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6 Days Horse Riding Holiday in Transylvania, Romania

Viscri

Transylvania Horse Riding Holiday

This six-day horseback expedition is available for small groups 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: 264 pounds / 120 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 14 to 15 hands
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Lipizzaner

Meet the instructors

Cristina
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Highlights

  • Daily horse rides
  • 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
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Facilities

  • 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, Apold, Mălâncrav, Alma Vii, Stejărișu and Șoarș.

Program

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

  • Viscri: Start
  • Meșendorf: Lunch break
  • Apold: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 2

  • Apold
  • Florești: Lunch break
  • Mălâncrav: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 3

  • Mălâncrav
  • Richiș: Lunch break
  • Alma Vii: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 4

  • Alma Vii
  • Apoș: Lunch break
  • Stejărișu: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 5

  • Stejărișu
  • Seliștat: Lunch break
  • Șoarș: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6

  • Șoarș
  • Viscri: Lunch and finish

You will be riding through 130 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 120 kilograms.

Skill Level: Medium

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.

Horses

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.

Instructors

Cristina Ciunga

Location

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 world. 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 Winter 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 guest houses scattered throughout the region.

Food

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

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:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily horse rides
  • Use of horses with trekking English saddles
  • Use of helmets
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • 3 meals per day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 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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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Sibiu International Airport (SBZ) or Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). Transylvania on Horseback can offer airport transfers at additional costs. For more information, please send an inquiry.

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 30 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 100 EUR for the entire tour per person.

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