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4 Days True Paradise Horse Riding Holiday for All Levels in Carpathian National Park, Ukraine

Freerider, Dragobrat, 90630, Ukraine

Horse Riding Summer Holiday in Ukraine

Dragobrat Freerider invites you to their beautiful resort this summer to discover the stunning Carpathian Mountains on a horseback. Ride horses over Carpathian National Park with amazing views to the highest mountains of Ukraine (Goverla and Petros). Visit the most beautiful parts of Carpathians - Dragobrat lakes and waterfalls. During the summer season, Dragobrat is a true paradise for those who love hiking, sightseeing, bicycle riding, horse riding and much more. Summer there is more likely characterized by comfortable warmth with highland freshness, this means you can try different activities such climbing peaks, spending nights in the mountains, boating, and rafting on dangerous mountain rivers, and much more.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 95 kilograms / 209 pounds
  • Tack type: Mountain track to the lake and forest track
  • Breed of Horses: Criollo and Anda Lucia horses

Highlights

  • Instructor service
  • 8 hours of horseback riding
  • Suitable for families, couples, and solo travelers alike
  • Enjoy the tranquility and quietness of mountain forests and lakes
  • Relax in a wonderful atmosphere of Ukrainian hospitality
  • Plenty of adventurous activities to choose from
  • Daily breakfast and supper
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property

Vacation in the Carpathians at the Dragobrat resort is a great choice at any season. The Freerider farmstead is located close to the best training lift “Oaza” (100 meters high) in the picturesque mountainous wilderness bordering the biosphere reserve. The whole construction is built out of wood. It brings each and every visitor soulful warmth and homeliness. Accommodations in bright and warm rooms is the most convenient option for a group of friends (up to five people in one room), married couples, as well as single travelers. The service staff will take all possible efforts to help you organize your holiday in the best possible way.

The rooms

This is a small but cozy, bright and fully equipped one-roomed suite in which there are comfortable beds 90 x 200 or 160 x 200 centimeters (optional) and everything necessary for rest of two people. In spite of the Wi-Fi and TV, each room has a picturesque view of the snowy peaks of the Carpathian mountains. Single and double rooms are available.

Program

Typical day

  • Breakfast
  • Horseback riding at any convenient time
  • Dinner at the restaurant
  • Additional activities such as yoga, ATVs, paintball, trekking/hiking, excursions, BBQ, mushrooming, or jeeping
  • Free time before supper (tennis, sauna, billiard)
  • Supper

Horse riding

Summer is a perfect time for those who like riding horses. Horses are loyal and noble. They guide you everywhere and communication with them is useful for the nervous system of a human. These clever animals will not let you down in the most inaccessible, impenetrable places. A romantic horseback ride is a special delight which will definitely make your relations (as a couple) stronger.

Location

Picturesque Dragobrat Freerider, situated close to an urban-type settlement Yasinia in Zakarpattia Oblast, is the highest and the most admirable mountain resort of Ukraine. It is located in the Subalpine zone at the hight of 1,400 to 1,700 meters and is surrounded by Svydovets mountain range, protecting it from abrupt weather changes. This determines the solid snow covering in winter and mild, warm summer, which attracts tourists from all over the world right up there. The snow cover is steadily kept there from November to May for over 30 years.

Distances

  • Bukovel is 30.6 kilometers
  • Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport (IFO), 114.3 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Paragliding

General

  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Lake
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Food

Daily breakfast and supper are included in the price. Dinner is at your own account and usually costs 4 EUR for one person.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Activities and entertainment during the summer season in the Dragobrat resort are very various. For example, you may go sightseeing all over historical places of this land or just see fabulous mountain caves. There are also so-called green (or rural) tourism, trekking, cycling, and horseback riding. There are also available waterfalls, lakes, and streams, where you can refresh your energy after an exhaustive walk. Moreover, you can go boating or use quadricycles for your consideration to have a good ride. You will be able to get rid of toxic civilization at least for a few days or weeks, maybe months and totally restore yourself in this wild and calm land.

