Horseback riding in the south of France : Horseback Trail Ride in PROVENCE - THE LAVENDER RIDE

Horseback Trail Ride in PROVENCE - THE LAVENDER RIDE

Price : 1200€
Duration : 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding - Inn to Inn
Level : Level: you must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor Level: you must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor Level: you must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
Cap Rando "Organization": organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our horses and guides Accommodation :

The Provence lavender Inn to Inn horseback trail ride ... a fragrant and colored equestrian trip across the Provence, from the south Luberon natural park to the highlights of lavender cultivation in Provence: Plateau Claparèdes north of Grand Luberon, Plateau d'Albion, the country of Banon and Sault: the lavender capital. A fragrances horseback trail ride in Provence herbs, lavender, sage ... A colored ride: the white limestone cliffs of the Luberon, the green of the "garrigue", pine and oak forests, the ocher of the Colorado Provençal, the blue sky and lavender. Breathtaking scenery from the Lower to the Upper Provence at the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux.

 

OFFER: 50 € OFF ON JULY 8 DEPARTURE !

 

 

Itinerary

PROVENCE LAVENDER INN TO INN HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE
INDICATIVE ITINERARY:



Day 1: Meeting at Mas de Recaute around between 6pm and 7 pm, or transfer from airport or train station. Meet your guide and assistant who will tell you about the ride around a welcome drink.

Day 2: Lauris - Buoux.  The ride starts for about two hours on the southern side of the Luberon to try your horse. Lunch at Mas de Recaute. The afternoon, you will leave after lunch on a trail going up to the crests: nice view on the Mont Ventoux (localy called "the giant of Provence") and the Lure Mountain. You will reach the Plateau of Claparèdes, the first lavender fields, and you will ride down to the Aiguebrun Gorges, the border between Small Luberon and Big Luberon. Your charming Inn is down the cliffs and you will enjoy the swimming pool before dinner.

Day 3: Buoux - Rustrel. This morning you are riding up on the Plateau of Claparèdes, follow lavender fields, dry stone walls and " bories " (small shepherds' pen). You will ride down towards the Valley of Apt on ancient paved trails. After lunch, you will ride down to the "Colorado Provençal" old ocher mines. You will visit on horseback this exceptional site before leaving your horse and reach your hotel in the village of Rustrel.

Day 4: Rustrel - Saint Trinit. You quietly get into a valley shaded by oak trees, onto the Albion Plateau, high spot for lavender. Picnic near a chapel before browsing the plateau, former nuclear missiles site for the French nuclear force from 1971 to 1996. Ride among the lavender and sage fields with a break at a distillery where your guide will explain the production of basis for the perfume manufactures. Arrival at the guesthouse where you can relax and take a swim in the pool before visiting the village of Sault, lavender capital, do some shopping and visit the lavender distillery.

Day 5: Saint-Trinit - Montbrun-les-Bains. This morning, you will ride in direction of Saint-Trinit. The lunch will wait for you in the shade near Sault. In the afternoon, you will leave in the direction of Aurel, charming medieval village at the foot of the Mount Ventoux. In the afternoon, the colors of lavenders, fields of cereal and the shadows of the Mount Ventoux may tempt you to imitate the numerous painters who felt in love with this region. You will arrive the afternoon near Montbrun-les-Bains, surrounded with green hills and dominating a plain of perfumed lavenders: one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Day 6: Montbrun les Bains - Saint Auban sur Ouvèze (near Buis les Baronnies).  This morning, you will follow the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mount Ventoux. You leave Montbrun riding along a pleasant refreshing stream, then we start a climb through forests and lavender fields heading to the "Arles" pass, where we enter the Provence Drôme.  You will ride down to the wonderful Mevouillon valley to reach your assistant for lunch breack.  The afternoon, you will leave the valley riding towards the Pelleret hamlet going up to the "Bouvreges" pass where you will enjoy an amazing 380° view. Last canter through the forest to Saint Auban sur Ouvèze, where the truck and the minibus are waiting for your transfer back to  Lauris, and Mas de Recaute.

Day 7: End of the ride after breakfast. Transfer to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station.

* indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.

Useful information

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROVENCE RIDE :



DURATION: 
7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding in Provence

MEETING: 
Day 1, afternoon at Mas de Recaute in Lauris. Transfer from Marseille airport (5 pm), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (5:30 pm), Aix-en-Provence center train station (5:45 pm).

DEPARTURE: 
Day 7, morning after breakfast. Transfer to Aix-en-Provence center train station (10 am), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (10:30 am), Marseille airport (11 am).

ACCOMMODATION:
In hotels and guesthouses in 2-3 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement. Or in dormitories.

MEALS: 
Our assistant prepares nice buffets at picnic places. 

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 
The assistant transfers luggage every day with our minibus. 

HORSES: 
Mostly crossed between Spanish and Arabian horses, well balanced, trail rides professionals. 

TACK: 
Trail ride saddles. 

GUIDE: 
Professional licensed guide. Most of our guides have followed our guide school. Guides speak English. 

RIDING LEVEL: 
You must be able to walk, trot, canter outdoor on open spaces.


2018 PRICE / PERSON: 
1 250 € in dormitories - 1 350 € in bedrooms - Single bedrooms supplement (if you don't want to share with other riders): 250 €.
Upgrade accommodation with swimming pool in Lauris 2 nights option (1st and last night): 70 € / person in 2 person bedroom, 150 € / person in single bedroom

PRICES INCLUDE: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, luggage transfers, transfer back to Lauris, transfers from/to Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Aix-en-Provence center train station at pre-set times. 

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips.

DATES: 
Following dates are open to individuals. All dates available on request from March to November for minimum 6 riders.

Dates and rates

Departure End date Price Info
2018-06-2424/06/2018 2018-06-3030/06/2018 From : 1250€

Full

2018-07-0101/07/2018 2018-07-0707/07/2018 From : 1250€

Last availabilities

2018-07-0808/07/2018 2018-07-1414/07/2018 From : 1200€

Offer: 50€ off

2018-07-1515/07/2018 2018-07-2121/07/2018 From : 1250€

Last availabilities

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