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3-day horse riding tours (Teteven Balkan, Rodopi Mountains and Sredna Gora)

3-day horse riding tours (Teteven Balkan, Rodopi Mountains and Sredna Gora)
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3-day horse riding in Teteven Balkan

Panorama views, century-old beech forests, hidden meadows and rippling brooks – these are the trademarks of Teteven Balkan! We suggest you experience them riding on a horse back. In this 3-day tour we have added a trip to Etropole Monastery. Thus, along with the visit to Glozhen Monastery, you will get to know a part of the history of this picturesque region, while the accommodation in a guesthouse will make you feel the unique atmosphere of the genuine rural life.

Highlights:
Glozhen Monastery
Etropole Monastery

Itinerary:

Day 1. Golyam Izvor – Glozhen Monastery – Golyam Izvor
We arrive at the village of Golyam Izvor. We meet the horses and get brief instructions. We saddle the horses and head along forest paths to the Ridge of Lisets Mountain, from where a splendid panorama view to Teteven Balkan is revealed. Riding through a century-old beech forest we approach Glozhen Monastery. Its impressive silhouette perched on an inaccessible rock is one of the most impressive sights in Bulgaria. After a short walk inside we return to Golyam Izvor for overnight.
Riding: 4-5 hours

Day 2. Golyam Izvor – Brusen Ridge – Lopian
From Golyam Izvor we head to Brusen Ridge – suitable for galloping. Then we descend to the village of Brusen and continue riding to Lopian where we will overnight. In the afternoon – drive to Etropole Monastery.
Riding: 3-4 hours

Day 3. Lopian – Golyam Izvor
On the last riding day we head back to Golyam Izvor. We will follow a different route, enjoy more splendid views, and gallop on the back of our horses for the last time. Drive to Sofia
Riding: 4-5 hours

Price: 200 EUR per person (min 2)

Price includes: ► transport from/to Sofia ►2 nights at a guesthouses ► dinner on day 1&2, breakfast on day 2&3, lunch on day 2 ►rent of saddled horses ►transport of luggage ► English speaking guide ►local guide
Price does not include: ► personal expenses ►insurance ►drinks and meals, not mentioned in the program ►tips

Note:
This tour is suitable both for beginners and experienced riders.


3-day horse riding in Rodopi Mountains

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 offer you the chance to experience the genuine Rodopi Mountains riding on a horse. Three days of a complete union with the nature!


Itinerary:

Day 1. Transfer to Purvenets. Ride Leshtensko - Bryanovshtitsa Hut
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 faciliies.
-/-/D, 4-5 hours riding

Day 2. 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 bungallow, two rooms sharing WC/shower. 
B/L/D 5 hours riding

Day 3: 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

Price: 190 EUR per person (min 2)

Price includes: 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/Plovdiv on day 1, return transfer to Sofia


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


Note:
This tour is suitable for intermediate  and experienced riders.

3-day horse riding in Sredna Gora

To combine the pleasure of horse riding with exploring of the ancient Thracian civilization, to learn a bit of the history of the ancient Rome and to finish the day relaxing in a mineral pool in a SPA center – if all of this is irresistibly attracting to you, then do not miss this tour!
 

Highlights:
Sredna Gora. Marvelous sights are revealed from Sredna Gora Mountains due to its central location – views to Balkan Mountains to the north, Rhodopi and Rila Mountains to the south, as well as to the vast Thracian Valley.
Hissar – an ancient town with many Roman ruins – including a several km fortress wall encircling the modern center. The place is well known for its 22 healing mineral springs. Nowadays Hissar is a famous SPA center.
Thracian Cult Complex in Starosel comprises of a vault tomb, another tomb with colonnade and several cenotaphs from 5th-4th c. BC.


Itinerary:

Day 1. Starosel – Byalo Kamane
Transfer to wine cellar Starosel. We meet the horses and some brief instructions follow. We head northwards to the mountains. Along the way we will pass by the Thracian sanctuary Paralia, Apollo’s sacrificial stone, “Saddle of desires”, and the rock sanctuary Kamenitsa. Last is the Thracian residence on Kozi Gramadi peak. Under Fenera peak we will have a break for lunch, and then we will continue to Byalo Kamane tourist complex, where we will spend the night.
Riding: 4-5 hours

Day 2. Byalo Kamane – Starosel
Following mountain paths we will reach Buntovna hut, then we will cross Staikovi Kamani area, pass by Garvanov Kamak (Raven stone) sanctuary and return to the cellar. Overnight.
Riding: 4-5 hours

Day 3. Starosel – Hissar
We head back to the riding base in Hissar visiting this time the Thracian temple Horizon and the tomb in Chetinyova mound. After a rest by lake Almalaka we will return to the base crossing fields and meadows.
Riding: 4-5 hours

Price: 335 euro per person (min 2)

Price includes: ►2 nights at a hotel ► dinner on day 1&2, breakfast on day 2&3, lunch on day 2 ►rent of saddled horses ►transport of luggage ► English speaking guide
Price does not include: ► transport from/to Sofia ► personal expenses ►insurance ►drinks and meals, not mentioned in the program ►tips



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