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Transylvania Ride


Transylvania Ride
Transylvania Romania

Enjoy Transylvania’s historical landscape of endless rolling hills adorned by wild flower meadows, forests and tiny villages, set against the backdrop of the Carpathian mountain range. This may well be Europe’s last riding heaven! Transylvania may be closely associated as the homeland of Count Dracula, but is also part of the dramatic history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and boasts well-preserved Medieval villages and excellent Romanian wines. We invite you to discover Transylvania as it once was in the 1800's.

The concept of our treks is to introduce our guests right into the heart of our culture – where horses have kept their original role. The ride is led through unmarked terrain, over hills and through forests, connecting one small village to another by unnoticeable tracks used by horses and carts. Up to 8 riders are led by 2 local guides. The small groups (often made up of a number of people who have booked separately ) make for friendly and interesting riding.

The rides have often been described as a Tolstoy-esque experience, being accommodated at Count Kalnoky’s cottages and at The Prince of Wales’s private retreat; but our guests are also fond of getting an insight into the reality of the region by staying 2 nights in villager's homes during the 5-day ride. Evening meals are served together as table d’hôte at the accommodations. 

You ride out of Miklósvár (Micloşoara), a remote village situated in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, from which you will be able to explore Transylvania freely, past and present. Miklósvár is the oldest documented settlement of the region. Its castle was first mentioned in 1211 AD as a border fortress between the territory donated to the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the rest of the of the Kingdom of Hungary. Today's castle was started in the 1500s as a hunting manor for the family and still contains many Renaissance elements, including its lovely painted wall decorations. It has been abandoned during the last fifty years and is currently under restoration.

Your hosts, the Kálnokys, are one of the most ancient families of Transylvania! Their history reaches back to obscure medieval times. In 1252 AD the family was documented in this eastern part of Transylvania. The current 25th generation came back after 50 years of exile in the West and are now reshaping their lost heritage.

 


Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Miklosvar
Airport: Bucuresti Otopeni
Transfer: Brasov train station
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Transylvania Ride
    Tour Code: IT-RORT01
    7 days / 6 nights ~$1,320.00
    Dates : April - October

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2017 06/25 - 07/01 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2017 07/09 - 07/15 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2017 07/23 - 07/29 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2017 08/06 - 08/12 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2017 08/20 - 08/26 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
    A 2017 09/03 - 09/09 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2017 09/17 - 09/23 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2017 10/01 - 10/07 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2017 10/15 - 10/21 7d / 6n 7 days Trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
    Introduction
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    Introducing Transylvania
    Historic remains
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Tack: English
    Horses: Locally bred horses with Arab and Lipi...
    Pace: Moderate with canters - about 3 - 5 ho...

    Airport: Bucuresti Otopeni
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