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Horse Riding Holiday Bulgaria

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Join this vacation for a quick escape from reality into a dream world of horse riding and nature. You can't afford to be away all week? No problem! Join us for 2 days holiday of active break with "horse and chill" in the beautiful pristine nature of Bulgaria. It is an all-inclusive package with delicious organic food, made according to your diet request, and riding a horse that fits your level and adventurous soul.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 90 kg / 200 pounds
  • Horse height range: 1.45 - 1.75 m
  • Tack type: English hunting, western
  • Horse breed: Arab, English-Arab, East Bulgarian, Karakachan, and Paint

Meet the instructors

Nadia, Philip, & Rosen
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Highlights

  • Different trail each day
  • Approximate daily riding time up to 5 hours
  • 2 days of riding in the nature of Rila National Park
  • Delicious daily meals prepared from organic local products
  • 2 nights accommodation in a private cosy room
  • Visit historical nature sights
  • Drinks with meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in Bulgarian
The organizer also speaks: English, Russian
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Sofia Airport (US$ 120 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will stay in Rusaliite hotel which is part of Adventure House Rusaliite. Accommodation will be in a comfortable sunny room, single if you come alone and double or family room if you travel with companions. All rooms have private bathrooms, beautiful views of the mountain and forest or garden, and some have a balcony. Due to the fresh clean air and the comfortable mattress, good night sleep is guaranteed.

There is a playground next to the hotel with swings and slides for the youngest visitors. In the garden, there is a mini zoo with exotic birds such as parrots, peacocks, pheasants, and others. The barbecue is built from stone, placed on the riverbank, and holds space for over 30 people.

Rusaliite hotel includes

  • Single rooms
  • Double rooms
  • Triple rooms
  • Family rooms and suites
  • Large shared balcony
  • Conference hall for different events
  • Restaurant with summer garden
  • Free parking on spot
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access

Program

Day 1

You will be shown to your room and, depending on the time of arrival at Rusaliite, you may ride for an hour or two. Later, you will have a delicious dinner made by local organic products.

Day 2

You will wake up to a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hot tea / coffee. Then will have the whole day to ride with either a prepacked lunch or with a return lunch break followed by an afternoon ride.

Day 3

Depending on your departure time, you may have another couple of hours of riding on a new trail. After kiss your horse goodbye, a staff member from Rusaliite will escort you back to the bus station in Razlog or take you directly to Sofia Airport (SOF) upon request and additional cost.

Included excursions

For Advanced Riders we offer extreme and fun ride with a lot of canter, gallop, river crossing, and many diverse trails.

For Intermediate and Beginner Riders we offer lessons and trail ride considered with each rider's individual level.

For non-riders:

  • Archery lessons
  • Off road safari to St. George's chapel, Karakachan huts and Rila National park, where you will meet your horse riding companion
  • Visit of mineral pool and SPA centre in Banya (entrance fee included)
  • Visit of Bansko old town and city centre

Instructors

Nadia Popova

Philip Popov

Rosen Liubenov

Location

Adventure House Rusaliite resort is placed on a sunny mountain hill, in the forest of the highest mountain in Bulgaria, Rila. The name means "water mountain" and comes from the many creeks and rivers that run everywhere on the mountain. Nature here is pristine and clean and the wild water is good to drink on a hike. Rila Mountain has many historical and cultural sights that you can visit and learn about from your guides.

The venue is a half hour away from the ski resort of Bansko, where you can practice winter sports and paragliding. South, close by, there is one of the big Bulgarian rivers, Maritsa, where you can go for rafting in spring and summer! Pirin Mountain, second highest, is right next door - half a day riding away. It has its own beauty and wildlife diversity. Rodopee Mountain makes the region complete with three of the greatest mountains of Bulgaria. You can see them all from the hotel rooms.

Distances

  • Bansko - 30 minutes
  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 2 hours

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Bulgaria is not only famous for its great nature, but also for the fantastic food! The organic products and traditional Bulgarian recipes make your meals healthy and delicious! You will wake up to an energy-charging breakfast with coffee and/or locally gathered herbal tea.

Lunch and dinner are two- and three-course meals with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, that will leave you full and satisfied. Meals are served in the restaurant, at the barbecue in the garden or on a picnic during the ride. Meals are considered according to your dietary plans by request, such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten/lactose-free.

Restaurant

The Rusaliite restaurant is known for its delicious homemade food. All products are collected from local farms. They make sure all food is organic, healthy, and prepared with care and love. The restaurant has indoors sitting area as well as a summer garden. It offers both modern and traditional Bulgarian cuisine. The restaurant is equipped with sound and light systems, suitable for team buildings, group celebrations, weddings, and other holidays and entertainment events.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • 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)

  • Hiking in the pristine forests of Rila and Pirin mountains
  • Walking to nearby natural and historical sights and phenomena - natural pools carved into the rock by the river, rock climbing spots, Flower garden trail, rock of St. George, Thracian sanctuaries and many others.

Depending on the season there are many activities that can fill your time. Rusaliite provides transport to nature and cultural sights, and museums upon request and at additional cost.

  • Dancing bear sanctuary of Belitsa - sanctuary for rescued brown bears created with the help of Brigitte Bardot and Four Paws.
  • Baikushev's mura - the oldest pine tree in Bulgaria, it grows in Pirin mountain, close to Vihren hut under Vihren peak
  • Mineral pools in the village of Bania - a close by village with inside and outside mineral swimming pools
  • Church of Godlevo - ancient church with incredible history, written in paintings all over the walls
  • Rafting on the Maritsa River - one of the biggest rivers in Bulgaria, perfect for calm or wild rafting
  • Hiking in Rila or Pirin mountains - a private guide will take you to the best spots and peaks of the greatest mountains
  • Ski and snowboard - practice winter sports in Bansko just half-hour away from Rusaliite resort! The diverse slopes allow both beginners and advanced to enjoy their favorite sport
  • Mountain bike - try real mountain bike on the magnificent hills in the resort of Borovets
  • Massage and Spa - you can get partial or full body massage after a ride or skiing to relax and tone up your body and spirit for the next adventure

Spa treatments

Massage upon request at an additional price.

What's included

  • Approximate daily riding time 4-6 hours
  • 3 days of riding in the nature of Rila National Park
  • Different trail every day
  • Visit historical nature sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Delicious daily meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared from organic local products
  • Drinks with meals
  • 2 nights accommodation in a cosy private room or shared with your companion

What's not included

  • Airport transfer to Rusaliite resort
  • Health insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

Search in Google maps / other navigation system for "Adventure house Rusaliite".

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sofia Airport (SOF).

Once landed at Sofia airport there are 3 options to arrive at the ranch:

  • rent a car
  • take a bus
  • request airport transfer from your hosts at additional cost

Transfer from and to Sofia airport is available upon request and additional price:

  • 1 - 2 passenger - 110 EUR
  • 3 - 4 passengers - 150 EUR
  • 5 - 8 passengers - 300 EUR

The prices are per direction.

Arrival by bus:

The cheapest way is to take a bus, ticket is 8 EUR per direction. From the airport take a taxi or underground train to Central bus station in Sofia and jump on a bus to town of Razlog. Your hosts will pick you up from there. Please note that the last bus leaves at 16:45 from Sofia.

GPS:

  • N 41° 56' 15,0''
  • E 23° 25' 51,8''
Airport: Sofia Airport Airport transfer available: Sofia Airport (US$ 120 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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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival any day of the week. The best time to visit weatherwise is from May to October.

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