Those who love silence, calmness and the beauty of nature, filled with the incense of herbs, flowers, and sounds of singing birds, will find this place lovable. As well as those, who like to climb mountains, watching stunning landscapes and endless sky at night near the fireplace, sleeping in healthy natural surroundings.

Among the unsurpassed nature of the mountains, meadows and spruce forests, you can spot various representatives of the flora and fauna of the Carpathian region, most of which are listed in the Red Book. There are reserves, sanctuaries, national parks in which these rare plants and animals are kept among the virgin wildlife of the Dragobrat tract. There are also many cultural and historical monuments in these regions, a kind of authentic history and traditions

Trekking

You can appreciate the meaning of walking tourism only in summer. The light day is greatly increased and warm summers nights are short and comfortable. All that contributes to very healthy and pleasant outdoor sleep. The air here is really healing and Carpathian landscapes will impress you, be sure of that.

In the high-mountainous Dragobrat resort, you will see amazing Carpathian landscapes and views of the mountain peaks, slopes, and valleys. You can refresh here in the cool rivers and lakes, which are famous for their crystal transparency. There are also unsurpassed Carpathian waterfalls that will captivate you with their beauty.

Bicycle tourism

In summer, Dragobrat is the best place for bike tourists in the mountains. In this period of time, these journeys are extremely joyful. You may not only enjoy the summer landscape but also significantly improve your physical fitness and health. The excitement of summer nature and the unique beauty of the Carpathian Mountains will accompany you with cycling adventures with mountain slopes.

Climbing

Dragobrat Resort is the highest mountain resort in Ukraine, which is located in the Svydovets mountain range from 1,400 up to 1,700 meters high above the sea. The highest peaks are Hoverla (2,061 meters), Petros (2,020 meters), Zhandarmy (,1763 meters), Blyzyntsi (1,885 meters), Stig (1,704 meters). The nearest settlement is 18 kilometers to reach. It is named Yasinia.

Climbers have plenty of space to conquer the mountain peaks with slopes and ridges, check their professional skills, physical abilities and get the unsurpassed impressions and a huge amount of adrenaline.

Green (rural) tourism

Green tourism in Dragobrat resort is very perspective and attractive kind of a holiday destination for tourists in the mountains during the summer season. A special atmosphere of the Carpathian identity and colorfulness of Ukrainian traditions creates all the conditions for their interest, both for tourists of Ukraine and for tourists from other countries of the world who come here to relax and to discover our country and culture. It allows the inhabitants of cities to touch the original uniqueness of the Carpathian village and its inhabitants, to get acquainted with their folk crafts and traditions. The village life will captivate you with your measure of harmony. You will also try exotic traditional Hutsul dishes – indigenous people of this land.

Boating, rafting, and canoeing

This extreme kind of sport is vastly developed in a mountain area. The unpredictability of mountain rivers with sharp turns, rapids, and steep waterfalls will add a significant portion of adrenaline to extreme enthusiasts. You can check your swimming skills in a boat or go down the inflatable raft (rafting) along the Carpathian rivers and lakes. You will have many experiences with such a risky voyage. Conquering the turbulence of the Carpathian waters is possible by only an experienced and very courageous tourists.

Paragliding

Want to experience an unforgettable flight? Paraplenerism is an unforgettable flight over the summits of the mountains with spruce forests, above glowing mountain lakes on a parachute or aeroshute (paraglider), on an airplane or hang glider, on a helicopter or in a light-jet airplane (gliders). You’ll be overwhelmed by super positive emotions and impressions!

Quadricycle riding

There is a very passable mountain type transport with massive wheels and relief tires. You can use it to get to different wild places (the way you use a snow bike for the same purpose in winter).

