Horseback Archery in Bulgaria

5.0 (4)
6 days 5 nights
Bulgaria
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Join a transformative journey into the world of Kassai-based archery, where each stage of perfection unfolds through a meticulously crafted training program.

Start by getting familiar with your equipment and learning safety measures. With expert guidance, master specific forms for shooting arrows from horseback, including adjusting your posture and releasing arrows smoothly while moving. Challenge yourself with multi-directional shooting, reloading swiftly, and handling multiple arrows with precision. 

Cap off your training by shooting arrows from a galloping horse, showcasing your dedication and mastery of Kassai-based archery.

Yet, mastery of Kassai-based archery is not confined solely to the bow and arrow. Through the "Be With Me" Holistic Approach, you'll forge a profound connection with your equine companion, mastering the art of balance-based control across all gaits and cultivating the ability to move as one with your mount.

from US$ 1 783
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Sofia Province, Godech
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Number of individuals
up to 6 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Panajot M.
Panajot M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Our experiences are focused on developing a deeper and authentic connection with the horses and ourselves as well. We believe that The Horse as a living being represents Nature itself and the whole universe. Man’s treatment of the Horse reflects also on his treatment of the world.

Tour highlights

Improve Your Riding Skills
Riding with your own body's balance (without the use of rains) at all gaits, learning how to use the upper body independently when riding.
Horse riding and archery
Learn the Horseback Archery Fundamentals
Learn about the equipment, safety measures, shooting techniques in three phases, fast reloading, and shooting while holding multiple arrows.
Have an Authentic Experience
Stay in the Yurt that is a bridge to times past, re-connecting us with our ancestors and our circular path of life.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival and Adventure Beginnings

Welcome to our village, nestled 40 kilometers from Sofia in the picturesque valley. Settle into your authentic Mongolian yurt, your home for the next five days, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure.

Savor a delicious lunch, enjoying local flavors and specialties to fuel your upcoming activities.

Get acquainted with your equine companions as you meet the horses for your scenic trail ride in the majestic mountains surrounding Lopushnya. 

Introduction to Archery
Unleash your inner archer with an introduction to the ancient art of archery. Learn the basics of stance, aim, and release under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Dinner.

Day 2
Equine Archery Adventure
Day 3
Archery Intensive Day
Day 4
Archer's Ride: A Dynamic Adventure
Day 5
Chepan Mountain Farewell Rally
Day 6
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Tent / Guest House
5 nights
5 nights
Nomad Yurt

We offer one of a kind accommodation in our fantastic Mongolian Yurts.

The Yurt is a bridge to times past, re-connecting us with our ancestors and our circular path of life. Our Yurts are heated and furnished with simple ground-beds, tables and light, and beautifully decorated with rugs, skins and nomadic art. They comfortably house up to 6 people, living nomadic style together.

Nearby, there is a cozy wooden lodge featuring a modern rustic kitchen, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a spacious living room adorned with a large wooden dining table and a wood stove for those chilly, cozy evenings.

All of our water is sourced from the pristine mountain and is not only perfectly drinkable but also exceptionally refreshing. Additional beverages can be found in the fridge. Some local and some not.

Lastly, we take great joy in offering delightful, freshly homecooked meals to ensure your stay is truly exceptional and satisfying.

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Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Sofia Province, Godech
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Tour conditions

Included

  • homemade meals three times a day;
  • sleep in an authentic yurt;
  • all needed items for training;
  • multiple daily training sessions;
  • transfer to and from Sofia Airport.

Extras

  • airfare;
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

I have some specific food requirements

We also offer vegetarian, and pescatarian options. To ensure we meet your needs, please inform us of your dietary requirements in advance.
 If you have any other specific requests, feel free to reach out, and we will do our best to arrange a delightful dining experience tailored just for you.

Do I have to be a good rider or have a lot of riding experience to learn Horseback Archery?
Do the yurts have toilets?
Can I bring my own horse to participate?
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
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    Stephanie
    27 May, 2024
    about provider
    This is the most amazing experience that I really recommend. As soon as we arrived I felt cared for: emotionally, spiritually, and physically. This is a very special experience where you learn to find peace and control through archery and riding. This is a family business and you are welcomed into Vlad's home so warmly. Vladimir guides you gently when perhaps the arrow flies sweetly from the bow, or your horse teaches you how to communicate. It was an absolute privilege to experience this - every single moment was unforgetable. Food - sensational home cooked meals 3 times a day. Yurt - comfortable and gorgeous, never slept that well. Company was the best. Teaching is lead by an incredible team who nurture your learning with dedication and poise. If you are lucky enough to get the chance - book it!
    27 May, 2024
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    Jessica
    26 May, 2024
    about provider
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting this place, and it exceeded all my expectations once again. Nestled in the beautiful mountains, I find myself returning to this remarkable location repeatedly because there is always so much to learn from Vlad and his team, who provide the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, and luxury. From the moment you arrive, you are moved to the stunning yurt accommodations, instantly transporting you to a bygone era. Trust me, you will never experience a better night’s sleep than in these yurts. Waking to birdsong and sunshine, and lulled to sleep under the stars… just take all my money now! My yurt was vibrantly furnished, combining comfort with an authentic feel and equipped with all the amenities I could need. The archery sessions were absolutely thrilling. Guided by Vlad, Panajot, and Zvezdomir, my friends and I learned to shoot a bow and arrow, starting from the ground and eventually progressing to horseback. This required time, repetition, and focus. We realized that this wasn't simply ‘doing archery’ ; rather, archery and horsemanship are art forms—a martial art. As a result, my friends and I had to slow down, which is nothing short of a miracle in today’s fast-paced world. This unique combination of skills was both challenging and incredibly rewarding. The instructors were incredibly patient and knowledgeable, making sure we felt comfortable and capable, regardless of our skill levels. One of the highlights of our experience was the food. Each meal was a culinary delight, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients by the amazing Tatiana and Lydia. Both women created nourishing and delicious dishes that catered to various dietary preferences within our group. Honestly, I have never eaten so well on any holiday before. EVER! I’m seriously experiencing withdrawals now that I’m back in the UK and left with my humble cooking skills. Breakfasts were hearty and energizing, lunches were light yet satisfying, and dinners were gourmet. The food was perfectly balanced in flavor and nutrition, ensuring we were well-fueled for the day's activities. Don’t hesitate. This extraordinary place is a must-visit for anyone looking to combine the thrill of archery with the unique experience of horseback riding, all while enjoying top accommodations and gourmet meals. Whether you're an experienced archer or a complete beginner, this experience offers something for everyone, making it an unforgettable getaway you will want to return to time and again. Just don’t tell too many people… this will become a secret experience you will want to keep close to your heart!
    26 May, 2024
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    Gergana
    21 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    It is a most wonderful place to touch the beauty of horses and nature. It creates unforgettable memories and teaches valuable lessons, and the people you can meet there are even more unique!
    21 Nov, 2023

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