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
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 *:image-20220427184051-1

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.

inn to inn horseback trail ride ProvenceDay 2: From Lauris to Mallemort. Ride from 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 breakfast, transfer to the horses. We will ride in a rich valley among fruit trees to Lamanon where we will enjoy the lunch buffet, The afternoon, we will enter in the Alpilles Nature Park, Van Gogh’s country. We will ride in hiils and we will reach the Roman village of Eygalières late in the afternoon. horse ridng holiday in ProvenceGastronomic 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 nights in the Auberge Cavaliere 4 star hotel.

week equestrian vacation Camargue ProvenceDay 5: Astouin - Bull cattle drive - Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. On horseback to a Camargue ranch. After an hour on horseback in the heart of the Camargue, we will arrive at a "manade", a bull and horse ranch in Camargue. Mathieu, a passionate "guardian", Camargue cow-boy, welcomes us in front of the enclosure of one of his bull herds. We accompany him on horseback to "grab" the bulls, that is to say push them through the marsh to a sorting enclosure. Then he tells us about the "Camargue bull and horse races", the breeding methods, the traditions linked to the Camargue bulls, then he sorts a few bulls in front of us and ends his performance by offering us an aperitif "the friendship glass". Picnic on the place, prepared by our assistant. Then we leave on horseback to Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. After being back at the hotel, the Auberge Cavaliere, you can go for a walk in the the village streets and do some shopping, take a stroll to the beach, progressive horse riding trip in Provenceor enjoy the hotel swimming pool. Gastronomic dinner and night at the hotel

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 great 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

image-20220413165703-2MEETING:
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 trail ride in provence
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:
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. Nice gallops in Camargue on beaches.

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.




rando cheval Provence et CamargueTACK:
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: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

2022 PRICES / PER PERSON  *: 

For minimum 5 riders:
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 2900 €
Single bedroom supplement: 1150 €
Supplement for 4 riders: 250 € / pers.
Supplement for 3 riders: 650 € / pers.
Supplement for 2 riders: 1300 € / pers.
Booking fees: 15 €
* Prices are based on standard type rooms, they can vary according to the comfort and the desired period. Contact us to check the price for your desired comfort and period.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Tack and horse rental, guide, assistant ensuring the preparation of lunch buffets and luggage transport, accommodation, meals, drinks at lunch picnics, horses and riders transfer from Les Baux to Camargue, horses and riders transfer back from Camargue, arrival and departure transfers from/to Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train stations at the fixed times,  the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, all drinks in hotels and restaurants, any visits, tips, anything not indicated in "the price includes".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN JUNE + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 2900€ ON REQUEST & QUOTE UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER + 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: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

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).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. 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. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
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.