Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
From
1150€
Duration
4 or 5 nights - 5 days riding in Provence
Highlights

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

A new program to discover the variety of the Provence country: 3 days riding in the Luberon nature park and 2 days 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 Camargue horses with a local guide among flamingoes, Camargue horses and bulls, to reach the Mediterranean beaches ... a contrasting flat landscape with the Luberon hills.

Itinerary
Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARIES :

4 NIGHTS :
 

Monday: Meet at 9 am at Mas de Recaute at the foot of the Luberon. Welcome, presentation of your guide for the Luberon. Attribution of your horse for the three days in the Luberon, preparation, setting in saddle in arena and walk. Lunch at the Mas. In the afternoon, ride 2 hours at the foot of the Luberon. Back to the farmhouse, 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 Mas de Recaute. Dinner, overnight at the mas or neighboring superior rooms depending on your choice of accommodation.

Wednesday: In the morning, visit by minibus of the village of Lourmarin. Free lunch in Lourmarin. In the afternoon, horse riding for two hours in the pine forests and along the vineyards, olive groves and other orchards. End of the game in the Luberon around 16h. Transfer by minibus or departure with your car for the Camargue and your lodging of the evening: at the equestrian center, a farmhouse (farm in Provencal) located in the heart of the Camargue. Welcome by our partner in the Camargue. Transfer for a free dinner (not included) in Saintes Maries de la Mer or in a restaurant 5mn drive from the farm. Transfer back to the accommodation and night.

Thursday: After breakfast, presentation of your local guide, attribution of your Camargue horse. You will leave for a day ride in the heart of the Camargue. You will ride on the banks of the Petit Rhône, dammed for the protection of the Camargue. Crossing the Petit Rhône by the "Bac du Sauvage" ferry boat with horses, destination "Domaine du Grand Radot": a private property, whose story will be told by your guide! Visit this wild place, discover its beach and pine forest, fauna and flora of Camargue ... Picnic on the beach, swimming opportunity during the lunch break ... Return to the Mas by the interior. Aperitif, dinner and overnight at the farmhouse.

Friday: Breakfast around 8:30. Departure around 9:30. Ride in the direction of Saintes Maries de la Mer by the bridle paths, between land and ponds. Discovery of the different "levels" of the Camargue to the coast ... Discovery of the East beach of Saintes Maries of the Sea and the Imperials Reserve in the afternoon ... Landscapes of marshes, wealth of wildlife and the flora of Camargue ... A multitude of birds are at the rendez-vous according to the times (350 species of migratory birds are recorded in the Camargue ...). End of the ride to the "Pointe de Cacharel". Transfer by minibus to the mas. Separation and end of your horseback ride in the Camargue. Optional transfer to Arles train station (train to Marseille airport or oher destination).


5 NIGHTS :
 

Sunday: Meeting at 5 pm at Marseille airport, 5:30 pm at Aix en Provence tgv station, 5:45 pm at Aix en Provence center station, or at 7 pm at Mas de Recaute at the foot of the Luberon. Welcome, presentation of your guide for the Luberon.

Monday: Attribution of your horse for the three days in the Luberon, preparation, setting in saddle in arena and walk. Lunch at the Mas. In the afternoon, ride 2 hours at the foot of the Luberon. Back to the farmhouse, 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 Mas de Recaute. Dinner, overnight at the mas or neighboring superior rooms depending on your choice of accommodation.

Wednesday: In the morning, visit by minibus of the village of Lourmarin. Free lunch in Lourmarin. In the afternoon, horse riding for two hours in the pine forests and along the vineyards, olive groves and other orchards. End of the game in the Luberon around 16h. Transfer by minibus or departure with your car for the Camargue and your lodging of the evening: at the equestrian center, a farmhouse (farm in Provencal) located in the heart of the Camargue. Welcome by our partner in the Camargue. Transfer for a free dinner (not included) in Saintes Maries de la Mer or in a restaurant 5mn drive from the farm. Transfer back to the accommodation and night.

Thursday: After breakfast, presentation of your local guide, attribution of your Camargue horse. You will leave for a day ride in the heart of the Camargue. You will rinde on the banks of the Petit Rhône, dammed for the protection of the Camargue. Crossing the Petit Rhône by the "Bac du Sauvage" ferry boat with horses, destination "Domaine du Grand Radot": a private property, whose story will be told by your guide! Visit this wild place, discover its beach and pine forest, fauna and flora of Camargue ... Picnic on the beach, swimming opportunity during the lunch break ... Return to the Mas by the interior. Aperitif, dinner and overnight at the farmhouse.

