New Year’s Eve in the Carpathian Mountains

Date:

03-01-2020
09-01-2021

Duration:

7 days

Price:

890 euro

Beautiful rides through the snow-covered landscape, romantic sleigh rides, cozy evenings by the fireplace and a special wellness experience in the Hot Pot.

Come and experience the turn of the year on horseback and in the wilderness of the Eastern Carpathians: Ride through enchanted winter forests, canter through the powdery snow and enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape. Nestled high up in the mountains, you will be accommodated in a cozy, oven-heated room within a former farmhouse and spend the cold winter evenings with conversations and good guitar music. Our bath barrel filled with warm saltwater, will invite you to relax and our hearty goulash as well as other delicacies will keep you warm, while you are exploring the mystical winter landscape. On New Year’s Eve, you’ll get to dance to traditional tunes on our party and enjoy a sleigh ride. You can also bring along accompanying non-riders.

At a glance:

  • 5 riding days/ 6 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
  • Accommodated in an oven-heated double- or multibed room
  • Adventurous off-road drive to our ranch
  • Sleigh ride on New Year’s Eve
  • Party on New Year’s Eve
  • Hot Pot: wood-heated tub with warm salt water included
  • Free and safe parking spaces
  • Accompanying non-riders 450€
  • Children younger than 5 are free of charge
  • Maximum group size is 10
  • Discount for groups possible on request 

Come and share an adventure on our sure footed horses!

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:

After a rich and typical Romanian breakfast, we’ll go and get the horses from the snow-covered meadow. Our first ride will lead us to Mount Magas Bükk (1380 m), from where we will have a wonderful view of the snow-capped mountains and valleys all around. On our way back to the ranch, we will be cantering through the fresh and deep snow. Once we’ve returned, you will get to warm yourself up with some tasty mulled wine and coffee. We’ll let the day end romantically in the log cabin, huddled close to the fire, listening to music and enjoying good conversations.

Duration of the ride approx. 3 hours

3rd day:

Today we’ll ride up to the “Little Sipos” (1458 meters). Before we begin the ascent, we’ll stop at a small mountain farm and have the opportunity to taste the local cheese. Once we’re back in the saddle, the path will lead us through romantic snow-covered spruce forests, which will guide our way to the summit. After having had our lunch break, we’ll be headed back to our farm. Thereby, we’ll come across source of the Olt River, which is the second largest river in Romania. Back on the ranch, we’ll round of the day with a hearty dinner and a cozy evening under the starlit sky.

Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours

4th day:

After breakfast, we’ll be headed to Mount Csofronka. Once we’ve reached the snow-capped summit, we’ll enjoy the impressive view over the Hargita Mountains, the Murder Lake and the glaciers of the Kelemen Alps (2100). On our way back we’ll be galloping through some fresh powder. In the evening you can relax in the warm water of our bath barrel and enjoy the ravishing sunset with a glass of wine or beer.

Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours

5th day:

This riding day leads us into the valley, past idyllic farms and through numerous small mountain streams. Once we’ve successfully descended to the valley down below, a warming campfire with coffee, tea and mulled wine will be awaiting us on a small clearing in the forest. In the evening it’ll be time for the big New Year’s Eve party, with music and dancing in the log cabin as well as a tasty lamb goulash at the campfire.

Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours

6th day:

After you have enjoyed an extensive breakfast with local specialties on New Year’s Day, we’ll take you on a sleigh ride and to the neighboring farmers. In the afternoon we’ll saddle our horses for the last time and go on a short ride into the magical snow-covered landscape. The evening invites you to sit at the fireplace, swim and relax.

Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours

7th day: 

The time has come to say goodbye. After a hearty breakfast, we will drive you to Gheorgheni, from where you will start your individual journey back home

Dates:

 27. December 2020 – 02. January 2021

Come and share an adventure on our sure footed horses!