Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights

A new original program which allows you to discover the contrasting landscapes of Provence: the Luberon hills, the Camargue beaches and marshes ... and bulls !

Luberon et Camargue à cheval

A new program to discover the variety of the Provence country: 2 days riding in the Luberon nature park and 2 days and 1 half day riding in the Camargue nature park.
In the Luberon, the three first days, you will ride our horses with our guide in hills to discover the protected nature of the natutal park with it's fauna and flora, fruit cultures (olive, peach, apricot, cherry, almond), wineyards.
In the Camargue, the two last days, you will ride with bullswith a local cowboy, among flamingoes, Camargue horses and bulls, to reach the Mediterranean beaches ... a contrasting flat landscape with the Luberon hills.

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

Sunday: Free transfer from Marseille airport (5 pm), Aix en Provence tgv train station (5:30 pm), Aix en Provence center train station (5:45 pm). Or meeting directly at your accommodation in Lauris at 6 pm. Welcome aperitif and presentation of the trail ride. You will be introduced to your guide and spend a first friendly dinner at he «host’s table». Overnight at at Les Gargoulettes guesthouse.

image 1604Monday: After breakfast, attribution of your horse for the three days in the Luberon, preparation, departure for a 2 hour trail ride. Lunch. In the afternoon, ride 2 hours at the foot of the Luberon. Back to your accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Tuesday: Departure for a day ride to the banks of the Durance. Pleasant ride that allows you to discover a variety of landscapes, pine forests, wild scrubland of the Luberon massif to the edge of the Durance, its beautiful shady trails at which you can discover many birds, including the majestic gray heron. Picnic at the edge of the Durance. Back to your accommodation, where you will be able to enjoy the pool. Dinner, overnight at yourimage 2145 accommodation.

Wednesday: In the morning, visit by minibus of the village of Lourmarin. Free lunch in Lourmarin. In the afternoon, half day ride in the pine forests and along the vineyards, olive groves and other orchards. End of the Luberon part around 5pm. Transfer by minibus (about 1 hour) or departure with your car for the Camargue and your hotel located in the heart of the Camargue. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and night.

image 2134Thursday: 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 image 1603linked 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 your installation at the hotel, you can go for a walk in the the village streets and do some shopping, take a stroll to the beach, or enjoy the hotel swimming pool. Meeting for dinner in a lively bodega in the village. Night at the hotel.

Rando à cheval CamargueFriday: 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 Arles train station or Marseille airport.

* Indicative itinerary, may be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING:

Day 1 afternoon (usually Sunday, check according to the dates) at your accommodation in Lauris at 7pm. 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:

At the end of the afternoon of the last day in the Camargue. Free transfer to Arles train station (arrical at 6 pm).  You can take a train from Arles to Marseille airport. See schedule.

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 ridingCrosses of Spanish, Arab, French breed, and Camargue horses. 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

ACCOMMODATIONimage 2144
in 1 to 3 person en suite bedrooms.
3 nights in the Luberon: in a guest house, coverd swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi available
2 nights in the Camargue: in two comfortable hotels, one with swimming pool.


Indicative accommodations:
In the Luberon, nights 1, 2 et 3: Les Gargoulettes
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In the Camargue, night 4: Hotel de Sylvereal
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In the Camargue, night 5: Hotel Le Mazet
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MEALS: Dinners at the host tables at your guest house in the Luberon, in local restaurants in the Camargue. 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 saddle bags. 1 free (not included) lunch in Lourmarin.

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1500 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 300 €
Booking fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

Equipped horse rental, guide, picnics (except 1 lunch in Lourmarin), accommodation, evening meals, ranch activity in Camargue, horse transfers from the Luberon to the Camargue and back from the Camargue to the Luberon, free rider transfer from the Luberon to the Camargue if you don't have your own car, free arrival transfer from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence train stations at fixed times, free departure transfer to Arles train station, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks without meals, 1 lunch in Lourmarin, departure transfers to Aix en Provence train stations or Marseille airport, all that is not indicated in "The price includes".

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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.

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