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FRANCE ON HORSEBACK

Horse riding tours and equestrian holidays in France

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PROVENCE: Stationary Riding tour (high season)

RIDE IN FRANCE - Stationary equestrian holidays in Provence - Luberon. OK for novice riders and beginners

This program is an introduction to trail riding. The discovery of the beautiful landscapes of the Luberon regional natural park makes the beginners' fears disappear.
The kindness of the horses allows the riders to quickly improve their riding level and feel more confident at all gaits (walk trot and canter).

A two day itinerant riding tour at the end of the stay will give you a taste of horseback travelling.

Day 1 - Sunday
Meeting point at Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at the starting point of the riding tour from 6pm. Installation, introduction to the guide and the riding tour and dinner at the Mas (a Provencal farm).

Day 2 - Monday: Discover horse riding
The week will start with explanations on how to take care of your horse.
After saddleing, you will get more acquainted with your horse on a short ride in the surrounding area.
After lunch at the Mas, discover the hills of the « Small Luberon», covered by a dense oak trees forest. We will ride for about 1.5 hours, the rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing before having a nice dinner all together at the Mas. Night in the guesthouse/dormitory.

Day 3 - Tuesday
Today, we have a whole day riding ! In the morning, you will ride through a pine trees forest, and make your way down towards the Durance valley. Discover the Durance river and its clear waters. The river banks will be ideal for small canters, and will soon lead you to a beautiful lunch area, in a nice shady spot, right by the river!
Before leaving again, enjoy a well deserved nap under a tree or have a swim with your horse... The choice is yours! The afternoon ride will lead you back to the Mas through forests, vineyards and cherry orchards. Dinner and night at the Mas.

Day 4 - Wednesday
This morning is off and you have the possibility to have a trip in the minibus to visit Lourmarin. Lunch at your own expense in one of the many small restaurants. In the afternoon, you will ride to a wine cellar, among olive trees and vineyards to a local wine producer close to the Mas. Stop to taste the local Luberon Wine, a Robert Parker selection!
Dinner and overnight at the Mas.

Day 5 - Thursday
Today you are off for a two-day ride in the Luberon Natural Park. The morning ride will lead you towards Lourmarin through Provencal landscapes of olive trees, cherry orchards and Mediterranean forests. Lunch in Lourmarin and nap before leaving again in the afternoon to ride up the hills of the "Big Luberon". Breathtaking viewpoints on top of the hill to the Alps on the northern side, and on the Mediterranean Sea on the southern side. Accommodation tonight will be in an Inn in the heart of the Luberon hills.

Day 6 - Friday
You will ride back to the Mas following the Aiguebrun stream, the only permanent water course of the whole Luberon region! On the way, admire the perched village of Bonnieux.
After a good lunch, your horse will lead you through rolling hills to admire beautiful views on the Durance valley and the surrounding hills, such as the Montagne Sainte Victoire: the Cezanne’s mountain.
You will arrive at the Mas in late afternoon and take good care of your horse before letting him loose for a well-deserved rest. Dinner party for your last night at the Mas...!

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

 

2019 - Rates based on dormitory accommodation (up to 6 beds)

March 31 to April 06
900 €
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April 07 to 13
900 €
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April 14 to 20
900 €
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April 21 to 27
900 €
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April 28 to May 04
900 €
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May 05 to 11
900 €
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May 12 to 18
900 €
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May 19 to 25
900 €
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May 26 to June 01
900 €
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June 02 to 08
900 €
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June 09 to 15
900 €
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June 16 to 22
900 €
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June 23 to 29
900 €
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June 30 to July 06
900 €
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July 07 to 13
900 €
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July 14 to 20
900 €
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July 21 to 27
900 €
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July 28 to August 03
900 €
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August 04 to 10
900 €
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August 11 to 17
900 €
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August 18 to 24
900 €
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August 25 to 31
900 €
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September 01 to 07
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September 08 to 14
900 €
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September 15 to 21
900 €
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September 22 to 28
900 €
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September 29 to October 05
900 €
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October 06 to 12
900 €
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October 13 to 19
900 €
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October 20 to 26
900 €
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October 27 to November 02
900 €
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Extras et supplements - 2019
OPTIONAL upgrade to guest house accommodation in 2 or 3-bed rooms (double rooms for couples are guaranteed)

100 €/person

Single supplement (on guest-house upgrade only) (mandatory for any single booking more than 21 days before departure and okay to share with another person of the same gender). Not to be paid if we find another person to share.

100 €/ person to be paid on the spot
Single supplement (on guest-house upgrade only) (mandatory for any single booking less than 21 days before departure and okay to share with another person of the same gender). Not to be paid if we find another person to share.
200 €/ person to be paid on the spot
OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM (only with the guest house upgrade)
200 €/person to be paid on the spot


Optional 2-3 pers. guesthouse bedroom: +100 €
Optional single guesthouse bedroom supplement: +300 €

 

Included:

- Riding trail as described above on a full board basis in shared 3-6 pers. bedrooms, from dinner on Sunday until the breakfast on the following Saturday
- Transfers from and to Marseille Airport or train station and from and to Aix en Provence train station at the indicated transfer times
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why riding with us ?")
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why riding with us ?")

 

Not included:

- Transport from and to the meeting points
- Single bedroom supplement
- Optional guest house accommodation (instead of dormitory)
- Booking fees 15€/person
- Drinks outside of meals
- Any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses
- Tips
- Optional insurances

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

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

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

Recommended riding ability
Suitable for beginners able to walk and trot in open spaces, intermediate and advanced riders. Beginners will get easy horses, on which they will rapidly learn how to canter.

The local team

Professional licensed guides, who will share their passion and the pleasure of riding trail with you and ensure a safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Accommodation

For the 5 nights at the Mas, accommodation is in up to 6 beds dormitories in our guesthouse, but you can also choose to upgrade to double or single room accommodation.

One night is spent in an Inn in the heart of the Luberon Mountains.

 

Meals

For lunch, our assistant will prepare a substantial buffet. A “pastis”, a glass of red wine, a barbecue by a mountain stream, a refreshing salad and 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 5 times at the Mas and one evening in the Inn during the 2 days itinerant riding tour.

Languages spoken by the guide: English / French speaking guide.

Group size:

Groups of 2 to 12 riders

Arrival airport / train station:

First day
Sunday evening at the riding center 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
End of the stay on Saturday morning.
Possible transfer to Aix-en-Provence central station (10.15 a.m.), Aix-en-Provence TGV station (10.30 a.m.) or Marseille airport (11 a.m.).

 

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Why you will love this trail

From 900 € !

Novice rider - Family ride

Stationary ride and 2 days itinerant trip
7 days / 6 nights - 4 1/2 days of riding

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Your riding consultant

Clothilde

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

 

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