Transylvanian Winter Rides

5.0 (5)
days 8 days nights 7 nights
Brașov
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Experience a memorable winter equestrian getaway with us! Stay in our cozy guesthouse amid the picturesque hills of Sinca Noua village. Enjoy morning and afternoon rides, taking a break for a hot lunch featuring organic meals from our own production and local farms.

Explore the pristine Carpathian Mountains, home to a significant wolf, bear, and lynx population. Sinca Noua, a charming village at the foothills, offers a winter wonderland with snow-covered mountains and forests, providing an ideal setting for horseback riding.

Our horses, including Arab, Shagya-Arab, Kisberi, Gidran, and other Hungarian breeds, cater to all experience levels. Traverse the mountains in mid-January to mid-February for a safe, snow-covered ride, creating an unforgettable experience in the powder snow.

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per tourist for 8 days
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Photo Catherine C.
Catherine C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Catherine originates from Germany and studied Biology before becoming a part of the team. She has always been a passionate horse rider and worked as a guide in Spain before. The two things that draw her to the team are working with the amazing horses in this still very open and free landscape as well as exploring the nature with it`s wild touch just around the farm and in the Carpathian Mountains. She would love to take you on a little journey into the Transylvanian landscape in the best way possible – on horseback!

Tour highlights

Enjoy Winter Days
Land covered with snow and a ride in powder snow will be an unforgettable experience
Follow the Animals Paths
In winter, the mountains and forests are snow-packed and it is often easier to find tracks of wolves, lynx or red deer than of humans
Experience Untouched Nature
The Carpathian Mountains represent the largest area of pristine nature in Central and Eastern Europe

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Fly to Bucharest airport (please arrive by 16:15), where you will be picked up and transferred through the spectacular Carpathian mountains to our guesthouse in Sinca Noua (ca. 3 hours). Receive a welcome drink upon arrival, a great dinner and spend the evening with the staff to prepare the week.

Day 2
Snow ride
Day 3
Cantering through the snow
Day 4
Rest for the horses and the history of Transylvania
Day 5
Winter ride
Day 6
Animal tracks
Day 7
Last adventure
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
7 nights
7 nights
Guest House

Overnight in guesthouse.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • accomodation;
  • meals;
  • beverages for dinner;
  • transfer to\from Bucharest;
  • guide.

Extras

  • single room supplement (84 €/week);
  • insurance;
  • drinks at the bar.

 

Guests are kindly asked to contribute with a 40 € donation to our CARPATHIA conservation project

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Essentials
- Comfortable riding trousers
- Riding boots (well broken in) or ankle-high multi-purpose ride/walk boots which work well when worn with half-chaps and can comfortably be worn for walking too (hiking boots or similar shoes with good profile recommended!)
- T-shirts
- Long sleeved shirts (cotton polo necks are good for layering)
- Ear/neck protection (against wind and cold)
- Hat – You need to bring your own hard hat, they are obligatory!
- Comfortable footwear for general walking and travelling (well broken-in)
- Gloves - Your hands will be particularly exposed to the elements for long periods
- Sunscreen
- Water bottle (we provide 0.5 l plastic bottles)
- Casual clothes for the evening
- Camera
- Washbag - A nail brush will be particularly useful after a day in the saddle
- E- Tickets for your flight
- Any medication you regularly take (if you take any unusual medicine it is advisable to carry a doctors certificate confirming)
- Travel insurance documents (including the emergency number of your insurance company)
- Saddle bags are provided for carrying the essentials you need during the day. Some people find that a small bum-bag is useful for having a small camera or sun-screen readily to hand.
- Jumper, fleece or similar jacket
- Warm clothes and warm jacket! (layering is useful, since the weather gets more and more unpredictable)
- Rainproofs – jacket and possible trousers (should not flap around while riding)

Other Useful items
- Romanian phrasebook or dictionary
- Travel alarm clock
- Swiss army knife
- ‘Wet-ones’ or similar travel wipes, tissues
- Tracksuit pants or comfortable walking trousers for optional hikes and relaxing at the centre and for the day off
- Reading material
- Torch with spare batteries (Maglite or similar)

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
  • S
    Sylvie
    17 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    I spent a week-long vacation there as part of a group and enjoyed every minute of it! We rode every day through the beautiful and preserved countryside and forests of Transylvania. The horses were great, well trained and assertive and were a pleasure to ride. Our guides were very friendly and helpful, always making sure everyone had a good time regardless of our riding ability. We all felt at home immediately! The food was excellent, made with fresh local produce and the rooms were comfortable, overlooking the stables. Dinners and conversations with other guests in the evenings on the terrace were also very enjoyable, reminding me of those long summer evenings when I was a kid. I came home with hundreds of photos and very happy memories of an unforgettable vacation!!!
    17 Oct, 2023
  • F
    Francisca
    16 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Amazing horses, beautiful countryside, friendly staff, I really enjoyed it. We had a really fun and relaxing vacation.
    16 Aug, 2023
  • G
    Gini
    2 Feb, 2023
    about provider
    I loved that place. Went there to ride at the end of summer this year. The horses and guides are awesome, and the guest house has everything you need for a nice vacation. The food was really good, fresh Romanian cuisine. Always with soup, dessert and delicious regional wine. The team is great and you are left with a good impression of their work to create a huge national park for conservation. They take great care of the land, the culture, the people and of course their horses! Everything is in very good condition and behaves very well.
    2 Feb, 2023

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