Camargue Mountains and Beach Trail

7 Days  |  From £1399pp

France ( Best airport: Marseille)

Discover the beauty of the south of France with this expedition through the natural parks of the Luberon, the Alpilles and Camargue. Start your trip in the heart of the aromatic region of Provence and ride through the most beautiful lavender fields of France before reaching the marshes and beaches of Camargue.

The Riding

The trail takes you through various landscapes from the foot of the Luberon in the heart of Provence, across the Durance river on horseback, up the low mountain range of Alpilles and to the marshes and beaches of Camargue. Learn how to round up bulls in Camargue and enjoy the warm southern coastline of France.

Level of Riding and Fitness

The trail is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. All participants must be confident and in control at all paces and in open spaces (walk, trot, canter). A reasonable level of current riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 4-6 hours in the saddle each day and enjoy a 2 hour lunch break everyday.

The weight limit is 90 kg / 14,2 stones.

Guides and Group Size

All guides are bilingual french/english, they are experienced and qualified.

Group size is 4-8.

The Horses

The horses are from the region, and of medium size selected for their character: kind, responsive and easy to ride. They live outside and in a herd all year around. They work from April till November and enjoy a well deserved holiday in a 5000 ha field in the winter.

Horses are assigned to their riders onsite after a discussion with your guide and based on your height, weight, level and experience.

You will ride in comfortable trail-riding saddles with saddle bags and simple bridles.

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Accommodation and Dining

On this trail riding expedition you will be staying in comfortable and welcoming guesthouses and hotels along the trail and will spend each night in a different location. You can expect a hearty meal at each destination. Some hotels have pools and most bedrooms have a private ensuite bathroom.

For your holidays you will be able to choose to share a room of 2 – 3 people with other riders, or book your own room for a supplement.

The meals are shared together, and you’ll enjoy local and refined cuisine at the table of your host or in restaurants. Special diets can be accommodated. Wine is included with the meals. Your lunch will be taken on the trail and prepared by one of your guides. Enjoy copious and hearty buffets every day.

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Itinerary

Camargue Mountains and Beach Trail

7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
£1399pp

£1399pp sharing

£259 single supplement

International flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Transfers are included at set times from:

Marseille Airport – 5pm
Aix-en-Provence TGV station – 5:30pm
Aix-en-Provence train station – 5:45pm

On the last day, transfers leave at 9:30 am for Aix en Provence centre (after 10am), Aix en Provence train station (after 10am) and Marseille Airport (after 11am).

No transfer is possible before 9:30 am, plan your trip according to the fixed free transfer to avoid booking a taxi.

Price Includes
  • Five days of riding
  • Guide and assistant guide service
  • Six nights of shared accommodation
  • All arrangements for the duration of the holiday
  • Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
  • Services of guide
  • Breakfasts
  • Packed Lunches
  • Evening Meals
  • Transfer from/ to airport or train stations
Price Excludes
  • Insurance
  • Other drinks not included (mineral water, sodas, hot drinks)
  • Visits
  • Tips

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