Horseback riding in Romania: Transylvania is a perfect region for horseback riding ! An intense ride of almost 200 km through hills, meadows, and to discover the medieval villages of Romania.

Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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In Romania on horseback: Transylvania is the perfect land for horseback riding ! A ride of almost 200 km, allowing you to explore the hills, the meadows, and the medieval villages. The horseback trail ride begins at the southern tip of Transylvania and explores the southeast of this mystical land. A great loop discovering some of the most rural areas of Europe, with tens of thousands of sheep grazing in the hills, and abundant avifauna: spotted eagles, bee-eaters, hoopoes... You will see many numerous vestiges of medieval culture with fortified churches, some of which are 800 years old. This ride is led by the leader in horse riding tourism in Romania !

Itinerary
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A cheval en Roumanie
Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN ROMANIA
Indicative itinerary *

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival in Bucharest in the afternoon, transfer by minibus from Bucharest to the equestrian center, night at the guesthouse, presentation of the week program and dinner.

image-20221202183959-1Day 2 - Sunday: After breakfast, presentation of the horses and allocation of your horse. You leave Şinca Nouă (pronounced Shinca Noah), through valleys and the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, towards the plains of the Olt River Valley. You pass by the “Daffodils Meadow” nature reserve and can already experience several long canters before arriving after about 7 hours at your destination in Mândra, where you stay with a local family.

Day 3 - Monday: You cross the Olt river at Halmeag and continue into the Felmer Valley, where you enter the hills of Transylvania. You ride along a beautiful ridge with a magnificent view of the Fagaras mountains, and reach your destination for the day: Cobor, an old Hungarian village in the middle of the Saxon region. In Cobor, your hosts manage a conservation project, which includes the development of an organic farm with a focus on biodiversity and the traditional restoration of abandoned houses. You spend the night in one of these old guesthouses for the next two nights.

Day 4 - Tuesday: Full day ride (6 hours) around Cobor with stunning views, fast gallops, and rich birdlife: You can definitely spot bee-eaters, hoopoes, great gray shrikes, wild cats and eagles. In the late afternoon, return to Cobor and riders can relax near the old stables or at the cellar bar.

image-20221209190744-1Day 5 - Wednesday: Depart for another day, riding over the hills to Viscri, your destination for the following night. Viscri is probably the most famous village in Transylvania, with a magnificent fortified church. The Mihai Eminescu Trust, created to help persecuted scholars before the fall of the Berlin Wall under the dictatorship of President Ceausescu, has contributed to the restoration of the village. You stay in an old farm converted into guest rooms and enjoy traditional Saxon cuisine. In the evening you can explore the village.

Day 6 - Thursday: In the morning you explore the fortified church of Viscri, visit the local blacksmith (who still works by hand with old charcoal bellows) and have lunch before setting off on horseback. In the afternoon, you cross the hills to a log house on a large meadow, in the forest near the village of Jibert. Magnificent landscapes and superb canters all along the trail. Today, it's a rather quick but shorter trip. In the evening: an excellent dinner and you can enjoy the image-20221203151912-1country atmosphere of Transylvania.

Day 7 - Friday: Today is your last day on horseback, with plenty more galloping over hills and through forests. Finallly you arrive in the Olt valley, take a nice walk along the ridge through old pastures, and descend through oak forests to Halmeag, where your trail ride ends. You enjoy a barbecue and a bus takes you back to the equestrian center.

Day 8 - Saturday: After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest.

* Indicative itinerary subject to modifications if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

 

 

MEETING:
Saturday afternoon at the equestrian center. Free transfer from Bucharest Otopeni airport at 4:30 p.m. 3h drive to the equestrian center.  Book a flight arriving before 4 pm.

DEPARTURE:
Saturday after breakfast. At 9 am: departure of the free transfer to Bucharest airport (3h drive): book a flight after 2pm.

OUT OF SCHEDULE TRANSFERS:
Approximately 3 hours drive: 200 € / car / transfer.

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Romania are not included because it is more interesting to book your ticket, an inclusive transport package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or offer you a trip including transport on request.

 

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 511
This ride is active: you must be a very good rider comfortable at all paces (walk - trot - canter - gallop) outdoors, with an experience in week trail rides.

RYTHM:
5 days with around 6-7 hours of riding every day at a steady pace, with a 1 hour lunch break. 1 half-day of about 3 hours on horseback.

GROUPS:
From 4 riders, up to 8 riders with 1 or 2 guides.

GUIDE & TEAM:
One or two English speaking guides depending on the group size.
1 assistant transporting luggage.

rando a cheval en Roumanieimage-20221209195642-1HORSES
Arabs, Shagya-Arabs, Kisberi (Hungarian saddle horse), Gidran (Anglo-Arab from Hungary). Their size varies from the small and slender Arabian horse, to the larger thoroughbred. The majority are of medium size. They all have good stamina and are used to hilly and partly rough terrain. They are all volunteers and happy to work. Horses live in herds.

TACK:
Comfortable endurance saddles with wide plastic stirrups. The saddles are suitable for long hours riding at fast paces. 

Comfort

randonnée à cheval en Roumanieimage-20221209185939-1ACCOMMODATION: rando cheval Croatie
In guesthouses, 2-3 people bedrooms, in villages or superbly renovated farmhouses. The comfort varies according to the accommodation: from very comfortable to more basic. Single bedrooms available 6 nights with supplement (not available the first night).



image-20221209181935-1image-20221209183321-1MEALS:
In the evening, meals are taken in the accommodation: local and varied cuisine, sometimes organic. At noon, picnics are carried on horseback in saddle bags. Breakfast with bread, cheese, ham, jam, fruit and fruit juice. Drinks are included with meals.     

 


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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1875 € in 2-3 people bedrooms.
Single bedroom supplement (1 night not possible): 15 € per night at the equestrian center, 84 € per night other nights, to be paid on site to be paid on site.
Booking fees: 15 €.

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
The rides described, the equipped horse rental, the guides, the full board accommodation, the drinks during the meals, the transfers from/to Bucharest airport at the fixed times, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, extra drinks, any supplement for departures with less than 7 riders, tips, personal expenses, visits not described in the program, flights, application fees, everything is not indicated in "the price includes".

 

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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FLIGHTS :
Flights to Romania are not included because it is more interesting to book your ticket, a transport package included sometimes costs more with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates (free service) or to offer you a transport trip included on request.

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Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Claude (France) - Septembre 2023

Excellent accueil du prestataire et de ses guides.
Mon cheval Zaphir, un cheval bien dans sa tète et ses sabots.Une volonté et une puissance très appréciées !
Selle en très bon etat et très confortable.
Des hébergements confortables ,très propres .De très bon repas à partir de produits de la ferme.
Ce fut un superbe voyage qui ma fait decouvrir la Roumanie profonde hors des circuits touristiques.
Une superbe rando pour decouvrir la Roumanie. Merci à notre guide francophone Sam pour son professionnalisme et à Marius notre intendant roumain parlant un peu français.
Vos suggestionsPouvoir en chemin trouver une possibilité de trouver un point d'eau fraiche pendant la journée
Les services Cap Rando: tout a été parfait comme d'habitude (3eme rando avec Cap Rando cette année !)