Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
1150€
Duration
5 or 7 days - 4 or 6 nights - 5 days riding in Provence
Highlights

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A horseback ride to discover the Luberon Natural Park in the heart of Provence and the diversity of its landscapes between the Durance river valley and ridges of the Petit and Grand Luberon. Five intense days on horseback ! You can choose from these days: the first three  stationary days between the Luberon and the Durance river, the last two progressive days riding from the "lower" to the "higher" Luberon ... or the whole 5 days riding program to experience an exceptional week with your horse discovering the Luberon wonderful landscapes and its ornithological richness !

Crossing the Durance river :

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Itinerary
Image programme
Randonnée à cheval en Provence
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARIES *

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS RIDING:

Sunday: Meeting in Lauris, at the foot of the Luberon, from 6 pm. Installation, presentation of your ride, dinner and overnight. Free transfer from Marseille Provence airport (5pm), Aix en Provence TGV station (5:30 pm), Aix en Provence center (5:45 pm).
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Monday: The Luberon crests . After breakfat, departure for a day loop to the peaks of Petit Luberon. Picnic from saddle bags in a beautiful Atlas cedar forest. You leave by discovering magnificent views of Mont Ventoux and the snow-capped peaks of southern Alps, before descending to your accommodation.

Tuesday: Lauris - Merindol. Departure of the first day ride. From the foot of the Petit Luberon, you enter the massif, before going down. Picnic brought in saddle bags at the shelter of the little hut or outside to enjoy the sun. You leave again towards Merindol. Break to go walk to the old village, former Protestant capital destroyed in 1545. You will then cross the village on horseback to join the equestrian center where the horses will spend the night. Transfer by car to your accommodation in Lauris.
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Wednesday: Merindol - Lauris. After breakfast, transfer to the horses before leaving to join the Durance bank. By pleasant trails allowing many paces, you ride along the river and discover the beauty of its meanders, sheltering many migratory birds, herons, beavers, or a superb bee fly ... You stop at the ornithological observatory, and then at the edge of the water for the picnic. After relaxing your horse by walking a little in the river you ride back near the village of Lauris, then to our center at the foot of the Luberon and your accommodation. Wine tasting in a local winery before dinner.

Thursday: Lauris - Buoux. After breakfast, you prepare your luggage, and departure for two days with a night in an inn in the heart of the Luberon across the Petit Luberon towards the village of Bonnieux, beautiful hilltop Provence village where houses are built in local stone, some dating from the 16th century, merge with the hills. A buffet awaits us near the village, prepared by our assistant.  The afternnon, we descend in the gorges of Aiguebrun, at the foot of beautiful climbing cliffs. The evening is planned in an inn at the foot of the cliffs: the Auberge des Seguins.

image 1069Friday: Buoux - Lauris. We ride to the crests of Grand Luberon, from where we discover a superb point of view: on the alpine summits in the north, until the Mediterranean in the south! The lunch prepared by our assistant awaits us near Lourmarin, classified village where lived and where rests Albert Camus. The return to our base is done along the foot of the Luberon. The trails are pleasant, in the pine forests and along vines and orchards overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire dear to Cézanne.

Saturday: End after breakfast. Free transfer to Aix en Provence train stations or Marseille Provence airport.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS RIDING:

image 1073Monday: The Luberon crests . Meeting at 9 am, departure for a day loop to the peaks of Petit Luberon. Picnic from saddle bags in a beautiful Atlas cedar forest. You leave by discovering magnificent views of Mont Ventoux and the snow-capped peaks of southern Alps, before descending to the center and your accommodation.

Tuesday: Lauris - Merindol. Departure of the first day ride. From the foot of the Petit Luberon, youimage 1070 enter the massif, before going down. Picnic brought in saddle bags at the shelter of the little hut or outside to enjoy the sun. You leave again towards Merindol. Break to go walk to the old village, former Protestant capital destroyed in 1545. You will then cross the village on horseback to join the equestrian center where the horses will spend the night. Transfer by car to your accommodation in Lauris.

Wednesday: Merindol - Lauris. After breakfast, transfer to the horses before leaving to join the Durance bank. By pleasant trails allowing many paces, you ride along the river and discover the beauty of its meanders, sheltering many migratory birds, herons, beavers or a superb bee fly. You stop at the ornithological observatory, and then at the edge of the water for the picnic. After relaxing your horse by walking a little in the river you ride back near the village of Lauris, then to our center at the foot of the Luberon and your accommodation. Wine tasting in a local winery before dinner.

image 1072Thursday: Lauris - Buoux. After breakfast, you prepare your luggage, and departure for two days with a night in an inn in the heart of the Luberon across the Petit Luberon towards the village of Bonnieux, beautiful hilltop Provence village where houses are built in local stone, some dating from the 16th century, merge with the hills. A buffet awaits us near the village, prepared by our assistant.  The afternnon, we descend in the gorges of Aiguebrun, at the foot of beautiful climbing cliffs. The evening is planned in an inn at the foot of the cliffs: the Auberge des Seguins.

Friday: Buoux - Lauris. We ride to the crests of Grand Luberon, from where we discover a superb point of view: on the alpine summits in the north, until the Mediterranean in the south! The lunch prepared by our assistant awaits us near Lourmarin, classified village where lived and where rests Albert Camus. The return to our base is done along the foot of the Luberon. The trails are pleasant, in the pine forests and along vines and orchards overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire dear to Cézanne. End and departure.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS RIDING:

Monday: The Luberon crests . Meeting at 9 am, departure for a day loop to the peaks of Petit Luberon. Picnic from saddle bags in a beautiful Atlas cedar forest. You leave by discovering magnificent views of Mont Ventoux and the snow-capped peaks of southern Alps, before descending to the center and your accommodation.

