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Transylvania Ride

Transylvania Ride
Transylvania Romania
Not only has Transylvania proven to be Europe's great undiscovered trail riding destination, but it can also lay claim as the homeland of Bram Stoker's Count Dracula and has lent it's unique landscapes also to the acclaimed 2003 film of "Cold Mountain".  Step back in time and explore the forested hills of Northern Romania, where horses are still used to plow the fields and to pull hay carts during harvest time.  The untouched Rodna Mountains overlook the dramatic sweep that was Dracula's domain. To the south lies the Borgo Pass, now immortalized by Bram Stoker and his notorious fictional character. Close by are historic Saxon towns and the famous painted monasteries of Moldovita, Humor and Voronet, which are well worth a visit before or after the ride. The surrounding forests are home to bears, wolves, lynx and deer, while the hay fields are full of bountiful wild flowers. This is absolutely beautiful and timeless riding country which every horseback enthusiast should experience in their lifetime.
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.
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
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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 Sold Out
    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
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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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