HORSE RIDING IN RODOPI MOUNTAINS 

22-26 June 2020

There is a mountain in Bulgaria like no other – Rodopi! An ancient mountain surrounded by ancient legends. Dark forests and bright meadows, deep gorges and spacious views, stone villages scattered on its slopes and cattle grazing on its pastures. We experience the northern part of Rodopi Mountains on a horseback, all rides starting from the village of Galabovo, just 20 minutes drive from Plovdiv. 3 days of a complete union with the nature!

Horses:
Our horses are comparatively smaller 14.1hh to 15.5hh, locally bred Karakachan along with Arab crosses. They are strong, agile and used to hard work. Their stamina and agility are outstanding and they are tough and extremely sure footed over rocky, even snow covered mountains. The horses are ridden in snaffle bits.

Saddles:

Western and English saddles are available. We provide saddle bags.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1-22 June 2020/ Monday

Arrival to Plovdiv and check in to your hotel, No meals included

Day 2-23 June 2020/Tuesday Transfer to Purvenets. Ride Leshtensko – Bryanovshtitsa Hut
Free morning to explore old town of Plovdiv then transfer to horse riding place 30 min transfer time

We head south-west riding through meadows and beech forests with good stretches for trotting and cantering. We will make a stop at Leshtensko area, enjoying the beautiful views on both sides of the trail. Overnight in Bryanovshtitsa hunting lodge, rooms with shared facilities.
-/-/D, 4-5 hours riding, Breakfast and Lunch are not included.

Day 3-24 June 2020/Wednesday Bryanovshtitsa Hut – Hrabrino – Dedevo
Now the trail goes to the east, following some dirt roads. We reach the village of Hrabrino where we stop for lunch. Then we saddle up and make for the village of Dedevo, a small mountain village standing at 1050 m above sea level.
The night is spent in a bungalow, two rooms sharing WC/shower.
B/L/D 5 hours riding

Day 4-25 June 2020/ Thurday Dedevo – Zdravets Hut – Purvenets – Sofia
This is the last riding day and will take us back to the starting point of this trail. we ride along the crest of Chernatitsa (Black Mountain) Ridge, having our lunch close to Zdravets Hut. Then the trail descends to Purvenets village where we say farewell to our horses before heading back to Sofia. End of tour.
B/L-, 4 hours riding, Dinner is not included

Overnight in Sofia

Day 5-26 June 2020

Departure, Breakfast is not included

You can extend your stay in Sofia

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

 

Price: £295 per person

Price includes: 2 nights hotel accommodation ( twin room, single room option is £40), English speaking riding guide, rent of saddled horses, one night in a bungalow and one night in a hut, all meals acc. itinerary, luggage transport, transfer from Plovdiv, return transfer to Sofia

Price does not include  flights, personal expenses, insurance, drinks and meals not mentioned in the program, tips

 

Suggested Flight

Flight to Sofia

Please check www.skyscanner.net  or www.ryanair.com

Outbound

One way flight from London Stansted to Plovdiv/Bulgaria

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

Ryanair FR1836

16:10 STN London Stansted

21:20 PDV Plovdiv

 

Return/ One way from Sofia to London

You can choose any flight on 26th June 2020

There is an underground to Sofia airport which is easy to use. You can extend your stay in Sofia and explore the city more

 

Suggested flight

 

Fri, 26 Jun 2020

 

Ryanair FR6068

18:45 SOF Sofia

19:55 STN London Stansted

 

 

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**We reserve the right to change the tour at anytime due to local circumstances**

 

 

Price of the trip is £295

Price includes: 

►2-night hotel stay  ( single room option £40)

►2 nights stay with shared facilities

► English speaking guide

►Rent of saddled horses

►Meals mentioned in the program

► Transfers

►Luggage transport during the horse riding

Price does not include: 

►Flight

► Personal expenses

►Insurance

►Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program (Meals in Sofia/Plovdiv does not included)

►Tips

Suggested Flight

Flight to Sofia

Please check www.skyscanner.net  or www.ryanair.com

Outbound

One way flight from London Stansted to Plovdiv/Bulgaria

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

Ryanair FR1836

16:10 STN London Stansted

21:20 PDV Plovdiv

 

Return/ One way from Sofia to London

You can choose any flight on 26th June 2020

There is an underground to Sofia airport which is easy to use. You can extend your stay in Sofia and explore the city more

Suggested flight

Fri, 26 Jun 2020

Ryanair FR6068

18:45 SOF Sofia

19:55 STN London Stansted

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