Tuesday: Lauris - Merindol. Departure of the first day ride. From the foot of the Petit Luberon, you enter the massif, before going down. Picnic brought in saddle bags at the shelter of the little hut or outside to enjoy the sun. You leave again towards Merindol. Break to go walk to the old village, former VProtestant capital destroyed in 1545. You will then cross the village on horseback to join the equestrian center where the horses will spend the night. Transfer by car to your accommodation in Lauris.
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Wednesday: Merindol - Lauris. After breakfast, transfer to the horses before leaving to join the Durance bank. By pleasant trails allowing many paces, you ride along the river and discover the beauty of its meanders, sheltering many migratory birds, herons, beavers or a superb bee fly. You stop at the ornithological observatory, and then at the edge of the water for the picnic. After relaxing your horse by walking a little in the river you ride back near the village of Lauris, then to our center at the foot of the Luberon and your accommodation. End and departure.

* Indicative itineraries which may be subject to modifications in case of necessity.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING FOR 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS:
Transfers not included

In the morning at 9 a.m. in Lauris. Bus connections from Aix-en-Provence center to Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron. Bus shuttle from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV station or Marseille Saint-Charles station, Aix en Provence TGV station. Free transfers from Lauris center or La Roque d'Anthéron (Saint-Christophe) bus stop to Cap Rando.

MEETING FOR 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS:
Transfers included

Sunday evening in Lauris at 7 p.m.. Free transfer from Marseille Provence airport (5 p.m.), Aix en Provence TGV station (5:30 p.m.) or Aix en Provence center station (5:45 p.m.).

DEPARTURE FOR 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS:
Transfers not included
At 5 p.m. Bus connections from Lauris or La Roque d'Antheron for Aix-en-Provence center. Bus shuttle to Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV station or Marseille Saint-Charles station. Free transfers to Lauris center bus stop or La Roque d'Anthéron (Saint-Christophe).

DEPARTURE FOR 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS:
Transfers included

Saturday morning after breakfast. Free transfer departure at 9:30 a.m. to Aix en Provence center station (10 a.m.), Aix en Provence TGV station (10:30 a.m.) or Marseille Provence airport (11 a.m.).

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 1065
To make the most of this stay: be comfortable at the three paces, walk, trot and canter.

RYTHM:
On average, 5-6 hours of horse riding per day at three paces: walk, trot, and canter when the terrain allows it.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:
1 qualified guide speaking French and English + 1 professional assistant ensuring the preparation of midday meals and luggage transfers for the two days of itinerant trekking.

HORSES:
rando a cheval en provenceEssentially crossing 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.
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TACK: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 25
On choice:
- In a dormitory of 6 at the equestrian center, one night * in a dormitory with 20 places during the two progressive days.
- In a comfortable guest room with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, insulation box ... to relax after your horse riding. Or in single rooms at the equestrian center. One night * in an inn with swimming pool in the heart of the Luberon
* Please note: the night in the inn in the heart of the Luberon during the two progressive days is subject to availability of the accommodation, in case of unavailability: return by minibus to your accommodation in Lauris, the horses remaining parked at the inn place.

Indicative accommodation (depending on availability):

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Le Mas de Recaute - Simple accommodation at the equestrian center in a dormitory or in a bedroom.
3 or 5 nights

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Les Gargoulettes - Superior accommodation with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, near the equestrian center.
3 or 5 nights

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Les Seguins - 1 night during the progressive 2 da ride (subject to availability).
In case of unavailability, the horses stay at the Inn place, the riders are transferred to their accommodation in Lauris.


This stay is also possible (on request) with accommodation in a luxury hotel and meals in a gourmet restaurant less than one kilometer from the equestrian center:

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Hôtel de Fontenille - (4 * hotel near Cap Rando)


Repas table d'hôtes
MEALS:image 210
Taken every evening at your accommodation host table, except Thursday evening at the Inn restaurant during the 2 day progressive ride. 4 * hotel accommodation option: gastronomic dinners by a1 star chef. At noon, an assistant prepares copious buffets. Picnic packed in saddlebags for small groups.


 

Pique-nique buffet en randonnée

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
During the 2 day Inn to Inn: luggage is transfered by our assistant by minibus.

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICES / PER PERSON
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS RIDING: 
1150 € in dormitories
1200 € in 2-3 person bedroom
Upgrade accommodation 3 nights: + 100 €
Single bedroom supplement: + 200 €
Booking fees: 15 €
5 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS RIDING:
1200 € in dormitories
1300 € in 2-3 person bedroom
Upgrade accommodation 5 nights: + 150 €
Single bedroom supplement: + 300 €
Booking fees: 15 €

PRICES INCLUDE:
Equipped horse rental, guide, assistant ensuring the preparation of the lunch buffets and the transport of luggage during the 2 days Inn to Inn, accommodation, meals, drinks during meals, transfers from / to the stations of Aix-en-Provence or Marseille airport at the times fixed for the 6-night version only, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee..

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, any visits, access to the private swimming pool at 300m if accommodation at the equestrian center (5 € / person), transfers from / to Aix-en-Provence stations or the Marseille airport for versions other than 6 nights, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 1150€ ON REQUEST UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER + 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.