Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights
  • A long weekend which leaves time to travel on Friday morning
  • Two days 1/2 riding in the heart of the Camargue in the marshes among horses, bulls and flamingos, on the beaches
  • 1 dinner at the farmhouse, 1 free dinner to enjoy an evening in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
  • Canter on beaches

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In the South of Provence, an unwonted country of fragrances, colours and contrasts, between salt marsh and sand beaches: Camargue offers its charms to visitors but without disclosing itself completely. To grasp the intensity of this mysterious land, we invite you to come and live a 3 day horseback ride in this country, where even time stops …
 

Itinerary
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Camargue à cheval
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INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Meeting at 2 p.m. at the equestrian center, in the heart of the Camargue. Departure around 2.30 p.m. for a two-hour horseback ride in traditional Camargue riding, during which you can discover the richness of the interior of the Camargue Regional Natural Park. Free evening. Free dinner (not included) at Saintes Maries de la Mer or in a restaurant 5 minutes from the farmhouse. If you don't have a vehicle, shared car with other riders or taxi transfer (50€ per car) to Saintes Maries de la Mer. Return to the farmhouse, night at the farmhouse.     Day 1: Meeting at 2 p.m. at the equestrian center, in the heart of the Camargue. Departure around 2.30 p.m. for a two-hour horseback ride in traditional Camargue riding, during which you can discover the richness of the interior of the Camargue Regional Natural Park. Free evening. Free dinner (not included) at Saintes Maries de la Mer or in a restaurant 5 minutes from the farmhouse. If you rando à cheval en Camarguedon't have a vehicle, shared car with other riders or taxi transfer (50€ per car) to Saintes Maries de la Mer. Return to the farmhouse, night at the farmhouse. 

Day 2: You will go out for the day, along side the “Petit Rhône” river, dammed in order to protect Camargue. Cross the river on a ferry platform with the horses, and head towards the natural reserve “Domaine du Grand Radeau”. The story of this private property will be related to you once there…! You will visit this wild place, discover its beach and pine tree forest as well as its rich fauna. Picnic lunch on the beach, and optional swim during lunch break ! You will then ride back to the Mas trough the inner lands. Aperitif, dinner and night at the mas.

Day 3: Departure for the last full ride around 9:30 am. Ride towards Saintes Maries de la Mer by bridleways, between land and ponds. Discovery of the different "landings" of the Camargue to the coast ... Picnic at the "Bouvao d'Aubanel", in the shade of the Laupio ... Translations and explanations of these Randonnée cheval en Camarguewords will be provided by your guide !!! Discovery of the eastern beach of Saintes Maries de la Mer and the Departmental Imperial Reserve in the afternoon… Swamp and sansouïres landscapes, richness of Camargue fauna and flora… A multitude of birds are waiting for you depending on the period (350 species of migratory birds are listed in the Camargue…). End of the ride at "Pointe de Cacharel". Transfer by minibus to the equestrian center.

* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Day 1 (Friday) at 2 pm at the equestrian center.
Coming by train:
Arles train station, then bus to Pioch Badet (Arles - Saintes-Maries-dela-Mer: see schedule). Ticket price: about 3 €. Pick-up at the bus stop and free transfer to the equestrian center.
Coming by plane:
Montpellier or Nimes airport, then taxi to the Equestrian center (cost about 150 €). Or Marseille airport then train to Arles and bus to Pioch Badet.

DEPARTURE:

Day 3 (Sunday) afternoon after the day ride at ±5pm. Free transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop. Bus to Arles train station see schedule.
Or taxi to Montpellier or Nimes train station or airport.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: horse riding in Camargue
To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits outdoors (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.

GUIDE:
Professional licensed equestrian guide, English speaking.

HORSES:
horse riding in camargueMostly Camargue horses, well balanced, trail ride horse riding in Camargueprofessionals.

TACK:
Camargue & trail ride saddles.
 

 
Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: horseback riding in Camargue
At the equestrian center, in a typical and simple Camargue farmhouse. 2 bedrooms for 2 people with private bathrooms and two single beds, 1 bedroom for 3 people with private bathrooms and 3 single beds, 1 chalet for 3 people with 1 double bed and 1 single bed (shared bathrooms outside the chalet).

 
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​​​MEALS:
In the evening, authentic, family cuisine is offered to you at the guesthouse table. 1 dinner is free (not included): you can go in one of the many lively restaurants in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (by taxi if you don't have a vehicle, 50 € per person round trip). Picnics carried in the saddlebags or brought by an assistant (depending on the number of participants).

 

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
475 € in 3 person bedroom
495 € in 2 person bedroom
Booking fees: 15 €.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, meals (except one evening dinner), drinks during included meals, transfers from/to Pioch Badet bus stop, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, one evening dinner and transfers to/from Saintes Maries de la Mer, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, booking fees, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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All year on request Generally from Wednesday to Sunday

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Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Coralie (France) - November 2023

Horses with life insurance, a guide who ensures the safety of everyone and the horses, and who knows the sector and its risks (quicksand, etc.) perfectly.
The horses are in good condition, respected, well cared for, super safe (Thank you Acosso for this weekend!). They live their horse life in the meadow and in groups all year round, and that means a lot to me, and it shows in their exemplary behavior.
Trail riding saddlery, comfortable and in good condition.
A little basic accommodation but quite sufficient for my part.
Really delighted this stay, its organization, the program offered, the place of reception !
Car Rando Services: Sometimes difficult to find your way in the multitude of options offered for discovering the Camargue.
Perhaps offer an updated table with the availability for each weekend ?
But otherwise, very good first experience with Cap Rando !

