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Unique Trails Horse Riding Holiday in Romania

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Loved by most of our guests because of the excellent riding route through Transylvanian villages, forests and hills (Kiskede-Szencsed-Székelyvarság és vissza) and also maybe because it is not that exhausting. It’s just a wonderful possibility for riding, relaxing, and slackening your pace.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 16 to 17 hands
  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Hungarian-origin horse breeds: Shagya Arabs, Gidran horses, Kisberi horses, and Lipizzanner

Meet the instructors

Lehel

Highlights

  • 3 days of riding
  • Ride through Transylvanian villages
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4-5 hours
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Full riding equipment
  • Full board meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hungarian
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Cluj-Napoca International Airport (US$27 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Sibiu International Airport (US$27 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Transilvania Tí¢rgu MureÅŸ International Airport (US$21 per person)
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Accommodation

Accommodation will be in a special guesthouse, in shared rooms of 4 persons per room with shared bathroom and toilet. During this riding tour, you will also spend 2 nights in a yurt, equipped with beds. Toilet and shower outdoor. Everyone’s baggage is transported by service car at arrival point each day.

Program

The riding

The ride starts in Kiskede, a small and hidden Transylvanian village, than riding through villages, forest tracks and huge meadows. On the first day of riding, you will end up in Szencsed, a place near Hargita mountain, where only two inhabitants leave at the moment. Next day is a round trip in Székelyvarság, third day we return to our base in Kiskede.

During this vacation, you will ride our well-trained, sturdy and forward going Hungarian purebred sport horses (Shagya-Arabs, Gidrans, Kisberi, and Lippizans). The horses have lots of staying power and are used to different types of terrain.

The horses are ridden in English tack. EquiTransylvania has custom-made saddles, fitted individually for each horse, produced by a saddler manufacture. Three days of riding, 4 to 6 hours a day in the saddle is common for this vacation.

The riding is a mix of paces to suit the actual terrain condition and is fast in places. This riding tour is only suitable for good intermediate to experienced riders who are confident in all paces. You must be able to handle a horse at speed in a group situation and be comfortable riding over rough terrain. Some natural obstacles also need to be negotiated. You also need to be healthy and physically fit.

Since their Hungarian horses are smaller than the average warmblood, the weight limit is 90 kg. For security reason, they recommend the wearing of hard helmets.

Itinerary

During this riding tour, we spend total 4 to 6 hours in saddle per day, with several rests and a longer midday lunch break.

Please note that the following itinerary is our base line. Weather conditions, unpredictable natural or other obstacles can change the route. Also, the order of villages you'll visit might vary.

The distances and riding times measured and scheduled. Based on the riders' abilities, for your safety and comfort, the guide can decide to shorten or alter the initial route.

Day 1: Arrival to Kiskedébe

At our partner guesthouse, our gests are checking in, than we have together a meal, we get know each other, and also a small brief is taking place regarding the following days.

Day 2

After a tasty breakfast, you are transferred to our horse riding base, where tacked up horses are awaiting. Every rider gets the best suitable horse for the following three days. We spend some time here, usually, a short ride in the arena is also needed.

Preparations done, we head to our first destination: Szencsed. We ride through small nice villages, huge meadows and nice forest tracks.

The ride is a mix of walk, trot and occasionally canters. During the day, we spend approximately 4 to 5 hours total in saddle, riding around 30 km in total. Lunch break at a riding center, where we can enjoy a hot lunch, some local "brandy" and the horses can rest in safety as well.

We arrive to our destination late afternoon, where our host is waiting for us with great lunch, accommodation in yurt with beds, a lake, shower, sauna, and lots of kind animals.

Day 3

On the second day spent riding, we ride to Székelyvarság. Leaving our accommodation, we ride on forest roads, among pine forests and mountains. In the afternoon we reach the lookout point of Székelyvarság, from where we can see the whole of Szeklerland.

We will have our lunch here, and then we will continue our ride to the Parliament of Varság. We will return to Szencsed with a small round, where a heated sauna and a hot dinner are waiting.

We spend about five hours in the saddle, and on this day, due to the terrain, we go mostly stepping and sometimes trotting.

Day 4

On our last day of riding, we ride nearly 40 km, much more dynamically than the previous day, with a lot of trotting and galloping.

Starting from Szencsed, riding on a huge plateau, we reach the Lookout for the Heart of Jesus, where we spend our first rest. Then, riding on, we touch Farkaslaka, where we also visit the memorial house of Áron Tamási.

We have lunch at the edge of a forest, then we return to Kiskede by riding through forests and hills. In the evening, we say goodbye to our guests with dinner and a little brandy.

Day 5: Departure

Get ready to leave guesthouse.

Skill level

This vacation is only suitable for good intermediate to experienced riders who are confident in all paces.

You must be able to handle a horse at speed in a group situation and comfortable riding over varied terrain. Some natural obstacles also need to be negotiated. You also need to be healthy and physically fit.

Location

During this riding holiday, you will visit beautiful Transylvanian villages.

Food

During this tour, your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

In addition to the horse riding trips, you'll have the chance to meet local people, explore the Transylvanian dances, and part of local culture. For non-rider friends or family members, hiking or mountain biking trips can be organized. Excursion with traditional horse cart is also fun. Wildlife viewing and bear watching are also popular which needs to be organized in advance. Swimming is also possible in the lake nearby.

What's included

  • All riding
  • Tour guiding
  • Full riding equipment
  • Full board meals
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Trip (transport)
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Helmet
  • Tips
  • Extra alcoholic beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight o arrive at Transilvania Targu Mures International Airport (TGM). Driving time from the airport to the location is approximately 1.5 hours.

Airport: Cluj-Napoca International Airport Airport transfer available: Cluj-Napoca International Airport (US$27 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Sibiu International Airport Airport transfer available: Sibiu International Airport (US$27 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Transilvania Tí¢rgu MureÅŸ International Airport Airport transfer available: Transilvania Tí¢rgu MureÅŸ International Airport (US$21 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 175 EUR per person. To benefit, book or reserve before March 1st, 2020. Extra discounts in case of group reservation.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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