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
Highlights

An exceptional horse riding trip to enjoy the colors and scents of the sunny Provence !
- Crossing the Provence Colorado;
- Riding along lavender fields;
- Enjoying the perfumes of Provence herbs and lavender, with the sound of cicadas.

route de la lavande a cheval

The lavender horseback trail ride in Provence ... a fragrant andcolorful horseback trip from the South of the Luberon nature park to the Provence lavender-growing places: the country of Banon and Sault: the lavender "capital". A perfumed trail ride among the lavender, but also the sage widely cultivated in the region, and riding in the garrigue filled with herbs of Provence. A colorfull horse riding trip: the white limestone cliffs of the Luberon, the greenery of the the pine and oak forests, the ochres of the Provence Colorado, the blue of the sky and lavender. Varied landscapes from Mediterranean Provence to the upper Provence, as far as the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux.

Itinerary
Image programme
randonnee a cheval lavande en provence
Programme intro

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PROVENCE LAVENDER INN TO INN HORSEBACK RIDING TRIP
INDICATIVE ITINERARY:

randonnee acheval en provence

Day 1: Meeting at your accommodation in Lauris between 6pm and 7 pm, or free transfer from Marseille airport (5pm), Aix-en-Provence tgv station (5:30pm), Aix-en-Provence center train station (5:45pm). Meet your guide and assistant who will tell you about the ride around a welcome drink. Dinner and night.

Day 2: Lauris - Buoux.  The ride starts for about two hours on the Southern side of the Luberon to the crest of the little Luberon: nice view on the Mont Ventoux (localy called "the giant of Provence") and the Lure Mountain. Picinic in a cedar forest. The afternoon, you will ride down the Northern side to Bonnieux: a nice stone village ou will reach the Plateau of Claparedes, the first lavender fields, and you will ride down to the Aiguebrun Gorges, the border between Small Luberon and Big Luberon. Your charming Inn is down the cliffs and you will enjoy the swimming pool before dinner. At some dates: transfer back to your accommodation in Lauris.

horseback riding trip in provenceDay 3: Buoux - Rustrel. This morning you are riding up on the Plateau of Claparèdes, follow lavender fields, dry stone walls and " bories " (small shepherds' pen). You will ride down towards the Valley of Apt on ancient paved trails. After lunch, you will ride down to the "Colorado Provençal" old ocher mines. You will visit on horseback this exceptional site before leaving your horse and reach your hotel in the village of Rustrel.

Day 4: Rustrel - Revest-du-Bion. You quietly get into a valley shaded by oak trees, onto the Albion Plateau, high spot for lavender. Picnic near a chapel before browsing the plateau, former nuclear missiles site for the French nuclear force from 1971 to 1996. Ride among the lavender and sage fields with a break at a distillery where your guide will explain the production of basis for the perfume manufactures. Arrival at the guesthouse where you can relax and take a swim in the pool before visiting the village of Sault, lavender capital, do some shopping, or visit a lavender distillery.
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Day 5: Revest-du-Bion - Montbrun-les-Bains. This morning, you will ride in direction of Saint-Trinit. The lunch will wait for you in the shade near Sault. In the afternoon, you will leave in the direction of Aurel, charming medieval village at the foot of the Mount Ventoux. In the afternoon, the colors of lavenders, fields of cereal and the shadows of the Mount Ventoux may tempt you to imitate the numerous painters who felt in love with this region. You will arrive the afternoon near Montbrun-les-Bains, surrounded with green hills and dominating a plain of perfumed lavenders: one of the most beautiful villages of France.

horse riding in provenceDay 6: Montbrun les Bains - Mevouillon.  Montbrun les Bains - Mévouillon. This morning, the ride passes at the foot of the Giant of Provence: Mont Ventoux. We follow the Toulourenc, a pleasant refreshing stream, cross some typical villages, and enter the Drôme Provencale: an alternation of wooded hills and lavender fields. In the afternoon, we head to Mévouillon, where the truck and minibus await us, for the horse and rider transfer back to Lauris, in the Luberon.

