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Horse Riding Holiday in Hungary

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Enjoy the beginner ride, beyond luxury yurt stay, and culinary experience. The Homoki Lodge Nature Quest Resort invites you to explore this pristine rural idyll of far meadows, sandy trails, and mystical forests in the vast expanses of the southern Hungarian Great Plains. This equestrian experience is specially designed for you who have little or no riding experience.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit is 90 kg
  • Horses height range between 160-170 cm
  • Comfortable and save hand made Hungarian Trail saddles
  • Hungarian warm blood, Hungarian sport horse

Highlights

  • Experience 2 guided trail rides, 1 hour each, suitable for nonriders and beginners
  • Get acquainted with your matching horse
  • Discover the openness of the country, the seemingly never-ending sandy tracks, and the meadows
  • Pass through pine and acacia forests where you might spot some of the local wildlife
  • Stay 3 nights in a luxury glamping accommodation, breakfast included
  • Outdoor pool and pool bar (seasonal)

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (US$ 87 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Outdoor shower

Stay in one of the most luxurious yurts and let yourself be pampered by an awarded chef with his kitchen philosophy to use regional, seasonal, fresh ingredients. His mission is to introduce guests to quality gastronomy. Culinary delights at Homoki Asztal.

Homoki Lodge is a unique lodge representing the time arch of one thousand years of the Magyar’s history, from the housing of the first settlement, the yurt, to the traditional rural farmhouse, all accommodations are equipped with modern time amenities and luxury.

The beyond luxury yurts, each one placed on a little hill, look like traditional nomadic tents, but once you enter you experience a very open and light-full interior on three levels. A double bed, floating in the center, right under a glass dome which makes one sleep under the starry sky is on the highest level.

The sitting area, the lowest level, merges with surrounding nature through big windows and doors opening to a terrace overlooking the endless steppe. An open bathroom on the mid-level makes one feel taking his bath in the middle of the meadows next to the grassing horses. All amenities needed are provided, under floor heating, air condition, coffee / tea maker, sat-television sets, mini bar, toiletries, etc.

Program

Whether you are a non-rider or novice rider, no matter whether experienced guides adapt the tour to your very personal riding ability. All equines are tested for riding safety by the Hungarian Horse Tourism Board and are eager to explore this untrodden rural idyll of open wide meadows, sandy tracks, and mystic forests with you. Feel the endless freedom of no fences or limits on the back of your horse. Immerse in the sounds, colors, and smells of nature far off the beaten tracks and experience the serenity of an exceptional spot in the Hungarian countryside.

Guest(s) arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday, below is an example of what a stay could look like day to day.

Arrival day

If the transfer is part of the package, you shall be met by the driver at the Budapest Airport or at arranged meeting point. There might be a waiting time of maximum 30 minutes.

This one-and-a-half to two-hour trip leads through the Hungarian Southern Great Plain. Near the end of the journey, the transfer will leave tarmac roads and continue on sandy tracks to the secluded Nature Quest Resort of Homoki Lodge. After your successful online check-in, you will receive all information about the accommodation, the restaurant, and the booked activities. Meet the freely kept horses on the pastures and the animal husbandry with Mangalicza pigs, Racka sheep, and guard geese.

In the late afternoon, you might explore the resort and the nearby surrounding by Fat Tire Bike. Bike rental is not included in the package price.

Dinner is served between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., pairing wine option is offered at the Homoki Asztal restaurant as well.

Day 2

Wake up and enjoy the freshly prepared Homoki Breakfast served to your wish in your accommodation, in the Breakfast room, or on the covered terrace.

At the set time meet your guide and get acquainted with your matching horse and follow safety instructions and guidelines for the horse riding activity. Horses are mounted via the mounting block for your comfort and safety. The 1 hour guided ride leaves to discover the openness of the country, the seemingly never-ending sandy tracks and meadows. Intermediate riders might book for another 2 hours to explore even more.

