Carpathian Adventure

5.0 (2)
15 days 14 nights
Romania
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Indulge in the essence of freedom, join this thrilling adventures, and relish romantic moments by the bonfire during a two-week camping and riding expedition through the untamed landscapes of the Romanian Carpathians.

In this extraordinary journey, we navigate over 330 km of the volcanic Harghita Mountains, guiding you to the stunning main ridge of the Carpathians adorned with untouched ancient forests, breathtaking mountain panoramas, and expansive blooming meadows. Our trail meanders around Lake Sfânta Ana, the exclusive volcanic crater lake in Eastern Europe. Embracing a return to a simpler life, we establish campsites far removed from civilization, preparing your meals over an open fire in the great outdoors. Evenings are enchanted by the warmth of campfires, accompanied by guitar melodies, spirited singing, and engaging conversations.

Tailored for the bold adventurers seeking an authentic European heartland experience, this trail ride promises the thrill you've been searching for!

US$ 2 905
per tourist for 15 days
Departing from
Gheorgheni
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 16 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Katrin H.
Katrin H. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Originally from the South of Germany, Katrin was raised in a rural environment and started to ride from her early childhood on. After having obtained her degree in violin studies, she worked as a violinist, devoting eight years of her career to music. However, her passion for horses, adventure, the outdoors and Csaba, the founder, brought her to Transylvania in early 2017. Amongst others, Katrin is in charge of the daily rides. Moreover, she takes care of the organizational aspects concerning our ranch and is always willing to help our guests out. If she finds the time, Katrin still loves to creatively express herself on her violin and to jam with our guests at the bonfire.

Tour highlights

Live in a Wild
Enjoy 15 days in untouched nature
Follow the Steps of Wild Animals
With a little luck we might spot a deer, a capercaillie bird or even a bear
Pass through Beautiful Views
The beautiful main ridge of the Carpathians with untouched primeval forests, spectacular mountain views and blooming meadows as far as the eye can see

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

After your arrival in Gheorgheni, we will take you on an adventurous off-road ride: In our van we will take you to our Ranch, which is remotely located in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. With a little luck we might spot a deer, a capercaillie bird or even a bear. Once you have arrived on our ranch, you can unwind after your long journey by immersing yourself in the warm salt water of our Hot Pot. After having familiarized yourself with our horses and moving into your room, our cook Brigitta, will indulge you with an original Szekler dinner, in our rustic log cabin.

Day 2
Trial day
Day 3
The begining of adventure
Day 4
Towards the Devil’s Lake
Day 5
Ride to the highest peaks
Day 6
Ride to the Bad Hargita
Day 7
In the direction of Mount Kakukk
Day 8
Towards the Tusnad Fürdö
Day 9
Free Day
Day 10
Ride along the Buffogó Moores
Day 11
Ride through the forest
Day 12
Farms and pastures
Day 13
Across the meadows
Day 14
Way back to the Ranch
Day 15
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

You should be experienced in all paces (walk, trot, gallop) and be in a good physical condition. Sometimes we hike and lead the horses down and uphill. You should be able to independently control your horse.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
3 nights
Hotel
3 nights
Tent
8 nights
3 nights
Ranch

3 overnight stays on our ranch in an oven-heated double- or multibed room

3 nights
Pension
8 nights
Tent

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Gheorgheni
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 12 riding days;
  • reliable, sure-footed horse and the necessary gear;
  • experienced, English speaking guide;
  • rich breakfast and warm, local dinner;

In special cases vegan, lactose free and gluten free meals can be provided. Please be aware that the meals will be simpler and the diversity reduced. Only possible with a declaration before arrival.

  • local, alcoholic beverages;
  • 1 picnic a day;
  • 3 overnight stays on our ranch in an oven-heated double/or multibed room;
  • 3 overnight stays in a cozy pension;
  • 8 nights of camping;
  • adventurous off-road drive to our ranch;
  • bear observation;
  • Hot Pot: wood-heated tub with warm salt water included;
  • free and safe parking spaces;
  • discount for groups possible on request.

Extras

  • flight tickets;
  • transfer to Gheorgheni;
  • insurance;

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

15 days
14 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good hiking/trekking boots, high quality rain gear, head lamp, sleeping bag and warm clothes.

You will receive a detailed packing list after signing up.

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
  • C
    Claudia
    26 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    It was truly one of the best weeks I've had. I'm immensely grateful to the group and especially to Csaba for their patience during this equestrian adventure. I highly recommend everyone to experience at least 3 days in Harghita. It was absolutely incredible. Sending warm regards and hugs to all.
    26 Aug, 2023
  • U
    Uhhlli
    22 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Einer meiner schönsten Urlaube! Sehr zu empfehlen für alle Pferde- und Naturliebhaber!
    22 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 905
    14 – 28 Jul 15 days 14 nights
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