Provence Trails - France

Luberon and The Camargue

5 star rating   19 October 2019

Amanda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) The most brilliant week would go back again in a heartbeat! - brilliant people, horses, scenery, riding, food, and organisation, from start to end 🙂 | It exceeded my expectations! The group was of mixed ability, ranging from people who own their own horses and ride everyday, to less frequent riders such as myself who only ride occasionally, and despite this, everyone commented that the riding was perfect for them, which is really hard to achieve! A good mix of mostly walk, trot, and the occasional canter (galloping on the beach past the flamingos in the Camargue was the best moment of the holiday for me!) Scenery was incredible. The horses were superb and despite varying terrain you never felt worried on them at all. Getting involved with the grooming and tacking up I loved as well, but with people always on hand to help if needed. By the end of the holiday I put the bridle and saddle on for the first time by myself! I already miss my horse Carmen.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation was very basic, and some didn't have soap / shower gel / shampoo provided, I'd luckily brought my own but think it said this would be provided so might just be worth noting for future guests so they're not caught out. But perfectly fine for a week otherwise. Hosts were all very welcoming and what they lacked in terms of facilities they more than made up for in the food! I could not rate the quality of food provided highly enough! A fresh al fresco picnic was provided everyday, all set up for us ready for when we arrived. Breakfast a good variety of options, and I was not expecting 4 courses everyday for dinner, with wine as well, I think I've put on weight!!! And all locally sourced and homemade!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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?

I thought it was very comprehensive. All ran like clock work and as described.

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

I don't think you could improve, it's been an excellent experience!

Do you have any other feedback for us?

happy for you to quote me, but if you could just use my first name rather than first name and surname please if so 🙂 I had a really lovely holiday, so thank you so much for organising it, has been a fabulous experience, will use your company again for future holidays for sure and recommend you to others!