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Riding in Pirin, Rhodope & Slavyanka mountains


Tour highlights: During the ride you will enjoy the magic and untouched nature of the magnificent Pirin, Slavyanka and Rhodope mountains, many archeological, historical, architectural and ethnographic sights. Because of the well-expressed Mediterranean influence through the valleys of the Struma and Mesta rivers, Pirin mountains have the greatest number of sunny days throughout the year. Pirin National Park has an unique nature and in 1983 it has been included in the UNESCO list of the world's cultural and natural heritage.  Equipment:  All horses are equipped with cavalry saddles. Personal equipment is recommended - boots, cap, sleeping bag and warm clothes.  Horses:  Arabic-Shagia type, English, Trakehner, Eastern Bulgarian.  Height of horses: 1.50m to 1.65m.


Day 1

Meeting at Sofia airport. Transfer to the village of Trigrad. Accommodation at the Silivryak family hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast - a ride from the village of Trigrad through a beautiful pine forest to the Videnitsa peak (1652 m). On the very top of the peak the riders will see a Thracian sanctuary and the ruins of an ancient Roman stronghold. A ride through the village of Zmeitsa to the town of Dospat. Accommodation in the town of Dospat, at a cozy hotel with a very picturesque location, overlooking the Dospat Lake and the mountain. Ride: approximately 5 hours.

Day 3

Breakfast. A ride from the town of Dospat, along the ridge of the Rhodopean part, called Zvezden Balkan (Star Mountain) to the Hissar gulch. Break and lunch in a wooden shelter, beautifully situated among the pine trees. A ride via the small village of Pletena to the village of Dolen - a unique architectural preserve. Accommodation in an authentic 250-year old house in village of Dolen. Riding: ~ 5 hours.

Day 4

After breakfast, a ride from the village of Dolen through the valley of Mesta river to the village of Hadji Dimovo. Picnic lunch and a short break. Accommodation in the village of Hadji Dimovo. In the afternoon - free time for rest and sightseeing. In the evening, traditional meal and wine dinner by the fireplace. Ride for the day: approximately  5 hours.

Day 5 After breakfast - a ride from the village of Hadji Dimovo along the northwestern slopes of Slavianka mountain, near the village of Nova Lovcha to the village of Paril. Accommodation in the village of Paril. In the afternoon - free time for rest and sightseeing. Dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere by the fireplace. Ride: approximately 5 hours.

Day 6

After breakfast - a ride from the village of Paril along the beautiful Paril's pass formed by Pirin mountains  and Slavyanka ridge through the village of Petrovo to the village of Kalimantsi. Accommodation in the village of Kalimantsi. Dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Ride: approximately 5 hours

Day 7

A ride from the village of Kalimantsi to the famous Rojen monastery and then to the town of Melnik. Lunch and a short break in the vicinity of Rojen monastery. Accommodation in a traditional old house in Melnik. Wine tasting and free time. Dinner in wine-cellar.

Day 8 After breakfast, saying goodbye to the guides and horses and departure for Sofia / Airport.
TOUR INFO Schedule Hotel Rent Meals Guides / Driver Transfers Ability
Tour map
July 17 - 24
Aug 14 - 21
Aug 28 - Sep 4
8 nights at 2,3 star hotels & traditional Bulgarian houses Back up Van 8 breakfasts
8 dinners
Driver for all the transfers and 2 guides (one with medical qualification) Airport - Trigrad
Melnik - Sofia / Airport 
Novice or intermediate riders
TOUR PRICE Group of 2 adults Group of 3 adults Group 4-5 adults Group 6-8 adults
Request about this tour 1098 EURO 1069 EURO 998 EURO 959 EURO per pax
*share double room *share double room *share double room *share double room

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