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Albania Ancient Pathways
from $1,159
Summary:
A mountainous trail ride staying in local guesthouses encountering medieval monuments and welcoming Balkan culture for intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Every Sunday from 5 Mar to 30 Apr and 1 Oct to 26 Nov. Also 14, 28 May; 11, 25 Jun; 9, 23 Jul; 6, 20 Aug, 3, 17 Sept.
  • 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
  • Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra: €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours
    2017: 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.
horse riding the King's Army route Albania
from $1,249
Summary:
Mountainous trail ride at a steady pace to the coast encountering medieval monuments, communist past and welcoming Balkan culture.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 7, 21 May; 4, 18 Jun; 2, 16, 30 Jul; 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug; 10, 24 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
  • Group Size: 3 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra: €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours
    2017: 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
Springtime riding in Bulgaria
from $1,115
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:
  • 2018: 5, 12, 19 May; 2,9, 29 Jun; 7, 28 Jul; 4, 25 Aug; 22, 29 Sept.
  • 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
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2018: 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.
Group pic
from $1,175
Summary:
Experienced, fit riders only - you must be secure in the saddle, balanced and confident. This trail features some extreme terrain so you should be adventurous and quite brave! Some riding days can be 8 or 9 hours in length so you need to be fit and prepared for this.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Please enquire
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF)
    Clients can also fly into Plovidv (PDV) please contact us for transfer details
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit and experienced riders only
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2017: Included from meeting point at set times. Other times can be arranged for a fee of €150 Euros per car each way, payable on site. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.
Autumn colours
from $1,115
Summary:
A ride on good horses exploring the high mountains of central Bulgaria with a focus on nature.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 23 June; 21 July; 11 August.
  • 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
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2018: 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.
Springtime riding in Bulgaria
from $1,115
Summary:
Once you have riddden 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:
  • 2017: 24 Jun; 5 Aug
  • 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
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2017: Included from meeting point at set times. Other times can be arranged for a fee of €150 Euros per car each way, payable on site. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.
Galloping Through Water
from $1,725
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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 7, 21 July; 4, 25 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
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: Included to and from meeting point. Please arrange departure after 5pm. Approximate transfer time is 4.5 hours
Group pic
from $1,175
Summary:
Experienced, fit riders only - you must be secure in the saddle, balanced and confident. This trail features some extreme terrain so you should be adventurous and quite brave! Some riding days can be 8 or 9 hours in length so you need to be fit and prepared for this.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 26 August (FULL). Other dates available on request for groups of 3 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Sofia Airport (SOF)
    Clients can also fly into Plovidv (PDV) please contact us for transfer details
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit and experienced riders only
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2017: Included from meeting point at set times. Other times can be arranged for a fee of €150 Euros per car each way, payable on site. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.
Rider in the water
from $1,175
Summary:
A revitalising ride through the beautiful Istrian peninsula, taking in the best of the stunning landscapes and cultural history.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 22, 29 April; 13, 20 (FULL) May; 3 (FULL), 10, 17 (FULL) June; 9 (FULL), 16, 23 Sept; 8, 15 October.
  • 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
  • Group Size: 4-8
  • 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 pool.
Departure Dates:
  • Dates available on request, all year round any day arrival
  • 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
  • Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: €60 return per person from Budapest airport or town. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Payable on site.
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