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PROVENCE / ALPILLES - Weekend horse riding around provencal lakes

Always sunny, blue sky, light without equal, the singing cicadas, the hills punctuating the horizon, the endlessly olive tree fields...

 

We offer in this region from 2 to 3 days horseback trails to discover the Bauxites lake, the Peiroou lake, the Baux lake, the Alpilles crests... so let's ride!

 

Day 1
Meeting point at the stables around 9.30 a.m with a welcoming coffee to meet the team and the other riders. Today, we're going along wonderfull cliffs of white rock, we ride between garigues and pine forests to get to the Peiroou lake. Peiroou is the Provençal name of the cauldron which refers to natural cavities of rocky grounds due to erosion. At midday, picnic under the pine shadow. Back on the saddle, enjoyable shady paths border our trail at the heart of the Alpilles natural park and offer exquisite panoramas. On the evening, our very special canteen welcome you for the bivouac step ! An old firefighters' vehicle transformed in kitchen and a canteen tent to taste a delicious hot meal. Projection of your photographs and films of the day on big screen, night in tents or tepees.

Day 2
The Bonelli eagles majestic flight lead us to a magic place this morning. The entire landscape is red colored, we could think that we are in Colorado. Suddenly appears a majestic turquoise water lake, the contrast is striking! In the spectaculary setting we eat a good and copious picnic before going back riding accross olive groves and pine forests. Diner and night at the bivouac.

Day 3
For this last day on horseback, Alpilles crests are waiting for us. We go riding at the heart of the Alpilles regional natural park and take the path which lead to the Alpilles crests. This highest point offer a breathtaking 360° view on the entire region. We can glimpse the Saintes Maries de la Mer, the Luberon, the Ventoux, the Languedoc. At midday we share a meal which has a good smell of Provence. Back on the saddle, landscapes are wonderful: hills covered by garigues, pine or oak forests and green olive groves. Trip back to the ranch and individual departures of riders around 4.30p.m

Important: This riding tour is given on an indicative basis. Depending on the seasons and the meteorological conditions during the tour, the guide may modify the tour.

Voyage à cheval - Randonnée équestre organisée par Randocheval

Around lakes - 2019
October 06 to 07
350 €
available > book now

Extra day riding on friday ( day 1 of the program ) : 175€

 

Included:

- The trail ride as described in full board basis, from the lunch of day 1 to the lunch of day 2 or 3 depending of the chosen option.
-Accomodation in tepee tent

- Drinks during meals (water, wine, and aperitif)- 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 and from the riding centre,
- extra night to pay on the spot,
- drinks other than wine and water at lunch and dinner,
- Booking fees 15€/person
- any other services or optional visit entries, personal expenses,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

Horse breeds

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

Saddles

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

Recommended riding ability

To join this trail, you have to be comfortable at the three gaits in open spaces, and to be able to ride outdoor in various grounds.
It can be your first time outdoor riding over several days, but novice riders are not accepted.
We ride 5 to 6 hours per day.


Good to know
Each rider is responsible for his horse: feet, detection of small scratches, brushing, and saddle.

We travel between 20 and 30 km per day and the rocky ground could be sometimes steep.
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. Sébastien, the main guide is both France and Europe champion of team roping and will propose an introduction to his passion over the week-end.

Logistic
An assistance and safety vehicle provides us with lunch and dinner on a daily basis.

Accommodation

We offer an accomodation in bivouac with 2 people teppee tents. No individual accomodation possible on this trail.

The bivouac is done in the entire respect of nature (solar pannels energy, biodegradable washing-up liquid, biodegradable shower gel put at your disposal, composting toilets).

A sleeping bag must be brought

Meals

The intendancy vehicle brings us delicious hot or cold meals for lunch. You will have a pastis or rosé wine glass, bruised olives and tapenade made in the Mas, a ratatouille with olive oil and vegetables from the garden, and finally you will have a "pénéquet" (a Provencal rest!) before riding again… Enjoy!
The dinners in the Mas are a family and Provencal cuisine. 
The basic product is olive oil made in the Mas!

The evening, an old firefighters' vehicule transformed in kitchen welcome you to taste a hot meal and enable to project photos and films of the day on a big screen.

Languages spoken by the guide: French, English and Italian.

Group size: From 6 to 10 riders maximum

Arrival airport / train station:

Meeting at the riding centre at around 9.30 am.

The closest airports are Marseille or Nimes, and the closest train stations are Avignon and Arles. 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 extra night after the end of the riding tour.

Details are given in the travel journal for these services reservation.

 

Our riding consultant's report

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

Riding guest reviews

"Everything was exceptional! A really great few days. " (Dan K. 2018)

"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)

Why you will love this trail

From 350€ !

Weekend - Western riding

2-3 days / 1-2 nights / 2 -3 days riding

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Your riding consultant

Aude

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

 

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