Day 7: End of the ride after breakfast. At 9:30 am, transfer to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train stations.

* indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING: 

Sunday afternoon at your accommodation in Lauris between 6 and 7 pm. 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 train station (±10 am), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (±10:30 am), Marseille airport (±11 am).

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: horseback trail ride in provence
To participate and enjoy this trip, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors on balanced horses. This ride requires a good equestrian level.

RYTHM:
5 hours a day on horseback on average: 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon, with a long break of around 2 hours at noon. You will ride the three paces: walk, trot, and canter when the terrain allows.

GROUP SIZE:
4 to 8 riders + the guide.

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

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.




TACK:rando cheval Provence et Camargue
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.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 1349
In simple guesthouses and hotels (equivalent 2 * French standard). All nights in shared 2-3 person bedrooms (triple may be 2 double beds some nights) or single bedrooms with supplement. Most bedrooms are ensuite, some can not have enough ensuite bedrooms for all guests: specify your request when booking.
Inn to Inn trips cannot guarantee the same level of comfort every night: one of the pleasures of a horseback riding trip is the variety ! We chose the accommodations for their location on the itinerary and for the quality of their welcome. With varying degrees of comfort, you will always have a memory: a good meal, a particularly pleasant atmosphere, or an exceptional setting. The price is not justified by luxury accommodation, but by the high logistical costs on an online horse riding trip).

INDICATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS (may change depending on availabilities):

image 2104Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes - Nights 1 & 6 - Night 2 at some dates

Les SeguinsLes Seguins or Les Gargoulettes Les Gargoulettes - Night 2
RustreouLe Rustreou or gite rustrelLe Chateau - Night 3

lavande a cheval en provenceLe LabouretLe Petit Labouret - Night 4 and night 5 at some dates

image 1171 Le Mas de Reilhanette  or image 2024 Hôtel des voyageurs - Night 5

MEALS:
horse riding in provenceDinners aimage 210t 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.


LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by the assistant in a minibus.

 

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
1 550 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Book in November and get 5% off !
Single bedroom supplement: 300 € *
* If you book in shared bedrooms and if there is no other rider to share bedrooms with you, the single supplement will be applied.
Booking fees: 15 €

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

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, visits, tips, personal expenses, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"
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Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1550€ LAST AVAILABILITIES CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
- 1550€ + Infos
- 1550€ + Infos
- 1550€ + Infos
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: [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 Europe Union citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see 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.

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.

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Pauline (France) - Juillet 2020

Très belle balade en Provence dans les champs de lavande avec Didier notre guide. J'ai été très bien reçue et bien logée tout au long de notre itinéraire. Les chevaux sont adorables et soignés.
Je réserverai avec plaisir une autre balade avec Cap Rando
Je recommande vivement

Marie (Sweden) - Juillet 2018

« The Lavender ride in Provence is absolutely fantastic, the trail runs through the mountains, forests and lavender fields. The lovely scent of lavender and the beautiful views from the mountains, it´s breathtaking. A wonderful week on the saddle, nice and clean accommodations, excellent cuisine and lovely people and horses. This is my second time at Cap Rando and I will for sure come back ! »

Christophe (France) - Juillet 2018

« Here is the word that for me sums up this ride: Wow !!!
It was perfect. The days are very homogeneous with sometimes time to visit.
The two nights in the same accommodation are good, this allows you to enjoy the place.
The horses are good in their heads and dynamic.
The meals are good and plentiful.
One of my most beautiful rides !
I hope to come back for the Luberon-Alpilles-Camargue horseback ride »

Marianne (Allemagne) - Juillet 2015

« I just spent a week of horse riding, I would like to thank you. It was a wonderful stay like the last time. I send you bottles of wine from Germany to thank you and some photos.
Thank you again and see you soon ! »