In the deep south of France you will have the chance to ride through one of the most unique, diverse and unspoiled areas – the Camargue. Known for its famous cowboys, black bulls and radiant white horses, this area is a nature lovers dream.
Starting in the heart of Provence, your first few days give you the chance to see the typical perched villages that make up Provence. As you continue, you will enjoy the way the landscape begins to change and you lagoons, salt marshes, dunes and rice fields with flocks of wild bright pink flamingoes. As you move from the Luberon region in the foothills of the Alps toward the sea, the scenery begins to shift and you will notice that the closer you get to the sea the villages become less abundant and the glory of nature surrounds you entirely.
Special highlights of this itinerary include one of the most picturesque Provencal villages – St. Remy de Provence. Filled with meandering streets, outdoor cafes and ancient fountains, you and your horse will have ample opportunities to stop for refreshment.
Reaching the beach, only you and your fellow riders will enjoy the sandy dunes, the open stretches of beach and chance to enjoy the spray of the waves and the wind in your hair. Combine this with the wonderful French wines and home cooked meals each day and this will be a trip you will remember for years.
All departures are 6 nights.
2017 High Season Dates: April 16-22, April 23-29, April 30-May 6, May 7-13, May 14-20, May 28-June 3, June 4-10, June 11-17, June 17-23, Sept. 24-30, Oct. 1-7, Oct. 8-14
High Season Rate: $1,695.00 USD (Single Supplement: $310.00 USD)
2017 Low Season Dates: March 5-11, March 12-18, March 19-25, March 26-April 1, April 2-8, April 9-15, Oct. 15-21, Oct. 22-28, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, Nov. 5-11
Low Season Rate: $1,525.00 USD (Single Supplement: $310.00 USD)
Hotel Upgrade: $975.00 USD (Single Supplement: $705.00 USD)
Non Rider: $825.00 USD
Mandy, Emily and I had a blast!
It was everything I expected it to be and more! We laughed so much on this trip. The horses were incredible to be able to withstand the terrain. They were well behaved. We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the incredible smells. The food was delicious. We enjoyed Paul and Laura for all their hard work in taking us on our journey!
Thank you for all of your coordination of the trip. Everything fell together perfectly.
– Donna Moose
The trip was fabulous! Everything went so smoothly from start to finish: Cap Rando really have it together. The horses were very professional. The food was excellent, the accommodations…well, pretty much what I expected on a trip like this. The countryside was beautiful. Our first day it poured rain, but that didn’t stop us from riding into the mountains. Fortunately, after that day the weather was perfect.
All in all, Lucie and I had a great time! Thanks for your recommendation and arranging the trip for us.
A GREAT trip! I loved the Camargue days the best, seeing all those flamingos- beautiful when they fly, and the white horses that are bred there. The guide was really sweet. The dinners were wonderful, but lasted at least 2 hours, so we learned to “settle in”. The ride was lovely and had a good amount of trotting and galloping. My horse wasn’t smooth but he was steady and fun to ride and really liked to GO.
After the trip, I spent the day in Aix en Provence with one of the women on the trip who lives there and she spent most of the day showing me around, to the site where Cezanne did his painting, wandered through the old town, the market, etc. The last day I took the bus from Avignon to St Remy and walked around there most of the day until taking the train to Paris, to leave the next day. St Remy was really charming, and I enjoyed seeing the asylum where Van Gogh stayed for a year, and the Glanum Roman ruins – we actually had ridden right through that spot 2 days before on the horses. It was so much fun – I NEED ANOTHER VACATION!
– Naomi Grandvold