The Kingdom of Thracians

8 Days  |  From £1249pp

Bulgaria ( Best airport: Sofia)

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.

The Riding

The Kingdom of Thracians offers fun, fast riding in the scenic Bulgarian countryside. Enjoy long canters across open fields and vast meadows and ride through the famous vineyards of the Thracian Valley. Expect a fast pace combined with magnificient mountain scenery.

You will ride in all paces each day. Most days offer smooth riding terrain so there are plenty of opportunities for long canters. There are some steep climbs on mountain terrain but the horses are calm, sure-footed and well mannered even at speed.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail is suitable for riders from confident intermediate riders upwards. All participants should be in control at all paces out in the open and over varied terrain. You will be spending between 4 and 5.5 hours in the saddle each day so a good level of current riding fitness is required.

Guides and Group Size

The Kingdom of Thracians trail is organised by a friendly family-run equestrian centre. Your guide and host is a qualified vet and experienced guide.

The maximum number of riders in a group is 8.

The Horses

The horses are the pride and joy of our partners in Bulgaria. They are much loved and well looked after. Their horses are Trakehners, Shagya Arabs and Eastern Bulgarian horses, ranging from 14.3hh to 16.1hh. They are responsive, willing and surefooted on difficult terrain.

Tack and Riding Equipment

The tack used on this trail is English style, mostly made by Wintec, and in good condition. Saddle bags are provided for carrying a bottle of water, camera and other small essentials during the day.

The Kingdom of Thracians
The Kingdom of Thracians

Accommodation and Dining

The accommodation during the trail is in comfortable hotels. Most hotels will have access to a swimming pool, sauna and spa treatments with healing, warm mineral water. All spa treatments are at additional cost and payable locally.

During the trail riders can enjoy the fresh, local cuisine. Breakfasts and dinners are served in overnight accommodations and lunches are on route picnics or alternatively a packed lunch carried in your saddle bags. The Thracian lowlands come highly recommended as a wine region and the Kingdom of Thracians trail offers you a great opportunity to taste the local wines.

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Itinerary

The Kingdom of Thracians

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
£1249pp

1420€ / £1249
The trail is confirmed with 3 riders.

Single supplement
£140

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Please plan your flights to/from Sofia as follows:
Arrive at Sofia by 16:00 on the first day of your holiday.
Departure flight on the last day of your holiday should not leave Sofia before 12:00 (midday).

Transfers are included from Sofia airport for flights arriving and departing at set times. Airport transfers outside of these times are at additional cost.

Price Includes
  • 6 full days of riding
  • Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
  • Shared accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Wine tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transfers
  • Services of guide
  • All arrangements for the duration of holiday
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Spa treatments
  • Drinks outside of mealtimes

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