Horse Riding Tour in the Western Rhodopes Mountain, Bulgaria (9 Days)offered by supplier M09966 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Specialty Categories: Horse Riding
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 790 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1070 Euro (EUR)
Day 1: On the way to Trigrad the guests will pass through the thrilling Trigrad Gorge, 7 km long and with rocks high up to 250 m. After the arrival in Trigrad the riders will meet the guides and the horses and will visit the Devils’s Gorge Cave, which is 300 000 years old. According to the legend this is the place where Orheus descended the Kingdom of Shadows in search of his beloved Euridice. (B), (L), (D)
Day 2: A ride from the village of Trigrad through a beautiful pine forest to the Videnitsa peak (1652 m). On the very top of the peak the riders will examine a Thracian sanctuary and the ruins of an ancient Roman stronghold. Lunch in a wooden shelter under the peak. A ride through the village of Zmeitsa to the town of Dospat. Accommodation in Dospat, in a cozy hotel with a very picturesque location, overlooking the lake and the mountain. Riding – about 5 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Breakfast in the hotel. A ride from the town of Dospat past the crystal waters of the Dospat lake, along the ridge of the Rhodopean part, called Zvezden Balkan (Star Mountain) to the Hissar gulch. Break and lunch in a wooden shelter, beautifully situate among the pine trees. A ride via the small village of Pletena to the village of Dolen, which is unique architectural preserve. Riding – about 5 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: After breakfast - a visit of the unique church from the 18th century in the village of Dolen. A short ride through centuries-old pine forests, riders will examine a Thracian sanctuary and the ruins. In the afternoon - free time for rest and sightseeing till dinner. Dinner with local dishes and wine by the fireplace, you could hardly dream of a better end of the day. Accommodation in the village of Dolen. Riding - about 3 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: After breakfast - a ride from village of Dolen through centuries-old pine forests, limpid mountain brooks and picturesque Rhodopean meadows to the village of Surnitsa. Lunch in a cosy atmosphere, tasting traditional dishes. You will have the possibility to taste a great variety of Bulgarian gourmet specialties and high-quality drinks. Dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere by the fireplace. Accommodation in the village of Surnitsa, situated at the shore of the Dospat Lake. Riding - about 5 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: After breakfast - a ride from the village of Surnitsa alongside of the Dospat Lake. The riders and the horses will have lunch and break in a wooden shelter, near the preserve. A ride via the meadows, the rivers and the woods of the picturesque preserve Derezli to the village of Borino. Accommodation in Borino, at a family hotel. Dinner and rest. Riding - about 6 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: After breakfast - a ride from the village of Borino through the untouched forests of the Svinski Dol preserve and Buinovo gorge to the Yagodinska cave. Lunch and break by the cool entrance of the cave. A ride through the village of Yagodina and the vast Yagodina meadows over the Trigrad gorge to the village of Trigrad. You will have time to say good-bye to the horses and will be accommodated in the village of Trigrad. Dinner by the fireplace, sharing impressions about the ride and the visited places. Riding - about 4,5 hours. (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: After breakfast - saying good-bye to the guides and departure from the village of Trigrad. On the way to the city of Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria - you will visit the Bachkovo monastery "The Assumption" - the second largest monastery in Bulgaria and one of the most remarkable Bulgarian cultural monuments. (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: You will have time to say good – bye to the horses and will be accommodated at “Silivryak” hotel. Dinner by the fireplace, sharing impressions about the tour and the places visited. Riding – about 4 ½ hours.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- The price may vary according to the exchange rate EUR-USD.
- The tour is guided by two expert horsemen (one of them- medical doctor) and is accompanied by a minivan, assuring a non-stop wireless communication with the group.
- The tour is suitable for practiced and little advanced riders.
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M09966 is established in 1992 as a sole proprietor, one of the very first private travel agencies in Bulgaria. M09966 has been working successfully for almost twenty years on the Bulgarian travel market. When we began our first steps, we didn't know that the company would later rank among the top 10 tour operators...