PROVENCE: VINEYARDS HORSE RIDING TOUR...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
Day 1 - Sunday
Meeting at Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at the departure point of the ride.
Accommodation, introduction to the trail ride and dinner.
Day 2 - Monday: Merindol historic village and vineyards
Ride along the Carpentras channel, before getting to lunch nearby the village of Robion.
In the afternoon, landscapes of cliffs where eagles and other birds of prey nest. Arrive at Maubec.
After the ride, the choice is yours: a dip in the swimming pool, or a visit to Gordes and the Sénanque abbey.
Dinner will be a real culinary experience, accompanied by a selection of North Luberon wines.
Countryside of rolling hills, facing the “Mont Ventoux”.
A long ride that will take us through hills, forest and cherry orchards to the village of Blauvac. Wine tasting in a "domaine", and short ride to lunch, by the lake of Mormoiron.
A flat ride in the afternoon, with nice possibilities of canters. You will arrive late afternoon to an equestrian centre, home for the horses. You will be driven to a typical French Auberge for the night in the tiny village of Sainte Colombe.
You will ride on the foothill of Mont Ventoux. A hilly ride offering beautiful views, to the “Chapelle du Paty”.
Lunch by the lake of the same name. In the
afternoon, you will cross the village of “Le Barroux”,
dominated by its beautiful castle.
Day 7 - Saturday
End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to train stations and airport.
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
Our travel companions ! We will live at our horses’ pace ! Our horses are Spanish or barb mix, adapted to trail riding. Well balanced and wilful, they live in a herd, outdoors, and only trail ride. 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, 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 relationship with him.
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.
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 Alpes 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.
Double or triple bedrooms, in hotels and guesthouses. Single bedrooms are optional.
We select our accommodation according to their beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere, for riders to enjoy a pleasant stay.
DATES AND RATES
Single supplement: +250 €
ThIs supplement applies to all persons booking alone. If you are willing to share your room, we will try to find another person of the same gender to do so and the supplement could be refunded after the ride.
- Trail ride as described on full board basis in shared 2-3 pers. bedrooms, from the 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,
- Drinks during the meals
- 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 the 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 email Anne, the specialist for this horse riding tour ...
7 days / 6 nights / 5 days on horseback.
English / French speaking guide.
Group of 6 to 12 riders maximum.
Sunday evening at the riding center at 6 p.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.
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