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
1500€
Duration
7 days 6 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding in Provence

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The Cap Rando horse transhumance in Spring and Autumn: our horses spend the winter in more than 500 hectares fields on the Southern slope of the Lure mountain in Upper Provence, in A low mountain, a sheltered area marked by the mildness winter climate. In March, among the orchards often already blooming in Provence where the spring arrives early: descent of the herd from the upper Provence pasture of Haute to the Luberon nature park. Early November, to enjoy the end of pleasant autumns in the heart of Provence where the vegetation is adorned with the beautiful autumn colors: the herd lives the Luberon to the upper Provence. A superb horseback trip through Provence in a festive atmosphere to mark the beginning or the end of our riding season. Each rider can be asked to lead a horse at times and to control the tracking of some horses following freedom. An equestrian experience !
 

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSE TRANSHUMANCE IN PROVENCE
INDICATIVE ITINERARIES *

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SPRING TRANSHUMANCE IN MARCH FROM THE UPPER PROVENCE TO THE LUBERON NATURE PARK

Day 1: Meet at Marseille airport, Aix en Provence TGV train station or center, or directly at Cap Rando at the end of the afternoon. Welcome drink and presentation of your trip, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Peyruis (our herd winter pastures) - Cruis. Breakfast. Transfer by minibus (about 1h30) to the horse pasture in upper Provence. Gathering the herd, preparing the horses, checking the fittings, choosing the mounted and unmounted horses that will follow in hand and at liberty, and picnic: our assistant will prepare us a pleasant buffet. After lunch, we leave riding south of the Lure montain to join the guesthouse and its pleasant bed and breakfast near Cruis with views of the lavender fields. Dinner at the host table and night.

Day 3: Cruis - Simiane-la-Rotonde. Breakfast. Early departure for a relatively long day (about 7 hour riding) through the lavender fields with the Lure mountain in the background. Nice mid-stop buffet break before heading back to Simiane-La-Rotonde through green oak forests. Arrival at your pleasant guesthouse at the foot of the village, for a lively meal at the host table. Night in a nice bedroom.

Day 4: Simiane-la-Rotonde - Céreste. Breakfast. Departure to Oppedette among the lavender fields. crossing the beautiful village, typical of the upper Provence. Our assistant will wait for us with a pleasant Provencal meal, a scramble, a ratatouille, at the edge of the Oppedette Canyon, at the entrance of the Luberon nature park. We ride to the Carluc Priory, of the 11th century where we take a break before joining the eaccommodation where our friend Olivier awaits us for an aperitif, a festive dinner and  night in his bed and breakfast or in a small hotel in the heart of the village.

Day 5: Céreste - Buoux. Breakfast and departure on trails through the fragrant Provencal scrubland, with its thyme and rosemary scents. Then we will join a very pretty Provencal village and take a break at the fountain of the village to water the horses. Lunch break under oaks. We reach the prehistoric sites of the Gorges de l'Aiguebrun and join the Auberge des Seguins, nestled at the foot of the impressive cliffs along the Aiguebrun stream: a peacefull heven in the heart of the Luberon !

Day 6: Buoux - Lauris. After breakfast, on horseback, we ride on the crests of the high Luberon from where we discover a superb point of view on a clear day: on the alpine peaks in the north, to the Mediterranean in the south! Picnic near Lourmarin, classified village where lived and where Albert Camus is resting. Ride back by the foot of the Luberon. The trails are pleasant, in the pine forests and along vineyards and orchards of peach, apricot, cherry and almond trees that are already blooming with a spring that arrives early in Provence, overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Sainte Victoire mountain dear to Cézanne. Last festive evening and night at your guesthouse.

Day 7: End of your trip after breakfast. Free transfer to Aix en Provence center or tgv train and Marseille airport.


AUTUMN TRANSHUMANCE IN NOVEMBER FROM THE LUBERON NATURE PARK TO THE UPPER PROVENCE

Day 1: Meet at Marseille airport, Aix en Provence TGV train station or center, or directly at Cap Rando at the end of the afternoon. Welcome drink and presentation of your trip, dinner and overnight. 

