Provence Trails - France

Experience Level

Perched Villages

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Lovely mix of horses (and riders) in the group - all well matched by our guide Didier Mejard. Mixture of conventional tack and trail riding/western - everyone learned some new skills of knot tying or girth lacing !

We were all amazed at just how fit and tough the horses were - it was very hot throughout - over 40C on one day - 6hrs plus in the saddle over 25km or so with a mix of paces - my lovely mare Carmen hardly breaking into a sweat !!!

Got re-routed on one day because of the exceptional fire risk in the Grand Luberon - but Didier figured out a good alternative which meant trucking the horses back to Cap Rando one night and starting from there the next day - meant we got to ride down/in the Durance river - cool at last!

The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Loved the picnic lunches - always plenty of food and drink laid out for us - such a welcome sight!

Dinners were delicious too - especially at Olivier's where we had a wonderful lamb Tajine and his "famous" home made beer

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Would be happy to just receive the pdf version of the brochure at the time of booking and only one hard copy pre-departure - just thinking of the trees!!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

All good.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Great holiday - already planning the next one!