One day and a half ride to discover the heart of Camargue on horseback, it’s wild lands, white horses, black bulls, plenty of birds and the magnificent flamingos. Their is no better way than riding to discover the Camargue.
INDICATIVE ITINERARY * :
Saturday: Meeting at 2 pm. You will set off for a two-hour ride, on Camargue horses and tack. You will ride inland, and will take a first glimpse of the rice fields, the bulls and the marsh. You will come back to the Mas . Dinner at the Mas
Sunday: You will go out for the day, along side the “Petit Rhône” river, dammed in order to protect Camargue. Cross the river on a ferry platform with the horses, and head towards the natural reserve “Domaine du Grand Radeau”. The story of this private property will be related to you once there…! You will visit this wild place, discover its beach and pine tree forest as well as its rich fauna. Picnic lunch on the beach, and optional swim during lunch break ! You will then ride back to the Mas trough the inner lands. End of the program. Transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop.
* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.
Saturday at 2 pm at the equestrian center.
Coming by train: Arles train station, then bus to Pioch Badet (Arles - Saintes-Maries-dela-Mer line: see schedule). Ticket price: about 3 €. Pick-up at the bus stop and free transfer to the equestrian center.
You can also arrive at Montpellier or Nimes and take a taxi to the equestrian center in Camargue.
Coming by plane: Montpellier or Nimes airport, then taxi to the Equestrian center (cost about 120 €).
Sunday after the day ride. Free transfer to Pioch Badet. Bus to Arles train station: see shedule.
Taxi to Montpellier or Nimes train station or airport (cost about 120 €).
To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits outdoor (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.
Professional licensed equestrian guide, English speaking.
Mostly Camargue horses, well balanced, trail ride professionals.
Camargue & trail ride saddles.
ACCOMMODATION: At the equestrian center, in a typical and simple Camargue farmhouse. 2 bedrooms for 2 people with private bathrooms and two single beds, 1 bedroom for 3 people with private bathrooms and 3 single beds, 1 chalet for 3 people with 1 double bed and 1 single bed (shared bathrooms outside the chalet).
In the evening, if you book a weekend, authentic, family cuisine is offered to you at the guesthouse table. If you book Monday-Tuesday, the evening meal is free (not included): you can go in one of the many lively restaurants in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (by taxi if you don't have a vehicle, 50 € per person round trip). Picnics carried in the saddlebags or brought by an assistant (depending on the number of participants).
EVERY WEEK END ALL THE YEAR UNLESS JULY & AUGUST
HOW TO BOOK :
By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !
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)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file
- Download the Open Office file
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union & Switzerland citizens (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks.
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non Europe Union citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card or instant transfer is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card or instant transfer is requested.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
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.
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.
6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See the cencellation policy: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable transports.
Very nice welcome. Aurelis was a super guide who was very attentive to her riders, especially my 11-year-old granddaughter. the landscapes were there, especially the protected area to the east of Saintes Maries. A very pleasant ride with varied paces.
No problem with security, safe horses and a guide who is always attentive to both her horses and her riders.
Chaman and Ibis are excellent touring horses, very reliable, very nice, dynamic with good gaits.
Very comfortable Canadian type saddles in perfect condition. Horse tack also in perfect condition and very well maintained.
Very correct accommodation with all the necessary comfort, good meals.
Very good stay with quality and very reliable horses, a guide very invested in her role, very attentive to her riders but also to her horses. a riding center that I recommend, we will return with pleasure.
Cap Rando services: Functional site, quick and easy registration, no problem.
The site is well designed, easy to register, the travel file should be easily accessible at all times, which for me was not the case, but it was sent to me very quickly, so excellent responsiveness from the managers.
Very pleasant welcome
Aurélys is very professional and adapted to my physical level, which allowed me to fully enjoy the stay. Everything is done for everyone's safety: advice, recommendations throughout the stay.
The horses are treated very well, with great respect. My horse, Napoleon, was perfect: calm, gentle, while being responsive...a cream !! Particularly comfortable saddle.
Rustic cottage, but pleasantly furnished. Breakfast and evening meal correct and convivial.
An excellent weekend and lots of fun rediscovering the Camargue on horseback.
The team showed great kindness.
Cap Rando services: Excellent quality of the site, with a lot of information on the region, the possibilities of additional accommodation... Follow-up of the file nickel!
Ambiance très sympathique, chevaux bien mis, promenade en toute sécurité, hébergement très propre et lit confortable, très bon accueil, belle découverte de la Camargue sauvage. Services Cap Rando : très bonne réponse à une changement de date.
Très bon accueil sur le centre et son équipe de pro, les chevaux au top, les paysages féeriques, le rêve en somme. Dommage que nous n'ayons pas su à l'avance le lieu où nous allions car nous y aurions passé une nuit de plus, ce qui nous aurait bien arrangé venant de loin. La chambre petite mais très confortable et le repas un régal. Un havre de paix dans une nature généreuse. Les chevaux sont tous en excellent état. Merci pour cet excellent séjour à notre guide pour son professionnalisme et son grand savoir sur les rites et traditions Camarguaises qui nous a fait découvrir une région sauvage où la nature, la faune, la flore ont toutes leur place dans un décor de rêve inoubliable.
J'ai réservé un week-end de randonnée en Camargue et je recommande fortement Cap Rando. L'organisation était top, le service remarquable et les personnes très arrangeantes.
Nous sommes ravies de notre séjour. L'accueil était parfait, les gens passionnés, simples, accueillants sans pour autant être "trop touristiques". Juste ce qu'il faut. Un grand merci à eux ! Mon cheval était excellent. Bon de l’hébergement. Je recommande le centre de tourisme équestre pour la qualité de son accueil, de ses programmes de randonnées, de la convivialité de toute l'équipe ainsi que de son professionnalisme. Je retournerai avec plaisir en séjour chez eux !!! Merci à Mr Simonot de Cap Rando pour sa disponibilité et sa réactivité.
Bonjour, Quelques jours se sont écoulés depuis notre retour de week-end. Nous avons été enchantées. Réellement. Nous avons découvert la vraie Camargue, rencontré des personnes généreuses et entières. Les paysages étaient magnifiques, les chevaux au top, un guide super. L’équipe va nous manquer, son gratin dauphinois aussi. Nous parlons déjà d'une prochaine fois, et au même endroit. Merci pour votre orientation. Nous avons chacune réalisé un rêve d'enfance, et vous y aurez contribué. Merci. Les 4 jeunes belges.