for a one-hour ride.
Kanatha-Aki Nature Activity Center is located at 11, Chemin Lac Orignal, Val-des-Lacs, Québec.
Les Écuries du Chantecler
Les Ecuries du Chantecler is right in Saite-Adèle close to the spa and offers private horseback rides at $60/hour or $100 for two hours. They also offer learning tours which include technical skills such as saddling and maneuvering the horses for those who want to go a little more in-depth with their learning.
If you’re looking for a little more, semi-private sessions are $70 per person for two hours, and fully private sessions are $100 per person. Each option offers an hour of lesson and an hour of riding.
For the opportunity to enjoy a spa after your horseback riding adventure, you’ll be pleased to know that Auberge & Nordic Spa Beaux Rêve offers an all access pass to their 17 spa stations including the traditional baths and saunas but also the new therapeutic rooms like the salt room and detox and neuro chairs. Extend your stay with a one-night package at our hotel which includes a breakfast basket, two days of full access to our 17 spa facilities, plus free access to Doncaster park.
For only $89, you’ll have access to our 17 spa stations while our accommodation packages start at $129 per person.
Les Écuries du Chantecler is located at 1815 Mont-Blanc, Sainte-Adèle, Québec.
Auberge & Nordic Spa Beaux Rêves
After an adventurous day outdoors on horseback, there’s nothing better than taking your experience to a new level at Auberge & Spa Beaux Rêve’sNordic Spa. Here you can recount the day’s excitement with friends while soothing tired muscles and enjoying complete relaxation.
Auberge & Nordic Spa Beaux Rêve offers a variety of healing and soothingspa treatments. Try a Swedish massage, a seaweed body wrap or some reflexology for the ultimate full-body stress relief. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, a facial, eye or exfoliation treatment can soothe and energize the face, sinuses, and neck area.
If you’ve never tried a hot stone massage, this might just be the perfect time. The combination of the weight and heat of the stones can penetrate right into the bone, calming aches and pains and de-stressing the nerves.
Lymphatic drainage therapy is another treatment that helps to detoxify your blood, boost immunity, improve circulation, and calm the parasympathetic nervous system. It can also work wonders for soothing inflammation, chronic pain, and fatigue.
If you have medical insurance that includes massage, be sure to ask for a receipt as some insurance covers the therapeutic treatments we offer.
Dream Salon Circuit
Auberge & Nordic Spa Beaux Rêve’s latest addition, the Spa Dream Salon Circuit, includes a unique set of relaxation and healing therapies.
Pressure therapy uses gradually increasing pressure to kick-start the circulatory system and facilitate lymphatic drainage. This helps to detoxify the body, remove water retention, revitalize tired and swollen body parts and even relieve congestion.
If you suffer from edema or even swollen, sore muscles and joints, pressure therapy can help to ease the pressure throughout affected areas, improve blood flow and mobility, and reduce pain.
Full Body Massage Chair
We offer you the opportunity to try out our state-of-the-art iComfort ic6500 massage chair featuring movable quad-rollers which offer a variety of settings and actions. The chair literally will take care of your entire body, even your arms, hands, and legs.
Our full body massage chair offers the ultimate in relaxation and comfort, and it feels just like a professional in-person massage.
Jacuzzi Clearlight Sanctuary 2 Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna with Advanced Medical Grade Chromotherapy
Have you heard of infrared therapy or chromotherapy (colour therapy) before? Each of these techniques use light rays to balance and heal your body. They can help you relieve stress, physically relax, reduce age-related skin problems, and even help you sleep.
Our unique healing therapies offer many of the benefits of sunlight but without the harmful effects of radiation which can damage your skin and body. These non-invasive therapies are extremely effective ways to repair and soothe all kinds of tissue.
Here’s how they work
Sunlight contains infrared (visible) and ultraviolet (invisible) light. Infrared light gets deep into your body to your muscles and bones, helping circulation and relieving pain. This is what gives you that feeling of wellbeing after you’ve been lying in the sun for a few hours.
But sunlight contains radiation which can be dangerous to the skin. Infrared therapy has all the benefits of sunlight but without that problematic exposure to radiation. It’s effective for detoxing and even improving the skin. People also use infrared therapy to ease the effects of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, healing from certain injuries and even lowering blood pressure.
Chromotherapy uses color light rays to prevent aging, improve your overall health and even boost your mood. It can help to prevent and remove age-related skin problems like age spots, acne, and scars. It may even help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles because it has the effect of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
Regular chromotherapy treatments may also help with varicose veins, inflammation, pain and overall detoxification. It can also be a wonderful device for lifting the mood through the cold winter months, especially for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.
About the Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
The full spectrum infrared sauna uses three types of full spectrum infrared — near, mid and far – to provide a gentle and unique healing experience.
The sauna offers the above benefits in a completely safe and relaxing context. As you step into the sauna, you’ll feel the relaxing and soothing effects that you would a normal sauna, but at a temperature that’s a lot less intense than a regular sauna.
Infrared saunas have the ability to improve circulation, lower blood pressure, prevent age-related skin problems, improve cell health, ease inflammation, and even help with weight loss. Because they stimulate blood flow, this can help ease pain throughout the body, as well as improve recovery time for injuries and wounds.
Our infrared sauna treatment is an extremely relaxing experience to boost your overall wellbeing. And even using it three times a week over the course of a few months has the potential to reduce body fat by four per cent in a manner of months! That’s about seven pounds.
Our Siberian Sauna is the only one of its kind in the Laurentians. It’s an enclosed mini-steam session, which helps the entire body to relax but leaves the head free to stay at room temperature. This is a great option for those who have claustrophobia or simply don’t’ like the feeling of breathing sauna air.
Plan a Unique Getaway Today
A spa getaway is the perfect plan for those looking to calm the mind and rejuvenate the spirit. It’s also a unique gift idea for the adventure- and nature-lovers on your list.
Horseback Riding in the Laurentians
The Laurentians are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Montreal, where nordic spa experiences and horseback riding opportunities abound.
Don’t wait any longer to discover the Beaux Rêve Experience. Adventure and relaxation await! Contact us today for more information, or if you want to make reservations. We look forward to hearing from you!