HORSE RIDING IN RODOPI MOUNTAINS 

22-25 June 2019

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 2019/ Saturday

Arrival to Sofia and check in to your hotel, explore Sofia on your own or with the group. (Please use underground to city center, it is fast and there is underground station to the hotel)

No meals included

Day 2-23 June 2019/Sunday Transfer to Purvenets. Ride Leshtensko – Bryanovshtitsa Hut
Be Ready at Reception at 9.30am to departure to Horse Riding place close to Plovdiv. ( min 2 hours 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

Day 3-24 June 2019/Monday 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 2019/ Tuesday 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/Plovdiv. End of tour.
B/L-, 4 hours riding

If you are planning to fly on 25th June, please book your flight after 18.00 o’clock.

You can extend your stay 1 night in Plovdiv and fly on 26th June, Wednesday from Plovdiv see recommended flight details below

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

 

Price: £275 per person

Price includes: 1 night hotel accommodation in centre of Sofia ( twin room, single room option is £20), 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 Sofia, return transfer to Sofia/Plovdiv

Price does not include  flights, personal expenses, insurance, drinks and meals not mentioned in the program, tips, Arrival airport is not included but you can take a metro to city center

 

Suggested Flight

Flight to Sofia

Please check www.skyscanner.net  There are many options to Fly to Sofia,

Suggested flight is £69 return at the moment (26/04/2019)

 

Outbound

Sat, 22 Jun 2019

all times are local

06:10 STN

11:20 SOF

Return

Tue, 25 Jun 2019

21:55 SOF

23:05 STN

Suggested flight is to Sofia, stay a night in Sofia and be ready at 9.30am at your hotel reception to be transported to Horse Riding place ( 2 hours transfer time)

Your return flight can be on any time after 18.00 o’clock from Sofia airport on 25th June where you will be dropped to airport for your flight back.  Or stay a night in Plovdiv to explore European Cultural Capital of 2019 and 2nd largest city of Bulgaria.

If you prefer to stay a night in Plovdiv and explore Plovdiv, then book the flight on 26th June from Plovdiv

Book your flight on 22 June from London Stansted to Sofia (One Way) and return from Plovdiv to London on 26th June.

Ryanair FR1837

26th June, Wednesday

21:05 PDV Plovdiv

22:30 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 £275

Price includes: 

►1-night hotel stay at the city center of Sofia

►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  There are many options to Fly to Sofia,

Suggested flight is £69 return at the moment (26/04/2019)

 

Outbound

Sat, 22 Jun 2019

all times are local

06:10 STN

11:20 SOF

Return

Tue, 25 Jun 2019

21:55 SOF

23:05 STN

Suggested flight is to Sofia, stay a night in Sofia and be ready at 9.30am at your hotel reception to be transported to Horse Riding place ( 2 hours transfer time)

Your return flight can be on any time after 18.00 o’clock from Sofia airport on 25th June where you will be dropped to airport for your flight back.  Or stay a night in Plovdiv to explore European Cultural Capital of 2019 and 2nd largest city of Bulgaria.

If you prefer to stay a night in Plovdiv and explore Plovdiv, then book the flight on 26th June from Plovdiv

Book your flight on 22 June from London Stansted to Sofia (One Way) and return from Plovdiv to London on 26th June.

Ryanair FR1837

26th June, Wednesday

21:05 PDV Plovdiv

22:30 STN London Stansted

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