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Into the Carpathian Mountains


Itinerary for Into the Carpathian Mountains




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes.

Note: non-riders can join the tour with mountain bikes (rented separately or bring your own) and follow the horses on the trails or go and explore on their own. The area is very nice for mountain biking on trails and country roads.

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival 
Arrival in Bucharest (please note latest arrival is 16:15) transfer by minibus from Bucharest to Şinca Nouă, overnight at the guesthouse, dinner and evening introduction to the ride.  (Single rooms available on request)
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at a Guesthouse near the Riding Center


Day 2 (Sunday): Ride to Mândra 
After being introduced to the horses, we will leave Şinca Nouă (pronounced Shinca Noah), ride through the ancient forests of the Carpathian mountains towards the plains of the Olt River valley. We pass the ‘Daffodils Meadow’ Nature Reserve and can experience already several of the long canters before we arrive at our destination in Mândra, where we will stay with a local family. (no Single rooms available - double and triple rooms only)
Riding: ~7 hours (31 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Family house in Mândra

Day 3 (Monday)Mândra to Cobor 
We will cross the Olt River at Halmeag and continue up the Felmer Valley, where we will enter into the hills of Transylvania. We ride along a beautiful ridge with marvelous views to the Fagaras Mountains and reach our goal of the day in Cobor, an old Hungarian village in the middle of the Saxon area. Today, we will start to experience the beauty of this ancient land.
In Cobor, our hosts run a conservation project, which includes the development of an organic farm with emphasis on biodiversity conservation and the traditional restoration of some of the abandoned houses. We stay overnight in one of these new-old guesthouses for the next two days. (Single rooms available on request)
Riding: ~7 hours (32 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Farmhouse in Cobor


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride around Cobor 
Full-day ride around Cobor with stunning views, fast canters, and rich birdlife: We are likely to see bee-eaters, hoopoes, great grey shrikes, stone chats, or lesser spotted eagles. In the late afternoon we are back in Cobor and can chill out in the old stables or in the cellar bar. (Single rooms available on request)
Riding: ~6 hours (31 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Farmhouse in Cobor


Day 5 (Wednesday): Cobor to Viscri
Full-day ride over the hills to Viscri, our destination for the next night. Viscri is probably the famous most Saxon village in Transylvania with a stunning fortified church, and the UK based Mihai Eminescu Trust (under the patronage of Prince Charles) has restored the village in its original setting. We stay in the old farmhouses, which are transformed into little guesthouses, and enjoy the traditional Saxon cuisine. In the evening there is time to explore the village. (Single rooms available on request)
Riding: ~7 hours (39 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Guesthouse in Viscri


Day 6 (Thursday): Viscri to Jibert
In the morning we explore the fortified church in Viscri, visit the local blacksmith (who still works by hand with old bellows and a charcoal fire), and have a lunch before we go. In the afternoon, we ride over the hills to a log-house on a big meadow in the forest near the village of Jibert. Stunning scenery and great canters all along the way. Today is a rather fast but shorter ride. We have a great dinner and will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Transylvanian countryside. (Single rooms available on request)
Riding: ~3.5 hours (24 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Cabin in Jibert


Day 7 (Friday)Ride back to the stables
Today is our last day, but there are again plenty of canters over the hills and through the forests. Eventually we arrive in the Olt Valley, have a beautiful ride along the ridge through ancient oak pastures and descend from there through the forests towards Halmeag, where our ride ends. Here we enjoy a barbecue and a bus takes us back to Sinca Noua and also our horses get a transport back home. Surprise dinner in the evening. (Single rooms available)
Riding: ~5 hours (34 km)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at a Guesthouse near the Riding Center


Day 8 (Saturday):  
After a last breakfast, the minibus takes us back to Bucharest for our flights.
Meals included: Breakfast



Non Riders
Non-riding companions are welcome to join this trip. It is best to have a car in order to do some sightseeing while the rest of the group explores on horseback. 
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Into the Carpathian Mountains
Tour Code: IT-RORT05
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,935.00
Dates : Apr-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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A 2021 04/17 - 04/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
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A 2021 05/15 - 05/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
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A 2021 06/26 - 07/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2021 07/10 - 07/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2021 07/24 - 07/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Sold Out
A 2021 08/07 - 08/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2021 08/28 - 09/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Sold Out
A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2021 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
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Horses: Shagya Arabs, Arabs, Kisberi, Gidran, ...
Pace: 24-39km per day, 4-7 hours per day (i...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Bucharest
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