Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
1850€
Duration
8 days 7 nights - 6 days of riding

This trip is by the ocean side, mythical wine castles, a place redolent of history and famous food. On one side the Atlantic Ocean, on the other, the Gironde river estuary and the Landes forest. The Medoc is the most famous area in the world for its vineyards. However its landscapes have a lot of variety, from the marsh areas of Lower Medoc to the Atlantic beaches. You will ride through the Graves headlands where the water of the Gironde ridermixes with the the Atlantic Ocean. You will discover the Landes forest and pine woods as far as the eye can see, lakes (Hourtin, Carcans, Lacanau) from North to South and the Gironde islands (Green island, New Island, Paté Island…) between the two banks of the estuary.
 

Itinerary
Programme intro


INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

Day 1: We’ll welcome the riders in the afternoon at the Bordeaux Saint Jean railway station or at Mérignac airport. Transfer to Moulis. Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Departure from Moulis through the vineyards and Moulis appellations. Heading to Fort Médoc. Picnic and visit of the fortress, built by Vauban in 1689. It was part of the defensive system of the estuary with Fort Pate and the Blaye Citadel. In the afternoon we’ll ride close to the Lainnessan castle and we will enjoyr a wine tasting and a visit of the horse museum. End of the afternoon at Saint Julien Beychevelle.

Day 3: Through the Pauillac vineyard, we’ll head for the visit and picnic at the archaeological diggingsite of Brion. There used to be a Gallo-roman villa there. The afternoon, we will ride through vineyards, and reach Begadan.

Day 4: We’ll head northward on the Palus to get to the banks of the estuary. “Palus” are land ridges between marshes and streams of water. Picnic and visit of the Richard lighthouse. From its top (18 meters high) we’ll have a beautiful view on the river. We’ll then head for the picturesque Goulee seaport. Then Saint Vivien du Médoc and night stop in a hotel in Talais. 

Day 5: Westward to Soulac. The landscape looks like Camargue: vast expanses of meadows with lakes and horseson the range. Visit of Our Lady of Land’s church. Then, you will ride on the beach: a very large one to L’Amélie for picnic. Same route in the afternoon, long canters on the beach to Montalivet. Night in a hotel.

Day 6: Southward, beach or forest depending on the weather. The afternoon ride to Hourtin, a small yachting harbour.

Day 7: Eastward, forest, forest …. Long canters on sandy lanes where we may meet deer or stags. The pine trees fragrance is breathtaking. Picnic in a hamlet. In the afternoon we’ll go south to get back to Moulis en Médoc.

Day 8: End of the trip. Transfer to Bordeaux train station or airport after breakfast.

* Indicative itinerary, may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING: 

End of afternoon directly at the hotel or at Bordeaux airport at 6:30 pm in front of the hall B information desk. Price: 20€ / person to be paid directly. From Bordeaux train station: bus schuttle to the airport (30 minutes, 8 €).

DEPARTURE:

Morning after breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux airport. Price: 20€ / person to be paid directly. Bus schuttle to Bordeaux train station (30 minutes, 8 €).

Riding
RIDING LEVEL: 

 niveau équestre
You must be able to walk, trot and canter outdoor on open spaces.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT::

Professional licensed equestrian guide, English / German / Dutch / Spanish speaking translator.

HORSES:

 a cheval bordeauxMostly mixed Arabain horses. All trail ride professionals.

TACK:

Comfortable trail ride saddles with saddle bags.

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION: 

 chambres
Comfortable hotels and guesthouses, 2 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement.

MEALS: 

Dinners at the guesthouses or restaurants. Lunches prepared by an assistant following the ride with a minibus and preparing nice tables at picnic places.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 

Provided by an assistant with a minibus.

Rates
Infos tarif
2020 PRICE / PER PERSON: 

1 850 € in 2 person bedrooms 
Single supplement: 360 €
Transfers from/to Bordeaux airport: 20 € / person to be paid directly
Booking fees: 15 €

PRICE INCLUDES:

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks out of lunches, visits, wine tastings, tips, transfers from/to Bordeaux train station and airport at set times, all that is not indicated in "price includes".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1850.00 € CompletLAST AVAILABILITIES + Infos
- 1850.00 € CompletFULL + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us
through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33(0)483431234, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.