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4 Days Intermediate and Advanced Trail Riding in Galiny, Poland

Pałac i Folwark Galiny, Galiny 110, 11-200 Bartoszyce, Poland

Intermediate and Advanced Trail Riding Poland

There are only a few sports that allow you to enjoy great exercise, contact with a magnificent animal, and time amongst nature. On this break, Pałac i Folwark Galiny offer experienced riders the opportunity to discover Poland's beautiful, vast landscapes where the rides provide great excitement and impressive views! In Galiny, they have everything you will need in abundance: unlimited space with fragrant herbs, picturesque hills, winding canyons, and the blue ponds; these combine to offer the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the saddle.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 17 to 18 hands
  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Holsteiner, Westphalian

Meet the instructors

Patricia & Paulina
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Highlights

  • Daily horse riding sessions
  • Approximate daily riding time: 6 hours
  • Rides with qualified and experienced instructors
  • Different places to visit every day
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Polish
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Gdańsk-Lech Wałęsa Airport (US$165 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

The hotel base

The hotel offers 36 rooms and suites for its guests. Each is a comfortably furnished room that features an LCD TV, telephone, and free wireless internet access. The cozy tavern serves specialties prepared with local, organic produce and offers a delicious regional hint of exoticism and the unparalleled taste of truly natural ingredients.

Family friendly

Pałac i Folwark Galiny is one of the best family hotels in Mazuria. Repeatedly awarded the prestigious title of "Family Friendly Hotel", it is recognized as a place where children and caregivers feel free and safe. In keeping with the awarded title, they meet all of the necessary requirements in terms of equipment, attractions, and a sympathetic approach to the youngest; every time they were awarded the highest marks.

Upon request, they equip the rooms with all the elements necessary during a stay with your child. Changing tables, cots, bottle warmers, baby monitor, humidifier; these and many other things are available at the hotel on the spot. Caring about the safety of kids, they secure the power outlets and furniture in your room; they will also prepare your bathroom with the age of your children in mind.

Throughout the property, you can find a host of friendly places for the youngest guests to enjoy. The inn has a playroom for children. Its location, in direct connection with the dining room, means that supervising adults can keep an eye on their kids without having to leave the table. Just behind the inn, there is a playground with slides, trampoline, swings, and sandbox. For the youngest, there is a football ground and volleyball pitch.

Rooms in Grange

The cozy country-style rooms are located on the ground floor and the first floor of the 19th century Grange. The natural beauty of wood combined with delicate pastel shades creates a unique atmosphere in each of the rooms. Stylish bay windows and shutters complete the whole image. Some rooms are available directly from the garden, a possibility which is especially appreciated by dog owners, who are always welcome. One of the apartments located on the ground floor has been adapted to comfortably accommodate disabled guests. The spacious bathrooms are matched to the character of each room.

AMENITIES:

  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Hairdryer
  • Large bathroom
  • Individually designed rooms

Rooms in Palace

The comfortable interiors of the 16th Century Palace offer decor in keeping with courtly traditions. The historic interiors of the Renaissance palace feature a collection of respectfully-restored furniture which is complemented by and matched to individually-designed wooden pieces. The rooms are spacious and each features a different style of décor and an individual color scheme. A couple of the rooms have a separate dressing room and direct access to the garden. These palace rooms are especially recommended for people who appreciate comfort and peace.

AMENITIES:

  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Individually designed rooms
  • Large bathroom
  • Refrigerator

Pałac i Folwark Galiny Assets

  • 4 conference rooms
  • 300 hectares of beautiful, varied terrain
  • Historic park
  • Delicious, healthy cuisine
  • Historic stables with 70 horses
  • Traditional Rusian Banya - sauna
  • Massage zone
  • Tennis courts
  • Private beach with a jetty
  • Sports equipment and bicycles

Program

ITINERARY

Arrival

The transfer from Gdańsk-Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) lasts about two and a half hours. After your arrival at the hotel, you will get to know the people and staff who will take care of you during your stay in Galiny. You will be invited to the stables and be introduced to the riding instructors. They will take you for a one-hour test ride on the riding arena, this is going to help them match the horse to your riding skills and riding style. In the evening, you will enjoy a Warmian dinner.

