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PROVENCE - From Lubéron to Camargue on horseback

Luberon to Camargue - 2017

NO DEPARTURES IN JULY & AUGUST

Special discounts on many of the last rides of this year.

September 17 to 23- high season
1450 €
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September 24 to 30- high season
1450 € 1350€
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October 01 to 07- high season
1450 € 1350€
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October 08 to 14- high season
1450 € 1350€
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October 15 to 21- low season
1300 €
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October 22 to 28- low season
1300 €
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October 29 to November 04- low season
1300 € 1200€
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November 05 to 11- low season
1300 € 1200€
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Single supplement: 250 € - The supplement applies to all persons booking alone. If you are willing to share and we find another rider of the same gender to do so, the supplement will be refunded after the ride. If we do not find anybody to share, 50% will be refunded.

We can organize the trail with upgraded accommodation to 3-4 stars hotels for groups of 4 riders minimum.
Optional upgrade in 3-4 stars hotels (drinks not included): 800€/pers
Optional single room supplement in 3-4* hotels: 1350€

 

Included:

- Trail ride as described on full board basis in 2 stars hotels and guesthouses (drinks included except for the 3-4 stars hotel upgrade option), from dinner on Sunday until the breakfast of the following Saturday
- Transfers from and to Marseille Airport or from and to Aix en Provence Train station (central or TGV)
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APST) 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:

- Drinks not taken during the meals and drinks during meals for the 3-4 stars hotels upgrade option
- Any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses
- Tips
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Horse riding tour in Provence, from Lubron to Alpilles and Camargue - Ride in France

A real horse trip that will take you from the Provencal mountains of the « Luberon », across Van Gogh’s hills « Les Alpilles », and to the Mediterranean sea, in famous Camargue region, land of flamingos, black bulls and white horses.
A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture, a week full of excitement as you will canter on the long beautiful sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast.

Day 1 - Sunday: Luberon

Meeting at Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at the departure point of the ride around 6 pm.
Welcome aperitif and presentation of the trail ride.
You will be introduced to your guide and spend a first friendly dinner at the «host’s table». Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 2 - Monday
: Luberon
You will ride in the hills of the « Small Luberon », covered in green oak trees. Everyday, lunch will be brought by your assistant : a beautiful buffet with local products and wine. The afternoon ride will take you to the historical village of Merindol. You will pass by the ruins of the old village which was destroyed during the religious wars of the 16th century.
Dinner at the host’s table.
Overnight in a bed & breakfast. (On certain dates, return to the first guesthouse by car).

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Day 3 - Tuesday: Luberon => Alpilles
You will follow the foothills of Luberon towards the west and make your way down towards the Durance Valley, in the South.
After lunch, follow your guide closely as you cross the Durance river on horseback ! You will then ride out of the valley, towards Van Gogh’s country : les Alpilles.
You will reach the Roman village of Eygalières late in the afternoon, and stop by the beautiful "St Sixte Chapel", to take pictures. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse near Eygalieres.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Alpilles (Baux de Provence) => Camargue
A cultural day as you will ride in the landscape Van Gogh loved to paint. You will stop near St-Rémy-de-Provence, in front of the hospital where Van Gogh stayed and painted his most famous paintings.
Admire beautiful Roman monuments, before reaching the lunch point, by a gorgeous little lake, hidden in the hills.
The afternoon ride will take you on the crests of the Alpilles : striking view point on the surrounding area. We will even see the gleam of the mediterranean sea in the distance.
At the end of the trail, discover a breathtaking sight on the medieval village of «Les Baux-de-Provence ».
Load the horses in the truck to meet them later on at the hotel... right in front of your room ! Visit of the village and transfer to the accommodation in the heart of Camargue.
Dinner and overnight in a typical Camargue hotel.

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Day 5 - Thursday: Camargue
You will take your first steps in the marsh land of the Camargue Natural Park : peacefulness, silence, stillness... You will feel lost in the wild, as you ride in this remote part of Camargue, off the tourists' tracks. Admire the rich wildlife among which pink flamingos and herons.

The flat terrain will allow you to enjoy long trots and canters, before you arrive in the village of « Les Saintes Maries de la Mer », right by the sea.
You will have lunch at the hotel and give a well-deserved rest to your horse and yourself, before jumping back on the saddle for an exciting ride on the beach.
Nice canters and gallops, before heading back to your hotel. Shopping in the village and dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel near the village.

Day 6 - Friday: Camargue
You will cross the « Petit Rhône » river with the horses on a ferryboat to reach a very protected part of the Natural Park. The marsh land will slowly give way to sand dunes and pine forests as you ride towards wild beaches.
Lunch on the beach.
You will end the ride with unforgettable canters and gallops.
Back to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Return transfer to Luberon, for a last dinner and party all together where we can share memories, pictures, addresses...and more wine !

Day 7 - Saturday
End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to train station or airport.

Horses and riding level

Horses
Our travel companions are Spanish or barb crossbreds, adapted to trail riding. Well balanced and willing, they live in a herd, outdoors, and are only used for trail riding. They are our guarantee for a relaxing and safe ride.

Tack
Our saddles are designed for trail riding and allow a laid back style of riding.

Riding experience

You will ride an average of five hours everyday, at all gaits. The pace will vary according to the terrain. During the ride, we advise you to take care of your horse, in order to get to know him better and to create a  special bond with him.

To fully enjoy this ride, we require experienced riders, who can confidently canter and gallop in the open. For riders willing to discover the pleasures of trail riding in a more progressive way, we have created a Stationary Ride allowing guests to become more confident at all gaits step by step.

The local team

Guides are certified, and are friends who made a job of their passion. They will share with you this passion and the pleasure of trail riding. Whether in the Alps or on the beaches of Camargue, amongst odorant thym, rosemary and lavander, our guides insure riders safety in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Accommodation
Double or triple bedrooms in hotels and guesthouses.
We select our accommodation according to their beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere for riders to enjoy a pleasant stay.

Meals

Horse riding tour in Provence, from Lubron to Alpilles and Camargue - Ride in France

At lunch, our assistant will prepare a substantial buffet. A “pastis”, a glass of red wine a barbecue by a mountain stream, a refreshing salad, a nap before leaving again: these small pleasures will add to the friendliness of our rides.

In the evening everyone meets around a nice table, to discover the local food. We will have dinner in small hotels and guesthouses.

Language: English / French speaking guide.

Group size:

Groups from 5 to 12 riders. This limited number of riders – often rich of several nationalities – allows each person to fully enjoy the ride.

Closest airport / train station:

First day
Meeting on Sunday evening at the departure point of the ride at 6 p.m.
Possible transfer from Marseille airport (5 p.m.), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (5.30 p.m.) or Aix-en-Provence central train station (5.45 p.m.).

Last day

On Saturday morning, drop off at Aix-en-Provence central station (10.15 a.m.), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (10.30 a.m.) or Marseille airport (11 a.m.).

 

Our riding consultant's report

Anne

A relaxing itinerant ride across the typical landscapes of the Camargue region...

Contact Anne

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

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Key facts

From 1300 € !

Beach ride

7 days / 6 nights / 5 days on horseback.

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Anne, your riding consultant

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Contact Anne

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

 

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