Romania Winter Ride
Join us for a memorable winter equestrian experience. The Carpathian Mountains represent the largest area of pristine nature in Central and Eastern Europe. More than one third of all wolves, bears, and lynx west of Russia roam these impressive mountains. At the foot of the Carpathians is the village of Sinca Noua, “New Shinca”, a small and picturesque village of some 2,000 inhabitants. In winter, the mountains and forests are snow-packed and it is often easier to find tracks of wolves, lynx or red deer than of humans.
Day 1 Arrival
Fly to Bucharest airport, (please arrive by 16:15) where you will be picked up and transferred through the spectacular Carpathian mountains to our guesthouse in Sinca Noua (ca. 3 hours). Receive a welcome drink upon arrival, a great dinner and spend the evening with the staff of Equus Silvania to prepare the week.
Day 2 & 3 Riding in the snow
For the first two days you ride 2-3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon. In between, return to the guesthouse for a warm lunch and relax in front of the fireplace. Cantering through the snow is one of the most beautiful experiences on earth. (Although snow cannot be guaranteed, it is still very likely that there will be nice powder snow all throughout January and February)
Day 4 Rest for the horses & the history of Transylvania
Today is a break from riding for the horses and yourselves so you can experience the history of Transylvania. The group decides as a whole, whether to visit Bran Castle (the so-called Dracula Castle, but you will experience the true history of the place) and the old town of Brasov, or Sibiu (European Cultural Capital in 2007) - or some of the smaller medieval villages of Transylvania.
Day 5, 6 & 7 Winter rides
Again, head out for a morning and an afternoon ride through the hills, forests, and meadows of the surroundings of Sinca Noua. It is very likely we come across tracks of wolves, lynx or red deer and with some luck, you may also see some of the forest inhabitants of the Carpathians. Evenings are spent in the cosy Equus Silvania guesthouse. If you wish, we may have the possibility of organising a trip with a horse-drawn sledge.
Day 8 Time to say good-bye
After breakfast you will be brought back to Bucharest Airport. Please do not book flights departing before 14:00.