Trail-ride with short hikes in the Hasmas-Nationalpark

  • Date

July – November

  • Duration

8 Days

  • Price

890,00 €

Find peace on the back of the horses, feel free as you get away from the hassle of daily-life: Relaxing trail-rides through the fascinating wilderness of the Carpathian Mountains. We’ll be riding through the Nagy Hasmas high mountains for several days. This trail-ride is equally apt for beginners, experienced riders and families. On the back of our sure-footed and reliable horses, you will ride through the spectacular landscape and enjoy breathtaking views. An experienced, German-speaking guide will accompany you and tell you all about Transylvania, its culture and the unique mountain ecosystem.

Come and enjoy our regional cuisine which is based on unprocessed products from natural and ecological origin. Let your adventurous riding day end with guitar music at the campfire, or enjoy the spectacular sunset in the mountains with a glass of wine, while you are sitting in our cozy bath barrel.

At a glance
  • 6 riding days / 7 overnight stays
  • Duration of the rides varies from 3-6 hours
  • Reliable, sure-footed horse and the necessary gear
  • Experienced, English speaking guide
  • 2 hot meals a day
  • Local, alcoholic beverages are included
  • 1 picnic a day
  • 5 overnight stays on our ranch in an oven-heated double- or multibed room
  • 2 nights of camping
  • Adventurous off-road drive to our ranch
  • Hot Pot: wood-heated tub with warm salt water included
  • Free and safe parking spaces
  • Discount for groups possible on request
  • Maximum group size is 10
  • Accompanying non-riders: 390€
  • Discount for groups possible on request

Come with us and discover Transylvania on horseback!
Seven exciting days in an untouched nature.

Tour description

1st day:

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.

2nd day:

Today we’ll start our first trail-riding tour. Are you excited? Don’t worry, our horses are all experienced climbers who will carry you safely through the mountains! 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 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

3rd day:

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 while enjoying the wonderful view over the valley of Kovacs Peter. In the evening you will have the opportunity to bath in the Hot Pot, to sit together and to make music next to the campfire and under the starlit sky.

Duration of the trail-ride approx. 4, 5 hours

4th day:

Today we will be following small and intricate paths through a mystical forest. We’ll be riding uphill and cross clear mountain streams until we’ll have reached blooming flower meadows, from which we’ll have a breathtaking view of the mountain ranges in our surrounding. The open plains will be ideal for our first canter. Once we’ll have reached a small clearing in the forest, we’ll pause to have a lunch-break. While the horses and cows graze peacefully around us, we’ll enjoy the well-deserved break and perhaps the warm rays of the sun will seduce the one or the other to have a little nap.

Duration of the trail-ride approx. 4 hours

5th day:

It’s time for another adventure! Once we’ve saddled our horses and packed the boilers, plenty of food and our tents, we’ll be on our way: At first, we’ll be headed to another mountain summit where we’ll pause to have lunch. Our ride will continue in the direction of the notoriously beautiful “White Meadow”, which is speckled with white limestones and part of the Hasmas National Park. We’ll be setting up our tents close to a small spring. Depending on its capacities you can also spend the night in the adjacent mountain refuge. While dinner is simmering in the cauldron, you can take a little walk to the nearby cheese dairy, where the young shepherd Sylvester will explain how cheese is traditionally made, here, in Transylvania. Back at the campsite, you can relax to the soothing strumming of the guitar while enjoying the warmth of the glowing bonfire.

Duration of the trail-ride approx. 3,5 hours

6th day:

Today we’ll ride up to the summit of Mount Nagy Hasmas with about 1800 meters. Occasionally we will have to dismount since the path is very steep. Yet, our efforts will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the mountains all around. With a bit of luck, we might even spot some chamois on the rocks below us. On our descend we will see a herd of semi-wild Csango horses. Back at our campsite we’ll have dinner together and then take rest in our tents.

Duration of the trail-ride approx. 5 hours

7th day:

We’ll be headed back to our ranch. The soft ground will be ideal to canter as we ride through fragrant forests and enjoy the natural scenery. Once we’ve reached the Hipparion Ranch, our Hot Pot will be awaiting you!

Duration of the trail-ride approx. 3 hours

8th day:

After a hearty breakfast, we will drive you to Gheorgheni, from where you will start your individual journey back home.

Note:
As a safety precaution, we’ll shorten the camping to 2 days or replace it with another tour in case of bad weather condition.

From October on the overnight stays in tents will be replaced by an overnight stay in a small farmhouse which has been converted into a cozy guesthouse.

Tour dates

2020:

17.10. – 24.10.2020 *
07. -14. 11.2020 *
21. -28. 11.2020 *

* with nights in guesthouses
** with camping nights

2021:

09.- 16.05.2021 *

23.- 30.05.2021 *

06.-13.06.2021 *

27.06.-04.07.2021 ** few spaces left

04.-11.07.2021 ** FULLY BOOKED

01.08. – 08.08.2021 ** 

15.-22.08.2021**

05.-12.09.2021 *

24.-31.10.2021 *

* with nights in guesthouses
** with camping nights

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