Sightseeker – Scenic Tour

5.0 (2)
7 days 6 nights
Romania
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Our trail is designed for horse and nature enthusiasts seeking a challenge and those comfortable traveling with minimal luggage. Journeying over hills and valleys in the Eastern Carpathians, you'll explore remote areas, visit farmers in the Gyimesi valley, discover isolated huts, and traverse the main ridge of the Carpathians.

This brief expedition provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the Csangos hill tribe in a timeless land. Riding atop our courageous horses and ponies, you'll ascend peak after peak of the Harghita Mountains, encountering both small and large challenges along the way that you must overcome alongside your four-hoofed companions.

A pack horse accompanies the trail, as some of our night camps are inaccessible by car in the wilderness. Each morning after breakfast, the pack horse is saddled collectively. Given the circumstances, all fellow riders are required to participate in the care of the horses, including feeding and watering.

US$ 1 134
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Gheorgheni
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 10 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

Enjoy the Breathtaking Views
Ride across the peaks of the Eastern Carpathians
Live Like a Local
Have an up-close look at the life of the locals in a land where time seems to have stood still
Go to Remote Areas
This trail is ridden with a pack horse as our night camps are partly inaccessible by car in the wilderness

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
Test Ride
Day 3
Carpathians and the village of Haromkut
Day 4
Climb high up to the Öcsem plateau
Day 5
Downhill ride
Day 6
Along the bear tracks
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Good to very good physical condition required. The horses have to be led downhill very steeply in passages.

You should be experienced in all paces (walk, trot, gallop)  You should be able to independently control your horse. 

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
6 nights
3 nights
Ranch

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

3 nights
Guest House

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Gheorgheni
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 riding days / 6 overnight stays;
  • 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 different guesthouses and mountain huts;
  • adventurous off-road drive to our ranch;
  • 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;
  • optional extension day can be booked (70 euros per person).

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 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$ 1 134
    23 – 29 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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    25 – 31 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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