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
1550€
Duration
7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding - Inn to Inn
Highlights

An exceptional horse riding trip to enjoy the colors and scents of the sunny Provence !
- Crossing the Provence Colorado;
- Riding among lavender fields;
- Enjoying the perfumes of Provence herbs and lavender, with the sound of cicadas ...
This ride is only offered during the lavender blooming in July !

randonnee acheval en provence

Variantes du voyage

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. This ride is only offered during the peak of lavender blooming in July

Itinerary
Image programme
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Programme intro

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PROVENCE LAVENDER INN TO INN HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE
INDICATIVE ITINERARY:

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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.

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 - Saint Trinit. 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 and visit the lavender distillery.
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Day 5: Saint-Trinit - 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.

Day 6: Montbrun les Bains - Saint Auban sur Ouvèze (near Buis les Baronnies).  This horse riding in provencemorning, you will follow the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mount Ventoux. You leave Montbrun riding along a pleasant refreshing stream, then we start a climb through forests and lavender fields heading to the "Arles" pass, where we enter the Provence Drôme.  You will ride down to the wonderful Mevouillon valley to reach your assistant for lunch breack.  The afternoon, you will leave the valley riding towards the Pelleret hamlet going up to the "Bouvreges" pass where you will enjoy an amazing 380° view. Last canter through the forest to Saint Auban sur Ouvèze, where the truck and the minibus are waiting for your transfer back to  Lauris.

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 afternoonin Lauris at 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:

 niveau équestre
To participate and enjoy this trip, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors on balanced horses.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 1349
In 2-3 person bedrooms in hotels and guesthouses. Single bedroom available with supplement.
Indicative accommodation websites:

Les GargoulettesLes Gargoulettes 

Les SeguinsLes Seguinslavande a cheval en provence
RustreouLe Rustreou or gite rustrelLe Chateau

Le LabouretLe Petit Labouret

image 1171 Le Mas de Reilhanette

MEALS:image 210
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.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:horse riding in provence
Provided by the assistant in a minibus.

 

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1 550 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
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 €

DISCOUNTS:

Group: Discount from 2 participants booking together. Fidelity: from your 2nd week stay with Cap Rando. Early registration and payment discount: consult us.

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, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1550€ LAST AVAILABILITIES CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
- 1550€ LAST AVAILABILITIES CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + 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 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.

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 ! »