Ride Overview

Listen up – if you love all things from the Provencal countryside (the heart of Provence, for that matter!) – and you prefer a ride where you can unpack and relax (in fact, if you don’t feel ready to book in on one of our week long progressive Inn to Inn horseback rides), this is the perfect ride to relax and enjoy – as well as to prepare yourself for what traveling on horseback is like.  AND, you’ll do it all while discovering the beauty of the nature of the Natural Park from the Luberon.

The week of riding gives you a taste of both types of ride featuring 3 days of local riding from the centre and then 2 days with an overnight at a different location – a perfect way to see how it all works!

2024 Dates: Aug. 4-10, Aug. 11-17, Aug. 18-24, Aug. 25-31
Rate: $2,040.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement:  $475.00 USD)
***4 rider minimum to confirm or small group supplement will apply to each rider less than 4
Small Group Supplement:
3 riders: $300.00 USD per person
2 riders: $690.00 USD per person
1 rider:  $1,030.00 USD per person + single bedroom supplement


  • 5 days riding
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals except one lunch
  • Horse and all tack
  • Guiding services
  • All local taxes
  • Transfers at pre set time in Marseille or Aix en Provence

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and medical Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • 1 lunch
  • Gratuities for the guide at the end of the week

Day 1: Sunday

Meeting in Lauris between 6 and 7 pm. Welcome aperitive, presentation of your week.

Dinner and night in your guesthouse.

Day 2: Monday

After breakfast, departure for a short ride to get you in the saddle in the hills around the area. About two hours in the morning and then two hours in the afternoon.

Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Day 3: Tuesday

A day ride with a picnic on the Durance river bank. Nice ride among almond and olive trees and along vineyards of apricot, peach, cherry trees: Provence is considered the garden of France!

You will enjoy a bath in the river with your horse before you ride back to your accommodation where you may enjoy a swim in the covered pool.

Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Day 4: Wednesday

Enjoy a relaxing morning off. Many like to have a visit of Lourmarin, classified "one of the nicest villages in France" and where Albert Camus lived and is buried. Independent lunch in the village.

In the afternoon, you will ride in the pine tree hills and along olive trees, vineyards and other fruit trees with a stop in a cave for a wine tasting of Cotes du Luberon.

Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Day 5: Thursday

Take off for a two day trail ride with the night spent in an Inn in the heart of the Luberon! The morning ride follows the paths of the Petit Luberon to the village of Lourmarin, which you may have explored yesterday.

After a nice lunch in the shade of mature truffle oaks, you will climb the crest of the Grand Luberon and delight in unforgettable views of the Alps to the north and the Mediterranean to the south, before winding your way back down to where both you and the horses will stay the night.

Dinner and overnight at Auberge des Seguins. ***Some weeks may require that riders stay back at the accommodations in Lauris.

Dinner and night in a charming Inn with a swimming pool in the heart of the Luberon, at the foot of famous climbing cliffs (at some dates, depending on availability, transfer to your accommodation in Lauris).

Day 6: Friday

Head back following the “Gorges de l’Aiguebrun”, a canyon that is renowned for its cliffs that are famous for rock climbing. You will ride up to the Plateau des Claparedes with its lavender fields before meeting up with the assistant near Bonnieux for a lovely lunch of fresh dishes and items all from the Luberon.

In the afternoon we ride back to Lauris crossing the Petit Luberon and wind our way through shaded valleys as we make our way back to the farm.

Dinner and night at your guesthouse.

Day 7: Saturday

Departure after breakfast to the train or airport.

***This program may be modified, if necessary.