Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 3-4 star hotels
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
2900€
Duration
7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding - Inn to Inn
Highlights

A luxury version of our horseback trip from the Luberon to the Camargue. 3 * and 4 * hotels and gourmet meals.

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Horseback trip in Provence that will take you from the Luberon hills, across the Alpilles of Van Gogh hills, to the Mediterranean sea in the famous Camargue: the land of flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture, a week full of excitment as you will galop on the long beautiful sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast. This ride is the same as our Provence, Luberon to Camargue regular Inn to Inn horseback trail ride, but in 3 and 4 star hotels with gastronomic dinners.

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Itinerary
Programme intro

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INDICATIVE ITINERARY *:
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Day 1: Meeting at Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at your Domaine de Fontenille 4 star hotel (classification in progress as a new hotel) in Lauris. Welcome aperitif and presentation of the trail ride. You will be introduced to your guide and spend a first gastronomic dinner prepared by Jerome FAURE, 1 star chef.

Crossing of the Durance river on provence horseback rideDay 2: From Lauris to Mallemort. Ride at the foot of the Luberon mountain in pine and oak forests to the Durance valley where we will cross the river.  Picnic brought by our assistant on the other side of the Durance river. In the afternoon, we will ride along the Alpilles canal to the farm where the horses will stay for the night. Transfer with minibus to your 4 star hotel: Le Moulin de Vernègues. Gastronomic dinner.

Day 3: From Mallemort to Eygalieres. After breakfat, transfer to the place where your horse spent the night. In the garrigue of Provence , we will enter in the Alpilles Nature Park. You will then make your way out of the valley, towards Van Gogh’s country : the Alpilles. We will reach the Roman village of Eygalière late in the afternoon, and stop by the beautiful « Chapel St Sixte », to take pictures. Gastronomic dinner and overnight at the 3 star Hotel Bastide near Eygalieres.

Day 4: From Eygalieres to Les Baux de Provence. A cultural day as you will ride in the landscape Van Gogh liked to paint. You will stop near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in front of the hospital in which Van Gogh stayed and made his most famous paintings. Admire beautiful Roman monuments, before you make your way towards lunch, by a gorgeous little lake, hidden in the hills. The afternoon ride will take you on the crests of the Alpilles : striking panorama on the surrounding area. We will even see the gleam of the mediterranean sea in the distance. At the end of the trail, discover a breathtaking sight on the medieval village of «Les Beaux-de-Provence ». Load the horses in the truck to meet them later on at the hotel...in front of your room ! Visit of the village and transfer to Saintes Maries de la Mer in Camargue. You will stay 2 days in the Auberge Cavaliere 4 star hotel.

Day 5: From Astouin to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. After breakfast, transfer to Astoin where your horse spent the night. A stunningHorse riding on the Camargue beach day ride to discover more of Camargue. You will cross the « Small Rhône » river on a ferry boat to reach a very protected part of the Nature Park. The marsh land will slowly give way to sand dunes and pine forests as you ride towards wild beaches: unforgettable canters and gallops. You will feel lost in the wild, as you ride in this remote part of Camargue, off the toursist track. Admire the rich wildlife among which the pink flamingoes and herons. End of the day at « Les Saintes Maries de la Mer », right by the sea. Time for a visit of the village and shopping. Gastronomic dinner and night at the Auberge Cavaliere. Overnight in a hotel near the village.

Day 6: A morning ride on the beaches. Nice gallops and walk in the sea. The lunch will be prepared at the hotel by your assistant, and the afternoon you will ride along the Vacares lake: you will discover a lot of flamingos and wild birds on a pleasant trail. Transfer to Lauris and your Domaine de Fontenille hotel in Lauris, for a last gastronomic dinner and night.

Day 7: End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to Aix-en-Provence train stations and Marseille airport.

* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary. Accommodations are indicative, may be exceptionnally changed depending on availabilities.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Sunday evening 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 train station (10 am), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (10:30 am), Marseille airport (11 am).

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: horseback riding in provence south of france
To participate and enjoy this trip, it is imperative to be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, rapid gallop) outdoors on balanced horses. This ride requires a very good equestrian level, with gaits that can be fast, especially on the Camargue beaches.

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 & 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:

selle de randonneeComfortable 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:horseback trail ride in provence
In 3 stars and 4 stars hotels. Standard bedrooms. Single bedrooms and/or superior bedrooms available with supplement.

This horse riding trip is also offered in simple but comfortable guesthouses and hotels: see the regular accommodation program.
Links to the accommodations (may be changed, depending on availabilities):

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Fontenille (Lauris) - Nights 1 & 6.

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Moulin de Vernègues (Mallemort) - Night 2.

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Bastide (Eygalieres) - Night 3.

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Auberge Cavalière (Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) - Nights 4 & 5.

MEALS:
Meals are taken every evening in the gastronomic restaurants of the hotels.luxury horse riding trail ride in Provence
Drinks are not included so you can choose your wines and other drinks. 
At noon, an assistant prepares hearty buffets (see pictures).




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LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
The assistant transfers luggage every day by car.

Rates
Infos tarif
2021 PRICES / PER PERSON:

For minimum 5 riders. Indicative prices *.
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 2900 €
Single bedroom supplement: 950 €
4 rider supplement: 250 € / pers.
3 rider supplement: 650 € / pers.
2 rider supplements: 1300 € / pers.
Booking fees: 15 €
* Prices are based on standard rooms, they can vary depending on the comfort and the period desired. Contact us for the price for the desired comfort and period.

PRICES INCLUDE

 Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, drinks at picnics, luggage transfers, transfer back to Lauris, transfers from/to Aix-en-Provence train stations and Marseille airport at pre-set times, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

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

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN APRIL + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN MAY + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN JUNE + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 2900€ SUR DEMANDE ET DEVIS EN NOVEMBRE + 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.

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