Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
From
650€
Duration
3 days 2 nights - 3 days riding - 1 day Stationary & 2 days Inn to Inn

Three days horse riding to discover the Luberon Regional Natural Park. The first day, a short day allows you to get used to your horse. You then go on a two-day ride between Petit and Grand Luberon with one night in an inn in the heart of the massif.

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

Day 1 : Meeting in Lauris at 9 am. A day ride with a picnic on the Durance river bank and a swim with your horse in Summer. Ride back to your accommodation, dinner and night.

Day 2: After breakfast, we will start the trip through the Luberon rolling hills, towards the beautifull perched village of Bonnieux. The houses, all made with stones, form a striking harmony of earth-toned colours and shapes. Some superb residences dating back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th century serve as a reminder that Bonnieux was a wealthy village when this region, the Comtat Venaissin, belonged to the Popes. Several bishops also chose to live here and as you ride through the village streets you will no doubt marvel at the architecture and history on display. Take a glimpse on Lacoste, the village of the sadly known Marquis de Sade. Beware and follow your guide very closely so you do not get lost anywhere near his castle. After the picturesque village of Bonnieux, the trail goes down in the Valley of the Aiguebrun river down high cliffs famous for climbers. Overnight in a nice auberge or guesthouse, sometimes with a swimming pool.

Day 3: You will ride up to the crests of the Luberon to discover an exceptional landscape on all the Provence and a view on the Alps to the North, on the Mediterranean to the South. Then, you will ride down to Lourmarin and its 12th century castle, a charming Provencal village that inspired the famous American writer, Peter Mayle, who is now living near the village. After lunch, you will then ride back to Lauris through the olive trees and cherry orchards, with nice views on the Sainte Victoire mountain, “Cezanne’s mountain”. End of the ride at about 5 p.m.

* Indicative itinerary, may be changed if necessary and depending of accommodation availabilities.
MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Day 1 at 9 am in Lauris. 
Lauris is located 1 hour from Marseille and Avignon, 1/2 hour from Aix en Provence.
Coming by plane or train: bus schuttle from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV station (see price and schedules) or Marseille Saint-Charles cente train station (see price and schedules), Aix en Provence TGV station, then bus from Aix en Provence 9h40 to Lauris centre à 10h45 (see price and schedules). Free transfer from Lauris bus stop to the equestrian center.

DEPARTURE: 

Day 3 at about 5 pm. Transfer to La Roque d'Antheron bus stop. Bus from La Roque d'Antheron (see prices and schedules) at 6:27 pm to Aix en Provence center 7:05 pm. Bus schuttle (see price and schedules) from Aix en Provence center to Aix en Provence TGV station, Marseille airport, Marseille Saint-Charles center train station (see price and schedules). 

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 95
You must be able to walk, trot, canter.

RYTHM:

The program is progressive: about 4 hours riding on the first day. 4-5 hours the second and third days. 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon, with a long break of around 2 hours at noon. The three paces are practiced depending on the terrain.

GUIDE:

One English speaking licensed guide and one assistant ensuring the preparation of midday meals..

HORSES:

randonnee a cheval en provence

Essentially crosses of Spanish and Arab, trail ride professional horses, balanced, reassuring, living all year round in herds.

TACK:

selle de randonneeComfortable trail ride saddles.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 1182
On choice:
2 nights in rooms for 2-3 people or 1 night in a room and 1 night in a dormitory.
In a comfortable guest room with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi sauna, the first night.
In an inn, in the heart of the Luberon (depending on availability), the second night.
Single bedroom with supplement.

image 1184Les Gargoulettes (1st night)

image 1185Les Seguins (2nd night if available)

MEALS:
1 dinner and breakfasts at the host table in your guesthouse, 1 dinner and breakfast in an Inn. Local cuisine, varied and refined. 2 lunch buffets provided by our assistant or picnic taken in saddle bags, depending on the group number.

Repas table d'hôtes
 Pique-nique buffet en randonnée

 

REPAS:

1 buffet au centre équestre le premier midi, 2 dîners à la table d'hôtes du gite / centre équestre, 1 repas de midi libre à Lourmarin le deuxième jour, 1 pique-nique emporté dans les sacoches ou apporté par un assistant le jour 3 à midi suivant la taille du groupe le dernier jour.
Repas table d'hôtes
 Pique-nique buffet en randonnée stage equestre en provence

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PER PERSON: 

In 2-3 person bedroom (1 night) in dormitory (1 night): 650 €
In 2-3 person bedroom (2 nights): 700 €

Single bedroom supplement: 50 € per night
Booking fee: 15 €

PRICES INCLUDE: 

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

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, transfers from/to Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Aix-en-Provence center train station, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 650€ ON REQUEST UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER + 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 information and 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.

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