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PROVENCE / ALPILLES - Weekend horse riding vacation

3 days / 2 nights or 2 days / 1 night Alpilles ride - 2017

April 14 - 16 or
April 15 - 16

440 € / 3 days
250 € / 2 days

available

May 24 - 26 or
May 25 - 26

440 € / 3 days
250 € / 2 days

available

June 02 - 04 or
June 03 - 04

440 € / 3 days
250 € / 2 days

available
September 29 - October 01 or
September 30 to October 01

440 € / 3 days
250 € / 2 days

available

October 21 to 23 or
October 22 to 23

440 € / 3 days
250 € / 2 days

available

OPTION :

gypsy caravan accommodation
comfortable for one or two peoples
(private bathroom, double bed...)
60 €/nuit

Small group supplement if only 2 or 3 riders book, refunded if we find a 4th rider
2 days : 50€ / person
3 days : 75€ / person
4 days : 100€/person

Single room supplement : +60 € per night ; 180 € for 3 nights to pay on site.

If you are willing to share your room with another rider during the ride but we are unable to find another person to do so, you will be accommodated in a single room without supplement.


 

Included:

- the trail ride as described in full board basis,
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why ride with us ?"),
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").

 

Not included:

- transportation to the departure of the ride,
- drinks other than wine and water at lunch and dinner,
- any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 



Depending on day time or season, colors and light change, landscapes are always different but the local French accent and the warm welcome are always present.   
Close your eyes… You are on holidays !

We propose three or four days rides around our accommodation to walk into the Natural Park, near Lake des Peïroou, Alpilles peak, Baux de Provence castle, Lake Bauxites or daisy fields.
During those rides, you will take different itineraries depending on your guide’s mood, the composition of the group or the season. There is always a unique ride waiting just for you !

Day 1
Meeting point at the stables around 9am. You will be explained your itinerary for the day and will get on your horse to start the ride. We will stop for lunch outside on the way, where a nice local meal would have been prepared.
Dinner and night at the guesthouse.

Day 2-3
We ride around 5 or 6 hours. Our guide will choose our itinerary depending on the conditions of the trail to make sure you have the best time possible.

Itinerary 1 : St Remy de Provence
Itinerary 2 : Alpilles Peak
Itinerary 3 : Aureilles
Itinerary 4 : Lake Bauxites

Day 4
We take the road towards Mouriès « the olive’s capital ».
This charming typical village is nestled in the middle of the Alpilles. We pass through olive groves and near a beautiful traditional mill.
For lunch, we have a picnic and play Pétanque, the traditional southern sport.   
Then we get back on our horses, and head to the Servanes waterfalls before arriving to the stables.
End of the ride, individual departure of the riders around 5pm.

Horses and riding level

Horses

We have different types of horses. Criollos, Quarter horses, Paints, Appaloosas or Spanish Pure Breeds, Merens, Camargues...

Tack

We use australians, Mac lellan or western saddles. Saddlebags are not provided but you can bring yours to carry your personal belongings during the day.

 

Recommended riding ability

To join this trail, you have to be comfortable at all paces in open spaces, to ride outdoors in various grounds.
It can be your first time outdoor riding over several days but novice riders could not be accepted.
We ride 5 to 6 hours per day.


Useful informations
Each rider is responsible for his horse : feet, detection of small scratches, brushing, and tack.
Accompanied children are allowed from 10 years old if they are good riders and from 12 years old if they are alone.

Maximum weight : 100kg
Maximum size : 1m90

The local team

This trail is guided by experienced and qualified guides. Sebastien, the main guide is France and Europe champion of team roping and will propose an introduction to his passion over the week-end.

Accommodation
You will be accommodated in a typical Provencal gîte for 4 people. Each one have a double room and a bunk bed in the leaving room. You might have another accommodation according to the availability.
For couples, accommodation in gypsy caravan is possible for 60€ additional. Each caravan have double bed in alcove and same accomodations that gîte.


Meals

Everyday you will have hot or cold lunch brought by a logistic car. Breakfast and dinner are taken at the gîte and cooked with local and organic olive oil.

Language: French and English.

Group size: From 2 to 10 riders

Closest airport / train station:

Meeting at the riding centre around 9am.

You can come by plane, from Marseille and Nîmes airports, or by train, from Avignon and Arles train stations. Transfer by taxi.

If you come by train, plan your arrival on the day before the beginning of the trail. You can also stay one more night after the end of the stay.

 

Our riding consultant's report

Anne's report

"Provence scents, colors, and friendly encounters make this riding trip a memorable experience."

Contact Anne

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
Email : anne@rideinfrance.com

Riding guest reviews

"A very warm welcome, outstanding landscape, confident horses... This riding tour was a great success with real professionals who love their job. I definitely recommend it!" (Béatrice M. 2013) 

"Everything is made for us to feel at home. Very good meals, homemade of course. Really a perfect experience!" (Virginie J. 2013)

Key facts

From 250€ !

Weekend - Western riding

3 days / 2 nights - 2.5 days riding

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Anne, your riding consultant

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Contact Anne

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
Email : anne@rideinfrance.com

 

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