Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains

Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains
Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains
Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains
Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains
Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains
Horse riding in Western Rhodope Mountains

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The program is designed for lovers of horse riding and for people who want to ride one of the most durable and adapted to the harsh conditions of life of horses. In an equestrian grown Karakachan horse primitive local breed. For centuries it has served Karakachans their long hiking during their seasonal migrations from winter to summer pastures and vice versa. The horses are reared on pasture outdoors regardless of the season. Some of the horses are trained for riding.

Day #1 Sofia - Devin
Arrival at Sofia Airport. Meeting with your guide and travel 2.5-3 hours to the town of Devin, where you will be accommodated in the guest house “Starata loza”, which is owned by the family keeping the horses. For dinner you will taste typical Rhodope dishes in the company of local guides, which will explain the program for the next days.

Day #2 Devin - Borino
After breakfast - travel 15 minutes from the town of Devin to the horse race. Familiarization with the horses and selecting horse.After short briefing saddled horses and take to the trails that are part of the preserve. Then we head towards reserve "Kastraklii" where marvelous meadows suitable for riding in trot and canter. It downhill path that leads to the village of Borino, where the tour ends, then stay in a local hotel.
Distance of transition: 25 km.
Duration of riding: 4-5 hours

Day #3 Borino village - Chala village - Yagodina village
After breakfast, saddled horses and go from village of Borino. Will ride and head to natural landmark "Devil's Bridge", which is part of the natural wealth of the Rhodope Mountains. Moving through a beautiful pine forest, then come to the spacious meadows, located near the village of Chala. Riding
"Yagodinska gave", which is the third longest in Bulgaria and the longest in the Rhodopes - 10,500 meters. Possibility to visit
Some free time to rest, after which we expect dinner and overnight in a guest house in the village of Yagodina.
Distance of transition: 25 km.
Duration of riding: 5-6 hours.

Day #4 Yagodina village - Devin
The next morning after breakfast mounts horses and head to one of the most interesting places which you can visit in the village of Yagodina is this panoramic site called "Eagle Eye." It is one of the highest peaks in the area – “St. Elias”. We continue riding in alternating views of sheer cliffs and age-old fir forests and come to village of Teshel, where we will have lunch in restaurant “Orpheus”. After short break we proceed to the city of Devin, where our tour ends. After riding you have opportunity to visit the pool with mineral water in Devin. Dinner and overnight.
Distance of transition: 30 km.
Duration of riding: 5 hours.

Day #5 Devin - Sofia
Following breakfast transfer from Devin to Sofia Airport and departure.

 

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