Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
750€
Duration
3 days 2 nights - 3 days riding - Inn to Inn

A three day horseback riding trip between the lower Provence in the Luberon nature park, to the Upper Provence, half way from the Mediterranean and the Alps.
 

Itinerary
Programme intro


ITINERARY:


Monday: Lauris - Buoux. Meeting at Cap Rando equestrian center in Lauris à 9 am. Optional transfer from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station. Departure of the ride following the foothills of the southern side of the Luberon mountain range, you will reach Lourmarin, a famous village where Albert Camus the French novelist once lived and where his body now lies. Picnic near to the village, before mounting the crests of the Luberon to discover a wonderful view: the peaks of the Alps to the north and the Mediterranean sea to the south. Night in a stoneauberge, lost in the heart of the Luberon. 

Tuesday: Buoux – Cereste. Through the prehistoric sites of the “Gorges de l’Aigebrun”. Pass through a very pretty provincial village to offer the horses a drink at the fountain. Picnic under the oaks, then follow bridleways though the perfumed garrigues to reach Cereste. Night in an inn in the heart of the village.

Wednesday: Cereste – Simiane-la-Rotonde. After a pause to discover the priory of Carluc dating from the XI century, you will ride towards Oppedette. The ride will stop near Simiane la Rotonde, typical Provence village, perched on the cliff. Opportunities for some great gallops on the way to Simiane. Transfer to Apt bus station (buses to Avignon TGV) and back to Lauris if you left a car.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Monday at 9am in Lauris. You can book an overnight for a Sunday arrival and have a free transfer from Marseille airport (5 pm), Aix en Provence TGV (5:30 pm) or center train station (5:45 pm). 

DEPARTURE:

Wednesday afternoon, free transfer back to the departure point in Lauris, arrival at about 7 pm in Lauris. Taxi to Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Aix-en-Provence center train station. You can also take a bus bus from La Roque d'Antheron (see schedule) at 7:25pm to Aix en Provence center at 8:25pm. Bus schuttle (see schedule) from Aix en Provence center to Aix en Provence TGV (every 15mn - 20mn drive), Marseille airport (every 30mn - 30mn drive), Marseille center train station (see schedule) (every 5mn - 50mn drive). Or a bus from Apt 6:45 pm to Avignon TGV 8:20 pm (see schedule).

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.

CAVALERIE: 

horseback ride in 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. 

SELLERIE: 

horse riding in provenceComfortable 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.

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Comfort
HEBERGEMENT: 

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In hotels and guesthouses in 2-3 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement. Or in dormitories.
Indicative accommodations (depending on availabilities)
Mas de RecauteLe Mas de Recaute (simple accommodation 1st optional night)
Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes (upgrade accommodation 1st optional night)
Les SeguinsLes Seguins

FlorentineLa Florentine or Aiguebelle rando cheval Luberon L'Aiguebelle

MEALS:
Dinners at the host tables in guesthouses or in local restaurants. Local chorseback ride in provenceuisine, 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.

REPAS: 

Pris tous les soirs au restaurant ou à la table d’hôtes des gîtes. Le midi, un assistant prépare de copieux buffets.

TRANSFERT DES BAGAGES:

Assurés par l’assistant en minibus. 

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:

Dormitories: 750 €
2-3 person bedrooms: 800 €
Single bedroom supplement: 100 €
Optional Sunday extra night and free transfers from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations:
2-3 person bedrooms: 70 € / person
Single bedroom: 120 €
Registration fees: 15 €.

 

PRICES INCLUDE: 

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

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, transfers from Aix or Marseille unless you have booked the optional Sunday extra night and get the free set time transfers, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

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.