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Camargue on horseback, between flamingos, sea, bulls and colors.
Discovering the beauty of this small portion of land on horseback on the edge of the sea is an emotion that we at Club Cavallo Italia suggest to those who, like us, love horses and their elegance.
The best time to visit the Camargue on horseback, a strip of land consisting of 75,000 hectares of sand, marshes, ponds and rice fields, is between April and May or in the autumn but never beyond the month of October, when temperatures drop a lot.
The Camargue is an immense park of wild and uncontaminated nature, a riot of colors and untouched glimpses, in which man seems to still be a temporary guest.
Camargue on Horseback
Camargue is one of the areas where horseback riding is a dream.
You will riding among pink flamingos that calmly walk in the water at the bright red sunset, indomitable bulls that graze on the moor and white horses, the horses of the Camargue, that live in the wild.
This handkerchief of nature amazes and fascinates, swept by the impetuous wind and burned by a fiery sun, which splits the earth and lights up the colors.
If you don’t have your own horse and if you have girls or boys with you in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer we recommend the Ecurie de l’Auberge Cavaliere du Pont des Bannes.
If you are all adults, always in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, you can contact Trott Camargue – Maximus Organization and Promenade à Cheval La Marisma and, if you love horses as we love them, discover Club Cavallo Italia Friends and his privileges.
Camargue on horseback. What to eat… after
After a long horse ride in the Camargue you can taste dishes based mainly on the meat of bulls bred in the area.
One of the specialties that you will find in all restaurants is Gardianne De Taureau, a tasty stew of bull meat marinated in wine and cooked over a low heat for several hours, generally served with rice but, of course, each restaurant has its own recipe.
Among the most consumed fish there are mussels, seafood and cockles.
Another local specialty is olives, often accompanied by anchovies and capers, while among the most popular cheeses there is the chevre tomino, a goat cheese served on crispy toasted bread with honey and a drizzle of oil.
The Camargue on Horseback. Where to sleep
La Camargue offers many solutions where to spend the night.
We recommend the Domaine des Clos hotel in Chemin du Mas de la Tour, the Mas Les Cabidoules hotel in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and the Mas de La Fouque hotel, also in Saintes-Maries-de- la-Mer with wellness center but we are sure that you will find the hotel that suits your needs and those who travel with you also along the D570 road that leads to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
The Camargue on Horseback. What to do next
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The Camargue kidnaps the heart for the harsh nature of its nature and its inhabitants, still deeply tied to traditions and who prefer mosquitoes to tourists.
It is not a rare case but it is normal to come across old women in traditional costumes, in the guardians with black felt hat, floral shirt and neck scarf and gypsies in their caravans and guitar in hand.
In Camargue everything takes place according to the relentless but slow rhythms of the natural cycle, from the breeding of cattle to the cultivation of rice, from the collection of salt in the salt pans to fishing in the ponds.
Visit the center of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and climb the roof of its cathedral at sunset to see, in all its beauty, this land of water lying at your feet that takes on unique nuances and, afterwards, organizes a fun evening picnic on the beach.
Buy some typical delicacies and go to the beach, obviously accompanying the food with one of the Camargue’s “Des Sable” wines, while the sun ignites the sky with a thousand shades of red.
You can also watch one of the bullfights held at the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Arena, absolutely non-violent because no bulls are hurt and have nothing to do with the Spanish ones.
In these bullfights the bull is not killed and the whole thing consists in an attempt to take away the cockades that are placed on his head.
On Horseback on… another proposal
After visiting Camargue on horseback, we suggest you visit the Amafi Coast on Horseback, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy.
The Amalfi Coast is waiting for you.
To finish with the colors and nature we invite you to discover how our jewels made with the ancient Art of Ceramics of Vietri are born in the Amalfi Coast, the excellence of Made in Italy in the most elegant animal (but we don’t like to call it animal).
And, before leaving for the Camargue, or Amalfi Coast, discover our Bags Collection, naturally dedicated to horses and their elegance, made in Italy by Italian hands in real and soft Italian leather, to… smell, the ideal companion for your travels.
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