Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary 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
750€
Duration
3 days riding in Provence 2 nights
Highlights

A horseback ride to discover the Luberon Natural Park in the heart of Provence and the diversity of its landscapes between the Durance river valley and Luberon hills. This ride is the first part of our week trail ride, which ends with two progressive days on horseback and one night in an inn in the heart of the Luberon.
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Itinerary
Programme intro

THREE DAYS RIDING IN THE LUBERON NATURAL PARK
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

SEE OUR FULL WEEK PROGRAM

image 1070Monday: Meeting in Lauris at 9 am. Departure for a day loop to the peaks of Petit Luberon. Picnic from saddle bags in a beautiful Atlas cedar forest. You leave by discovering magnificent views of Mont Ventoux and the snow-capped peaks of southern Alps, before descending to your accommodation.

Tuesday: Lauris - Merindol. Departure of the first day ride. From the foot of the Petit Luberon, you enter the massif, before going down. Picnic brought in saddle bags at the shelter of the little hut or outside to enjoy the sun. You leave again towards Merindol. Break to go walk to the old village, former Protestant capital destroyed in 1545. You will then cross the village on horseback to join the equestrian center where the horses will spend the night. Transfer by car to your accommodation in Lauris.
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Wednesday: Merindol - Lauris. After breakfast, transfer to the horses before leaving to join the Durance bank. By pleasant trails allowing many paces, you ride along the river and discover the beauty of its meanders, sheltering many migratory birds, herons, beavers, or a superb bee fly ... You stop at the ornithological observatory, and then at the edge of the water for the picnic. After relaxing your horse by walking a little in the river you ride back near the village of Lauris, then to our center at the foot of the Luberon. End at about 5 pm and departure.

* Indicative itinerary which may be subject to modifications in case of necessity.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
In the morning at 9 a.m. in Lauris. Bus connections from Aix-en-Provence center to Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron. Bus shuttle from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV station or Marseille Saint-Charles station, Aix en Provence TGV station. Free transfers from Lauris center or La Roque d'Anthéron (Saint-Christophe) bus stop to Cap Rando.

DEPARTURE:
At 5 p.m. Bus connections from Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron for Aix-en-Provence center. Bus shuttle to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV station or Marseille Saint-Charles station. Free transfers to Lauris center bus stop or La Roque d'Anthéron (Saint-Christophe).

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 1065
To make the most of this stay: be comfortable at the three paces, walk, trot and canter.

RYTHM:
On average, 5-6 hours of horse riding per day at the three paces: walk, trot, and canter when the terrain allows it.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:
1 qualified guide speaking French and English + 1 professional assistant ensuring the preparation of midday meals and luggage transfers for the two days of itinerant trekking.

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.
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TACK:Comfortable 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 1434
In a comfortable guest house: next to the equestrian center, with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, isolation box ... to relax after your horseback excursions.

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Les Gargoulettes (upgrade guesthouse next to Cap Rando equestrian center) 

This stay is also possible (on quote) with accommodation in a luxury hotel and meals at the gourmet restaurant less than one kilometer from the equestrian center:

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Hôtel de Fontenille (4* hotel next to Cap Rando equestrian center)

 

Repas table d'hôtesMEALS:image 210
Taken every evening at your guesthouse.
4 * hotel option: gourmet dinners, chef "best worker in France".
At noon, an assistant prepares hearty buffets. Picnic are carried in saddle bags for small groups.


 

Pique-nique buffet en randonnée image 1079

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
On the Inn to Inn 2 day ride: provided by the assistant in a minibus.

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
750 € in 2-3 person bedroom
Single bedroom supplement: 100 €
Booking fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Equipped horse rental, guide, assistant ensuring the preparation of the lunch buffets, meals, drinks during meals, our financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee..

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, any visits, access to the private swimming pool at 300m if accommodation at the equestrian center (5 € / person), transfers from / to Aix-en-Provence stations or the Marseille airport, all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN JANUARY + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN FEBRUARY + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN MARCH + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN NOVEMBER + Infos
- 750€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER + 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 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.