Day 1: Morning - arrival to Malobadz, a village opening this equestrian adventure. We will get our horses and move towards the great curiosity, the Bledowska Desert, also known as the Polish Sahara. A Legend tells that once the people of the region decided to mine in this area but the devil himself feared the people might dig down into his hideout in hell. So he decided to travel to the sea shore and return with a bag of sand in order to bury the mine. But on his way back and loaded with a huge bag full of sand, he wasn't paying attention and unfortunately between Olkusz and Klucze, he sliced the bag open with the tip of a church tower, losing all the sand. The result of this was the Bledowska Desert. Crossing this area of wind-born sands, you will feel transported to a different world, the world of nomads!
Day 2: Today, we start from Karlin where we have spent the night. We will follow the Trans-Jurassic Horse Trail and stop by the ruins of Mirow and Bobolice castles. The two castles, set among unusually shaped limestone rocks and different kinds of flora, are only separated by a pleasant and interesting stroll. Against such a backdrop, it is no wonder that there is a legend about a beautiful girl deeply loved by two brothers. According to legend, each brother had his own castle, and then, of course, there was betrayal and an unhappy ending.
Day 3: Today we will be heading slowly towards Biskupice. One more day spent on horse, exploring the beautiful scenery! In the evening, we will arrive in the Biasy Borek Stable, situated in a picturesque area. After a delicious meal, we will be relaxing in the pleasant atmosphere of the countryside.
Day 4: Today, we will visit the ruins of Olsztyn Castle built in the 14th century by King Casmir the Great. We will still admire the beauty of the nature remained untouched as we first saw it. Our horses will show us the outskirts of Czestochowa - spiritual capital of Poland. The most important monument in Czestochowa is the fathers Paulins' sanctuary. This is a complex of sacral architecture placed on a hill named Light Mountain (Jasna Gora)where the painting presenting Black Madonna, believed to be responsible for many miracles, is located. 4 millions pilgrims ramble there every year for prayers and reverie.
Day 5: Day five on the trail is the route from Biskupice through Zloty Potok to Mirow. On the way we pass by two beautiful wildlife reserves: "Ostreznik" and "Parkowe". We may also visit Raczynski palace(1863), Krasinski Manor (1st half of 19th century) and a beautiful palace park of 25 hectares.
Day 6: After having a breakfast, we start our way back to Karlin. We will get ready to gallop on the perfect sand paths like medieval knights did before us! Marvelous paths, beautiful views, what else do we need to be happy?
Day 7: It is our last day on trail! After breakfast, we start our way back to the starting point – Malobadz. We will have a chance to see the famous medieval Ogrodzieniec castle, damaged during the Swedish invasion of Poland in the years 1655–1660. Ogrodzieniec Castle stands among fanciful limestone crags atop the greatest (504 m) elevation of the Krakow Upland,granting splendid panorama. We will let our horses relaxing on the grass and we will climb the imposing ruins to admire fortifications and towers. Then, we will have some of our last long gallops of this extraordinary journey!
Notes: Spoken Languages - English, French, Italian or Polish - depending on the group. Possible additional attractions: Visit to an ostrich farm, Visit to Czestochowa.
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