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Riding School in Bulgaria and Riding in Rodopi Mountains

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Departure Date: from 01-06-2016 to 30-09-2016 Status: Guaranteed departure Price: 450 Duration: 7 days

Learn to ride a horse or improve your riding skills at a very modern riding base in Bulgaria.

This riding holiday is organised at a newly built very modern riding base, situated only 40 min drive from Bulgarian capital Sofia. The tour offers both riding at stables and on field as well as riding in the nearby Rodopi Mountains, where we will have the opportunity on a horse back to get to know the so-called Green Mountains of Bulgaria, home of legendary Orpheus.


Day 1. Sofia - Riding Base Ihtiman
Arrival to Sofia. Shared transfer to the riding base in Ihtiman. Accommodation. We will also have our first lesson.

Day 2-4. Riding School
Program in the riding school. A typical day includes theory lessons, preparation of the horses, riding at the stables (2 sessions a day), care of the horse after riding, leasure time with some group activities in the evening, meals.

Day 5. Ihtiman - Plovdiv
Today we say goodbye to the horses and after lunch we drive to Plovdiv. Accommodation an a guesthouse in the Old Town.

Day 6. Plovdiv - Galabovo - Dedevo
Transfer to the village of Galabovo and a short walk to the stables, where we will meet the horses. After a brief introduction the riding begins through meadows and beech forests. We will make a stop at Zdravets area and then continue to a flatter terrain, where we can gallop or trot. At the end of this flat terrain we can lead our horses dwon. Enjoy the beautiful views on both sides of the trail. We arrive at the village of Dedevo, where we will overnight in a bungalow.
Riding: 4-5 hours

Day 7. Dedevo - Galabovo - Sofia
Following another route we ride back to Galabovo, where we say goodbye to the horses that have helped us discover the beautiful Rodopi Mountains. Transfer to Sofia. Overnight

Day 8. Departure
Shared transfer to Sofia Airport and departure 

Price includes
: ► 4 nights at the riding base in Ihtiman in a double room with own bathroom; 1 night at a guesthouse (day 5); 1 night in bungalow (day 6); 1 night at a hotel (dag 7) ► full board (from dinner day 1 to lunch day 5); breakfast and lunch on day 6 and only breakfast on day 7 & 8 ► shared transfer from/to Sofia Airport (09:00 - 19:00) ► transport acc. program ► English speaking riding instructor at the riding base ► English speaking riding guide in Rodopi Mountains ► fully equipped horses (bring your own helmet) ► local taxes

Price does not include: ►flight tickets ►drinks and meals not mentioned in the program ►insurance ►tips ►personal expenses ► private transfer from/to Sofia Airport (before/after the given times for shared transfer) ►additional activities on spot   

Price of extra services: single room is not possible.  

Practical information: ►this tour can be extended with a few days at the Black Sea ►small changes or amendments in the program are possible ►Horses: Arab horses and Bulgarian half-breed, strong and calm. All the horses are well cared for, healthy and well trained ►Max weight of the rider: 100 kg ►The saddles are English type. ►Children must be over 10 years and accompanied by a parent ►one of the rooms at the riding base is with shared facilities ►Please, specify at the time of your booking your riding level  

Recommended travel period of the year: May - September  

Necessary equipment: We recommend that you should bring personal riding equipment as riding boots, riding breeches, riding helmet etc. Bring also equipment and clothing that you feel comfortable in.