You Come For The Riding – An Adventure Across The Balkans On Horseback

“The riding was phenomenal. We travelled a large distance of 180km over the 6 days, with mostly 5 hours spent in the saddle. The scenery we saw was superb and I loved every second of the riding.”

Riding in the Balkans has everything – incredible horses, a dedicated and experienced owner guide (who is also a qualified vet!), jaw-dropping scenery, spa hotels and fun riding. Suitable for intermediate riders onwards, you need to be able to keep up with the group at a fast canter as you cross flower-filled meadows and open plateaus. Ride for 3 hours each morning at all paces usually before breaking for lunch. After a lazy and langurous meal, you’ll jump back in the saddle for another few hours before sunset.ย  Open between April and October each year, this is a hidden gem in the heart of the Balkans.

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“I would wholeheartedly recommend this trip to anyone, purely for the riding. It was sensational.”
Amy L who travelled to Bulgaria in 2023
This trail offers fun, fast and safe riding in open countryside. Enjoy long canters across open meadows and ride through the famous vineyards of the Thracian Valley. Expect a fast pace combined with magnificient mountain scenery. Youโ€™ll be covering over 180km over the week with between 4-6 hours riding per day.ย Most days offer smooth riding terrain with some steep climbs on mountain terrain. The horses are calm, sure-footed and well-mannered, even at speed.

You’ll stay each evening in three and four star hotels, many with on site spa, swimming pool, sauna and treatments with healing, warm mineral water. All spa treatments are payable locally.ย During the trail riders can enjoy the fresh, local food and drink. The Thracian lowlands come highly recommended as a wine region and you wuill certainly have earned a glass or two after a day in the saddle.

Wild horses in Bulgaria