Horseback riding in the south of France : Trail Ride in PROVENCE - INN TO INN HORSEBACK TRIP - LUBERON TO CAMARGUE , MEDITERRANEAN RIDE

Trail Ride in PROVENCE - INN TO INN HORSEBACK TRIP - LUBERON TO CAMARGUE , MEDITERRANEAN RIDE

Price : 1100€
Duration : 7 days 6 nights - 5 days of riding
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 :


Horseback trip in Provence
that will take you from the Luberon hills, across the Alpilles of Van Gogh hills, to the Mediterranean sea in famous Camargue : the land of flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture, a week full of excitment as you will galop on the long beautiful sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast.

Itinerary


INDICATIVE ITINERARY:



Day 1: Meeting at Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at Mas de Recaute. Welcome aperitif and presentation of the trail ride. You will be introduced to your guide and spend a first friendly dinner at he «host’s table». Overnight at Mas de Recaute.

Day 2: From Lauris to Mallemort. Ride at the foot of the Luberon mountain in pine and oak forests to the Durance valley where we will cross the river.  Picnic brought by our assistant on the other side of the Durance river. In the afternoon, we will ride along the Alpilles canal to the farm where the horses will stay for the night. Transfer with minibus to our lodging Dinner at the host’s table. Overnight in a bed & breakfast.  (On certain dates, return to the Mas de Recaute in the minibus).

Day 3: From Mallemort to Eygalieres. In the garrigue of Provence , we will enter in the Alpilles Nature Park. You will then make your way out of the valley, towards Van Gogh’s country : the Alpilles. We will reach the Roman village of Eygalière late in the afternoon, and stop by the beautiful « Chapel St Sixte », to take pictures. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse near Eygalieres.

Day 4: From Eygalieres to Les Baux de Provence. A cultural day as you will ride in the landscape Van Gogh liked to paint. You will stop near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in front of the hospital in which Van Gogh stayed and made his most famous paintings. Admire beautiful Roman monuments, before you make your way towards lunch, by a gorgeous little lake, hidden in the hills. The afternoon ride will take you on the crests of the Alpilles : striking panorama on the surrounding area. We will even see the gleam of the mediterranean sea in the distance. At the end of the trail, discover a breathtaking sight on the medieval village of «Les Baux-de-Provence ». Load the horses in the truck and visit of the village before a transfer to Sylvereal, the gate of Camargue. Night in a hotel, and old Abbaye. Dinner in the hotel's typical Camargue auberge.

Day 5: From Astouin to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. A stunning day ride to discover more of Camargue. You will cross the « Small Rhône » river on a ferry boat to reach a very protected part of the Nature Park. The marsh land will slowly give way to sand dunes and pine forests as you ride towards wild beaches: unforgettable canters and gallops. You will feel lost in the wild, as you ride in this remote part of Camargue, off the toursist track. Admire the rich wildlife among which the pink flamingoes and herons. End of the day at « Les Saintes Maries de la Mer », right by the sea. Time for a visit of the village and shopping. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel near the village.

Day 6: A morning ride on the beaches. Nice gallops and walk in the sea. The lunch will be prepared at the hotel by your assistant, and the afternoon you will ride along the Vacares lake: you will discover a lot of flamingos and wild birds on a pleasant trail. Transfer to Mas de Recaute in Lauris, for a last dinner all together, share memories, pictures, addresses ...


Day 7: End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to Aix-en-Provence train stations and Marseille airport.

Useful information

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PROVENCE TO CAMARGUE HORSEBACK RIDE :


DURATION: 
5 days - 6 nights 

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon at Mas de Recaute in Lauris (Saturday at some dates). Free transfer from Marseille airport (5 pm), Aix en Provence TGV station (5:30 pm), Aix en Provence center train station (5:45 pm).

DEPARTURE: 
Saturday morning after breakfast (Friday at some dates). Free transfer to Aix en Provence center station (10 am), Aix en Provence TGV station (10:30 am), Marseille airport (11 am).

