Horseback riding in Mountains, Bulgaria

Equestrian Home - Europe - Bulgaria
- Teteven Mountains Balkan Ride
  0 tours are queued for brochure printing. Click here to print brochure.
Blog | Buddy Finder | Customer Login | Contact Us
Horseback riding vacations in Bulgaria, Mountains

Horseback riding tours

Rides in Bulgaria

  Intro to Bulgaria

Trip in Bulgaria

----------------------------

Equestrian tours in Bulgaria, Mountains
Teteven Mountains Balkan Ride


Teteven Mountains Balkan Ride
Mountains Bulgaria
Special Offer Available!!

On horseback in Bulgaria... Discover the Southeastern European culture, charm & natural beauty!

Teteven Mountain of the Balkans promises to combine for you some of the most inspiring landscapes that the country has to offer - majestic valleys with shimmering rivers, deep and ancient forest, hidden lush meadows, impressive ridges crowned with rocky peaks. Our riding tour in the Stara Planina (or Balkan Mountains) will let you encounter spectacular views and quaint villages scattered on the foothills, where life is still lived in an old rhythm and with deep traditions. Wonderfully preserved nature and the authentic and honest lifestyle led by the local people will no doubt intrigue travelers and beckon for them to discover more of the unique and mysterious Southeastern Europe countryside. A great part of Teteven mountain is located within Central Balkan National Park, where we find the immense natural beauty of the Boatin and Tsarichina reserves and the caves “Morovitsa” and “Benkovskata” that are reminiscent of old haidouk times. And cultural attractions abound – we highlight the Glozhene Monastery of "St. George", housing its 1000-year icon, sits like a sentinel on high inaccessible cliffs and the Thracian fortress, Chertigrad, dating back to pre-Roman times! We try to offer great diversity with this tour! You will ride in the foothills among pastoral scenery and inhabited villages and climb up to 2000m of rugged and beautiful mountainside; Exciting trots and gallops whenever possible in the flat lands and then naviagte slowly and carefully the impressively steep sections, where we will even need to lead the horses occasionally!  You will admire the natural beauty of the Earth while enjoying the hospitality and cuisine of your fellow man - rakiya and other home-made appetizers is an integral part of the experience!

Tour Highlights...

Stara Planina
is the longest Bulgarian mountain, stretching from Bulgaria's western border all the way to the Black Sea, dividing the country into two. Its old name is “the Balkans” from where the name of the Balkan Peninsula originates. Great part of Bulgaria's history is related to it. Fighters against the Ottoman rule hid in its forests. The Bulgarian spirit revived in its towns in the XVIII and XIX centuries.
Central Balkan National Park  covers the high central part of Stara Planina. On an area of 70 000 hectares ancient forests and many animals, including representatives of endangered species, find tranquility from the aggressive human impact. The best preserved beech forest on the Balkan Peninsula is in the Boatin Reserve. The average age of the trees is 130 years. The reserve is protected under the UNESCO “Man and Biosphere” Program.
The Glozhene Monastery "St. George" was founded in XIII century. It is situated on an extremely scenic place, perched on high cliffs from where a spectacular view is revealed. Vasil Levski - the Apostle of Freedom - found refuge in it in Turkish times.
Etropole Monastery  was founded in the XII century. It declined after the conquer by the Turks but at the end of XVI century it was restored and became one of the most important spiritual centers in the Bulgarian lands. The surrounding area of the monastery offers pleasant pastoral scenery and in immediate proximity to the monastery the Varovitets waterfall is located. (optional)
Saeva Dupka cave is one of the most beautiful Bulgarian caves. It is 205 meters long and over 1 million year old. Its five halls and numerous galleries are full of bizarre cave formations. It is illuminated and urbanized.
Troyan Monastery is the third largest monastery in Bulgaria. It was founded around the year 1600. The relic of the monastery is the miraculous icon of the Three-Handed Virgin Mary. The villages around Troyan are famous for their numerous pottery workshops. (optional)
Mineral springs in Chiflik and Shipkovo. The water in the pools is with different temperatures and an hour or two in them are a wonderful and refreshing relaxation, especially after physical strain, such as horseback riding. (optional)



Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Sofia
Airport: Sofia
Transfer: Sofia airport
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 6 riders

  • Trip Brochure (PDF)
  • Trip Rating
  •  
    Bulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan RideBulgaria-Mountains-Teteven Mountains Balkan Ride
    bar
    Home    Reservation    Specials    Brochure       News    Contact Us    All Tours
    © 2018 Hidden Trails, Ltd. All rights reserved.


















    Teteven Mountains Balkan Ride
    Tour Code: IT-BGRT10M
    8 days / 7 nights ~$805.00
    Dates : April-Nov

    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.

    Online Reservation

    Check here for details and availability
    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2018 06/16 - 06/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Expired
    A 2018 06/30 - 07/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Expired
    A 2018 07/14 - 07/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Expired
    A 2018 07/28 - 08/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Expired
    A 2018 08/11 - 08/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Expired
    A 2018 08/25 - 09/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2018 09/08 - 09/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2018 09/22 - 09/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2018 10/06 - 10/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Sold Out
    A 2018 10/20 - 10/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
    Introduction
    Day to Day Itinerary
    Rates | Dates
    Accommodation
    Tack: Western, Military style
    Horses: East Bulgarian and Karakachan local br...
    Pace: 4 to 6 riding hours per day. Ranges fr...

    Airport: Sofia
    Location on Google Map
    Image Gallery
    Image Slide Show
    Customer Trip Rating
    Climate
    What To Bring
    Download tour PDF