Friday: Breakfast around 8:30. Departure around 9:30. Ride in the direction of Saintes Maries de la Mer by the bridle paths, between land and ponds. Discovery of the different "levels" of the Camargue to the coast ... Discovery of the East beach of Saintes Maries of the Sea and the Imperials Reserve in the afternoon ... Landscapes of marshes, wealth of wildlife and the flora of Camargue ... A multitude of birds are at the rendez-vous according to the times (350 species of migratory birds are recorded in the Camargue ...). End of the ride to the "Pointe de Cacharel". Transfer by minibus to the mas. Separation and end of your horseback ride in the Camargue. Optional transfer to Arles train station (train to Marseille airport or oher destination).

* Indicative itineraries, may change if necessary.
 

 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
4 NIGHT PROGRAM MEETING: 

Monday morning at 9am at the Mas de Recaute Lauris in the Luberon. If you arrive by train or plane: shuttle bus from Marseille airport or Aix en Provence TGV train station (see prices and schedules) or Marseille Saint-Charles station (see prices and timetables), the train station Aix en Provence TGV, then bus from Aix en Provence at 9:40 to Lauris center at 10:45 (see prices and schedules). Free transfer from the Lauris center bus stop to Mas de Recaute.

5 NIGHT PROGRAM MEETING:

Sunday evening at 7pm at Mas de Recaute 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:

At the end of the afternoon of the last day in the Camargue. Transfer to Arles train station (20€/person to pay directly), arrival at about 6pm. For airports, you can take a train in Arles (6 pm) to Marseille airport (6:33pm) or a taxi to Nimes, Montpellier airports.

Riding
GUIDES:

2 qualified guides speaking French and English (1 guide in the Luberon, 1 different guide in the Camargue).

HORSES:

Luberon: Essentially crosses of Spanish beards, professional horses for trekking, balanced, reassuring, living all year round in herds.
Camargue: Camargue breed and crosses.

TACK: 

Luberon: Comfortable trail ride saddles.
Camargue: You can discover the Camargue saddles.

RIDING LEVEL:

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To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors on balanced horses.

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION:

2 or 3 nights in the Luberon according to version 4 or 5 nights: you can choose 6 person mixed dormitory, 2-3 person bedroom at the equestrian center (access to the pool next to the riding school 5 € / access), or in the neighbour's upgrade guesthouse 200 m of the equestrian center with swimming pool, spa, hammam.
2 nights in the Camargue: choice in 6 person mixed dormitory, 2-3 person bedroom.
Single bedroom with supplement.

In the Luberon, simple accommodation at the equestrian center:
Mas de Recaute sur le centre équestre rando a cheval luberon rando a cheval luberon
In the Luberon, upgrade accommodation near the equestrian center:
randonnee cheval luberon randonnee cheval luberon randonnee cheval luberon
In the Camargue, simple accommodation at the equestrian center:
randonnee a cheval en camargue
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randonnee cheval luberon
MEALS: Evening meals are taken at the host tables. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. In the Luberon, a midday meal is free to enjoy the village of Lourmarin and its numerous cafes and restaurants. In the Camargue, dinner is not included: you can have your meal in a restaurant 5 minutes from the equestrian center or at Saintes Maries de la Mer 15 minutes away. Wine is included with meals. At noon, picnics are carried in saddle bags.

Rates
Infos tarif

4 NIGHT 2020 PRICE / PER PERSON:
Simple accommodation at the equestrian centers:
1150 € / pers. in dormitory 
1250 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 160 € on top of 2-3 person bedroom price
2 night upgrade accommodation in the Luberon:
+ 70 € / person in 2 person bedroom
+ 200 € / person in 1 person bedroom (including supplement for the 2 other nights)
Last day transfer to Arles train station: 20€/person to pay directly
Booking fees: 15 €

5 NIGHT 2020 PRICE / PER PERSON:
Simple accommodation at the equestrian centers:
1250 € / pers. in dormitory 
1350 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 200 € on top of 2-3 person bedroom price
3 night upgrade accommodation in the Luberon:
+ 105 € / person in 2 person bedroom
+ 250 € / person in 1 person bedroom (including supplement for the 2 other nights)
Last day transfer to Arles train station: 20€/person to pay directly
Booking fees: 15 €

PRICES INCLUDE:

Equipped horse rental, guide, picnics lunch (except 1 lunch iin Lourmarin), accommodation, evening meals (unless 1 dinner in Camargue), free transfer from the Luberon to the Camargue, free arrival transfer (only for version 5 nights) from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations at scheduled times, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks without meals, lunch in Lourmarin, 1 dinner in the Camargue, any visits, arrival transfer from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations (for the 4 nights version, included in the 5 night version), departure transfers to Arles train station, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

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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 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.