ACCOMMODATION: 
In hotels and guesthouses. On choice in shared bedrooms, single bedroom, half shared and half dormitories.
This ride is also offered in luxuous accommodations: see information

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 and galop outdoor on open spaces.

PRICES 2017: 
LOW SEASON (01/03-15/04 and 15/10-15/11):
3 nights in shared bedrooms ans 3 nights in dormitories: 1 200 €
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 300 € in 2-3 person bedrooms
In single bedrooms: 1 550 €
HIGH SEASON (15/04-30/06 and 15/09-15/10):
3 nights in shared bedrooms ans 3 nights in dormitories: 1 350 €
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 450 €
In single bedrooms: 1 700 €
LOW AND HIGH SEASON:
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 (over the 2-3 person or single bedroom prices)

PRICES 2018:
LOW SEASON (04/03-31/03 and 28/10-10/11):
Mixed shared bedrooms and dormitories: 1 250 €
2-3 person bedrooms: 1 300 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single bedrooms: 1 550 €
MIDDLE SEASON (01/04-15/04 and 14/10-27/10):
Mixed shared bedrooms and dormitories: 1 350 €
2-3 person bedrooms: 1 400 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single bedrooms: 1 650 €
HIGH SEASON (15/04-23/06 and 16/09-13/10): 
Mixed shared bedrooms and dormitories: 1 450 €
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 500 € 
In single bedrooms: 1 750 €
LOW AND HIGH SEASON:
Upgrade accommodation with swimming pool in Lauris 2 nights option (1st and last night): 70 € / person in 2 person bedroom, 120 € / person in single bedroom (over the 2-3 person or single bedroom prices)


PRICES INCLUDE: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, luggage transfers, transfer back to Lauris, transfers from/to Aix-en-Provence train stations and Marseille airport 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
2017-10-0101/10/2017 2017-10-0707/10/2017 From : 1250€

Full

2017-10-0808/10/2017 2017-10-1414/10/2017 From : 1250€

Offer: -100€

2017-10-1515/10/2017 2017-10-2121/10/2017 From : 1200€

Last availability

2017-10-2222/10/2017 2017-10-2828/10/2017 From : 1200€

Last availability

2017-10-2929/10/2017 2017-11-0404/11/2017 From : 1100€
2017-11-0505/11/2017 2017-11-1111/11/2017 From : 1100€
2018-03-0404/03/2018 2018-03-1010/03/2018 Price : 1250€

Low season price

2018-03-1111/03/2018 2018-03-1717/03/2018 Price : 1250€

Low season price

2018-03-1818/03/2018 2018-03-2424/03/2018 Price : 1250€

Low sason price

2018-03-2525/03/2018 2018-03-3131/03/2018 Price : 1250€

Low season price

2018-04-0101/04/2018 2018-04-0707/04/2018 Price : 1350€

Middle season price

2018-04-0808/04/2018 2018-04-1414/04/2018 Price : 1350€

Middle season price

2018-04-1515/04/2018 2018-04-2121/04/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-04-2222/04/2018 2018-04-2828/04/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-04-2929/04/2018 2018-05-0505/05/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-05-0606/05/2018 2018-05-1212/05/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-05-1313/05/2018 2018-05-1919/05/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-05-2727/05/2018 2018-06-0202/06/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-06-0303/06/2018 2018-06-0909/06/2018 Price : 1450€

Full

2018-06-1010/06/2018 2018-06-1616/06/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-06-1717/06/2018 2018-06-2323/06/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-09-1616/09/2018 2018-09-2222/09/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-09-2323/09/2018 2018-09-2929/09/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-09-3030/09/2018 2018-10-0606/10/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-10-0707/10/2018 2018-10-1313/10/2018 Price : 1450€

High season price

2018-10-1414/10/2018 2018-10-2020/10/2018 Price : 1350€

Middle season price

2018-10-2121/10/2018 2018-10-2727/10/2018 Price : 1350€

Middle season price

2018-10-2828/10/2018 2018-11-0303/11/2018 Price : 1250€

Low season price

2018-11-0404/11/2018 2018-11-1010/11/2018 Price : 1250€

Low season price

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