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Provence to Camargue Mediterranean Ride


Itinerary for Provence to Camargue Mediterranean Ride




Sample Itinerary: Provence to Camargue Mediterranean Ride - subject to changes

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Meeting at Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence train station, or directly at your accommodation in Lauris. Welcome aperitif and presentation of the trail ride. You will be introduced to your guide and spend a first friendly dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Les Gargoulettes in Lauris

Day 2 (Monday): Lauris to Mallemort
Ride at the foot of the Luberon mountain in pine and oak forests to the Durance valley where we will cross the river.  Picnic brought by our assistant on the other side of the Durance river. In the afternoon, we will ride along the Alpilles canal to the farm where the horses will stay for the night. Transfer with minibus to our lodging, in Lauris.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Les Gargoulettes in Lauris

Day 3 (Tuesday): Mallemort to Eygalieres
After breakfast, transfer to the horses. This morning, we ride through a rich valley among fruit trees, to Lamanon where we will enjoy our lunch buffet. We then ride into the Alpilles Nature Park, making our way out of the valley, towards Van Gogh’s country. We will reach the Roman village of Eygalière late in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse near Eygalieres

Day 4 (Wednesday): Eygalieres to Les Baux de Provence
A cultural day as you will ride in the landscape Van Gogh liked to paint. You will stop near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in front of the hospital in which Van Gogh stayed and made his most famous paintings. Admire beautiful Roman monuments, before making your way towards our lunch break. The afternoon ride will take you on the crests of the Alpilles: striking panorama on the surrounding area. At the end of the trail, we load the horses in the truck for a transfer to Camargue.
You then have the choice between visiting the Baux de Provence medieval village or the Lumière quarries with an exceptional multimedia show. After this break, minibus transfer to Sylvereal, the gate of the Camargue. Night in an old Abbaye turned into a hotel and dinner at the hotel's typical Camargue auberge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel near Astouin

Day 5 (Thursday): Bull Cattle Drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
After an hour on horseback in the heart of the Camargue, we will arrive at a "manade", a bull and horse ranch. A passionate "guardian" (Camargue cow-boy) welcomes us in front of the enclosure of one of his bull herds. We accompany him on horseback to "grab" the bulls, that is to say push them through the marsh to a sorting enclosure. Then he tells us about the Camargue bull and horse breeds. After sorting a few bulls in front of us he ends his performance by offering us an aperitif "the friendship glass". Picnic on the spot, prepared by our assistant. Then we leave on horseback to Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. After your installation at the hotel, you can go for a walk in the the village streets and do some shopping, take a stroll to the beach, or enjoy the hotel swimming pool. Meeting for dinner in a lively bodega in the village. Night at the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel near Les Saintes Maries de la Mer

Day 6 (Friday): A morning ride on the beaches
Nice gallops and walk in the sea. The lunch will be prepared at the hotel by your assistant, and the afternoon you will ride along the Vacares lake: you will discover a lot of flamingos and wild birds on a pleasant trail. Transfer to Mas de Recaute in Lauris, for a last dinner all together, share memories, pictures, addresses ...
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Les Gargoulettes in Lauris

Day 7 (Saturday): Departure
End of the trip after breakfast. Transfers to Aix-en-Provence train stations and Marseille airport.
Meals included: Breakfast





Non Riders
Non-riding companions are welcome to join this trip. It is best to have a car in order to do some sightseeing while the rest of the group explores on horseback.
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Provence to Camargue Mediterranean Ride
Tour Code: IT-FRPV03
7 days / 6 nights
Dates : Apr-Jun & Sep- Oct

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.

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A 2024 05/26 - 06/01 7d / 6n 7 day trip (standard accommo... 4 /8 Expired
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Tack: Trail Saddles
Horses: Arab/Spanish cross
Pace: Moderate - with walk, trot and canters...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Marseille
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