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 !

Luberon et Camargue à cheval
Trip variants

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 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
Image programme
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Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARIES :

4 NIGHTS :

image 1604Monday: Meeting at 9 am in Lauris at the foot of the Luberon. Welcome, presentation of your guide for the Luberon part of your week. 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 your accommodation.

Wednesday: In the morning, visit by minibus of the village of Lourmarin. Free lunch in Lourmarin. In image 1603the afternoon, horse riding for two hours in the pine forests and along the vineyards, olive groves and other orchards. End of the Luberon part around 4pm. 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. Free dinner (not included) in Saintes Maries de la Mer or in a restaurant 5mn drive from the farm. If you don't have a car, you can book directly to our partner in Camargue a taxi (50 € / car / round trip). Night at your accommodation.

image 1605Thursday: 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.

Rando à cheval CamargueFriday: 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. Free transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop, bus 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 your accommodation at the foot of the Luberon. Welcome, presentation of your guide for the Luberon.

Monday to Friday: From Monday after breakfast until Friday, same itinerary as the 4 night above itinerary.

* Indicative itineraries, may change if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
4 NIGHT PROGRAM MEETING: 

Monday morning at 9am in 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.

5 NIGHT PROGRAM MEETING:

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:

At the end of the afternoon of the last day in the Camargue. Free transfer to the Pioch Badet bus stop, and regular bus to Arles: See schedules. Train from Arles (6:40 pm) to Marseille airport (7:14 pm) or other desitnation See schedules, or paying taxi to Nimes or Montpellier airport / train station.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 92
To participate and enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors on balanced horses.

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.

 

 

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION:
2 or 3 nights in the Luberon according to version 4 or 5 nights: 2-3 person bedroom in a comfortable guesthouse with covered swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi.
2 nights in the Camargue: 2-3 person bedroom: 2-3 person bedroom, simple accommodation at the equestrian center. Optional upgrade accommodation 5mn drive from the equestrian center.
Single bedroom with supplement.

In the Luberon, comfortable guesthouse:
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In the Camargue, simple accommodation at the equestrian center:
randonnee a cheval en camargue
 randonnee a cheval en camargue ​​​​​​​​rando cheval camargue​​​​​​​

In the Camargue, upgrade accommodation option 5mn drive from the equestrian center:
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randonnee cheval luberon
MEALS: 
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Evening meals are taken at the host tables. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. In the Luberon, 1 midday meal is free to enjoy the village of Lourmarin and its numerous cafes and restaurants. In the Camargue, 1 dinner is not included: you can have your meal in a restaurant 5 minutes from the equestrian center or in Saintes Maries de la Mer 15 minutes drive. Wine is included with meals. At noon, picnics are prepared and brought by an assistant or carried in saddle bags (depending on the number of riders).

Rates
Infos tarif

4 NIGHT 2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1390 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 200 €
2 night upgrade accommodation in Camargue: + 100 €
Booking fees: 15 €

5 NIGHT 2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1450 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 250 €
2 night upgrade accommodation in Camargue: + 100 €
Booking fees: 15 €

PRICES INCLUDE:

Equipped horse rental, guide, picnics (except 1 lunch in Lourmarin), accommodation, evening meals (unless 1 dinner in Camargue), free transfer from the Luberon to the Camargue if you don't have your own car, free arrival transfer (only for the 5 night version) 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, 1 lunch in Lourmarin, 1 dinner in Saints Maries de la Mer and taxi transfers if you don't have your car, any visits, arrival transfer from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations (for the 4 night version, included in the 5 night version), departure transfers to Arles train station, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN NOVEMBER + Infos
- 1390€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER + 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.

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