Collecting berries and mushrooms

Autumn in the Carpathians is a special time. Also, during this wonderful time, fruits and berries grow juicy; they are performed in a rich variety of fruit trees on the plots of local residents and in the wild areas of this land. Picking autumn berries and incredible Carpathian mushrooms will bring you special pleasure; it will add strength and health. If you have a camera with you, all these beautiful moments and trophies will be captured on your amazing photos.

Real impressions and emotions, overcoming all the dangers of hiking in the mountains and your own fear, is possible when you stay alone with pristine wildlife. All this will give you unforgettable memories, help you to overcome the stresses of civilized life in the future, give you inspiration and health for the whole year, and after that you will definitely want to come here again. It will appeal to both children and adults, but you can safely choose this resort for a family vacation in the family. Young people and teenagers are more pleased with extreme entertainments, and older people are calm and quiet of mountain forests and lakes filled with natural sounds: wind rustling, chirping birds, splash of a stormy river or waterfall and the pleasant calm of a mountain lake with its pleasant coolness.

In the summer season, in the high-mountainous resort “Dragobrat”, you can choose the rest individually to the interests and preferences of each person separately. Whether quiet observation of mountain scenery, active types of rest, or treatment – everyone can choose the one that he likes. From the above it is clear that here in the summer is something to please yourself and your loved ones, there is nothing to do. Affordable prices, pleasant not too hot sunshine and various types of rest, will help you in choosing this picturesque resort and next season, especially in the summer, because in the summer it is especially pleasant to relax.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 8 hours of horseback riding
  • Instructor service
  • Meals (breakfast and supper)

What's not included

  • Air tickets and transfer
  • Dinner
  • Extra horseback riding time (15 EUR per one horse for one hour).
  • Excursions and tracking to the top of Mt. Goverla, Bliznitsya, waterfalls and, mountain lakes
  • Quadrocycling
  • Paintball (10 EUR for one person)
  • Transfer from Yasinya to Dragobrat (6 EUR for one person with a minimum of four persons)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

If you’ve decided to have a rest in the popular Dragobrat Freerider resort in Ukraine, you need to consider that there are no direct transportations between the resort and nearest airports or railways. The closest ones are in Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO), International Aeroport "Ivano-Frankivsk" (IVO), and International Airport Chernivtsi (CWC).

The best and the shortest way to Dragobrat is in the town of Yasinia (Zakarpattia Oblast), which lays at the foot of this high-mountain resort. The best way to get to Yasinia is taking a train from any big city of Ukraine or driving in the direction of Ivano-Frankivsk or Chernivtsi and from there, you can get to the village by bus. You can be also taken directly by train to the city of Rakhiv, which passes the station Yasinya. You may also get there by bus, shuttle bus or a car.

Transport and its approximate price (for transferring to Dragobrat):

  • GАZ- 66 (18 seats+luggage): 1,800 UAH per car
  • UАZ-tablet (8 seats+luggage): 800 UAH per car
  • VAZ 2121 or Niva and UАZ-Bobik (4 seats+luggage): 500 UAH per car

The prices for a shuttle to Dragobrat depend on mileage, number of passengers and luggage. Find out the exact price and book the car from Dragonbrat Freerider. The estimated cost of lifting for one person is 100 UAH.

Driving directions from Kyiv

Kyiv - Zhytomyr - Rivne - Dubno - Kremenets - Ternopil - Friendship - Buchach - Monastirka - Tysmenytsia - Frankivsk - Nadvirna - Delyatyn - Yaremcha - Yablunytsya - Yasinia.

You can get to Dragobrat from Yasinia only by all-wheel drive, which should be booked in advance from locals. Their parking is located near the “Edelweis” resort and on the outskirts of the village, turning to Dragobrat. At the parking lot near the hotel, you can leave your own cars at a reasonable price, where they will be guarded. Video surveillance is underway there. From there, you can climb to the Dragobrat valley (12 kilometers) to the resort’s hotels and mountain ski lifts.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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