Come trail riding with « Le Sud à Cheval » (The South (of France) on horseback), horse trekking center at Lauris (Vaucluse, France). Traveling on horseback: an ethic and a way of life.
Level required : confident and in control at all paces, rising trot, not afraid of galloping with an easy to ride horse.
It’s enough to be in good health : able to spend 5 or 6 hours a day in the saddle and to do some downhill walking on rocky ground.
These treks also focus on human aspects: we limit the group to 4 riders + the guide, a way tril ridinof guaranteeing friendliness and the kind of trek you imagine.
The way a trek goes
We’ll meet at “ Sud à cheval” the first morning at 9 a.m. or the evening before about 6 p.m., if you have booked an extra half pension.
We present our itinerary, the horses and the equipment. Didier will choose the horse that suits each rider the best. You will brush it and saddle it. We are always around to help you. Then we’re off.
The pace is on the calm side, but diverse, with galloping when the ground is right for it.
Our saddles (handmade trekking saddles or western “Pools”) are all equipped with saddle bags so that you can carry the noon picnic that we supply and your personal things for the day. You will get back the rest of your luggage at your lodging place for the night.
The last day, the trek will end about 5:30 p.m.
Equipment to bring for a serene ride
- A water bottle,
- A pocket knife,
- A sleeping bag,
- A flashlight,
- A first aid kit and personal medicine,
- Shoes or boots with antiskid soles,
- A rainproof jacket,
- Your good spirit…
- A certified helmet or bomb (strongly advised for adults, mandatory for minors).
- Riding pants,
- chaps or mini-chaps,
- Trekking shoes,
- Cotton underwear (avoid synthetics),
- A swimming suit,
- A good book
- And for sensitive backsides, cycling shorts.
And all that in one suitcase or bag. (The sleeping bag can be outside)
Le Sud à Cheval, south of the Luberon
Le Sud à Cheval is located in Lauris, south of the Luberon, in the Vaucluse, in Provence, 45 minutes from Avignon and Aix en Provence and 1 hour from Marseille.
For hiking departures, the meeting point is at the gite l’Aiolo, 677 Chemin de Recaute, 84360 Lauris