Ride Overview - Best of Bucharest Ride
An amazing horseback riding vacation in Romania! You will feel like you have stepped back in time as your equestrian trails are sprinkled with haystacks and horse pulling carts along dirt roads. Romania also offers some of the most unspoiled wilderness on the continent. Storybook perfect quaint villages are nestled at the foot of majestic Carpathian mountain peaks. In addition, you will delight in non-riding tours of the medieval town of Sighisoara, one of the cultural centres of the Transylvanian Saxons, the village of Viscri with its famous 12th century fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the impressive Piatra Craiului National Park and the wonderful city of Bucharest. You will lodge in comfortable B & B’s with private bathrooms and a 4 **** hotel. Cheaper than the Czech Republic and Hungary, Romania is attractive just because of its lodging and food price tags. You will experiment the best of traditional Romanian food which includes çiorba (sour soup), mititei (delicious grilled meatballs), plaçinta (sweet or salty flaky desert), and tzuica ou palinca (traditional brandy). Romania is off the usual tourist destination so even the “touristy” places feel relaxed and welcoming. You may never want to this ride to end! RIDING IN ROMANIA
Ride Itinerary - Best of Bucharest Ride
You will transfer from the Bucharest to the Hotel Scala **** in the heart of Bucharest. In the afternoon, your group will tour hidden Bucharest. During a 7:00 PM dinner, you will be briefed on your upcoming ride in a gourmet restaurant.
In the morning, you will enjoy a guided visit of the highlights of Bucharest. At 4:00 PM, you will be driven for 3 hours to Equus Silvania at Sinca Noua. On arrival, you will be served a welcome drink and a gourmet dinner. Your lodging will be at Equus Sylvania.
Day 3 :
After a bountiful home made breakfast with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade bread, butter, yogurt, honey, hams, bacon, and eggs, you will embark on a 3 1/2 hour ride. The trail begins along the Stramba Ridge through old oak forests abundant with native wildlife. On your return, a delicious picnic will be served in a willow pavilion. In the afternoon, you will have an in depth guided tour of the working farm. You will then mount up to ride the ascending trail of the Magurice Hill. At day’s end, a sun-downer and an evening of fine dining waits for you. Night at Equus Sylvania.
Day 4 :
Today, you will ride across the rolling hills and lofty forests surrounding Sinca Noua.
This morning, you will experience the fascinating history of Transylvania. Your group will be driven for about 2 hours to the medieval town of Sighisoara, one of the cultural centers of the Transylvanian Saxons. The citadel of Sighisoara is the only inhabited citadel in Europe. In the afternoon, your trail continues to the village of Viscri with its famous fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage Site) constructed from the times of the invasion of Turks. Next, you will visit Viscri, a 900 year old German settlement. On the way back , you will stop at an old fortified church in a medieval village for an exciting gourmet dinner. Back to Equus Silvania for the night.
Your horse will be waiting for you at the picturesque village of Halmeag. Over the next days, you will spend time in the Transylvanian hills known as Europe’s best riding country. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the village of Cobor, where Foundation Conservation Carpathia runs an organic 500 ha “biodiversity farm” with horses, cattle, and free-ranging pigs. Some of the abandoned village houses have been beautifully restored and now serve as guesthouses. After a gourmet dinner, you will sleep in a Cobor guesthouse.
After a tasty breakfast, your group will visit a working farm to see rich birdlife and rare flowers. On your return to the guesthouse, lunch will be served. An afternoon ride will take you on grassy trails across brilliant hilly meadows back to the medieval village of Cobor. Dinner and lodging will be at a Cobor guesthouse.
Day 8 :
A breakfast buffet will start your day. Your trails will take you through the ancient oak forests. Around lunchtime, you will be back in the village of Halmeag where your group will have a nice late lunch barbecue. At 2:00 PM, you will transfer to Bucharest airport.
Ride Details - Best of Bucharest Ride
Dates: May 24th – 31st, August 22nd – 29th
2021: October 16th – 24th
Best Months to Ride: mid-May to mid-September
Airport: Henri Coandă International Airport
Length of ride: 5 days
Daily Riding Hours: 3 – 4
Ability level: STRONG INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters and gallops in open country.
Group size: 4 – 8
Hotel/s: 3 & 4* inns, hotels and B & B with private bathrooms
*Price: $2,900.00 per person double occupancy $565.00 single supplement
*Price is based on USD/Euro exchange rate and will be fixed at final payment.
Included: 7 nights in guesthouse with private bathrooms, 6 nights in charming guest house and 1 night in hotel ****, all meals, 8 full days of tours and riding trails, horses, guides, transfers from and to Bucharest airport.
Not included: airfare
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