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

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Variantes du voyage

A fragrant and colored equestrian trip across the Provence, from the south Luberon natural park to the highlights of lavender cultivation in Provence: Plateau d'Albion.  A colored ride: the white limestone cliffs of the Luberon, the green of the "garrigue", pine and oak forests, the ocher of the Colorado Provençal, the blue sky and lavender. 

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY *:

Day 1: Lauris - Buoux. Meeting at Cap Rando equestrian center in Lauris à 9 am. Optional transfer from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station. The ride starts on the southern side of the small Luberon. A small rocky trail will take you up on the hills of the Luberon. Nice view on the Mont Ventoux (localy called "the giant of Provence") and the Lure Mountain. We will reach the Plateau of Claparèdes, famous for its lavender production. Lunch in the hills. On the afternoon, you will ride down to the Aiguebrun Gorges, the border between Small Luberon and Big Luberon. Your charming Inn is down the cliffs.

Day 3: Buoux - Rustrel. This morning you are riding up on the Plateau of Claparèdes, follow lavender fields, dry stone walls and " bories " (small shepherds' pen). You will ride down towards the Valley of Apt on ancient paved trails. After lunch, you will ride down to the "Colorado Provençal" old ocher mines. You will visit on horseback this exceptional site before leaving your horse and reach your hotel in the village of Rustrel.

Day 4: Rustrel - Saint Trinit. You quietly get into a valley shaded by oak trees, onto the Albion Plateau, high spot for lavender. Picnic near a chapel before browsing the plateau, former nuclear missiles site for the French nuclear force from 1971 to 1996. Ride among the lavender and sage fields with a break at a distillery where your guide will explain the production of basis for the perfume manufactures. You will be able to visit the village of Sault, lavender capital, do some shopping and visit a lavender distillery before your car transfer back to Lauris. Optional transfer to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train station or optional overnight at our accommodation.

* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.

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.

HORSES:

horseback riding 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.

TACK:

horseback 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.

 

 

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION:

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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, optional 1st night)
Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes (upgrade accommodation, optional 1st night)
Les SeguinsLes Seguins
RustreouLe Rustreou or gite rustrelLe Chateau 

MEALS:
Dinners at the host tables in guesthouses or in local restaurants. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. Wine is included with meals.
horseback riding trip in provenceAt 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:

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 bedroom: 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.