Trail Riding for Beginners

5.0 (2)
6 days 5 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Have you always envisioned exploring pristine nature atop a horse? To experience a profound connection with these magnificent creatures, understanding their personalities and behaviors? Perhaps we can assist you in taking a step closer to realizing your dream...

Embark on a journey to learn horseback riding amidst the serene landscapes of the Eastern Carpathian mountain range. Our instruction occurs in a tranquil and welcoming environment, with small groups ensuring personalized attention.

Over the course of a week, you'll delve into the intricacies of horse communication, mastering tasks like grooming and saddling. Fundamental horseback riding skills, from proper rein handling to understanding your own body language while riding, will be imparted. Establish a connection with the horses, fostering trust and affection for these amiable four-legged co-trainers. By week's end, you'll be ready for a brief tour near the ranch.

US$ 908
per tourist for 6 days
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up to 8 tourists over 16 years old
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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

Learn How to Ride
In one week you will learn many things about the communication of and with the horses
Enjoy Beautiful Views
Great panorama of the valley and the main ridge of the caparthian mountains
Enjoy Your Free Time
Relax in the Hot Tub, pick herbs or mushrooms, enjoy the peace of the mountains and let your soul and body rest

Route details

Day 1

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
The first lesson
Day 3
Ride to the valley of Balan
Day 4
Ride to the ‘Magas Bükk’
Day 5
The main ridge of the Carpathian Mountains
Day 6
Tour provider's comments
Suitable for beginners, no equestrian knowledge needed



Guest House
5 nights

Night stays on our ranch in an oven-heated double/multibed rooms or mongolian yurts


5 nights
Ranch or Mongolian Yurts

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
preload map

Tour conditions


  • 4 riding days / 5 overnight stays;
  • daily riding lessons with reliable horses and ponies;
  • daily, guided riding tours around the farm (1-3 hours);
  • experienced, English speaking teacher and guide;
  • breakfast, warm lunch and dinner included;

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;
  • five nights on our ranch in an oven-heated double/multibed rooms or mongolian yurts;
  • adventurous off-road drive to our ranch;
  • Hot Pot: wood-heated tub with warm salt water included ⁃ Local Easter traditions;
  • free and safe parking spaces;
  • children under 5 years are free of charge;
  • discount for groups possible on request.


  • flight tickets;
  • transfer to Gheorgheni;
  • insurance;
  • non-riders 420€

Group size

up to 8 tourists


6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good hiking/trekking boots, high quality rain gear and warm clothes.
You will receive a detailed packing list after signing up.

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

Based on 2 reviews
  • C
    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
    22 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Einer meiner schönsten Urlaube! Sehr zu empfehlen für alle Pferde- und Naturliebhaber!
    22 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 May – 1 Dec
  • US$ 908
    8 – 13 Jul 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 908
    29 Jul – 3 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 908
    9 – 14 Sep 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 908
    7 – 12 Oct 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 908
    21 – 26 Oct 6 days 5 nights

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