Day 2: Lauris - Buoux. After breakfast, choose the horses mounted and unmounted that will follow in hand and freedom, and start riding along the foot of the Luberon. The trails are pleasant, in the pine forests and along vineyards and orchards that take their fall colors, overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Sainte Victoire mountain dear to Cezanne. Picnic near Lourmarin, classified village where lived and iwas burried Albert Camus. Then, we ride to the Luberon crests from where we discover a superb point of view on a clear day: on the alpine summits in the north, until the Mediterranean in the south, before going down in the Aiguebrun canyon where we reach the Auberge des Seguins, nestled at the foot of the impressive cliffs along the Aiguebrun stram: a peacefull haven in the heart of the Luberon ! Dinner and overnight at the inn.

Day 3: Buoux - Cereste. Breakfast and departure discovering the prehistoric sites of the Aiguebrun Gorges on a pleasant trail along the only stream crossing the Luberon: the Aiguebrun. Then we will join a beautiful Provencal village and take a break at the fountain of the village to water. Lunch break under the oaks. And we leave on trails through the fragrant Provencal scrubland, with its scents of thyme, rosemary ... to join our nest accommodation near Cereste. Dinner and party with our friend Olivier.

Day 4: Cereste - Simiane-la-Rotonde. Breakfast. Departure to the 11th century Carluc Priory where we take a break before joining Oppedette leaving the Luberon nature park among lavender fields. crossing the beautiful village, typical of upper Provence. Our assistant will be waiting for us with a pleasant Provencal meal, a scramble, a ratatouille, at the edge of the Oppedette Canyon. After lunch, we leave to join our evening accommodation: a beautiful guest house in the middle of the lavender fields at the foot of Simiane la Rotonde hilltop village. Aperitif and dinner at the host table and overnight in beautiful guest bedrooms.

Day 5: Simiane-la-Rotonde - Cruis. Departure for a relatively long day (about 7 hour riding) through the lavender fields with the Lure mountain in the background. Pleasant mid-stop buffet break before heading to Cruis through the evergreen oak forests to reach the guesthouse and its pleasant guest rooms near Cruis, overlooking the lavender fields. Dinner at the host table and night.

Day 6: Cruis - Peyruis (our herd winter pastures). Departure on horseback south of the Montagne de Lure to join the horse winter pastures around noon, where awaits us the pleasant buffet prepared by our assistant. After this break, we prepare the horses (release and release of the herd that leaves us galloping and happy to find their freedom and their "holidays" after their season in Provence.) Rider minibus transfer to Lauris .Aperitif and festive evening dinner at the host table and night in.

Day 7: End of your trip after breakfast. Free transfer to Aix en Provence center and tgv train station, and Marseille airport.

* Indicative programs that can be modified if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Sunday 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).

DEPARTURE:

Saturday morning after breakfast. At 9:30 am, departure of the free transfer to Aix en Provence center station (10:30 am), Aix en Provence TGV station (11 am), Marseille airport (11:30 am).

Riding
RIDING LEVEL:

 niveau équestre
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:

1 qualified guide speaking French and English + 1 professional assistant ensuring luggage transports and preparing lunch buffets.

HORSES:

provence horseback ridingEssentially 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:

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.rando a cheval en provence

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION:

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All nights in 2-3 person bedrooms in hotels and guesthouses. Single bedroom available with supplement.
Indicative accommodation websites:

Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes 

Les SeguinsLes Seguins

 Aiguebelle rando cheval Luberon Auberge de l'Aiguebelle

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Grand Champ


MEALS:
Dinners at the host tables in guesthouses or in local restaurants. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. Wine is included with meals..
At noon, an assistant prepares hearty buffets (see pictures). For small groups, some picnics can be taken in the saddle bags.rando cheval en haute provence

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by the assistant in a minibus.

 

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICE / PER PERSON: 

1 450 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single bedrooms supplement (if you don't want to share with other riders): 300 €.
Upgrade accommodation with swimming pool in Lauris 2 nights option (1st and last night): 70 € / person in 2 person bedroom, 150 € / person in single bedroom.
Registration fees: 15 €.

PRICES INCLUDE:

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, luggage transfers, free transfer between Lauris and upper Provence horse pasture, free transfers from/to Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Aix-en-Provence center train station at pre-set times, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee. 

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1500€ CANCELED + Infos
- 1500€ FULL + Infos
- 1550€ + Infos
- 1550€ + Infos
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 information and 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.