Horseback riding in the heart of Provence. Discover the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights
  • If you don't feel ready to go directly on a horseback trip, this progressive program, with 3 days in a star and 2 itinerant days, allows you to prepare for the practice of progressive Inn to Inn riding trips.

This week horseback riding holidays in the heart of Provence is ideal if you don't feel ready to go directly on a week progressive Inn to Inn horseback ride, to prepare yourself for the practice of traveling on horseback ! while discovering the beauty of the nature of the Natural Park from the Luberon.

Itinerary
Image programme
Randonnée à cheval Luberon
Programme intro

provence à cheval
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Sunday: Meeting in Lauris between 6 and 7 pm. Welcome aperitive, presentation of your week. Dinner and night in your guesthouse.

image 1047Monday: After breakfast, departure for a short ride to get you in the saddle in the hills around. One hour in the morning and an two hours in the afternoon. Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Tuesday: A day ride with a picnic on the Durance river bank. Nice ride among almond and olive trees and along vineyads, apricot, peach, cherry trees: Provence is considers as the garden of France ! You will enjoy a bath in the river with your horse. Ride back to your accommodation where you may enjoy a swim in the covered pool. Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

randonnee a cheval luberonWednesday: Morning off. Visit of Lourmarin, classified "one of the nicest village in France". Free lunch in the village. The afternoon, you will ride in the pine tree hills and along olive trees, vineyards and other fruit trees with a stop in a cave for a wine tasting. Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Thursday: Take off for a two day trail ride with the night spent in an Inn in the heart of the Luberon. Dinner and night in a charming Inn with a swimming pool in the heart of the Luberon, at the foot of famous climbing cliffs (at some dates, image 1046depending on availbility, transfer to your accommodation in Lauris).

Friday: Head back following the “Gorges de l’Aiguebrun”, a canyon that is renowned for its cliffs that are famous for rock climbing. Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Saturday: Departure after breakfast.

* Indicative itinerary that can be changed if necessary (weather, fire risks, ...).

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Please note: in Summer, in case of high level fire risk, some forest massifs may be prohibited from access overnight, implying possible changes to the itinerary, without financial compensation.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
6 NIGHT PACKAGE FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY MORNING:
Sunday evening at Lauris in the Luberon. Free transfer * from Marseille Provence airport (5 p.m.), Aix en Provence TGV station (5.30 p.m.) or Aix en Provence center station (5.45 p.m.).
* Please note: plan to arrive in advance of the meeting time to avoid having to take a taxi in case of delay.
4 NIGHTS FROM MONDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON:
Monday at 9 a.m. in Lauris. No transfer offered.

DEPARTURE:
6 NIGHTS PACKAGE FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY MORNING:
Saturday morning after breakfast. Departure at 9.30 am of the free transfer * to Aix en Provence center station (±10h), Aix en Provence TGV station (±10h30, book a tgv after 11am) or Marseille airport (±11h, booking a flight after 12 noon).
* Attention: no departure possible before or after 9:30 a.m., plan a train or plane departure sufficiently after the scheduled arrival time to avoid having to take a taxi. Tgv: not before 11 a.m., flight: not before 12 p.m. Please note: for the "ouigo" tgv: registration required 30 minutes in advance at the station.
4 NIGHTS FROM MONDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON:
End of your stay around 5 p.m. on Friday after the ride.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL:  image 1062toimage 1044
To enjoy this week: You must be comfortable walking and trotting and have some notions of cantering. This stay is suitable for riders who do not dare to go on a horseback trip: it allows the rider to achieve the necessary three gate ease. Possibility of stay for non riders.

RYTHM:
An alternation of half days and full days allows the rider to get used to his horse and to fully enjoy the 2 last day Inn to Inn trip. This program is easy to adapt to participants' levels, weather conditions, fire risks.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:
1 qualified guide speaking French and English + 1 professional assistant ensuring the preparation of midday meals.

HORSES:
provence horseback ridingEssentially 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.

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TACK:
Comfortable trail ride saddles, hollow and secure, fitted with saddlebags. Comfortable for both the horse and the rider.

 

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION:   image-20230728095451-1
On choice:
- In dormitory at the equestrian center. One night* of the progressive ride in an Inn with in the Luberon.
- In a comfortable bed and breakfast with swimming pool, next to the equestrian center. One night* of the progressive ride in an Inn with in the Luberon.
- On quote: in a luxury hotel near the equestrian tourism center with gourmet meals.
* Please note: the night in an inn in the heart of the Luberon during the two progressive days is subject to availability of the accommodation, in the event of unavailability: return by minibus to your accommodation in Lauris.

Indicative accommodation (subject to availability):
image-20230727205140-2Le Mas de Recaute - Accommodation in dormitory at the equestrian center. Without swimming pool, but you can access the swimming pool of the neighboring accommodation (paying access).
3 or 5 nights depending on the 4 or 6 night version.
 

 

 



image-20230727205015-1Les Gargoulettes - Accommodation in a guest house next to the equestrian center with indoor swimming pool, hammam, jacuzzi.
3 or 5 nights depending on the 4 or 6 night version.

 

 

 


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Les Seguins - Typical inn in the heart of the Luberon.
1 night during the progressive ride (subject to availability).
In case of unavailability, the horses stay at the inn, the riders are transferred to their accommodation in Lauris.

 

 


This stay is also possible (on quote) with accommodation in a luxury hotel and meals at the gourmet restaurant less than one kilometer from the equestrian center:
image-20230727205610-4 Hôtel de Fontenille (hôtel de luxe voisin de Cap Rando)

 

 

 

 


 

Repas table d'hôtesMEALS:
image 210The breakfasts are traditional breakfasts: hot drinks with bread, butter, jam, honey, cereals, fruit juices (no cheese, eggs, …).