Typical day

Each day will begin with a morning breakfast then you will start the trail accompanied by the instructors. Every trail is about 30km and lasts for approximately six hours (including the time for lunch and a short break). Each day you will visit a different place. Lunch will be served in every location. When you get back to Galiny, a delicious dinner will be served at the restaurant.

The Sanctuary in Stoczek Klasztorny Ride

At the stables, together with the instructors, you will prepare horses for a terrain trip. You will ride along the Warmia’s wonderful meadows and forests. The trail will include walk, trot, and gallop and will lead you to Stoczek Klasztorny, where a 17th Century Sanctuary in the shape of a baroque rotunda with cloisters and cornered chapels is. The monks at the monastery will prepare the lunch for you. After a short rest in the monastery gardens, you shall leave on a journey that will take you back to Galiny.

The Wegoryty Village Ride

After another filling breakfast from the buffet, you will prepare for a ride to a small village called Wegoryty. Lunch will be served on a local farm; the owners are known for delicious vegetable pates.

Departure

Have your breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon (if you started your week with a dinner). After check-out, you will get back home with, hopefully, a full luggage of incredible experiences and amazing memories.

THE PALACE AND FARM

The Horses

Stud in Galiny was founded in 1998 and has been constantly evolving since then. They conduct breeding activities there; they breed sports horses of Holsteiner and Westphalian races because sports is a necessary verification of breeding achievements. The historic stables and run pens accommodate more than 70 horses and the stud farm also uses 70 hectares of pastures.

Horses bred at Galiny excel in both national and international show jumping events, occupying leading positions in young horse championships especially. Galiny is also proud to have organized a number of cyclical sporting events. They run show jumping competitions throughout May whilst during the summer, they usually hold the "Open Championship of Warmia and Masuria" in show jumping for horses four and a half to six years old.

Riding School

In the Galiny stud, there is a riding school conducting lessons for adults and children at different levels. Lessons are conducted at four riding sites and the indoor dressage ground. All of the horse riding instructors are fully qualified and have a wealth of experience in teaching both children and adults. Four of the instructors are able to lead the lessons in English. Palac i Folwark Galiny takes great care to ensure guests’ safety and to offer a quality horse riding experience. They work with small groups and horses are matched individually to each rider.

Riding equipment

The riding school provides appropriate helmets and chaps.

Included excursions

  • Trail ride including walk, trot, and gallop, to Stoczek Klasztorny.
  • Trail ride to a small village called Wegoryty.

Instructors

Patricia Zak

Paulina Nowik

Location

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Wedding

Food

Full board meals are included in the package price.

Friendly restaurant

In the colorful, specially-designed children’s menu, every child can find something they like: fish and poultry, vegetable sides, fruit desserts, and freshly squeezed juice. For children requiring a special diet, the chefs will prepare an individual menu. The restaurant is equipped with a child menu, high chair, bottle warmers, and safety cutlery.

Galiny cuisine

One of Galiny’s greatest assets is the excellent cuisine, modern but taking into account the typical culinary traditions of the region.

Galiny’s Inn

Tthe two-storey tavern, recognised by the clock tower standing proudly above it, is located in the historic granary. The unique atmosphere is created by the exposed rafters of the high wooden ceiling and the centrally-located, romantic fireplace and original bread oven. The charming feel of the tavern is accentuated by handmade clay jars, bowls, and flower decorations. Whether you’d like to enjoy a homemade beverage by the fireplace during winter or to sample one of Galiny’s delicious meals amidst a sea of summer flowers in the garden, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience, both in a culinary sense and more.

Galiny's Inn has twice been awarded a "cap" in the Yellow Guide Gault & Millau Poland, one of the country’s two most prestigious publications relating to catering. It has also received the award in the 10th edition of the Best Product and Service of Warmia and Masuria in the category of catering. For many years, they have proudly been a member of the Culinary Heritage of Warmia and Masuria and riverbank of the Vistula district of Warsaw.

