Horse riding tourism

Feast for Your Eyes Trail. 7 nights, €940

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Dates for the yaer 2016: 25/6, 9/7, 6/8, 3/9, 17/9.

7 nights, 8 days, full board

This trail is a pure joy to your eyes and it will take you on a breathtaking journey in the heart of the Balkan Nation Park and its amazing landscapes. The fantastic panorama view from the mountain tops are unbelievable and this unique experience will stay imprinted in your memory forever! 

Day 1
Transfer from the airport and accommodation in a cosy guest house in the town of Apriltsi. Welcome dinner and an informative talk preparing us for the journey and the challenges of riding in the mountains. 

Day 2
In the morning we will meet the horses that will be your faithful companions for the ride. We will ride off the beaten track, through a national park and reserve. We will sleep in a former diary converted into a comfortable mountain chalet. 
Riding time: about 5 hours. 

Day 3
We will travel through mountain tops, in the kingdom of wild Balkan chamois. We will find ourselves between a natural reserve, a canyon and an incredible view of Mt. Botev and the Valley of Roses. Overnight in a guest house run by a lovely local family. 
Riding time: 6 hours. 

Day 4
After breakfast we will ride through terrains perfect for untamed galloping. Next stop - delicious homemade lunch served by a wonderful local granny in her private garden. We will continue with a ride on the territory of the national park until we reach our accommodation in a mountain complex. 
Riding time: 7 hours. 

Day 5
It will be a very challenging day in the Singing Rocks Reserve. Your riding skills will be tested and the horses will prove their real worth while an amazing panorama will spread before us. Overnight in a mountain chalet. 
Riding time: 6 hours. 

Day 6
We will continue towards another mountain chalet, where lunch and a well-deserved rest await. We will spend the night in a miniature picturesque village, which looks like time stopped there. It will be a true journey to the past! 
Riding time: 6 hours.

Day 7 
We will make our way back to the base in a quick pace, surrounded by beautiful views over “the sunlit valley of Apriltsi”. We will say farewell to the horses and have a delicious goodbye dinner at a guest house. 
Riding time: 6 hours.

Day 8
Breakfast and free time until the departure for the airport.

Price per person:
- €940 

The price includes:
- Two transfers from/to the airport Sofia
- 2 or 3 nights in an authentic Bulgarian guest house - double room sharing
- 4 or 5 nights in the mountains as per programme (pls.request)
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 
- Own horse, fully equipped
- Riding guide during the trail 

The price does not include:
- Plane tickets 
- Personal expenses

Upon booking please inform about year of birth/hight/weight/riding experience/ any special requirements (confirmation needed). 

EUR 100 not later than 7 days after booking.

Final payment:
35 days before the arrival. 

ATTENTION! Due to the character of the tours, our horse riding tours have separate terms and conditions, which you can find below.

General terms: 
- Arrival day and departure day is Saturday.
- You can book as a single rider, a couple, a small group or a full group. 
- The trail will take place when we have min. 4 riders – added fee if 2 or 3 riders + 50 EUR pp. 
- There is no extra fee for single riders if the room is shared (f/f or m/m).
- Single room available on request (extra fee). Please contact us for further information.
- Full board: From dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is arranged as picnic, lunch bag, or normal lunch depending on the programme and the weather. Mineral water is served at all meals; other drinks such as soft drinks, wine and beer are paid on the spot. 
- Transfer from/to the airport is organised as one transport for all arriving and departing guests. We recommend arrival no later than 18:00 and departure no earlier than 12:00. The transport is planned after the latest arrival / first departure in the group. Individual transfer or arrival/departure earlier/later must be pre-ordered and confirmed. Extra fee EUR 150 one way for a car up to 3 persons.
- All guests must be in a possession of an insurance covering your riding holiday in Bulgaria. 
- Cancellation after deposit is paid: The deposit of 100 EUR is non-refundable. By cancellation earlier than 14 days before arrival 50 % is non-refundable. 14-2 days before arrival 75 % is non-refundable, less than 2 days before arrival there is no refund. We recommend that you contact a travel insurance company for further advice.

Group discount: 
Book 8 riders at the same trail/date and pay for 7. Mitkulishev Photography Ivan Mandevski © Photo: Svetoslav Todev

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