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Provence Explorer Ride


Accommodations for Provence Explorer Ride


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride, so you will be staying in different locations during the trip.

Description
Accommodations during the trail will be in guesthouses and country inns. They are basic, but clean.  We select our accommodation according to its beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere, for riders to enjoy a pleasant stay. There are no laundry facilities while on trail. Most accommodations have WIFI.

Provence Explorer Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Mas de Recaute (standard option) or Les Gargoulettes (upgrade) in Lauris
Night 2: Auberge des Seguins in Buoux  
Night 3: La Florentine or Hostellerie L'Aiguebelle in Céreste
Night 4: La Fontaine in Simiane-la-Rotonde
Night 5: Le Petit Labouret in Revest du Bion
Night 6: Mas de Recaute (standard option) or Les Gargoulettes (upgrade) in Lauris

Transhumance Ride Accommodation Itinerary (Fall - Spring is the same but reverse) - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Mas de Recaute (standard option) or Les Gargoulettes (upgrade) in Lauris
Night 2: Auberge des Seguins in Buoux  
Night 3: La Florentine or Hostellerie L'Aiguebelle in Céreste
Night 4: La Fontaine in Simiane-la-Rotonde
Night 5: Grand Champ in Cruis
Night 6: Mas de Recaute (standard option) or Les Gargoulettes (upgrade) in Lauris

Mas de Recaute in Lauris
Your accommodation is a simple and lovely guesthouse inn at the heart of Provence - Luberon with excellent cuisine! Set in a beautiful natural surrounding, this old farm has been restored and operates as guesthouse accommodations with the option to choose between private bedrooms (5 rooms) and beds in a dormitory. The rooms are simple but comfortable. The dormitory is quite basic and can accommodate up to 12 people. Bathrooms are private or shared depending on the room.

Les Gargoulettes in Lauris
Your host welcome you in their lovely country house. Each room has its own theme and decor with air-conditioning, a TV, free Wi-Fi access and ensuite facilities. There is an outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna that guests are welcome to use.

Auberge des Seguins in Buoux
This 16th-century stone house building offers a total of 27 rooms plus a dormitory that can host up to 20 people. The rooms are simple but comfortable and all come equipped with heating and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms can be private or shared depending on the room. There is a garden and an outdoor pool where guests can relax and enjoy the view. There is no cellphone coverage here. 

La Florentine in Céreste
La Florentine offers accommodations in guestrooms (double or triple) and dormitory style rooms. Some rooms have their own bathroom and others have shared bathrooms. There is free Wi-Fi access.

L'Aiguebelle in Céreste
This charming hotel offers 12 simply decorated bedrooms (double or triple) each fitted with a TV, free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom.

La Fontaine in Simiane-la-Rotonde
This lovely country house offers 8 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 quadruple and 2 quintuple) each featuring warm colors and a Provençal decor. Some rooms have private bathrooms while others have shared bathrooms. Free WiFi is available in the common areas. Guests are welcome to make use of the outdoor swimming pool and garden with terrace.

Le Petit Labouret in Revest du Bion
This guesthouse provides accommodation in private bedrooms featuring antique furniture and private bathrooms. There is a garden and an outdoor swimming pool where guest can relax and free Wi-0Fi access is available anywhere on the property.

Grand Champ in Cruis
This Provencial house offers 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms. There is a beautiful garden with a swimming pool and lavender fields. Free Wi-Fi is available at this property.

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy is available at most accommodations. If not available, we can book one double and a single without the supplement.
If traveling as a single rider willing to share: half single supplement rate will be applied if we don't find anyone to share.


Meals
All meals are included in your package and typical Provençal meals are on the menu.

Breakfast will be provided by the accommodations we stay in.
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 : many small pleasures which will add to the enjoyment of our rides.
In the evening everyone meets around the table, to discover local food - or should we say "cuisine" - don't count on losing any weight.

Wine is included at lunch and dinner.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Provence Explorer Ride
Tour Code: IT-FRPV02
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,670.00
Dates : Mar, Jul, Aug, Nov

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

Online Reservation

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
D 2020 03/22 - 03/28 7d / 6n Transhumance Ride 4 /8 Sold Out
A 2020 07/19 - 07/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Sold Out
A 2020 07/26 - 08/01 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 07/27 - 07/29 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 07/29 - 07/31 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/02 - 08/08 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/03 - 08/05 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 08/05 - 08/07 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/09 - 08/15 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/10 - 08/12 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 08/12 - 08/14 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/16 - 08/22 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/17 - 08/19 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 08/19 - 08/21 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/23 - 08/29 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/24 - 08/26 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 08/26 - 08/28 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/30 - 09/05 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/31 - 09/02 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 1 (3 ri... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2020 09/02 - 09/04 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Part 2 (2 da... 4 /8 Reserve
D 2020 11/08 - 11/14 7d / 6n Transhumance Ride 4 /8 Reserve
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Accommodation
Tack: Trail Saddles
Horses: Spanish or barb mix
Pace: Moderate - with walk, trot, canter and...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Marseille
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