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 natutal park:

Camargue natutal park:
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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 ITINERARY* 
4 NIGHTS :
 

27/12: Meeting at 5 p.m. at Marseille airport, 5.30 p.m. at Aix en Provence tgv station, 5.45 p.m. at Aix center station, or directly at 7 p.m. at your accommodation at the foot of the Luberon. Welcome and presentation aperitif, dinner and overnight stay.

28/12: After breakfast, allocation of your horse for the three days in the Luberon, preparation, setting in the saddle and 2 hour ride at the foot of the Luberon. Lunch at the Mas. In the afternoon, half-day trail ride in the Luberon massif. Return to the farmhouse, dinner and overnight at the superior guest rooms near the equestrian center.

29/12: Breakfast. Departure for a day's ride to the Luberon ridges. Pleasant ride in the heart of the massif: you climb in the wild valleys to the crest of the Petit Luberon to discover superb views to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps from south to north, on the Durance valley, the Sainte -Victoire and Alpilles hills, to the south. Pleasant hot meal brought by our assistant in a Atlas cedar forest. Return. Dinner, night in the guest rooms, near the equestrian center.

12/30: In the morning, transfer by minibus to the village of Lourmarin; superb listed village with its castle where Albert Camus rests. Free lunch in the village. At 1 p.m., transfer by minibus or departure with your car to the Camargue and the equestrian center: a farmhouse located in the heart of the Camargue, which welcomes you for three days and four nights. Reception by our service provider in the Camargue at 2 p.m. Departure for a two-hour horseback ride, during which you discover the richness of the interior of the Camargue Regional Natural Park. Free evening and dinner (not included) in the restaurant of your choice in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, night at the Mas.

31/12: Breakfast around 8:30 am. Departure on horseback around 9:30 am for a fullday horseback ride. Ride along the Petit Rhône, dammed for the protection of the Camargue. Crossing the Petit Rhône by a ferry with the horses, destination the "Grand Radeau", a private property. Visit of this wild place, discovery of its wild beach and its pine forest, of the flora and fauna of Camargue. Picnic on the beach, depending on the weather. Return to the Mas via the interior. Aperitif, special end of the year dinner and night at the Mas.

01/01: Brunch around 11 am. Departure on horseback around 2:00 p.m. for a half-day ride discovering the riches of the Camargue: Roselières, traditional Camargue constructions (gardians' huts), manades, vines… Return to the Mas for the evening meal, night at the Mas (farm in Provence).

02/01: Breakfast at 8:30 am. Departure for a day ride at 9:30 am. You will ride in the direction of Saintes Maries de la Mer by bridle paths, between lands and ponds. Discovery of the different Camargue "levels" to the coast ... Picnic at the "Bouvao d'Aubanel", in the shade of the Laupio ... On horseback on the beach and in the Departmental Reserve of the Imperials in the afternoon … Marshland landscapes, rich flora and fauna of Camargue: a multitude of birds, including the pink flamingo, are present depending on the period (350 species of migratory birds are listed in the Camargue…). End of the ride at the "Pointe de Cacharel". Transfer by minibus, aperitif and dinner before your last night at the Mas.

03/01: Breakfast at 8:30 am. End of your stay in the Camargue.

* Indicative itineraries, may change if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING: 

27/12: 7 p.m. at your accommodation in Lauris. 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.).
If you come by car, you can arrive on the morning of 28/12 before 9 a.m. and deduct € 50 from the pice.

DEPARTURE:

03/01 after breakfast: end of your stay and separation. Free transfer to the Pioch Badet bus stop and regular bus to Arles station See timetables. Train from Arles to Marseille airport or other destination See timetables, or paying taxi for Nîmes or Montpellier.

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: Trail ride saddles and Camargue saddles.

 

 

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 1336
3 nights in the Luberon in a comfortable guesthouse, 2-3 people ensuite bedroom, 200 m away. from the equestrian center with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammam.
4 nights in the Camargue: in a bed and breakfast of simple comfort in the equestrian center, 2-3 people ensuite bedrooms or in a chalet for 2-3 people with shared outdoor shower and toilet.
Room for 1 person with supplement.
Room for 1 person with supplement.
In the Luberon, superior accommodation near the equestrian center:

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In the Camargue, simple accommodation at the equestrian center:
randonnee a cheval en camargue
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Camargue à cheval Randonnée cheval Camargue
randonnee cheval luberon
MEALS:
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Evening meals are taken at the guesthouses' tables. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Special diets can be adapted. In the Luberon, one lunch is free to enjoy the charming village of Lourmarin and its many cafes and restaurants. In the Camargue, one dinner is free to enjoy the restaurants and Saintes Maries de la Mer, 15 minutes away by car. Wine is included with meals. At noon, picnics are prepared and brought by an assistant or carried in saddlebags for small groups.

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1450 € / pers. in 2-3 person bedroom
Single beroom supplement: + 300 €
Booking fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

Equipped horse rental, guide, picnics lunches (except 1 lunch in Lourmarin), accommodation, evening meals (unless 1 dinner in Camargue and the return transfer to the accommodation from Saintes Maries de la Mer (taxi: 25 € if you do not have a car), free transfer from the Luberon to the Camargue if you don't have your own car, free arrival transfer from Marseille airport and Aix en Provence train stations at set times, free departure transfer to Pioch Badet bus stop in Camargue, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, 1 lunch in Lourmarin, 1 dinner in Saintes Maries de la Mer and return taxi transfer to the accommodation if you don't have your car (25 €), any visits, departure transfers to Arles train station (bus from Pioch Badet to Arles), all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

Dates
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)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 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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