Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
In line progressive trail rides
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
550€
Duration
3 days 2 nights - 2 days riding - Inn to Inn

2nd Part of our "Luberon - Upper Provence" Inn to Inn trail ride in upper provence: 2 days ride.
 

Itinerary
Programme intro


INDICATIVE INTINERARY*

Wednesday: Meeting in Lauris at Mas de Recaute at 5 pm. Transfer to Simiane la Rotonde. Dinner and night in a guesthouse.

Thursday: Simiane-la-Rotonde – Saint-Trinit. Picnic under the chestnut trees, their leaves used to wrap the delicious goats cheese a speciality from Banon, which you shall taste accompanied with a “Cote de Luberon” wine. Ride through fields of lavender and sage, before arriving at the “gîte”.

Friday: Saint-Trinit – Le Contadour - Lauris. The Lure Mountain. The morning ride is your introduction to the Alpine views of Haute Provence. The change in the landscape is subtle and refreshing. From your horse, enjoy the sumptuous views over the Luberon Mountain Range and the Southern Alps, an area covered with Chestnut trees often used in local goat cheese recipes. Riders will appreciate their horses’ stamina and surefootedness as horses climb to the Pas de Redortiers (alt. 3,800 feet). From there - appreciate a great view of the pre-Alps. The weather is cooler, the view outstanding and there is grass for your horse. You will ride along the ridges of the Lure Moutain and discover the “Jas” and “bories”, dry-stone constructions used by shepherds and travelers. You will end up the ride on the hillside of the Moutain, in Le Contadour where Jean Giono famous Provence writer used to leave. Minibus transfer to Mas de Recaute. End of the ride. Optional overnight at Mas de Recaute.

* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING: 

Wednesday at 5pm at Cap Rando in Lauris. Taxi from Marseilleairport, Aix en Provence TGV station or la gare Aix en Provence center. Or bus schuttle from Marseille center, Marseille airport, Aix en Provence TGV station to Aix en Provence center, then bus to Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron. Free transfer to the departure point.

DEPARTURE:

Friday afternoon, free transfer from the end of the ride back to Lauris, arrival at about 7 pm to Lauris. Bus to Aix en Provence center from La Roque d'Antheron, or taxi transfer to Aix en Provence TGV station or Marseille airport. Optional extra night at Cap Rando equestrian center and free Saturday morning transfer (departure at 9:30am to Aix en Provence center (10am), Aix en Provence TGV station (10:30am), Marseille airport (11am).

Riding
RIDING LEVEL:

 niveau équestre
To participate and enjoy this trip, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors on balanced horses.

RYTHM:

Average 5 hours per day on horseback: 2-3 hours the morning, 2-3 heures the afternoon, with a break of around 2 hours at noon.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:  

1 qualified guide speaking French and English + 1 professional assistant ensuring luggage transports and preparing lunch buffets.

HORSES: 

rando a cheval en provenceEssentially crossing of Spanish, Arab, French breed. Horses are allocated according  to each rider weight, height, riding level and experience. All our horses are trail riding “professionals”. Living throughout the year in a herd, trail riding is their only work activity. For these reasons, they are well-balanced gentle, yet wilfully engaged.

TACK:

selle de randonneeComfortable trail ride saddles equipped with saddle bags. Trail ride saddles are especially designed for long rides as well as for the gaits employed on this type of terrain. The saddles are comfortable for both the horse and the rider.

 

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION:

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

Indicative accommodation website:

La FontaineLa Fontaine
 provence a chevalLe Petit Labouret
Mas de RecauteLe Mas de Recaute (simple comfort optional last night)
Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes (upgrade comfort optional last night)

MEALS:
Dinners at the host table in guesthouse. Localrando cheval provence pique nique cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. Wine is included with meals.
At noon, an assistant prepares hearty buffets (see pictures). For small groups, some picnics can be taken in the saddle bags.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by the assistant in a minibus.

 

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:

In 2-3 person bedroom: 550 € 
Single bedroom supplement: 100 €
Friday extra night and free Saturday morning tansfer to Aix en provence center / tgv station and Marseille airport:
Simple comfort at the equestrian center: 55 € in 2-3 person bedoom, 70 € in single bedroom.
Upgrade next to the equestrain center: 70 € in 2-3 person bedoom, 120 € in single bedroom.
Registration fees: 15 €.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, luggage transfers, free transfers from Lauris to the departure point and back to Lauris Friday evening, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, all that is not indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES".

Dates
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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.