I am hoping to take a day trip to the Camargue in October. I've been told that the morning is the best time to see the wild horses and bulls since they are more dormant in the sunny afternoons. How early in the morning should I plan? I am thinking that since it will be more mild in October, perhaps they may be out more throughout the day?
Ideally, I was hoping to stop by Les Baux before the Camargue, so wouldn't get to the area of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer until 11:30 AM. However, if this is too late, then please advise, and I can do the Camargue early in the AM, then have lunch in one of the towns before heading to Les Baux in the afternoon.
The reason I wanted to do Les Baux first and then Camargue later in the morning / early afternoon was because I figured I'd be tired after hiking or riding in the Camargue, and would want to go straight back to our hotel to rest rather than more sightseeing.
Also - any additional general information on the Camargue would be helpful. Please advise if the horse rides are gentle (only been one other time on a horse and wasn't fond of much more than a light canter) and if I'll see any flamingos, bulls, or wild horses - if not, then I may skip the trail ride. If I can see these things by a hike, please advise of a good place to park our car to do such a hike.
Are the visits to the manades any fun or worthwhile?