During the day you might relax at Homoki Pool, open from May 1 until September 30 and offers a sandy beach and infinity views across the Hungarian Puszta.

Lunch is served at the Homoki Asztal restaurant.

For nature explorers guided Jeep tours are offered to visit the buffalo reserve combined with excellent birding experience. Note Jeep tours is not included in the package price.

Dinner is served between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., pairing wine option is offered at the Homoki Asztal restaurant as well.

Day 3

Enjoy again the freshly prepared Homoki Breakfast served in your accommodation, in the breakfast room, or on the covered terrace.

Before lunch you might book a lesson on reflex archery. Intuitive shooting from the ground is worth an attempt for everyone or one can enhance the experience. Trained instructors provide a cultural and also sporty pleasure. Lessons can be booked individually at the reception, but is not included in the package price.

Lunch is served at the Homoki Asztal restaurant.

This afternoon's ride will be passing through pine and acacia forests where you might spot some of the local wildlife. Thers is a good chance to spot fallow deer and red deer at the game reserve which allows close sight of these rarely-seen animals. Perhaps you will enjoy infinity views across the rolling plains.

For your body and soul you can book like Shiatsu session or DoTerra treatment in advance.

Dinner is served between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., pairing wine option is offered at the Homoki Asztal restaurant as well.

Day 4

Breakfast, check out until 10 a.m. If booked in advance, return transfer to the airport or downtown Budapest.

Location

Homoki Lodge is nestled in the south of Budapest in the Hungarian Southern Great Plains, a low sandy basin between the Danube and Tisza Rivers. Small farmsteads litter the plains interspersed with forests, fruit orchards, shallow lakes, and meadows.

The flat land is crisscrossed by a myriad of sandy tracks and fields of maize, crops of peppers, and sunflowers suddenly followed by peach trees or an acacia forest. Highlights are the grasslands where the sky is touching the ground. A preserved home to wild game, birds, and rare plants.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Room cleaning

Food

Breakfast

Daily breakfast is included in the package and there will be cold cuts from home-raised Mangalicza’s, cheese, butter, homemade jams, Acacia honey, seasonal fruits and organic vegetables, hard-boiled egg, cereals, bread, rolls, tea, and coffee.

Lunch

Two course lunches at Homoki Lodge are included.

Dinner

Three-course dinner is included at the Homoki Asztal - Restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
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)

  • Lesson on Archery Hungarian reflex bow
  • Buffalo reserve tour with the Jeep
  • Horse theater shows Mórahalom (July/August)
  • Visiting the Bugac Puszta / Horse Show

Spa treatments

  • Wood fired private Jacuzzi and Sauna (not included in the package price)
  • Shiatsu treatment (not included in the package price)
  • DoTerra treatment (not included in the package price)

What's included

  • Package for novice rider's: 2 times 1 hour of guided hacks for non-riders and beginners per person
  • 0.5 liter bottle of still water during every ride
  • Daily refilled carafe of drinking water in your accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner
  • Value added tax
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Drinks in restaurant and bar and minibar
  • Horse riding at departure day
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Local tourist tax (1,33 EUR / person / night)
  • Other activities not specified
  • Gratitudes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving direction

  • Take the M5 motorway towards Szeged and leave it at exit 166 (Szeged-Nyugat).
  • From there, follow country road 55 towards Baja until the roundabout at kilometer-stone 25.
  • Leave the roundabout at the second exit”.
  • After 100 meters at the bus station take a right
  • From there, follow the signs of Homoki Lodge.
  • At this point, you will leave the urbanization and it is the beginning of your exceptional holiday at Homoki Lodge.
  • Enjoy this four-and-a-half kilometer through the Puszta landscape and watch out for wild game crossing the sandy track.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Transfers from the airport and downtown Budapest are available upon request and at additional cost.

Airport: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Airport transfer available: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (US$ 87 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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This vacation is available from April to October with arrival on Thursday, departure on Sunday.

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