Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

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A week horse riding in the Camargue, which will offer you to discover: its scents and colors, its contrasts between marshes and Mediterranean beaches, Camargue horses and bulls. Regional Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve, this flat territory, offers many different environments and hosts many plant and animal species. The Camargue is a migratory stopover for birds: 150,000 in transit each year. All year roundv you can admire many flamingos. This week on horseback will allow you to discover this very particular territory and its traditions: you will participate on horseback in the work of the bulls with a guardian (local cowboy) in a Camargue manade (local ranch) !

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Itinerary
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Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY:

cheval saintes maries de la merMonday: Meeting at the equestrian centre, at 2 pm. Welcome coffee: first contact with your horse and equipment. Explanations of the traditional Camargue riding. A short riding tour for the adaptation of the rider and his horse. Free dinner (not included): you can have your dinner in a restaurant 5 minutes from your accommodation, or in Saintes Maries de la Mer 15 minutes by car, to enjoy one of the many lively restaurants in the village after a swim at the beach or a shopping break. If you do not have a car, you can share a car with other riders or ask for a taxi to Saintes Maries de la Mer. Return and overnight at the Mas.

Rando à cheval CamargueTuesday: You are riding to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Between inner land and marsh, you will ride on pleasant riding trails, and discover the different “levels” of the Camargue, all the way to the seashore. Picnic lunch at the “Bouvao d’Aubanel”, under la laupio… translation of these Provence words will be given to you by your guide…! On the afternoon, you will ride on the beach and through the natural reserve of “Les Impériaux”. You will discover very rich flora and fauna, as about 350 different species of migrating birds can be found in this protected area. The ride ends up at the “Pointe de Cacharel”. Transfer back to the Mas. Dinner and night at the mas.

Randonnée à cheval CamargueWednesday: A half-day ride this morning, to keep discovering the surroundings: reedbeds, traditional Camargue huts, manades (Camargue ranches) and vineyards. After lunch, free afternoon to Saintes Maries de la Mer. Dinner (not included) in Saintes Maries de la Mer. Back to the Mas. From/to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: with your car, shared car, or a taxi.

Thursday: You will go out for the day, along side the “Petit Rhône” river, dammed in order to protect Camargue. Cross the river on a ferry platform with the horses, and head towards the natural reserve “Domaine du Grand Radeau”. The story of this private property will be related to you once there…! You will visit this wild place, discover its beach and pine tree forest as well as its rich fauna. Pique-nique lunch on the beach, and optional swim during lunch break ! You will then ride back to the Mas trough the inner lands. Dinner and night at the mas.

manade a cheval en CamargueFriday: Breakfast at 8:30 am. Departure for a half-day discovery of a manade around 9:30 am. Ride to the herd, where the guardian will introduce you to a herd of Camargue bulls and show you the art and the way of sorting the bulls in their natural environment. Return to the farmhouse for lunch. End of your equestrian stay in the Camargue after lunch.

* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Monday at the equestrian center at 2 pm.

COMING BY TRAIN:
Arles train station, then bus to Pioch Badet (Arles - Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer line see schedule). Ticket price: about 3 €. Pick-up at the bus stop and free transfer to the equestrian center. 

COMING BY PLANE:
Montpellier or Nimes airport, then taxi to the equestrian center (cost about 100 €).
Marseille airport: train to/from Arles. Then, bus to Pioch Badet. Free transfer from the Pioch Badet bus stop (Arles - Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, bus line): see shedule.

DEPARTURE: 

Friday after lunch. Free transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop. Bus to Arles train station. See schedule
Or taxi to Nimes or Montpellier airport. Or train from Arles to Marseille airport.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: horse riding in Camargue
This ride is offered only to good riders, comfortable at the three paces outdoors (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.

GUIDE:
Professional licensed equestrian guide, English speaking.

HORSES:
horse riding in camargueMostly Camargue horses, well balanced, trail ride horse riding in Camargueprofessionals.

TACK:
Camargue & trail ride saddles.
 

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: horseback riding in Camargue
At the equestrian center, in a typical and simple Camargue farmhouse. 2 bedrooms for 2 people with private bathrooms and two single beds, 1 bedroom for 3 people with private bathrooms and 3 single beds, 1 chalet for 3 people with 1 double bed and 1 single bed (shared bathrooms outside the chalet).

 
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​​​MEALS:
Dinners are authentic, a family cuisine at the guesthouse table. 2 dinners are free (not included): you can go in one of the many lively restaurants in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. If you don't have a car: you can share a car with other riders, book a taxi 50 € per person round trip, you can also bring or order in advance meals to be heated in the kitchen provided. Picnics are taken in the saddlebags.

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
In triple bedroom: 850 €
In 2 person bedroom: 900 €
Single bedroom: not available
Booking fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
The equipped horse, the guide, the equestrian activities described in the program, full board accommodation except 2 evening meals, drinks during meals at the equestrian center,  the activity with the guardian (local cowboy) and bulls, free transfers from / for the Pioch Badet bus stop, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Two free evening meals at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and transfers to the restaurant if you do not have a car, drinks out of meals and in restaurants (free meals), individual insurance, anything not indicated in "the price includes ".

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.
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Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Agnes & Juliette (Fra nce) - November 2023

We would have liked a slightly longer stay, a week, a very nice week !

Sophie (Switzerland) - September 2023

Both the guides Aurelys and Corinne and our host are sweethearts.
Very well treated and great little horses. My horse: Akoso 😍
No unnecessary risk taking but nice canters.
Comfortable tack in good condition.
Accommodation: perfect.
Cap Rando services: perfect.

Pascale (France) - July 2023

Well done course. Beautiful canterss in an extraordinary natural setting.
The 2 coaches Aurelys and Caroline were brilliant, especially for trainees like me who had never ridden in the Camargue way.
The boss very well and the meals were rich in exchanges.
Thanks++

Annabel (UK)

I've dreamed about riding horses in the Camargue since I was about eight years old. It was a wonderful experience and I would certainly recommend this ride, particularly because of the quality of guiding/instruction, the condition of the horses, and the very well thought out sequence of rides.
We were made very welcome.
Most of our rides were guided by Carolyn. She and our other guide are highly skilful riders and they provided just the right amount of instruction for each of the guests.
The horses chosen for the guests appeared to be well matched with the previous experience of the riders. The series of rides was very cleverly sequenced in terms of increasing demand on the riding skills of the guests as the week passed. I was extremely impressed by the condition and fitness of the horses. My horse was willing and intelligent, a very pleasant companion for the week. I am a comparatively experienced rider and it was interesting to ride a horse which was new to the area. My husband's horse was called Vaccares. They were a perfect team !
The meals were good quality and I appreciated the care taken over my dietary restrictions. The rooms were clean and beds comfortable.
The booking arrangements with Cap Rando were well managed; exchanges of emails prior to our arrival were particularly helpful, especially since we booked our holiday only a short while before we came.

Marion (France)

At the top, it feels good. Horse at the top in his head for the proposed walks. Kitchen available with fridge is a plus for an aperitif;), room quite correct. Successful discovery of the Camargue, beautiful encounters and discoveries, it makes you want to repeat this kind of stay with your horse to be even better.

Vladimir & Liudmila (Russia)

Hello Didier, Thank you! We booked a week of horseback riding in the Camargue with Cap Rando. You have selected the best place for our horse riding holidays in Provence: our best holidays !