Horse Riding Holidays in Bulgaria
Off the beaten path Europe is hard to find these days but Bulgaria is one of the best kept secrets for horse riding holidays. Offering travellers wonderfully well-preserved culture, full of ancient ruins and medieval churches, beautiful backcountry and vast, open spaces perfectly suited to exploring on horseback. Hearty local cuisine, a distinguished regional wine culture, and a plethora of traditional spas complete this budget-friendly destination. Bulgarian horse riding holidays are usually fast-paced reflecting the excellent horsemanship observed in this part of the world.
Ride through one of the most biodiverse mountain ranges in Europe on a one way, rather than circular ride, meaning that you get to travel further, explore more and finish close to Greece. Explore the hidden valleys and rare rock formations found only in this remote region of pristine lakes, evergreen forests and mountain scenery.
Bulgaria is truly unspoilt and is a destination not to be missed by those wishing to explore lush scenery on fit and forward-going horses.
The Rhodope is a mountain range which delights all senses with it’s crystal clean air, untouched areas of beauty, and incredible natural phenomenons formed thousands of years ago.
Famous for their magical villages and diverse and unspoiled nature, the Rhodope Mountains have kept the core values of the Bulgarian spirit throughout the centuries. It is a must-see for nature lovers!
The Thracian Valley with its picturesque rose and lavender fields, combined with world class frescos and monasteries, offers an unparalleled riding experience. Ride past ancient Thracian and Roman ruins, taste delicious wines, canter across the endless open spaces of this region and at the end of the day treat yourself at the spa. Ideal for those wishing to combine a riding holiday with a bit of pampering.
Fascinating history and spa opportunities
Riding itineraries in Bulgaria give plenty of time to visit historical sites and learn more about this country’s fascinating history. Our itinerary includes a visit to the Starosel Temple, the biggest underground temple in the Balkan peninsula, dating back to the 4th century BC. For those less historically-minded there are many opportunities to recuperate from horse riding at the spa hotels you’ll stay in which usually include saunas and pools as standard. Riders on one of our horse riding holidays in Bulgaria are guaranteed spectacular panoramic views almost every day of the trail thanks to Bulgaria’s unique position across several mountain ranges.
Horse riding holidays in Bulgaria offer real value for money alongside thrilling riding and give you an opportunity to get to know the true, rural Bulgarian lifestyle. Those who are used to riding in the UK will be pleasantly surprised by the lack of fences, gates or boundaries present in the wooded valleys and open plains of Bulgaria. You should be a strong, confident rider as there will be some exhilarating canters in wide open spaces.