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

Two days 1/2 riding in the heart of the Camargue in the marshes among horses, bulls and flamingos, to the beaches of Camargue.

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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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Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINEARY


Day 1: Meeting at 2 pm. A 2 hour ride this afternoon, to discover the surroundings : reedbeds, traditional Camargue huts, manades (Camargue ranches) and vineyards. After lunch, free afternoon to Saintes Maries de la Mer or Aigues Mortes. Dinner (not included) in Saintes Maries de la Mer or Aigues Mortes. Transfer back, to the Mas. 

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. Pique-nique lunch on the beach, and optional swim during lunch break ! You will then ride back to the Mas trough the inner lands.

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.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Day 1 at 2 pm at the equestrian center.
Coming by train: Arles train station, then bus to Pioch Badet (Arles - Saintes-Maries-dela-Mer line n° 50: see schedule). Ticket price: about 3 €. Pick-up at the bus stop and free transfer to the equestrian center.
You can also arrive at Montpellier or Nimes and take a taxi to the equestrian center in Camargue.
Coming by plane: Montpellier or Nimes airport, then taxi to the Equestrian center (cost about 100 €).

DEPARTURE:

Day 3 afternoon after the day ride. Free transfer to Pioch Badet. Bus to Arles train station see schedule.
Taxi to Montpellier or Nimes train station or airport.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: horse riding in Camargue
You must be able to walk, trot and canter.

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

ACCOMMODATIONhorseback 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

2021-2022 PRICE / PER PERSON:
450 € in 3 person bedroom
470 € in 2 person bedroom
Registration fee: 15 €.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, meals (except one evening dinner), drinks during 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, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN DECEMBER + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN JANUARY + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN MARCH + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN APRIL + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN MAY + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN JUNE + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN JULY + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN AUGUST + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER + Infos
- 450€ ON REQUEST FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN DECEMBER + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

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 !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

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)483431321, 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 Europe Union 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.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Hélène et Quentin (France) - Septembre 2021

Rando très sympathique avec des chevaux passe partout, confortables et tres calmes. Les chevaux sont choyés par les guides. Guides très disponibles et responsables dans la gestion du groupe de cavaliers. Hébergement simple, repas simples mais copieux et tres bons. Une très belle experience que nous recommandons :)

Olivier (France) - Juin 2021

Bon accueil, repas du soir : gardianne exceptionnelle !
Très beaux paysages, bons chevaux...
 

Jean-Philippe (France) - Mai 2021

Excellent séjour équestre en Camargue, le mas est simple et accueillant, on y sent un " vécu" authentique qui corresponds bien à l'esprit randonnée nature. Le programme des 3 jours est bien conçu, avec des paysages et terrains variés. le rythme est actif permettant à la fois de belles galopades et de bons moments d'observation. Les chevaux sont dynamiques avec un mental top, facile, bien dans leur peau. Nos 2 guides ont été impeccables dans des styles très différents , très professionnelles. L'accueil et l'attention de la propriétaire est agréable, présente en préservant notre indépendance.
Nous sommes venus à 4 pour cette randonnée qui restera sûrement une petite exception dans les séjours du mas, avec la participation de Raymond, 90 ans, qui s'est régalé de cette escapade sur Napoléon, son compagnon de chemin.

Elisa (France) - Juillet 2020

Au top ! J'ai adoré monter Poumba. Les chevaux sont bien dans leur tête, cela se voit et se ressent. Harnachement: Rien à redire, tout est là et bien entretenu. Hébergement: Niquel aussi, confortable et bien équipée. J'AI ADORE, je referai sans hésiter, tant pour l'ambiance du groupe, que pour les paysages et pour les chevaux. Je le conseillerai sans en douter.

Véronique (France) - Juin 2020

Cadre très agréable, logement bien, terrain fleuri et arboré, gentils chiens et chats, très bon accueil. Mon cheval Acosso un amour et très bonne monture.

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.