Fields of lavender and the wonderful smells of fresh rosemary, thyme and olive trees are just a few of the pleasures that await you each day on the wonderful ride. Riding Spanish Barb and Selle Francais horses, you will see this fertile area in the south of France the way the villagers did 200 years ago.
This part of the Luberon region of Provence is very friendly, sun drenched and will leave your taste buds overflowing with wonderful experiences. It is often a favorite and many clients have repeatedly chosen this ride as the area is even today, virtually undiscovered by tourists.
Each day you will ride through vineyards, olive groves and forests where you arrive to find lunch waiting you. You will continue after lunch on old Roman roads built over 2,000 years ago and if the day is clear, you will see the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the snow capped Alps on the other with the quintessential Provencal villages spread out beneath you.
The ride will take you through the lower part of the French Alps and along part of the unspoiled areas of France. This is the France of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugin and more recently, the home and setting of Peter Mayles’ famous novel “A Year in Provence”.
2017 Dates: June 18-24, July 23-29, Aug. 6-12, Aug. 20-26, Sept. 3-9, Sept. 10-16
all departures are 6 nights
2017 Rate: $1,575.00 USD (Single Supplement: $250.00 USD)
Non-Rider: $795.00 USD
I just wanted to send you a short note and let you know that the ride in Provence last week was wonderful! We were so impressed with the surefootedness of the horses. The guides were fantastic, as was the scenery. The food and overnight accommodations were very impressive. Thank you so much for your part in helping us enjoy this great trip. I’m already looking at your web site and saving my pennies for the next trip.
We had a lovely ride in Provence. The weather was fabulous (almost too hot) with not a drop of rain. … at every turn in the trail there are even more fabulous vistas to enjoy. Our horses were perfect for the job: Calm, sure footed and willing to go even at the end of a very hot 6 hours of riding. It was nice to see that the horses are loved and cared for really well.
The food was fabulous and the accommodation quite comfortable and picturesque. The girls loved their trip so much that there was not one complaint about having to get up before 8 am. That is always a good sign as to how much they enjoyed themselves. We had a lovely international (France, USA, Brits from Saudi, and Romanians from Sweden) group of people to ride with, which was fun.
I hope that we are able to use your services again. You made the experience very easy. Thanks so much.