Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary trail rides
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

image-20211128150706-1This week horseback ride will make you discover two contrasting aspects of Provence in two Natural Parks: the Luberon and the Camargue.
In the Luberon, three days on horseback, you will discover with our horses and our guide: its hilly landscapes with its perched villages, its Mediterranean flora and fauna. You will hike in the Luberon valleys, up to the ridges, then along orchards of peach, apricot, vines, almond and olive image-20211128200003-1trees. A full day ride with a picnic on the Durance river bank will introduce you to a wide variety of migratory birds including the superb bee-eater, and perhaps beavers ...
In the Camargue for two days, you will be able to discover with a Camargue guide, the ornithological wealth and the wild beauty of sectors accessible only on horseback with a special authorization. You ride among Camargue horses, bulls, and pink flamingos. Beautiful final galloping on the beach !

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 in the Luberon at 7 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, a 2-hour ride at the foot of the Luberon: in the pine forests, along the vineyards, olive groves and other orchards. At noon, we take you by minibus to Lourmarin, a superb classified village with its castle where Albert Camus rests . You can have lunch in the village, in a bistro or restaurant, then stroll through the village before your guide picks you up to take you back to the equestrian center. Departure for a 2 hour trail ride in the Luberon valleys. End of the part on horseback in the Luberon. Goodbye to your horse, then transfer by minibus (about 1 hour) or departure with your car for the Camargue and your evening accommodation: a bed and breakfast or a hotel in the heart of the Camargue. Dinner and night in the Camargue.

rando à cheval en CamargueThursday: Presentation of your Camargue guide and allocation of your horse for these two days in the Camargue. Departure for a day of horse riding in the heart of the Camargue. Ride along the Petit Rhône. Cross the Petit Rhône with your horse by a ferry, and on horseback to the "Domaine du Grand Radeau": protected area, access to which is regulated. You ride in this wild site, crossing its marshes, then its superb pine forest, before reaching the beach. Picnic on the beach, and possibility of swimming during the lunch break… Return to the farm, aperitif, dinner and overnight stay.

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 Pioch Badet bus stop. Then, regular bus to Arles train station. Train to Marseille airport or any other destination.

* 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 (Friday). Free transfer to the Pioch Badet Car bus stop at 7:33 p.m. for Arles station at 8:15 p.m., to be checked: See schedule. You can take a train from Arles to Marseille airport: See scedule.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image-20211129184602-1
To participate and enjoy this trip on horseback, it is imperative to be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) on balanced horses.

RYTHM:
4 to 5 hours per day on horseback on average: about 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon, with a long break of about 2 hours at noon. At the three gaits: walk, trot, canter when the terrain allows it. Beautiful canters on the Camargue beaches.

GROUP SIZE:
4 to 8 riders + the guide. Up to 10 riders in Camargue.

GUIDE & ASSISTANT:
A qualified guide speaking French and English. A guide specializing in the Luberon, another guide specializing in the Camargue.

HORSES:
provence horseback ridingYou ride two horses: one horse in the Luberon for three days, another local horse in the Camargue for the last two days.
- In the Luberon: Crosses of Spanish beards or Camargue breed.
- In the Camargue: Essentially of the Camargue breed.randonnee a cheval en camargue
Horses are allocated after discussion with your guide according to your height, weight, level and experience. All of our horses are "professionals" in trail riding: they only do this activity. They are never locked in boxes, they live in herds all year round, from November to March in semi-freedom on more than 500 ha. For these reasons, they are balanced, kind and willful.

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

HEBERGEMENTimage 2144 
* Accommodation for information only (subject to availability)
On choice:
- Simple accommodation: 3 nights in a single guest room at the equestrian center in the Luberon and 2 nights in a single guest room at the equestrian center in the Camargue:

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Le Mas de Recaute
Nights 1, 2 & 3

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Le M
as Saint-Georges
Nights 4 & 5

- Upgrade accommodation: 3 nights in a superior guest room near the equestrian center in the Luberon with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammam, and 2 nights in a comfortable hotel in the Camargue:

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Les Gargoulettes
Nights 1, 2 & 3


image 2142image-20211129162616-1MEALS:
Evening meals are taken at the guest table of your guest house in the Luberon. In the Luberon, a lunch is free to enjoy the charming village of Lourmarin and its many cafes and restaurants. In the Camargue, at the guesthouse table (simple accommodation package) or in a typical Camargue restaurant at the hotel (upgrade accommodation package). Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. Wine is included with meals. At noon, picnics are prepared and taken in the saddlebags.

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICES / PER PERSON:

Simple accommodation:
1450 € / person in 2-3 person bedrooms
Upgrade accommodation:

1550 € / person in 2-3 person bedrooms
Simple & upgrade accommodation:
Single bedroom supplement: + 250 €
* If you book in shared bedrooms and there is no one to share, the single supplement will be charged, refunded if a person wishing to share registers later.

Booking fees:  €
LESS THAN 4 RIDER SUPPLEMENT:
The above prices are for a minimum of 4 riders. A stay can be confirmed with a supplement for less than 4 riders: contact us to know the number of riders registered for the week that interests you. 
3 riders: +250€ / person
2 riders: + 500€ / person
1 rider: + 1000 €

PRICES INCLUDE:
Horse and tack rental, guides, picnics (except 1 lunch in Lourmarin), accommodation, evening meals, free transfer of riders from the Luberon to the Camargue (if you don't have a car), free arrival transfer from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations at the fixed times, free departure transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, 1 lunch in Lourmarin, any visits, departure transfer to any airport or train station, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

INSURANCE (if you don't already have one):
We offer to European citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

Dates
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.

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