May to November
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: Relaxing rides through the untouched, wild and mystical nature of the Carpathians. Our trail-rides are ideal for beginners, experienced riders and families. The daily rides on reliable, sure-footed horses and ponies will take your through scenic landscapes with dense primeval forests and spectacular mountain views. An experienced, German speaking guide will accompany you and tell you all about Transylvania, its culture and unique nature. Enjoy our regional cuisine which is based on unprocessed products from natural, ecological origin. Let your adventurous day end with guitar music at the bonfire or enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine, while immersing yourself in our hot pot.
At a glance:
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. 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: Today, we will be headed to the valley down below. We will be riding 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 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
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
After a hearty breakfast, we will drive you to Gheorgheni, from where you will start your individual journey back home.
– 31. May – 4. June
– 14. – 18. June
– 21. – 25. June
– 28. June – 02. July -fully booked-
– 26. – 30. July
– 09. – 13. August -fully booked-
– 16. – 20. August
– 04. – 08. October
– 11. – 15. October
-NEW: 01.-05. November
-NEW: 15.-19. November