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Transylvania Horse Riding Holiday

This horseback expedition is available for small groups of riders. It is one of the best experiences available with Transylvania on Horseback as you have the chance to be immersed in the local culture and get to know people and customs. You will also spend a lot of time in nature and away from daily stress so you can let everything else go and enjoy the ride!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 200 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse height range: 14 to 16 hands
  • Tack type: English Tack
  • Horse breed: Lipizzaner

Meet the instructors

Cristian & Carmen
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  • 3 days of riding
  • Private only for your group
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 to 6 hours
  • Use of horses with English trekking saddles and helmets
  • Support vehicle for luggage transfers
  • 3 meals per day are included
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German
Group size: 3-8 participants
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  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Laundry

All guests will be accommodated in double rooms. You will be staying in various Experience Transylvania guesthouses in Viscri, Cloașterf, and Meșendorf.


The trip starts in Viscri and all the overnight stays will be at various Experience Transylvania guesthouses, the only 100% traditional accommodation in Transylvania.

Day 1

  • Arrival in Viscri the evening before the first day.

Dinner and accommodation for the night that precedes the tour are included in the package.

Day 2

  • Viscri: Start
  • Criț: Lunch break
  • Cloașterf: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 3

  • Cloașterf: Breakfast
  • Saschiz: Lunch break
  • Meșendorf: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 4

  • Meșendorf: Breakfast
  • Viscri: Lunch and finish.

You will be riding through 70 kilometers of beautiful villages and cool forests, over sunny hills, and green pastures!

Rider weight limit

For reasons that take into consideration man and horse safety, the maximum weight allowed on a horse is 90 kilograms.

Skill level: Advanced

Riders will be spending 4 to 6 hours in the saddle every day. Except for expert riders, Transylvania on Horseback cannot offer children under 18 years old the same packages as for the adults, however, they can arrange your child's special first experience of riding a horse in complete safety by using a lunge line.


All of the horses are Lipizzaner, a breed born in the 16th century in Lipiça, today's Slovenia, and developed for the exclusive use of the Habsburg monarchy. The Lipizzaner is regarded as the true horse of royalty. This is one of the oldest breeds in Europe, the 400 years of selective breeding helped enhance the horses’ grace, intelligence, and power to the level of elegance you can see today. They are especially famous for the impressive dressage performances they give at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

All pure-bred Lipizzaner horses trace back to six classical foundation stallion lines: Pluto, foaled in 1765, Conversano, foaled in 1767, Maestoso, foaled in 1773, Favory, foaled in 1779, Neapolitano, foaled in 1790, and Siglavy, foaled in 1810. Two additional lines were later accepted as equal to the classical six lines: Tulipan and Incitato. The Incitato line was started in Transylvania by the Bethlen Count in his private stud in Beclean; the Lipizzaner is, thus, also part of Transylvanian heritage.


Cristian Radu

Carmen Fernolend


All the landscapes and villages that you are going to discover are part of the Transylvanian heritage and they are in one of the most unspoiled regions in the Europe. Transylvania on Horseback is an equestrian tour operator based in Viscri, arguably the best-known village in Romania!

Located 80 kilometres north of Brașov, Viscri is an eight centuries-old picturesque Saxon village tucked between green, forested hills. The Viscri fortified church, built atop a hill, gave the German name of the village, Weisskirch/White Church, and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The reasons to come here are plenty and Viscri is a great spot to begin a horse riding adventure through Southern Transylvania, one of the most unspoiled regions in Europe. Actually, Transylvania was listed in 2016 as the number 1 travel destination in the world and recently as one of the Top 10 Destinations in Europe.

Saddling up and going on a trail ride in such an interesting place is a treat! And so are the days spent here, discovering the local culture and enjoying meals slowly cooked out of locally grown produce. Transylvania on Horseback tours are done in close alliance with Experience Transylvania and guests are hosted in traditional guesthouses scattered throughout the region.


Three daily meals are included in the package and they consist of natural, traditional food dishes prepared by local families with fresh, homegrown ingredients. A vegetarian diet can be accommodated.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
  • 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

What's included

  • 3 days of horse riding
  • 3 nights accommodation starting with the night before day 1
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the evening before day 1
  • Use of horses with trekking English saddles
  • Use of helmets
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Support vehicle for transferring the luggage from one village to another

What's not included

  • Any other rider equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfers
  • Airfare

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Availability information

Transylvania on Horseback is open all year round; of course, spring, summer, and autumn are the best seasons to stop by but if you feel like having a winter getaway, just send an inquiry.

Pricing information

For guests wishing to stay in single rooms, Transylvania on Horseback will ask for an extra fee of 30 EUR for the entire tour per person.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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