PROVENCE: LUBERON & FRENCH COLORADO RIDE
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
Day 1 - Monday: Bonnieux - typical perched village
The houses, all made of stones, form a
striking harmony of earth-toned colours and shapes.
Take a glimpse on Lacoste, the
village of the sadly known Marquis de Sade. Beware
and follow your guide very closely so you do not get
lost anywhere near his castle!
Undulating hills covered with nice pine forests, cherry orchards and vineyards will take you to the Calavon valley. You will meet our assistant at lunch who will have prepared a nice buffet under pine trees, made with fresh local products. In the afternoon you will go by the hills among Rosmary and Thyme scents, before heading to Rustrel, riding in the bed of the Doa river, a cool and beautiful itinerary. You will spend the night at a hotel in Rustrel and the horses will stay near the village.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse or in a hotel in Cereste.
Day 5 - Friday: Lourmarin perched village
You will ride up to the crests of the Luberon to discover an exceptional landscape and a view to the Alps to the North, to the Mediterranean to the South.
Day 6 - Saturday
End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to train stations and airport.
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
Our travel companions are Spanish or barb crossbreds, adapted to trail riding. Well balanced and wilful, they live in a herd, outdoors, and are only used for trail riding. They are our guarantee for a relaxing and safe ride.
Our saddles are designed for trail riding and allow a laid back style of riding.
You will ride an average of five hours everyday. The pace will vary according to the terrain, there will be walk, trot and some canter, but this is not a fast ride.
In order to make the most of the ride, we require riders to be at ease with walk, trot and canter, in outdoor riding. For riders willing to discover the pleasures of trail riding in a more progressive way, we have created the Stationary Ride allowing guests to become comfortable with the three gaits step by step.
1 English speaking guide + 1 assistant following with a van, preparing lunches, transfering luggage.
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 on 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.
All our guides speak English.
We plan the accommodation in dormitories but you can also choose to be accommodating in double or single room with supplement.
We select our accommodation according to their beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere, for riders to enjoy a pleasant stay.
DATES AND RATES
Optional 2 pers. en-suite bedroom: +100 € /person
Optional single supplement: +300 €
The supplement applies only if you require a double or a single room, otherwise you will be in dormitories.
- Trail ride as described on full board basis in dormitories (or optional 2 bed rooms), from lunch of Monday until breakfast of the following Saturday, drinks during the meals,
- Transfers from and to Marseille Airport or train station and from and to Aix en Provence Train station,
- 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 ?").
- drinks outside of meals,
- any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses,
- a tour to discover other regions of France before or after the
trail (castle life, golf training, thalassotherapy spas...), see
our "after ride proposals".
- optional insurances.
BOOKING - MORE INFORMATION
Contact us at +33 (0)4 37 02 20 00 or click here to send an email to Anne, the specialist for this horse riding tour ...
6 days / 5 nights / 4.5 days on horseback.
English / French speaking guide.
Groups of 5 to 12 riders. This limited number of riders – often rich of several nationalities – allows each person to fully enjoy the ride.
Monday at 11 a.m. at the departure point of the ride.
Possible transfer from Marseille airport (10:30 a.m.), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (11 a.m.) or Aix-en-Provence central station (11:15 a.m.).
Provence is blessed with mild weather throughout most of the year, particularly those areas along the coast. It isn't all sunshine though, as the winter months can be quite cold when the Mistral wind begins to blow.
In general though, the climate in Provence is fairly moderate and is often what draws people to the area.
There are no specific health formalities and emergency medical treatment is as widely available in the country.
A valid passport is required of all foreigners entering France, except people living from a Schengen agreement country for who a valid ID card is enough.
All foreign citizens who wish to come to France must be able to present regulatory proof of the purpose of their stay, means of support and accommodation. In some cases, they need a visa to enter France. Visas must be applied for before leaving for France at a French consular office.
France is a member of European Union. No visa is required for citizens of other EU states.
Please check these informations at your local French embassy.
Ride in France (Absolu Voyages SARL), 2 place Charles de Gaulle 38200 Vienne FRANCE - Phone : +33 437 02 2000 - Fax : +33 437 02 2500
SARL 7622,45 € - RCS Vienne 418568663 - Iata 20253822 - Travel agent Licence LI 038 09 0001 - Financial Guarantee APST - Insurance RCP Generali