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Into the Carpathian Mountains

Into the Carpathian Mountains
Transylvania Romania

Transylvania is a land made for the adventurous horseback rider and there truly is no better way to explore the endless hills, meadows, and medieval villages it has to offer. The ride starts at the Southern edge of Transylvania and travels through the Southeastern corner of this mystical land. Journey 110 miles through the lush hills and medieval villages in a big arc back to Sinca Noua from which you begin. See and experience some of the most rural areas that Europe still has hidden, with tens of thousands of sheep grazing traditionally in the hills. Many of the beautiful and famous fortified churches of Eastern Europe along the way are 800 years old! Sinca Noua lay at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and is from which the ride ventures towards the plains of the Olt River valley. Many long canters make the riding exhilarating for even the most advanced riders among us. Splash across the Olt River and visit Ticusu Veche, an old Saxon village then ride towards the town of Selistat while observing the continuous beautiful Romanian landscapes.  You are likely to see colorful Bee-eaters, the crowned Hoopoe, and the Lesser Spotted Eagles! Journey over the hills to Viscri, famous for its fortified church, the village restored by the Mihai Eminescu Trust (under the patronage of Prince Charles) to its original setting. Have an evening to explore the village and its 1100 AD church, designated a World Heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO. In the village of Jibert stay in a newly constructed log-house and enjoy a great dinner and bonfire party! With stunning scenery and many chances for strong canters all along the way, the horseback riding and culture available on the Carpathian Mountains holiday is phenomenal and not to be missed!

Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Sinca Noua
Airport: Bucharest
Transfer: Bucharest
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Into the Carpathian Mountains
    Tour Code: IT-RORT05
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,865.00
    Dates : Apr-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 2023 07/29 - 08/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Expired
    A 2023 08/12 - 08/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Expired
    A 2023 09/02 - 09/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Expired
    A 2023 09/09 - 09/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Expired
    A 2023 09/30 - 10/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
    A 2023 10/14 - 10/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Sold Out
    A 2023 10/28 - 11/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: English
    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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