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Horse Riding in Rodopi Mountains/ Bulgaria

Hosted by the Consul of the London Hiking for Fun & Fitness Group
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Sat 22 Jun 06:00 - Tue 25 Jun 18:00

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Horse Riding in Rodopi Mountains/ Bulgaria
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There is a mountain in Bulgaria like no other – Rodopi! An ancient mountain surrounded by ancient legends. Dark forests and bright meadows, deep gorges and spacious views, stone villages scattered on its slopes and cattle grazing on its pastures. We experience the northern part of Rodopi Mountains on a horseback, all rides starting from the village of Galabovo, just 20 minutes drive from Plovdiv. 3 days of a complete union with the nature!
Horses:
Our horses are comparatively smaller 14.1hh to 15.5hh, locally bred Karakachan along with Arab crosses. They are strong, agile and used to hard work. Their stamina and agility are outstanding and they are tough and extremely sure footed over rocky, even snow covered mountains. The horses are ridden in snaffle bits.

Saddles:
Western and English saddles are available. We provide saddle bags.

Itinerary:
Day Protected content 2019/ Saturday
Arrival to Sofia and check in to your hotel, explore Sofia on your own or with the group. (Please use underground to city center, it is fast and there is underground station to the hotel)
No meals included

Day Protected content 2019/Sunday Transfer to Purvenets. Ride Leshtensko - Bryanovshtitsa Hut
Be Ready at Reception at 9.30am to departure to Horse Riding place close to Plovdiv. ( min 2 hours transfer time)
We head south-west riding through meadows and beech forests with good stretches for trotting and cantering. We will make a stop at Leshtensko area, enjoying the beautiful views on both sides of the trail. Overnight in Bryanovshtitsa hunting lodge, rooms with shared facilities.
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Day Protected content 2019/Monday Bryanovshtitsa Hut - Hrabrino - Dedevo
Now the trail goes to the east, following some dirt roads. We reach the village of Hrabrino where we stop for lunch. Then we saddle up and make for the village of Dedevo, a small mountain village standing at Protected content above sea level.
The night is spent in a bungalow, two rooms sharing WC/shower.
B/L/D 5 hours riding

Day Protected content 2019/ Tuesday Dedevo - Zdravets Hut - Purvenets - Sofia
This is the last riding day and will take us back to the starting point of this trail. we ride along the crest of Chernatitsa (Black Mountain) Ridge, having our lunch close to Zdravets Hut. Then the trail descends to Purvenets village where we say farewell to our horses before heading back to Sofia/Plovdiv. End of tour.
B/L-, 4 hours riding

If you are planning to fly on 25th June, please book your flight after 18.00 o’clock.
You can extend your stay 1 night in Plovdiv and fly on 26th June, Wednesday from Plovdiv see recommended flight details below
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner