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

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

image-20210915201206-6Day 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. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse near Eygalieres.

image-20220306125236-1Day 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:

On Wednesday afternoon, free transfer back from Les Baux de Provence to Lauris and arrival around 7pm if you have left your vehicle. Free transfer to Arles station (arrival at the station around 6.30 p.m.).

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

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 800 €

Single bedrooms supplement *: + 100 € 
Additional arrival night on Sunday evening and free transfer from Aix en Provence train stations and Marseille airport:
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 70 € / personne
In single bedroom: 120 € 
Booking fees: 15 €
* If you book in shared rooms and we do not have a rider registered to share, the “single rooms” supplement will be charged and refunded if a person registers wishing to share as well. You can refuse this supplement, cancel your reservation no later than 30 days before departure, and obtain a refund of your payments.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, the guide, the assistant ensuring the preparation of the lunch buffets and the transport of luggage by minibus, accommodation, meals, drinks during meals (table water and wine), free transfer back to Lauris or to Arles station on the last day, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks excluding meals and not included during meals (mineral water, sodas, hot drinks), possible visits, personal expenses, tips, transfers from/to Aix-en-Provence train stations or Marseille airport (arrival transfer included when booking the extra Sunday night), all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

INSURANCE (if you don't already have one):
We offer to European citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information


THE CAP RANDO image 1181 :
The guarantee of your payments with an unlimited deposit

Dates
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For this ride, registrations are open 1 month before the departure date, depending on the filling of the full version.
The full version, from the Luberon to the Camargue, is open for bookings: see the full version

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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: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

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).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. 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. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
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.

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