A horseback trail ride in the heart of Provence, country of sun light and fragrances, at the time painters and all artists prefer. Come to discover all landscapes painted by Cezanne. A week dedicated to trail riding in Provence landscapes and villages, to taste the Mediterranean food ... when local people have more time to share with you. Total immersion in riding, language and culture with optional Provence cooking lessons ! Accommodation at Fontenille 4 star hotel with great Provence gastronomy dinners.
LUBERON STATIONARY RIDE
INDIATIVE ITINERARY *
Sunday: Meeting at tour hotel in Lauris in the Luberon from 6 p.m. Welcome drink, presentations. Dinner at the gourmet restaurant, night at hotel Fontenille.
Monday: Allocation of your horse with whom you will share this week. Horseback introduction ride in the Luberon along the vineyards. Lunch at the equestrian center. In the afternoon, you will ride in the hills, in the oak forests and in the perfumed scrubland of the Luberon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Tuesday: Morning ride between the Luberon massif and the Durance river: along the vineyards, olive fields trees, almond trees, cherry trees, peach trees ... Lunch at the equestrian center. In the afternoon, you will leave for a ride in the fragrant valleys of the Luberon, among thyme, sage, rosemary. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Wednesday: Departure for a full day of horseback ride in the Luberon to the banks of the Durance river. By a mule track, you will descend into the valley, with superb views of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the Alpilles, the Luberon and its typical perched villages of Provence. At noon, a buffet will be waiting for you by the river before going back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Thursday: An other full day ride up to the crests of the Luberon. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views to the South: the Durance valley and the Van Gogh Alpilles; to the North: up to the South Alps and the giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux. Picnic in a cedar forest. Return to the equestrian centre. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Friday: In the morning, you can enjoy the Lourmarin local market, and you can take a tasting in a Côtes du Luberon wine cellar. Free lunch in Lourmarin. In the afternoon, last ride on horseback in the pine forests and along the olive groves, before returning your horse to its field. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Saturday: End after breakfast. Transfer to Aix-en-Provence TGV station or Marseille airport.
* This itinerary is indicative and may change if necessary. For private groups, it is flexible.
Day 1 (usually Sunday, check according to the dates) at 7pm in Lauris. Free transfer from Marseille airport (5 pm), Aix en Provence TGV station (5:30 pm), Aix en Provence center train station (5:45 pm).
Day 6 morning after breakfast (usually Saturday, check according to the dates). At 9:30 am, departure of the free transfer to Aix-en-Provence center train station (10 am), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (10:30 am), Marseille airport (11 am).
In order to make the most of this stay and for safety reasons, we ask: to be independent in driving the horse, to be comfortable walking, trotting, cantering. This stay is suitable for riders who do not dare to go on a progressive Inn to Inn horseback trip where it is necessary to be comfortable at the three gaits outdoors: it allows you to prepare to have the level required for progressive trips !
Possibility of stay for non riders.
1 qualified English speaking guide + 1 assistant preparing lunches.
Essentially crosses 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.
Comfortable 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.
4 star Fontenille hotel: see website. In 2-3 person bedroom, or single bedroom with supplement. The hotel is located on a wine estate, an 18th century residence sheltered by cedars and plane trees, surrounded by woods and vineyards in the heart of nature.
Dinners at the hotel restaurant, a gastronomic 1 star Michelin restaurant. A cuisine combining authenticity and highlighting regional products, fruits and vegetables from the organic vegetable patch. Wine is not included in the price to allow you to taste the varied production of the estate. At noon, an assistant prepares simple but hearty buffets. One lunch is free (not included) in Lourmarin where you can enjoy one of the numerous restaurants and cafes.
This program is offered all they year on request and quotation
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 !
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Provence is the sunniest part of France with more than 300 sunny days per year !
Temperatures tend to be around 30 ° in summer and drop to an average of 15 ° in winter. The famous Mistral wind can have a great effect on temperatures, it is much less felt in the southern Luberon, often sheltered by the massif.
July and August are hot with little to no precipitation. Temperatures tend to climb during the day, when a nap becomes a necessity rather than a luxury. At night the temperatures drop considerably and are pleasant in the Luberon.
The months before and after the high season are the most pleasant, May, June, September, until the end of October.
Winters are generally sunny and dry. Freezing can occur overnight. there are many days in winter when the sun invites outside activities and lunches. February, in particular, can delight with mild days.