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High Balkan Trail Ride


Itinerary for High Balkan Trail Ride



Sample Itinerary- subject to changes


Day 1: Arrive Sofia
Arrival and transfer from Sofia airport to the hotel for overnight.
Meals included: -/-/-/

Day 2. Golyam Izvor - Glozene Monastery - Golyam Izvor
Transfer from Sofia to Golyam Izvor village in the Teteven Balkan (one hour drive).
Here we get acquainted with our horses. We start riding heading North through meadows and mixed beech and oak forest. We will ascend Mt Lissets above the village where we will see the first beautiful view of the central ridge of Stara Planina and the town of Teteven surrounded by rocky peaks. Then we through an ancient beech forest at the end of which Glozhene Monastery is located. Perched on a high rock, it reveals an even more spacious view of the Danube plain. After visiting the church and the little museum we start riding back to Golyam Izvor following another trail. Overnight in a guest house.
Meals included: B/L/D
Riding: 4-5 hours


Day 3: Golyam Izvor - Chertigrad - Yamna
Our ride today goes South-West following in the beginning shortly an asphalt road. Then continues along a dirt road with possibilities for some trot and canter. We pass the small deserted village of Slatina before starting climbing among ferns and pasture land. After 3.5 hours in the saddle we reach Chertigrad where we stop for lunch. Chertigrad is an ancient fortress built by the Thracians in 4-3-rd century BC. There is not much left from the fortress but the place offers stunning views over the Balkan range. We arrive in the village of Yamna after another 1.5 hours ride South-West. We leave the horses in Yamna village and have a short transfer to Lopian village. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.
Meals included: B/L/D
Riding:5-6 hours


Day 4: Yamna - Paskal Hut
Today we are heading to the crest of Central Balkan to join for the next two days one of the longest European mountain trails Kom-Emine. Stay at Paskal hut for overnight. 
Meals included: B/L/D
Riding: 6-7 hours


Day 5: Paskal Hut - Momina Polyana Hut
The next two days we will spend riding through the Central Balkan National Park thus providing superb view towards the Thracian Plain to the South and the Balkan Mountains to the North. Good possibilities for canter crossing the grass highland. We follow the way marking of E-3 at an altitude of 1500-1900 m. Overnight in Momina Polyana Hut (1640 m.).
Meals included: B/L/D
Riding: 5-6 hours


Day 6: Momina Polyana - Cherni Vit - Teteven
We leave the high mountain trail E-3 descending through thick beech and oak forests and pasture land along the Cherni Vit river. On some steeper descents we have to dismount and lead the horses. Our ride will end in the village of Cherni Vit (800 m) early in the afternoon where our vehicle is waiting and after a short drive we reach the cozy town of Teteven where we stay overnight. We can enjoy the rest of the day by the hotel pool or exploring the town. 
Meals included: B/L/-
Riding: 6 hours


Day 7: Teteven - Cherni Vit - Golyam Izvor. Back to Sofia
In the morning a transfer back to Cherni Vit, where we have left the horses the previous day. On that last day of ride we will climb once more one of the many ridges from where we will have a last look of the scenery we have admired in the past week. We say good-bye to our horses and guides in the village of Golyam Izvor. Transfer back to Sofia (1 hour) for overnight. B/L/-
Meals included: B/L/-
Riding: 5 hours


Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Sofia airport and departure.
Meals included: B/-/-

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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High Balkan Trail Ride
Tour Code: IT-BGRT11
8 days / 7 nights ~$715.00
Dates : Aug-Sept

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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A 2019 08/17 - 08/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 08/31 - 09/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 09/21 - 09/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 2 /6 Expired
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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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