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Summary:
A mountainous trail ride staying in local guesthouses encountering medieval monuments and welcoming Balkan culture for intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 17, 24, 31 Mar; 7, 14(full), 21 Apr; 5, 19 May; 23 Jun; 7, 21 Jul; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sept; 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct; 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours Saranda Port to Gjirokastra €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour. If flying to Corfu, get the ferry to Saranda (available 2 -4 times per day, fast one 30 minutes and slow one 1h.15 minutes. Own cost.)
    Transfers payable on site.
Summary:
Mountainous trail ride at a steady pace to the coast encountering medieval monuments, communist past and welcoming Balkan culture.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 28 Apr; 12, 26 May; 16, 30 Jun; 14, 28 Jul; 4, 25 Aug; 1, 8, 15, 22 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 9 hours
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 8
  • Transfer: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour. If flying to Corfu, get the ferry to Saranda (available 2 -4 times per day, fast one 30 minutes and slow one 1h.15 minutes. Own cost.)
    Transfers payable on site
Special Offer:

Enjoy the beautiful colours in the mountains, the roses blooming, the fresh air and the fun riding through amazing landscapes and scenic villages with a discount of 100 EUR on the departures in MAY and JUN.

Summary:
A week-long based stay with riding out around the Central Balkan National Park. Trips can be tailored to different experience levels and explore the pristine wilderness, meadows and mountains in Bulgaria.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available all year, Saturday arrivals.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF)
    Clients can also fly into Plodiv (PDV) please contact us for transfer details
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point according to time of last arriving/earliest departing guest.
Special Offer:

Enjoy the beautiful colours in the mountains, the roses blooming, the fresh air and the fun riding through amazing landscapes and scenic villages with a discount of 100 EUR on the departures in MAY and JUN.

Summary:

Once you have ridden this trail you will feel like you have really got to know Bulgaria and its people. Ride across the central Balkan Mountains on good horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 13, 20 Apr; 4, 11, 25 May; 1, 8, 29 Jun; 6, 13 Jul; 17, 24 Aug; 7, 28 Sept; 5, 12 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF)
    Clients can also fly into Plovidv (PDV) please contact us for transfer details
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point according to time of last arriving/earliest departing guest. Flights should be booked to arrive before 18:00 and departure after 12:00 on return. Other times can be arranged for a fee of €150 per car (1-3 pax) each way, payable on site. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.
Summary:

Exciting riding on super horses through the scenic Bulgarian mountains steeped in Thracian and Roman history with relaxing and indulgent spa treatments in the evenings.

There is a choice of three different levels of accommodation based on budget: luxury with spa, more basic hotels with shared bathrooms on some nights or camping with facilities.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019:
  • Economy accommodation: 27 Apr; 29 June; 12 Oct.
  • Luxury accommodation: 11 May; 1 June; 14 Sept; 19 Oct.
  • Standard accommodation with 3 nights camping: 15 - 22 June; 28 Sept - 5 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF) by 12 noon on Day 1.
    It is also possible to fly to Plovdiv Airport (PDV).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Included to and from meeting point
    Please arrange departure flights after 5pm. Approximate transfer time is 4.5 hours.
Special Offer:

Enjoy the beautiful colours in the mountains, the roses blooming, the fresh air and the fun riding through amazing landscapes and scenic villages with a discount of 100 EUR on the departures in MAY and JUN.

Summary:

A ride on good horses exploring the high mountains of central Bulgaria with a focus on nature.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 15, 22 Jun; 27 Jul; 3, 10, 31 Aug; 14 Sept.
  • For groups of 4 or more other dates can be arranged between May and October.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF)
    Clients can also fly into Plodiv (PDV) please contact us for transfer details
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point according to time of last arriving/earliest departing guest. Flights should be booked to arrive before 18:00 and departure after 12:00 on return. Other times can be arranged for a fee of €150 per car (1-3 pax) each way, payable on site. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.
Summary:

Enjoy mountain scenery in this hospitable country which has a tradition of excellent horsemanship. The riding is at all paces where the terrain permits on responsive, fit horses. For good riders. Ride through villages surrounded by the towering Rhodopes Mountains and visit Bulgaria's second largest monastery, the Bachkovo Monastery.

There is a choice of three different levels of accommodation: simple guest houses with great character and a warm welcome or a budget option which includes 3 nights camping. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2019:
  • Standard accommodation: 13 - 20 July; 10 - 17 August.
  • Standard accommodation with 3 nights camping: 27 July - 3 August; 24 - 31 August.
  • Trip Length: 8 Days/7 Nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF) by 12 noon on Day 1.
    It is also possible to fly to Plovdiv Airport (PDV). Please enquire for transfer information
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: Included to and from meeting point. Please arrange departure after 5pm. Approximate transfer time is 4.5 hours
Summary:

Explore the secluded Dalmatian countryside of Croatia on this budget-busting break for experienced riders. Enjoy delicious homemade food and wine, fast, thrilling riding and friendly hosts at this based stay where you'll be welcomed as one of the family. We expect this ride to become one of our most popular breaks, combining breathtaking mountain scenery, trustworthy horses and sincere Croatian hospitality.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 6* (full), 20* April; 05, 18 May; 8, 22 June, 6, 20 July; 3, 17, 31 August; 14 (full), 28 September; 12, 26 October, 2, 11 November. Other dates available on request.
  • * - Low Season
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Split Airport (SPU), Croatia. Flights can arrive and depart at any time.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above. Must be confident at all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2019: Return transfer from Split airport, bus or train station is €50 per person payable on-site in cash.
Summary:

A revitalising ride through the beautiful Istrian peninsula, taking in the best of the stunning landscapes and cultural history.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 21 Apr (FULL); 5 (FULL), 19 (FULL) May; 2 (FULL), 9 (FULL) Jun; 1, 15 (FULL), 22 Sept; 6, 13 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Pula Airport or Trieste (additional cost)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point (30 minute drive) at any time
Summary:
Based stay with daily rides across the plains on lovely fit and responsive horses. Comfortable accommodation with ensuite double bedrooms and an onsite 'swimming pond'.
Departure Dates:
  • Dates available on request, all year round any day arrival (Full 18 May - 22 June 2019) (Closed 31st Aug - 14 Sept)
  • Trip Length: 3 to 6 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours a day
  • Meeting point: Budapest Airport (BUD) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: Secure seat at walk, trot and canter in open spaces. Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2019: €60 return per person from Budapest Airport or town (pick-up between 1pm to 6pm. Transfers outside of these times will incur an additional fee). Payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
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