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Bulgaria - Trail Ride over the Balkan Mountains

This trail ride combines Apriltsi’s beautiful location with riding over two mountain chains staying overnight along the way. The ride follows the ancient paths that for centuries have linked northern and southern Bulgaria.

You will ride along the old paths and roads that for centuries have linked southern and northern Bulgaria. From the little village of Apriltsi on the northern side of the Balkan Mountains up over the mountain chain, through the small village of Kalofer with its exciting architecture and old monasteries. Further on through the Valley of the Roses which is in full bloom at the end of May. The roses grown here are used in France’s perfume industry.  Riding then continues to the Balkan Mountains’ little brother, Sredna Gora, the mountains where the Sveschen mountain cabin is situated high over the little country village of the same name.

Every day offers new experiences and new terrain. The trail ride is an adventure filled ride that takes the horse and rider far away from everyday life. The daily rides vary from between 5-7 hours. When you stay two nights in the mountain cabin above the village of Sveschen you have an entire day to explore the village and on the way back you can canter through the beautiful meadows that lie on the top of the Sredna Gora Mountains – there are few opportunities otherwise to canter on this ride.

The central part of the Balkan Mountains is national park. Here you will see flora and fauna that are so unique that they are under UNESCO’s protection. Many plants are found nowhere else and are protected.

Minimum number of participants is 1 and the maximum number of riders is 8.

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