When spring slowly awakens nature to a new circle of life, our unique landscape has its own special charm. 5-daily rides through the picturesque surroundings of our Hipparion Ranch in the Eastern Carpathians.
Dark green and juicy meadows, mysterious primeval forests, spectacular views:
Take a deep breath, find your inner peace and let your soul dangle while gently rocking from side to side to the swaying rhythm of your horse.
In the evenings, we can paint Easter eggs in our rustic log cabin and dance to traditional tunes. Our bath barrel filled with warm salty water will allow you to relax. Together we will contemplate the starlit sky while enjoying good conversations at the bonfire.
You will sleep in comfortable, oven-heated rooms in our guesthouse and enjoy our traditional Hungarian Easter lamb as well as many other delicacies from the local kitchen.
Get ready for a big egg hunt on Easter Sunday: great fun for young and old!
- 6 riding days / 7 overnight stays
- Daily rides with a duration of 3 to 5 hours
- Reliable, sure-footed horse and the necessary gear
- Experienced, German speaking guide
- 2 hot meals a day
- Local, alcoholic beverages are included
- 1 picnic a day
- Adventurous off-road drive to our ranch
- Hot Pot: wood-heated tub with warm salt water included ⁃ Local Easter traditions
- Free and safe parking spaces
- Accompanying non-riders: 330 Euro
- Children under 5 years are free of charge.
- Discount for groups possible on request
- Maximum group size is 10
Come with us and discover Transylvania on horseback!
Eight exciting days in a colourful spring landscape.
After your arrival in Gheorgheni, we will take you on an adventurous off-road ride:
In our van we will take you to our Hipparion Ranch, which is remotely located in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. With a little luck we might spot a deer, a capercaillie bird or even a bear. Once you have arrived on our ranch, you can unwind after your long journey by immersing yourself in the warm salt water of our Hot Pot.
After having familiarized yourself with our horses and moving into your room, our cook Brigitta, will indulge you with an original Szekler dinner, in our rustic log cabin.
Today we’ll start our first trail-riding tour.
After a typical Romanian breakfast, we will fetch the horses from the meadow together. Next we will be cleaning and saddling our four-legged companions, and after a short briefing our adventure will begin:
We will be headed to the valley down below and will ride through dense spruce forests, cross a small mountain stream and pass through flowering meadows. After about two hours we will pause at a cheese diary to have our lunch break. You will get a taste of everyday life on the farm and will have the possibility to tuck into the fresh hand-made traditional cheese.
Once you’re ready we’ll be on our way back to our ranch.
After taking care of the horses you can relax:
Bathing in the Hot Pot, sitting at the bonfire, reading a book, picking mushrooms or herbs; you will enjoy the peaceful time for yourself.
Together we will then have dinner in our log cabin.
Duration of the trail-ride: approx. 4 hours
After having had breakfast, we will start our second trail-ride. Our objective will be to ride to the “Little Sipos”. On our way we will be passing idyllic farms and our descend to the valley will take us to the source of the River Olt, which is the second largest river in Romania.
Here we will water our horses and refill our water bottles.
Afterwards we will be riding steeply uphill, thereby passing through primeval forests.
Having reached the summit at 1450 meters, we will take our well-deserved lunch break enjoying the wonderful view over the valley of Kovacs Peter.
In the evening we will be painting Easter eggs. Under expert guidance you will receive an introduction to the traditional Szekler way of egg coloring. Or, you can simply paint and have fun.
Duration of the trail-ride: approx. 4,5 hours
After having had a special Easter Sunday breakfast it’s time for an egg hunt!
Then, we’ll prepare our horses and get ready for another trail-riding day. Along small and winding paths which lead through mystical spruce forests, we’ll be headed uphill towards a beautiful and vast mountain meadow. Here we’ll have the ideal occasion to canter. On an idyllic small clearing at the heart of a fragrant forest, we’ll pause to take our lunch-break.
In the evening, you’re going to feast on our traditionally prepared stuffed Easter lamb.
Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours.
Today you will experience a real highlight:
We’ll take you to the high mountains! Stunning views as far as the eye can see, wide mountain plateaus and wild rock formations will let you stand in awe with the beauty in which nature expresses herself. At about 1600 meters, we’ll have our lunch break. We’ll enjoy the scenic view of the Hargita Mountains and the Bicaz Gorge. On our way back to the Ranch, the soft ground will be ideal for several short canters.
Duration of the ride approx. 5 hours
We’ll be headed to Mount Nagy Sipos at 1568 meters today.
After having enjoyed a rich breakfast, we’ll start our excursion by riding through dense, seemingly impenetrable primeval forests. However, our horses will carefully make their way through the thicket and our efforts will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Gheorgheni basin. Once we’re back at our Ranch, we’ll enjoy homemade cake and have coffee.
The evening will invite us to take a bath, sit together and make music around the crackling campfire or to talk and play board-games in the cozy log cabin.
Duration of the ride approx. 5.5 hours.
Today, on our last riding day, we go on a slightly shorter ride. Over fields and meadows we go to a small, idyllic forest clearing where we have our picnic.
Then it gets even more adventurous: We make our way through the thicket up to a small summit, where a winding, romantic path leads us back to our home farm.
Duration of the ride approx. 3,5 hours
After you’ve had a hearty breakfast, we will drive you to Gheorgheni, from where you will start your individual journey back home.