Trip summary

  • Departure Sofia
  • End Sofia
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Horse riding
  • Travel style Group departure
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Description

Six horse-riding days in Rodopi mountains in Bulgaria, land of peaks and deep gorges, strange rock formations, green fields and thick forests.

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Six horse-riding days in Rodopi mountains in Bulgaria, land of peaks and deep gorges, strange rock formations, green fields and thick forests.

The region is full of traditional architecture and folklore: during your trip you'll visit remote villages and churches, as well as one of the most beautiful Bulgarian monasteries, Bachkovo.

According to the mythology, this is the land of Dionysus, the god of wine. This is the area where the famous native Mavrud is produced. The strong red Mavrud wine can be tasted in famous Villa Vinifera winery, included in your itinerary.

Stunning landscapes, picturesque little villages, exotic places, great wines. Join us on an unforgettable vacation! What are you waiting for? Start your tailormade tour in Bulgaria!

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Sofia / Plovdiv
    Day 1
    Sofia / Plovdiv

    Arrive at the airport of Sofia or Plovdiv. Transfer to Plovdiv, the second largest city of the country, overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 2
    Plovdiv - Brestovitsa - Plovdiv
    Day 2
    Plovdiv - Brestovitsa - Plovdiv

    Short transfer to Brestovitsa where you'll meet the horses. The day is dedicated to a circular ride, passing Perushtitsa town and then back to Brestovitsa, visiting a local winery where you'll have lunch and taste local wines. In the afternoon you'll return to Plovdiv for a short walk in the old district of the city. Dinner and overnight, Horseriding: 2 hours.

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  • 3
    Plovdiv - Brestovitsa - Varhovrah
    Day 3
    Plovdiv - Brestovitsa - Varhovrah

    Leave Plovdiv for Brestovitsa and then continue south this time. Climb to the mountain to reach Varhovrah. Overnight. Horseriding:4-5 hours. 

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  • 4
    Varhovrah - Capanna Persenk
    Day 4
    Varhovrah - Capanna Persenk

    Continue the ride passing several small villages, following Varhovah ridge with a panoramic view, finally reaching Persenk hut, arrival and overnight. Horseriding: 5 hours. 

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  • 5
    Persenk- Bachkovo- Orehovo
    Day 5
    Persenk- Bachkovo- Orehovo

    This horseriding day will take you to Chudnite Mostove, a unique rock formation in the heart of the mountain. After lunch visit Bachkovo monastery by bus. The horses will wait at Orehovo village. Overnight. Horseriding: 4 hours. 

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  • 6
    Orehovo - Chernatitsa - Studenets
    Day 6
    Orehovo - Chernatitsa - Studenets

    Today you'll head to Chernatitsa ridge, crossing deep forests and large grasslands, along Biala Cherkva till reaching Studenets. Overnight. Horseriding: 5-6 hours. 

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  • 7
    Studenets - Leshten - Plovdiv
    Day 7
    Studenets - Leshten - Plovdiv

    On the last riding day you'll reach Leshten fields where you'll say goodbye to the horses. Transfer to Plovdiv for a goodbye dinner. Overnight. Horseriding: 4 hours. 

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  • 8
    Plovdiv / Sofia
    Day 8
    Plovdiv / Sofia

    Aftre breakfast transfer to the airport. 

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