Horse riding vacation in Romania

Ride through unspoiled Romania, exploring its lush scenery in summer and kicking up snow in winter, with cultural visits and local food the icing on this equine adventure cake!
Riding center and guesthouse in foothills of Transylvanian Carpathians horses to suit all abilities non-riders welcome variety of riding trips center-based riding and cultural experience with bear watching and road trip Transylvanian point-to-point trail ride winter riding through snow great local food traditional hospitality full board
Price
€920To€1560 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Centre Based, Transylvanian Trail & Winter Rides offered as well as Family Vacations.
Package prices inclusive of transfers to & from Bucharest airport, accommodation, riding, full board & entry fees on excursions.
Single room supplement extra.
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Description of Horse riding vacation in Romania

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Price information

€920To€1560 excluding flights
Centre Based, Transylvanian Trail & Winter Rides offered as well as Family Vacations.
Package prices inclusive of transfers to & from Bucharest airport, accommodation, riding, full board & entry fees on excursions.
Single room supplement extra.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you.

Travel guides

Carpathian Mountains
Pack your rucksack with keksy wafers, a hunk of bread and a slab of creamy goat’s cheese before waving goodbye to all your troubles and setting off to...
Transylvania
Follow a farm track past flower-filled meadows, fast-flowing rivers and steeply sloped primeval forests; in the distance you spy the turrets of a cast...

Reviews

2 Reviews of Horse riding vacation in Romania

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Reviewed on 23 Dec 2017 by

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.

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2012 by

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.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Equus Silvania has the objective to act in a responsible way in all its activities with regards to environmental impact. We are always open to new ideas of how we can maintain and improve the integrity of the natural environment around us.
Education and Information
Our visitors get a first-hand experience and extensive information about flora, fauna, and sustainable land-use systems. We are attempting to make your vacation not just a relaxing and enjoyable experience, but also an interesting one.

Energy and Construction
During the construction of all our facilities, we endeavored to use environmentally friendly materials. Wood, free of non-natural wood preservers, has been our main construction material as it is a renewable resource. We heat exclusively with renewable resources and have our guesthouse insulated with a thick layer of rock wool. Solar power provides warm water throughout most of the year. As a tourism enterprise, we are not able to fully avoid the consumption of fossil energy, however we still choose sustainable alternatives whenever this is feasible from an ecological and an economic point of view.

Food
Here at Equus we use mainly locally produced organic food in our kitchen. People in Sinca Noua generally do not use pesticides or artificial fertilisers, and the livestock is still kept the old way: outside on the pastures. Our own garden delivers fresh onions, salad, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, berries, peas, beans, and many more vegetables and fruits. Other food such as milk, eggs, honey, potatoes, lamb, and veal is bought from the farmers in the neighborhood. Pork, chicken, ducks, geese, and all cold cuts are from our own production. We are particularly proud of our home-made hams, sausages, and bacons.

Trail selection
When we select the routes for our trails and excursions, we take very seriously conservation concerns. We avoid sensitive areas such as wildlife day resting sites and seasonally important areas. We also take care to not cause soil erosion and stay outside of wetlands, where the hooves of the horses may cause damage. In summer, we of course respect the farmers' needs and stay on the cart tracks when we ride through hay meadows.

Conservation Project
Equus Silvania is a proud partner and supporter of Foundation Conservation CARPATHIA (www.carpathia.org), which has the goal to create a world-class wilderness reserve in the Southern Carpathians. Sinca Noua is not only on the Eastern most edge of this future National Park, but Barbara and Christoph Promberger, owners of Equus Silvania, are also directing the CARPATHIA project. In this context, we kindly ask all our guests to contribute with a donation to the conservation of these beautiful and important forests and grasslands.

People

We use mainly locally produced food in our kitchen. Our own vegetable garden delivers fresh onions, salad, zucchini etc., other food such as milk, potatoes, lamb or veal is bought from the farmers in the neighbourhood. We have 10 local Romanian employees and receive a large part of the goods and services from the people of Sinca Noua. Incomes are not large here so we definitely believe on putting a price on sustainable, local resources to support the area.
We try to implement a sustainable development which includes the employment of staff from the village, the use of locally produced, organic food, or the inclusion of local attractions into the programme. Our clients also contribute to a regional conservation fund, which helps finance the long-term conservation of the incredible area we live in..

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