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Rhodope Mountains Ride - In the Land of Orpheus

Accommodations for Rhodope Mountains Ride - In the Land of Orpheus

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 in rooms with private facilities (except for maybe one night in Varhovrah – depends on accommodation).
WIFI will be available at all locations.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Sofia 
Night 2: Guesthouse in Lyaskovo
Night 3: Hotel in Borino
Night 4: Guesthouse in Trigrad
Night 5 & 6: Guesthouse in Gela
Night 7: Hotel in Plovdiv

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 Lyaskovo
This lovely guesthouse provides simple accommodations in private bedrooms that are fitted with a private bathroom and Wi-Fi access. It is possible to do laundry here for a small fee.

Hotel in Borino
This family-owned hotel offers 7 comfortable bedrooms, each equipped with a TV, internet access, heating and ensuite facilities. The hotel has a small patio where guests can relax while enjoying the view over the valley.

Guesthouse in Trigrad
This guesthouse benefits from a great location with lovely views of the village and surrounding mountains. Each of the 6 bedroom comes with free Wi-Fi access, a private bathroom and a TV.

Guesthouse in Gela
This charming guesthouse was built in 1927 and was recently renovated to provide all the modern comforts, while preserving its original charm. The decor and furniture feature mostly natural materials to keep a strong connection with the environment. The rooms all come with a TV, private bathroom and free internet access. There is also a small garden where you can enjoy the breathtaking view.

Hotel in Plovdiv
The hotel is located close to the old town and offers modern accommodation with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, ensuite bathroom and free Wi-Fi connection.

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

All breakfasts are included from Day 2 to Day 8. Also included are 6 lunch packs from Day 2 to Day 7 and 4 dinners from Day 3 to Day 6.
The food is locally grown and home-style.

Alcoholic beverages are not included in the rates.

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

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Rhodope Mountains Ride - In the Land of Orpheus
Tour Code: IT-BGRT10
8 days / 7 nights ~$890.00
Dates : May-Oct

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 2022 04/30 - 05/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 06/11 - 06/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 07/02 - 07/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 07/16 - 07/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 07/30 - 08/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 08/13 - 08/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 08/27 - 09/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 09/17 - 09/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2022 10/08 - 10/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP 6 riding da... 2 /6 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
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Bachkovo Monastery
Tack: Western, but there is English tack ava...
Horses: Most of the horses belong to the local...
Pace: (6-7 hours in the saddle each day).Ran...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Sofia International Airport (SOF)
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