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High Balkan Trail Ride

Accommodations for High Balkan Trail Ride

This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations. You will be staying in 6 different locations total.

You will stay overnight at local guesthouses and small family-run hotels. Two nights involve shared bathrooms.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Sofia
Night 2: Guesthouse  in Golyam Izvor
Night 3: Guesthouse in Lopian
Night 4: Paskal Hut
Night 5: Momina Polyana Hut
Night 6: Hotel in Teteven
Night 7: Hotel in Sofia

Hotel in Sofia
You will be warmly welcomed in this small family hotel. There is a beautiful garden with many flowers, where guests can relax. The hotel has 15 rooms, all equipped with TV, telephone and bathroom with toilet, shower or bath. Internet is also available at this property.

Guesthouse in Golyam Izvor
The guesthouse has recently been renovated. It provides a cozy atmosphere and is located on the banks of the Oselna River. It can house up to 8 people in 5 different rooms (3 double and 2 single). Bathrooms are shared and there is no internet.

Guesthouse in Lopyan
This charming guesthouse is located in a beautiful building made out of wood and cement. The owners want to preserve the local traditions while respecting the surrounding environment. Each private room features Wi-Fi access, a TV and a private bathroom.

Paskal Hut
This mountain hut is located on a hill just above Zlatista village. The rooms (dormitory style) are located in a two-storey building. Shared sanitary facilities are located in a separate building.  The building has electricity and drinking water and is heated with fuel. There is no internet connection available.

Momina Polyana Hut
Momina Polyana hut is located on the western slope of Mount Mominski. The building is large and has three floors with a capacity to accommodate up to 80 people in dormitory style rooms. There are toilets and bathrooms (shared) and the building also has water, electricity, and heating. The chalet has wireless internet, which is available free of charge for tourists as well as a satellite TV.

Hotel in Teteven
This hotel offers various sporting facilities (soccer field, tennis court, wrestling hall and more) as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms are simply decorated and all feature air conditioning, a TV, free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.

Breakfast is included on all days. Also included are 4 lunches (from day 3 to day 6) and 4 dinners (day 2 - 5 ).
The food is locally grown and you home-style.

Alcoholic beverages are not included in the rates.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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High Balkan Trail Ride
Tour Code: IT-BGRT11
8 days / 7 nights ~$760.00
Dates : Jul-Sept

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 2023 08/12 - 08/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip 2 /6 Expired
A 2023 09/09 - 09/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip 2 /6 Expired
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Western and English
Horses: East Bulgarian and Karakachan local br...
Pace: 4 to 6 riding hours per day. Ranges fr...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Sofia International Airport (SOF)
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