4 independent reviews for Horse riding holiday in Romania

Reviews for Horse riding holiday in Romania

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review 23 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I met many pigs! I initially fed them scraps and then planned a departing banquet for them. I went to Romania to ride horses but am obsessed with pigs!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do it as all aspects are catered for!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely. Food was freshly produced. Stray dogs were being cared for. There was no wastage. The house is eco friendly so again no wastage.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful rest and recouperation.

review 19 Aug 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The visit to Sigishoara and Viskri was very interesting and these places are the sort you could visit more than once. We were treated to some wonderful home cooking in Viskri and had time to visit the Saxon church and museum. It was like stepping into another era altogether.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Get fit beforehand and take very good boots for riding which have good ankle support for walking. Read up about Transylvania and the Saxon towns at least, as very little information is given on the tour - you need to find out for yourself.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

In some ways. However, it was disappointing that the proprietors of the riding center were on vacation the week I was there, as their conservation projects were one of the selling points of the vacation. It meant that there was very little information about the local landscape, community and conservation projects as the leaders of the rides were not from the area and had limited knowledge. The visit to the bear hide supported that project, but in Viskri it would have been helpful to know more about local handcrafted products - we found out about these by chance.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I enjoyed my vacation. I travelled on my own and was part of a very friendly group. The horses were lovely, the food excellent and the setting fantastically beautiful and unspoilt.

review 30 Aug 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

A. Galloping full tilt over the open grasslands of Transylvania. B. Sleeping in a perfectly restored Saxon bedroom in a village house

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take plenty of suncream and bite cream and a neckerchief to keep the sun off your neck. The minor discomforts, mishaps and moments of exhaustion - all to be expected on a fast ride some distance from "civilisation" - are worth the pain many times over.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes - used local houses for accommodation and local products. By traveling on horseback we were completely in harmony with the local traditions of transport by foot or horse and cart.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent - with a real sense of achievement for having stood the distance!

review 4 Feb 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Riding in the snow, skiiing, visit to Bran castle.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

At this time of year, don't ride in leather soled boots - something waterproof with a heel. Try to get to other castles in the region, such as Sinaya.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

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