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

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Variantes du voyage

A fragrances horseback trail ride in Provence herbs, lavender, sage ... Breathtaking scenery from the Upper Provence to the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux.
 

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY


Day 1: Meeting at Cap Rando in Lauris at 5 pm. Optional transfer from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station. Car transfer to Saint-Trinit. Dinner and overnight in a nice accommodation with swimming pool.

Day 2: Saint-Trinit - Montbrun-les-Bains. This morning, you will ride in direction of Saint-Trinit. The lunch will wait for you in thehorseback trail ride in provence shade near Sault. In the afternoon, you will leave in the direction of Aurel, charming medieval village at the foot of the Mount Ventoux. In the afternoon, the colors of lavenders, fields of cereal and the shadows of the Mount Ventoux may tempt you to imitate the numerous painters who felt in love with this region. You will arrive the afternoon near Montbrun-les-Bains, surrounded with green hills and dominating a plain of perfumed lavenders: one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Day 3: Montbrun les Bains - Saint Auban sur Ouvèze (near Buis les Baronnies).  This morning, you will follow the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mount Ventoux. You leave Montbrun riding along a pleasant refreshing stream, then we start a climb through forests and lavender fields heading to the "Arles" pass, where we enter the Provence Drôme.  You will ride down to the wonderful Mevouillon valley to reach your assistant for lunch breack.  The afternoon, you will leave the valley riding towards the Pelleret hamlet going up to the "Bouvreges" pass where you will enjoy an amazing 380° view. Last canter through the forest to Saint Auban sur Ouvèze, where the truck and the minibus are waiting for your transfer back to  Lauris, and Mas de Recaute. End and departure. Optional transfer to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station. Optional overnight at our accommodation.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL: 

Wednesday at 5pm in Lauris. Taxi from Marseille airport, Aix en Provence TGV station or la gare Aix en Provence center. Or bus shuttle from Marseille center, Marseille airport, Aix en Provence TGV station to Aix en Provence center, then bus to Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron.

DEPARTURE: 

Friday afternoon, arrival at about 7 pm in 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 additional night at Lauris with free transfer on Saturday: Departure at 9:30 am for Aix en Provence center station (10 am), Aix en Provence TGV station (10:30 am), Marseille Provence airport (11 am).

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: image 136
In 2-3 person bedrooms in hotels and guesthouses. Single bedroom available with supplement.

Indicative accommodation websites:

Le LabouretLe Petit Labouret
image 1171 Le Mas de Reilhanette
Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes (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:

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:
2-3 person bedroom: 70 € / person
Single bedroom: 120 €
Registration fees: 15 €.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, luggage transfers, free transfers to join the ride departure point on Wednesday evening and back to Lauris on Friday evening, 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
Dates From Infos Contact
- 550€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
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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.