Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
In line progressive 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
800€
Duration
3 days 2 nights - 3 days riding - Inn to Inn
Highlights
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Horseback trip in Provence that will take you from the Luberon hills, to the Alpilles of Van Gogh hills. A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture ...

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY *:

This ride is the first part of our Luberon to Camargue, Mediterrean week trip.

Day 1: Meeting at Mas de Recaute in Lauris at 9 am. 
From Lauris to Mallemort. We will ride at the foot of the Luberon mountain in pine and oak forests to the Durance valley where we will cross the river.  Picnic brought by our assistant on the other side of the Durance river. In the afternoon, we will ride along the Alpilles canal to the farm where the horses will stay for the night. Transfer with minibus to your accommodation, in Lauris, dinner at the host table overnight at Les Gargoulettes in Lauris.


Day 2: From Mallemort to Eygalieres. After breakfast, transfer to the horses. We will ride in a rich valley among fruit trees to Lamanon where we will enjoy the lunch buffet, The afternoon, we will enter in the Alpilles Nature Park, Van Gogh’s country. We will ride in hiils and we will reach the Roman village of Eygalière late in the afternoon after a stop by the beautiful « Chapel St Sixte », to take pictures. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse near Eygalieres.

Day 3: From Eygalieres to Les Baux de Provence. A cultural day as you will ride in the landscape Van Gogh liked to paint. You will stop near St-Rémy-de-Provence, in front of the hospital in which Van Gogh stayed and made his most famous paintings. Admire beautiful Roman monuments, before you make your way towards lunch, by a gorgeous little lake, hidden in the hills. The afternoon ride will take you on the crests of the Alpilles : striking panorama on the surrounding area. We will even see the gleam of the mediterranean sea in the distance. At the end of the trail, discover a breathtaking sight on the medieval village of «Les Baux-de-Provence ». Transfer to Arles train station or back to Lauris. End of the ride.

* 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 from Les Baux 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:

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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 trip 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 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: image 1338
- In guesthouses in 2-3 person bedrooms. Single bedroom available with supplement.
Indicative accommodations (depending on availabilities):

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La Sarriette
Night 2

 REPAS:
Pris aux tables d’hôtes dans le Luberon et les Alpilles, dans des restaurants typiques en Camargue. Une cuisine locale, variée et raffinée. Les régimes spéciaux peuvent être adaptés. Le vin est compris avec les repas.

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         Le midi, un assistant prépare de copieux buffets à base de produits frais régionaux (voir photos).

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TRANSFERTS DES BAGAGES:
Assurés par l’assistant en minibus.

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PERSON:

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 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Equipped horse rental, the guide, assistant ensuring the preparation of the lunch buffets and luggage transports, accommodation, meals, drinks during meals, transfer from Aix-en-Provence TGV station / center or the Marseille airport in case of arrival on Sunday with additional night at Mas de Recaute in Lauris or in the upgrade neighbour's accommodation, free transfer to Arles station and back to Lauris the last afternoon, the financial guarantee of your payments by our operator deposit of travel.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:: 

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, possible visits, transfers from / to Aix-en-Provence TGV station or Aix en Provence center or Marseille airport (except in the case of arrival on Sunday evening with extra night), transfer to Aix en Provence or Marseille at the end of the ride on Wednesday afternoon, everything that is not indicated in "the price includes".

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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.