Poland offers many beautiful trails minus the hordes of tourists and the people are friendly and fun. Located in central Europe, it is surrounded by Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea. The country has been successful in the transformation from a communist state to a successful parliamentary democracy.
Although most of the region is lowland, the natural environment is amazing. From northern sun-kissed beaches to numerous lakes and primeval forests in the central plains and southern mountains, the country offers a diverse geographical experience. The temperature is temperate.
Horseback riding is a long-standing tradition. To this day, horses are regularly used in agriculture and in winter skijoring. Riding is a great way to experience the rural Polish lifestyle. All levels of riders can find a relaxing equestrian vacation. Tranquil lanes through the ancient forests lead you to peaceful villages. Experienced riders will appreciate gallops across lush meadows. Beginners can improve their riding skills with lessons. The horses are trustworthy warmbloods.
One will not go hungry as traditional Polish cuisine like pierogi and bigos are served in heaping portions. Comfortable lodging is offered in either a 19th century Grange or a 16th-century palace with adjoining riding center. The palace is recognized as one of the best restored antique treasures and is one of the few remaining examples of Renaissance architecture in the former Duchy of Prussia.
Pre or post ride tours can include: the spa town of Kolobrzeg, Lair, the military headquarters for Adolf Hitler’s eastern front during WWII, Krutynia River Trail, beautiful kayaking trails with over 100km of routes, the 13th Malbork Castle – the largest castle in the world, Swieta Lipka, a Baroque village known for its pilgrimage church, Lidzbark Warminski, ‘the Pearl of Warmia’, Olsztyn, home to many interesting sites and plenty of shops, the 15 century church town of Mikolajki and 14th century Teutonic Ketrzyn Zamek castle and museum.
To find your relaxing equestrian vacation in Poland, contact our riding consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.494.9636.