Horseback riding in Provence, France

Equestrian Home - Europe - France
- Colors of Provence Ride
  0 tours are queued for brochure printing. Click here to print brochure.
2023 | 2024 | Blog | Buddy Finder | Customer Login | Contact Us
Horseback riding vacations in France, Provence

Horseback riding tours

Rides in France

  Intro to France

Trip in France




Europe Overview


Add Ons:



Equestrian tours in France, Provence
Colors of Provence Ride

Itinerary for Colors of Provence Ride

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

We suggest to arrive on Sunday (Day 0) and spend one night in Aix en Provence. Visit this cute city loved by Cezanne, and take the bus to Lauris on Monday.

Day 1 (Monday): Lauris to Buoux
Meet in Lauris (bus coming from Aix-en-Provence stops at 10:45 am) or directly at Mas de Recaute between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Free transfer possible on Monday morning from Marseille airport (10:30 am), Aix en Provence tgv station (11 am), Aix en Provence city center train station (11:15 am).
You will have an introduction to the trail ride and lunch. In the afternoon, you will be introduced to your horse and will start the trip through the Luberon rolling hills, towards the beautifull perched village of Bonnieux. The houses, all made with stones, form a striking harmony of earth-toned colours and shapes. After the picturesque village of Bonnieux, the trail goes down in the Valley of the Aiguebrun river. Overnight in a nice Auberge along the river.
Depending on the date, exceptionally, you may be transfered to Lauris for the night.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Auberge in Buoux

Day 2 (Tuesday): Buoux to Rustrel
The trail follows the green valley of Aiguebrun. We head towards the very pretty perched village of Saignon, then descend into the Calavon valley along the orchards of cherry, peach, apricot trees ... the garden of Provence.
At noon, a copious buffet awaits us in the oak tree shade, where we can enjoy a very pleasant break. In the afternoon, we follow trails in the pine forests and scrubland, to reach the Provence Colorado*, for an access reserved for our riders (by special agreement), after closing to the public. These old ocher quarries have revealed red and ocher colors, reminiscent of the landscapes of the Far West. Take your cameras !
After installing the horses, you go to your accommodation for dinner in the heart of the village.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Rustrel

*in 2023, access to the Provence Colorado might not be possible on horseback.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Rustrel to Buoux
In the morning, departure on horseback overlooking the Provence Colorado. We are heading towards the very beautiful village of Saint-Martin-de-Castillon, another perched village in the Luberon.
The picnic is taken out of the saddle bags at the edge of the Calavon river. We then leave along the lavender fields and truffle oak plantations at the foot of the Grand Luberon, to reach the Aiguebrun gorges: a pleasant shaded path by the stream.
We eventually reach the Auberge des Seguins, nestled at the foot of the impressive cliffs of Buoux. Dinner and overnight at the hostel. On certain dates, in case of unavailability, the horses stay at the inn and the riders are transferred to the guesthouse de Lauris.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at
Auberge in Buoux

Day 4 (Thursday): Buoux to Lauris
We leave the Aiguebrun gorges to ride up to the ridges, from where we discover a superb point of view: from alpine peaks in the north, to the Mediterranean in the south, when the weather is clear !
We stop for picnic lunch near Lourmarin, a village where Albert Camus (French Writer) lived and is buried. The return to Lauris is done along the foot of the Luberon. The paths are pleasant, in the pine forests and along vineyards and orchards overlooking the Durance valley, with a beautiful view of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain.
End of the ride around 5pm and transfer to the bus stop in Lauris. If you wish to stay one extra night let us know.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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.
Home    Reservation    Specials    Brochure       News    Contact Us    All Tours
© 2023 Hidden Trails, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Colors of Provence Ride
Tour Code: IT-FRPV09
4 days / 3 nights ~$0.00
Dates : May to Oct

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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

Check here for details and availability
Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2023 05/22 - 05/25 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Expired
A 2023 06/05 - 06/08 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 07/31 - 08/03 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 08/07 - 08/10 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 08/14 - 08/17 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 08/21 - 08/24 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 08/28 - 08/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 09/11 - 09/14 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 10/16 - 10/19 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
A 2023 10/28 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip (2-3 pax shared b... 3 /4 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Western Saddles
Horses: Camargue horses
Pace: Mainly walk and trot with some canters...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Marseille
Location on Google Map
Image Gallery
Image Slide Show
Customer Trip Rating
What To Bring
Download tour PDF