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 …
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 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 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 words 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.
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.
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.
To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits outdoors (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.
Professional licensed equestrian guide, English speaking.
Mostly Camargue horses, well balanced, trail ride professionals.
Camargue & trail ride saddles.
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).
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).
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".
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
By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !
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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)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: email@example.com
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.
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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks.
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For other country citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
For a quick processing and to secure your registration, receipt of your confirmation file within 24-48 hours: choose a payment by credit card. In addition: payment by credit card can allow you to benefit from its possible insurance.
Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
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.
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.
7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.
8. SALE CONDITIONS:
You can consult the sale conditions: see the conditions.
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 !
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
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!!
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 !
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 :)
Good welcome, evening meal: exceptional "gardianne" bull stue !
Very beautiful landscapes, good horses ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
An awesome stay in a magnificent setting! An excellent welcome, superb ridess, unforgettable moments. Thank you for these 3 days!
Ride in really beautiful places and really competent and expert guide. Excellent welcome, excellent cook, very kind and helpful staff.
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.
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.
Le confort est très simple mais bien nettoyé. Très belles ballades en Camargue. Professionnalité garantie.
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.
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.