Horse riding tourism

Stationary Riding Package in the Balkan Mountains. 7 nights, €765

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7 nights,8 days, full board

Starting dates in 2015: every Saturday, all year round

This stationary package is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in the bosom of nature, in the mountains, surrouned by incredible landscapes and wildlife. Daily rides are divided into two portions: 2-3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon. 

The riding trips are very diverse: little villages, meadows, mountains, sightseeing, picnics...

Recommended for beginners and advanced riders.

Day 1 
Transfer from the airport to our horse riding base in the lovely town of Apriltsi in the Balkan Mountains. Accommodation in a cosy and new guest house in the centre of the village (double rooms with shower/toilet). Deliciuos welcome dinner. Depending on the time of arrival you will meet the riding guide and talk about the program for the week. 

Day 2 
After breakfast, we will meet the horses for the first time. Our riding guides will introduce you to the techniques appropriate for riding in the mountains. After the morning ride we planned a picnic. The aftrenoon ride will include sightseeing around the picturesque town of Apriltsi.

Day 3 
Today we will ride to the green meadows. More experienced riders will have a chance for a
good galop and to feel like a free spirit. We will have lunch in the open air, by a lovely river. After a little rest we will ride back to the base.

Day 4
This day will take you on an incredible ride up in the mountains over 1000 m above sea level. Lunch in the mountains. In the evening you might ride out to uncover the mysteries of the wild life in the areas near Apriltsi.

Day 5 
We will ride over picturesque hills to a small monastery, where we will have lunch in the garden. On our way back we will pass through fields and meadows and along the river.

Day 6
We will spend the day in the National Park. We will admire one of the biggest waterfalls in Bulgaria - the Vidima Waterfall, situated 1350 m above the sea level. To give our horses a chance to rest, we will have a walk on an eco trail. After lunch, we will ride back through the untouched natural treasures of the National Park. 

Day 7
The schedule is entirely up to you! You can choose an exciting mountain ride, a ride to
one of the small villages with a unique atmosphere, a spiritual ride to a monastery or any other other site that interests you. Whatever you choose, we guarantee picturesque landscapes and unforgattable moments. In the evening we will have a good bye dinner.

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

During the stay, there is a possibilty to book additional one-day excursions e.g.: a trip to the Troyan Monastery, a shopping trip toTroyan, a visit to the Etar Architectural Complex, a trip to Gabrovo and Batoshevo Monastery. Booking/payment on the spot.

Price per person:
- €765

The price includes:
- Two transfers from/to the airport Sofia
- 7 nights in an authentic Bulgarian guest house - double room sharing
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- 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. Mitkulishev Photography Ivan Mandevski © Photo: Svetoslav Todev

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