Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In dormitories or bedrooms
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

Two days Inn to Inn horseback ride to discover the Luberon Nature Park. Discover the Luberon on horseback for a weekend roaming. Three itineraries are proposed, depending on the dates and your desires ! A ride between the Durance river and the Luberon with accommodation in Merindol at the foot of the southern slope of the Petit Luberon. A ride to an inn nestled in the heart of the Grand Luberon near Buoux. A ride to the foot of the northern slope of the Petit Luberon in Bonnieux.

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARIES *

BETWEEN THE DURANCE AND THE LUBERON - OVERNIGHT IN MERINDOL

image-20220603152215-1Day 1: Meet at Lauris at 9am. Lauris - Merindol. Departure of the ride: immediately, we are in the middle of nature in the heart of the Petit Luberon. We ride up the Recaute track lined with holm oaks and pines. Above are the  Luberon cliffs, then descend to the Tapi, a forest refuge. Picnic stop, then we continue to explore the Petit Luberon down to Merindol where we can make a short stop in the old village of the Vaudois. We leave the village to reach the Argiles campsite where the accommodation awaits us (a spacious dormitory with about twenty beds, showers nearby, swimming pool in summer). Isabelle joins us in the evening with the meal and we have dinner together.

image-20220603153202-1Day 2: Merindol - Lauris. Around 9 am after breakfast and a presentation of the day's itinerary with the map, we will join the horses to prepare them. Return to Lauris by the Durance bank: we cross the village of Merindol to find the plain and go up the course of this very beautiful river. The ground is soft and allows us good canters. Picnic in the forest then ascent towards the foot of the Luberon through scrubland, vines, olive trees and truffle fields. End of the ride and separation around 5 p.m.

BETWEEN PETIT AND GRAND LUBERON - OVERNIGHT NEAR BUOUX

image-20221109152733-1Day 1: Meeting at 9 am at Lauris Lauris - Buoux. Departure at 10 am. We cross the Petit Luberon towards the village of Bonnieux, a superb perched village typical of Provence where the houses built of local stone, some dating from the 16th century, merge with the hills. Then we descend into the Aiguebrun gorges, at the foot of superb climbing cliffs. The evening stay is planned in an inn in the heart of the Luberon. Swim in the spring-fed pool for those wishing to relax and refresh before dinner.

image-20221109152817-2Day 2: Buoux - Lauris: We ride up to the ridges of the Luberon, from where we discover a superb view: on the Alpi peaks to the north, on the Mediterranean to the south ! Picnic near Lourmarin, a listed village in Provence where Albert Camus lived and is buried. Then we get our horses ready to return to Lauris along the foot of the Luberon. The trails are pleasant, in the pine forests, overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire dear to Cézanne. End of your horseback riding in the Luberon at the end of the afternoon in Lauris.

PETIT LUBERON - OVERNIGHT IN BONNIEUX

image-20230131113601-1Day 1: Meeting at 9 am in Lauris. Lauris - Bonnieux: Departure at 10 am. Ascent and crossing of the Petit Luberon by the Valbigonce track and the old oak tree to reach the Cap de Serre: magnificent panorama over the Petit Luberon, the Durance valley, the Alpilles, the Sainte-Victoire. Picnic at the top. Descent on the other side by the mountain of Cadasses, the hamlet of Chambarelle, the village of the bories. Arrival at the Vallon de Bonnieux campsite Accommodation in a wooden chalet, chance for a walking visit of the village: the campsite is 10 minutes from the village centre.

image-20230131113415-1Day 2: Bonnieux - Lauris: Return via the crests of the Petit Luberon and the Philippe tower: panorama over the Apt valley, the villages of Lacoste, Roussillon, Mont Ventoux, the lavender fields. Picnic in a cedar forest. Return by the descent of the Portalas: very beautiful view of the valleys and valleys of Luberon. With a bit of luck, we will see Egyptian vultures nesting nearby. Arrival in Lauris at about 5 pm.

 

* Indicative itineraries that can be modified if necessary: weather conditions, fire risks, accommodation availability in particular.

 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

The morning at 9 am in Lauris in the Luberon. Lauris is located 1 hour from Marseille and Avignon, half an hour from Aix en Provence.

DEPARTURE:

Day 2 at about 5 pm.

BUS:

Bus from Aix-en-Provence center:
To Lauris: see schedules
To La Roque d'Anthéron (Saint-Christophe bus stop) : see schedules
From Aix-en-Provence TGV, or Marseille airport to Aix center: bus shuttle see schedules
From Marseille center train station Marseille St-Charles to Aix center: bus shuttle see schedules

Riding

RIDING LEVEL:  image 1920
To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.

AGE & MAXIMUM WEIGHT:
From 12 years, 85 kg maximum.

RYTHM:
5 hours riding per day on average: 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon,. At three gaits: walk, trot, canter when the terrain allows it.

GROUPS:
4 + the guide.

GUIDE:
Licenced English speaking equestrian guide.

rando à cheval dans le LuberonHORSES:
Mainly of the Camargue breed. Your guide chooses your horse on the morning of departure based on your height, weight, level and experience. All our horses are trail riding "professionals". They only do this activity and live in herds all year round. For these reasons, they are weel balanced, kind and willful. Medium in size, we chose them because they are suitable for the type of riding we offer.

TACK:
Comfortable trail ride and western saddles equipped with saddlebags, that allow you to take the lunch picnic as well as some personal belongings. A saddlery adapted for the comfort of the horse, the comfort and the safety of the rider..

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image-20221109151623-1
In dormitory. Depending on the program and destination: in Merindol, Buoux, or Bonnieux.

Merindol:
image-20220603152453-2 Les Argiles






Buoux:
 image-20220320111018-2 Les Seguins

 

 

 

Bonnieux:
image-20230126175642-1 Camping Le Vallon






REPAS:
à cheval dans le LuberonThe evening depending on the destination: Isabelle, wife of your guide, joins us in the evening with the meal and dinner is taken together at the accommodation. Or the meal is prepared by the accommodation. The midday picnics are carried on horseback in saddlebags.

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
370 € in dormitory
Booking fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, accommodation, meals, luggage transfers, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks except table water and 1/4 of wine during meals, any visits, tips, anything that is not indicated in "the price includes".

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Booking
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 !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

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: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. 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 for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.

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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (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 other country 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/

4. PAYMENT:
- 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 is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
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.
For a quick processing and to secure your registration, receipt of your confirmation file within 24-48 hours: choose a payment by credit card. In addition: payment by credit card can allow you to benefit from its possible insurance.
Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
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 useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. TRANSPORTS:
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.

7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.

8. SALE CONDITIONS:
You can consult the sale conditions: see the conditions.


 

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Anaïs - Avril 2021

L'accueil était très chaleureux. Cheval très sympa, aucun problème. Sellerie western confortable. Bien encadrées par Didier, en sécurité. Logement atypique et pittoresque en plein nature. Nous avons été satisfait des services de Cap Rando, de la rapidité suite à notre demande. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour et le recommanderons sans aucun doute vos services !