Viviane, Cécile, Thierry (France) - May 2023

Everything was perfectly sorted and organized
Thanks to the team and to the equestrian guides Caroline and Aurelys
Perfect horses and tack
Accommodation: simple but perfect
Perfect Cap Rando services
Suggestion: plan to be able to wash your hands during picnics

Elodie (France) - April 2023

Top weekend in the Camargue with beautiful Camargue horses that are too cute, happy and easy.
Our guide Caroline is attentive and respectful to each of us and especially to our mounts, which suited our state of mind !
It was an intense stay which was managed nicely despite some riders who thought they were at the recommended level for this stay.
Everyone at the farmhouse was adorable and available;
The room is very pleasant facing a small piece of garden in a large estate; the bedding is very comfortable, great breakfasts and meals.
I highly recommend!!

Jaana (Finland) - October 2022

Heartwarming welcome. Fantastic and safe horses. Tasty food. Sunday: meal a little light, but correct when riding for a long day. I had a snack for the evening as I had a long trip. Excellent views and nature. Very professional and pleasant guides. The best: pick up the horses in the park, learn how to prepare and handle them. How I love horses !
Very safe horses and guides. My group was very advanced, but I loved it!
Bamboo, my horse: I really liked him. I wanted to steal it and bring it home.
The accommodation: simple in the countryside with horses.
Cap Rando services: Very precise and professional. I already felt safe when booking. Thank you very much for this incredible experience !

Hélène & Quentin (France) - September 2021

Very nice rie with horses going everywhere, comfortable and very calm. The horses are pampered by the guides. Guides very available and responsible in the management of the group of riders. Simple accommodation, simple but hearty and very good meals. A very nice experience that we recommend :)

Olivier (France) - June 2021

Good welcome, evening meal: exceptional "gardianne" bull stue !
Very beautiful landscapes, good horses ...
 

Jean-Philippe (France) - May 2021

Excellent equestrian experience in the Camargue, the farmhouse is simple and welcoming, you can feel an authentic "experience" there which corresponds well to the nature hriding spirit. The 3-day program is well designed, with varied landscapes and terrains. the rhythm is active allowing both beautiful canters and good moments of observation. The horses are dynamic with a top mentality, easy, comfortable in their skin. Our 2 guides were impeccable in very different styles, very professional. The welcome and the attention of the owner is pleasant, present while preserving our independence.
We came to 4 for this ride which will surely remain a small exception in the stays of the farmhouse, with the participation of Raymond, 90 years old, who enjoyed this escapade on Napoleon, his companion.

Elisa (France) - July 2020

In the top ! I loved riding Poumba. Horses are good in their heads, it can be seen and felt. Tack: No complaints, everything is there and well maintained. Accommodation: Niquel too, comfortable and well equipped. I LOVED it, I will do it again without hesitation, both for the atmosphere of the group, for the landscapes and for the horses. I would recommend it without a doubt.

Véronique (France) - June 2020

Very pleasant setting, good accommodation, land with flowers and trees, friendly dogs and cats, very warm welcome. My horse Acosso a love and very good mount.

Martine (France) – October 2018

Very friendly atmosphere, well-dressed horses, safe riding, very clean accommodation and comfortable bed, very welcoming, great discovery of the wild Camargue. Cap Rando Services: very good response to a change of date.

Carla (France) – October 2018

An awesome stay in a magnificent setting! An excellent welcome, superb ridess, unforgettable moments. Thank you for these 3 days!

Cristina (Italie) – October 2018

Ride in really beautiful places and really competent and expert guide. Excellent welcome, excellent cook, very kind and helpful staff.

Dany (France) – Juin 2018

Très bon accueil sur le centre et son équipe de pro, les chevaux au top, les paysages féeriques, le rêve en somme. Dommage que nous n'ayons pas su à l'avance le lieu où nous allions car nous y aurions passé une nuit de plus, ce qui nous aurait bien arrangé venant de loin. La chambre petite mais très confortable et le repas un régal. Un havre de paix dans une nature généreuse. Les chevaux sont tous en excellent état. Merci pour cet excellent séjour à notre guide pour son professionnalisme et son grand savoir sur les rites et traditions Camarguaises qui nous a fait découvrir une région sauvage où la nature, la faune, la flore ont toutes leur place dans un décor de rêve inoubliable.

Nathalie (France) – Mai 2018

J'ai réservé un week-end de randonnée en Camargue et je recommande fortement Cap Rando. L'organisation était top, le service remarquable et les personnes très arrangeantes.

Margherita (France) – Octobre 2018

Le confort est très simple mais bien nettoyé. Très belles ballades en Camargue. Professionnalité garantie.

Florence (France) – Avril 2018

Nous sommes ravies de notre séjour. L'accueil était parfait, les gens passionnés, simples, accueillants sans pour autant être "trop touristiques". Juste ce qu'il faut. Un grand merci à eux ! Mon cheval était excellent. Bon de l’hébergement. Je recommande le centre de tourisme équestre pour la qualité de son accueil, de ses programmes de randonnées, de la convivialité de toute l'équipe ainsi que de son professionnalisme. Je retournerai avec plaisir en séjour chez eux !!! Merci à Mr Simonot de Cap Rando pour sa disponibilité et sa réactivité.

Sylvie (Belgique) – Septembre 2017

Bonjour,
Quelques jours se sont écoulés depuis notre retour de week-end. Nous avons été enchantées. Réellement. Nous avons découvert la vraie Camargue, rencontré des personnes généreuses et entières. Les paysages étaient magnifiques, les chevaux au top, un guide super.
L’équipe va nous manquer, son gratin dauphinois aussi. Nous parlons déjà d'une prochaine fois, et au même endroit. Merci pour votre orientation. Nous avons chacune réalisé un rêve d'enfance, et vous y aurez contribué. Merci.
Les 4 jeunes belges.