Chef Olga Lompa

Olga Lompa, a chef with true passion and calling, always seeking to inspire her guests with interesting flavors. She trained at Master Kurt Scheller kitchen and practiced with Chef Adam Chrząstowski as well as other respected Polish restaurateurs, Agnieszka and Martin Kreglicki.

Pałac i Folwark Galiny specialties

  • Olga-style cabbage rolls stuffed with buckwheat
  • Lamb dumplings topped with butter
  • Ukrainian borscht
  • Lamb confit in wine-thyme sauce with homemade potato dumplings and grilled carrots
  • Roasted boneless half of duck served with apple halves and homemade noodles

Non-alcohol drinks are included only to the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). If you would like to have a drink during the day, that will be for extra charge.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • 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)

Attractions for children

  • MINI ZOO

Beloved by children, Galiny’s miniature farm is a great source of knowledge and entertainment. Children can visit the farm to learn about the animals, their habits, needs, and how to care for them. The farm includes paddocks and a small barn, providing a great home for miniature horses, donkeys, colorful goats, and sheep. Under supervision, children can get involved in feeding and caring for these friendly animals, a visit to the farm is always an adventure and leaves lasting memories!

  • HORSE RIDING FOR THE YOUNGEST

Good-natured ponies and friendly instructors welcome smallest guests to the world of riding, providing them with a safe contact and a new-found love for these noble animals

  • MINI CARRIAGE DRIVING LESSONS

The mini-carriages are drawn by Maniek or Benek, ponies loved by children. These carriage rides are great fun and provide unforgettable adventures, especially when the youngest guests get to take the reins and play the role of driver! The activities take place under the watchful eye of professional instructors, ensuring a safe and fun experience for everybody

Attractions

  • PARK

The historic English-style park, divided into two by the winding waters of river Pisa, surrounds the palace. Humming waterfalls, hidden in the privacy of trees, cozy gazebos, and walking trails among the picturesque shrubs and flowers make it a favorite destination for couples, photographers, and lovers of contemplation. In 2000, the park was honored by the Minister of Culture with a gold medal for the best carried-out restoration of the park in Poland.

  • TENNIS COURT

Two tennis courts with professional brick pavements are available for guests during the spring and summer season (April to October). It is a huge pleasure to play in the open air, surrounded by the beautiful nature Mazury. A full set of professional equipment for the game can be rented at the hotel's reception.

  • ACTIVE RECREATION

Galiny's meadows, pastures, and ponds provide unlimited opportunities for active contact with nature. The pier and the beach at the biggest pond encourage swimming or fishing whilst the open spaces tempt you to go for a gallop or to take a walk, a Nordic walk, or a bike ride. Rolling hills are enjoyed by cross-country skiers. Outdoor shooting with air-guns is an additional attraction and is available upon request. Galiny is the "Cyclist-Friendly Place" at the East Green Velo Bike Trail.

  • CARRIAGE RIDES

Horse-drawn carriage rides in summer and winter sleigh rides in Masuria can end with a bonfire or a feast in the old smithy, guests love this as a way to combine good fun and fresh air with a tour of Galiny’s beautiful surroundings. They also have mini-drawn carriages ideal for the youngest guests.

  • RUSSIAN BANYA

It has been proven for centuries that natural, simple means of relaxation can bring about joy for both body and spirit. A visit to a traditional wood-fired banya, built of logs and natural stone, is a fantastic way to relax during your time in Masuria and can be enjoyed with friends or family. Even one visit can fully regenerate you, hardening the body and protecting you against colds

What's included

  • 6 hours of trail riding per day
  • Services of qualified and experienced instructors
  • Non alcohol drinks (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massages and extra services at the palace

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) or Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). Transfer from and to one of these airports is available upon request.

The closest airport is Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN). The journey is approximately two and a half hour's drive by car. The transfer price is 150 EUR per one-way per car. The transfer service from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is by car for one to three people. The price is 310 EUR per one way per car. Please send an inquiry for more information.

Airport: Gdańsk-Lech Wałęsa Airport Airport transfer available: Gdańsk-Lech Wałęsa Airport (US$165 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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 on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available from May 6, 2019 to September 30, 2019, please select an arrival date below.

 

Mid season

 

  • May, June, and September

 

High season

 

  • July - August
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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