At lunch, an assistant prepares a generous buffet (see pictures).

For less than 5 riders: picnics may be taken in saddlebags (mixed salads, local charcuterie, cheese, fruit, etc.). A free lunch is not included in Lourmarin to enjoy the village.

Dinners are prepared by your hosts at the guesthouse, one dinner at the inn (if available) during the 2 progressive days. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets (vegetarian and medical requirements) can be accommodated. Wine is included with meals.

Pique-nique buffet en randonnée   sejour equestre en provence

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This program is also available in a luxury hotel (on quote) with gastronomic dinners:
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Fontenille hotel

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
4 NIGHTS FROM MONDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITHOUT STATION/AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
In dormitory: 1400 €
In 2-3 person bedroom: 1500 €
Single bedroom supplement *: 200 € (to be added to the 2-3 bedroom rate)
Transfers to/from Aix center station, Aix tgv station, Marseille Airport: not offered.
Application fee: 15 €
6 NIGHTS FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY MORNING WITH FREE STATION/AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
In dormitory: 1450 €
In 2-3 person bedroom: 1600 €
Single bedroom supplement * 360 € (to be added to the 2-3 bedroom rate)
Transfers to/from Aix center station, Aix tgv station, Marseille Airport: free at the fixed times.
Application fee: 15 €
LESS THAN 4 RIDERS SUPPLEMENT:
The above prices are for a minimum of 4 riders. A stay can be confirmed with a supplement for less than 4 riders: contact us to know the number of riders registered for the week that interests you. 
3 riders: +200 € / person
2 riders: +500 € / person
1 rider: +750 € + single bedroom supplement

THE PRICES INCLUDE:
The equipped horse, the guide, the assistant ensuring the preparation of the lunch buffets (unless for small groups: picnics are taken in saddlebags) and the transport of luggage during the progressive ride (if the accommodation is available), transfers from / to Aix-en-Provence stations or Marseille airport at fixed days & times for the 6 night package, full board accommodation except one lunch, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, 1 lunch, any visits, transfers from / to Aix-en-Provence stations or Marseille airport at fixed days & times for the 4 night package, all that does not 'is not indicated in "the prices include".

INSURANCE:
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.
See prices & information

Dates
Infos calendrier

THIS RIDE IS MOSTLY SCHEDULED IN SUMMER, IT CAN BE OFFERED ON REQUEST FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER
IN MARCH & NOVEMBER : SEE THE TASTE OF PROVENCE PROGRAM
THE INDICATED "FROM" PRICES ARE FOR A MONDAY-FRIDAY STAY AND IN DORMITORY

Booking
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
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. 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.

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 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/

4. PAYMENT:
- 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.

5. CONFIRMATION:
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.

6. TRANSPORTS:
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.


 

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Mieko et Sachi (Japon)

Cher Cédric. Je te remercie pour ta gentillese et ton hospitalité pour ma randonnée à cheval dans le Luberon avec toi. Chaque journée passée dans le Luberon a été une joie. Je me souviendrai toujours de ces moments passés avec toi et avec mon cheval. J'étais déjà venue pour faire la randonnée à cheval du Luberon à la Camargue, je l'ai faite deux fois, j'espère revenir bientôt pour découvrir une autre randonnée en Provence avec vous. Merci de transmetre toutes mes amitiés à toute l'équipe. Je suis amoureuse de la Provence ! Je vous envoie quelques photos souvenirs du Luberon. Bises, Sachi. Randonnee cheval et nature dans le Luberon

Mieko et Sachi (Japon)

Cher Cédric. Je te remercie pour ta gentillese et ton hospitalité pour ma randonnée à cheval dans le Luberon avec toi. Chaque journée passée dans le Luberon a été une joie. Je me souviendrai toujours de ces moments passés avec toi et avec mon cheval. J'étais déjà venue pour faire la randonnée à cheval du Luberon à la Camargue, je l'ai faite deux fois, j'espère revenir bientôt pour découvrir une autre randonnée en Provence avec vous. Merci de transmetre toutes mes amitiés à toute l'équipe. Je suis amoureuse de la Provence ! Je vous envoie quelques photos souvenirs du Luberon. Bises, Sachi. Randonnee cheval et nature dans le Luberon

Déborah (Canada)

La semaine dernière j'ai eu un grand plaisir de passer une semaine au Mas de Recaute et de faire le séjour Cheval & Nature en Luberon. Mon guide, Paul, m'a emmené sur des randonnées magiques à travers le Luberon. Il est plein de connaissances sur la Provence et son histoire. Notre chef nous a préparé d'excellents repas, comme le canard grillé à la cheminée, la ratatouille provencale, sa tapenade maison, et de superbes salades. Pierre nous a préparé des pique-niques fabuleux. Merci de m'avoir emmené découvrir le marché de Lourmarin. Après les diners, je me sentais comme faisant partie de l'équipe, dansant, chantant avec tout le monde ! Le meilleur des services de la part d'une équipe professionnelle. Je suis décidée à revenir pour faire la randonnée à cheval du Luberon à la Camargue !

René et Taren (USA)

Notre semaine de randonnée à cheval dans le Luberon, Cheval & Nature, a été magique et nous laisse une multitude de souvenirs inoubliables. Cette randonnée avec l'équipe Cap Rando nous a apporté beaucoup plus que ce que nous attendions et nous vous remercions. Merci beaucoup !

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