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Meeting: Sofia airport
Airport:   Sofia airport      
Transfer: Included from Sofia airport    Distance: 190 km

Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip is from Sofia International Airport (SOF). Pick-up time on Day 1 is available between 12:00pm (noon) and 4:00pm. Drop-off on the last day is between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

Tack: Both Western and English high quality saddles: Ortho-Flex, Podium, Barefoot and other good quality models.
Horses: Shagya Arabs, East-Bulgarian breed, Anglo-Arabs and other warm blood horses
Pace: 4 to 7 riding hours per day. Usually 40 % walking, 30 % trotting and 30 % cantering.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 4 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 12 Max 75
Weight: Max 240lbs / 110 kgs
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 10 riders
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Pace

Varying from walk on the steeper slopes to a faster pace on the open spaces, which are great for long canters. Usually we do about 40 % walking, 30 % trotting and 30 % cantering. This proportion could be changed according to the requirements and the abilities of the riders. The program includes 6 riding days with 4-7 hours per day in the saddle. We cover about 145 km in total.

Horses
We have Shagya and purebred Arabs, East-Bulgarian breeds, and cross-bred horses with Akhal-Teke blood - all well trained and calm. The height of the horses is from 150 to 165 cm.

Guides
We always have 2 guides per group: one to lead and the other to support the group with a jeep and all of the luggage. The riding guides are experienced and professional and know all the horses and routes well. They have a sound knowledge and awareness of safety, of looking after horses and guests out on a ride. The guides speak English, German or French fluently.

Non-Riders
All the accompanying non-riders will have the possibility to participate in all the non-riding activities of this program: bow-shooting, swimming in lake, canoeing, cultural tour around the historic landmarks and visit of Devetaki plateau caves. Massages are available every night upon request and against a small additional payment.


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart except:(a) 1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card. Note: EU nationals are on. more
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Caves and Waterfalls of the Balkan
Tour Code: IT-BGRT02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,560.00
Dates : June to Oct

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 2019 06/22 - 06/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 6 riding day... 4 /10 Expired
A 2019 09/07 - 09/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 6 riding day... 4 /10 Reserve
A 2019 09/21 - 09/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 6 riding day... 4 /10 Reserve
A 2019 10/05 - 10/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 6 riding day... 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: Both Western and English high quality ...
Horses: Shagya Arabs, East-Bulgarian breed, An...
Pace: 4 to 7 riding hours per day. Usually 4...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Sofia airport
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