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Transylvania Trail

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

Transylvania is a region perfectly suited for equestrian exploration, providing an ideal way to discover its endless hills, meadows, and medieval villages. 

Our journey commences at the Southern border of Transylvania, delving into the mystical South-eastern corner of this land. Covering nearly 200 km in a substantial loop back to Sinca Noua, we traverse hills and medieval villages. Along the route, we encounter some of Europe's most untouched rural landscapes, observing thousands of sheep grazing in the traditional manner in the hills, accompanied by a rich birdlife including lesser spotted eagles, bee-eaters, and hoopoes, among others. Simultaneously, we come across remnants of medieval culture, including 800-year-old fortified churches.

US$ 2 047
per tourist for 8 days
Tour starts
Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 8 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Catherine C.
Catherine C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am from Germany and studied Biology before becoming a part of the team. I have always been a passionate horse rider and worked as a guide in Spain before. The two things that draw me 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. I would love to take you on a little journey into the Transylvanian landscape in the best way possible – on horseback!

Tour highlights

Take Part in a Conservation Campaign
The proprietors of the ranch conduct a comprehensive conservation program in the area, details of which we will learn throughout our ride
Enjoy Beautiful Views
Transylvania is a land made for riding
Spot Remains of Ancient Culture
See the medieval culture with its fortified churches, some of which are 800 years old

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival in Bucharest (please make sure you arrive until ca. 16:15 the latest), transfer by minibus from Bucharest to Sinca Noua, overnight at the guesthouse, dinner and evening introduction into the ride.

Day 2
Towards the Olt River
Day 3
Transylvanian hills
Day 4
Around Cobor
Day 5
Ride to Viscri
Day 6
Ride to the village of Jibert
Day 7
Olt Valley
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

The riding: 22-38 km per day, ca. 3-7 hours per day (incl. lunch break)
Not suitable for beginners, participants have to be competent in all speeds and are able to fully
control a horse in canter. We will have every day many canters and even gallops.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
7 nights
7 nights
Guest House

Overnight in guesthouses or with local people on the way. 

Attention: We are in rural Romania and the standard and comfort is not always very high. Some overnight stays are rather basic, others very cosy and nice. The tranquillity and slow pace of life in these villages makes up for the possible discomfort.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accomodation;
  • meals;
  • transfer to\from Bucharest;
  • guide.

Extras

  • single room supplement;
  • insurance.

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/walkboots which work well when worn with half-chaps and can comfortable be worn for walking too
- T-shirts (bring many during summer)
- Long sleeved shirts (cotton polo necks are good for layering)
- Rain gear (jacket and rain trousers or rain coat); rain protection should not flap around during riding
- Hat – You need to bring your own hard hat, they are obligatory!
- Comfortable footwear for general walking and travelling (well broken-in)
- Torch with spare batteries (Maglite or similar)
- Gloves - Your hands will be particularly exposed to the elements for long periods
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- 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
- 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

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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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