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Full-Day Carpathian Horseback Trail Ride near Gheogheni

Full-Day Carpathian Horseback Trail Ride near Gheogheni - Gheorgheni, Romania

Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
Location: Gheorgheni, Romania

From USD
$71.19

Discover and ramble through the rolling hills and wild flower meadows of the Gheorgheni Basin or climb up to the pastures in the mountains through old pine forests, pure creeks and nearby isolated sheepfolds. During this tour you can experience both the freedom of horseback riding in Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains wilderness. The ride is lead through unmarked terrain, but your experienced bilingual guide knows the trails inside and out ... More info ›

Discover and ramble through the rolling hills and wild flower meadows of the Gheorgheni Basin or climb up to the pastures in the mountains through old pine forests, pure creeks and nearby isolated sheepfolds. During this tour you can experience both the freedom of horseback riding in Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains wilderness. The ride is lead through unmarked terrain, but your experienced bilingual guide knows the trails inside and out. Ride atop a strong and secure Lippizaner horse renowned for their energetic temperament and impressive stamina, as you explore the fascinating local flora and fauna. It is an important aware that this tour is available only for intermediate riders and above.

Our horse riding ranch in Gheorgheni offers a great herd of energetic and reliable locally bred horses from which 6 Lipizzaners and 1 Saghya Arab with 155-172 cm heights and age between 5-15 years old, so there is always the right horse for you. Once you arrive at the ranch, your guide will put great effort in finding the right horse and in trying to adjust the trail to the riding experience of each person. First he explains the safety rules and how it all works out on the trail, then you will take a short test ride so the guide can asses your experience and skills. Based on the assessment and your preferences, you can choose from the following one-day tours:

  • The Sugo Cave tour (about 5 hours, visit to the cave included)
  • Visiting the nature reserve of the Fenek moor at Voslobeni (about 5-6 hours)
  • The Pricske tour (about 5-6 hours)
  • The Kovacspeter and the spring of the Olt tour (5-6 hours)
  • Borzont tour (7-8 hours)

Afterwards, it's time to get on the horse and ride! During this tour you will get a different perspective of the incredible scenery of the Eastern Carpathians and about the Székely villages surrounding Gheorgheni. Depending on the choice of the trail, you will get a first-hand taste of the wild landscape and the rural life of local villagers. During the tour at a great vista you can rest a while and your guide optionally will welcome you to a wholesome picnic in nature from local produce. After arriving back at the ranch, a cold drink (or when the weather gets bad a warm) will be provided. There will also be time to talk to the guide, ask questions and take pictures with the horses. Helmets are available for free at the ranch. We recommend you to have hiking boots and leggings. Riding boots are recommended only if walking is comfortable in them. The weather conditions of the region make it necessary to have warm clothes and raincoat at hand. If needed, we can provide you the latter ones.

Please note: This ride is suitable for intermediate riders and above who are happy and balanced in the saddle at walk, trot and canter. Technical expertise is not as important as good physical health and preferably some prior experience riding outdoors.

This tour is for travelers seeking an offbeat and authentic Carpathian experience!

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Private 4wd safari and hiking in the Hasmas Mountains

Private 4wd safari and hiking in the Hasmas Mountains - Gheorgheni, Romania

Duration: 6 to 10 hrs
Location: Gheorgheni, Romania

From USD
$117.46

Step off the beaten track and embark on a full day 4WD adventure in the Eastern Carpathians, one of the least known and fascinating regions of Europe. The rugged mountain chain is a dramatic mix of almost untouched forests, pure streams, beautiful gorges, rocky uplands and rolling farmland ... More info ›

Step off the beaten track and embark on a full day 4WD adventure in the Eastern Carpathians, one of the least known and fascinating regions of Europe. The rugged mountain chain is a dramatic mix of almost untouched forests, pure streams, beautiful gorges, rocky uplands and rolling farmland. Besides the stunning scenery, you’ll meet on the route local people and you’ll be witness of their traditional way of living, scenic lookout points and thrilling wilderness routes. We pass through small villages, hidden valleys and along mountain ridges giving you a unique experience with some fantastic photo opportunities. For lunch you can choose between picnic in nature or freshly baked trout in a remote mountainous village. Optionally, you can enjoy an easy 3-hour hiking in the rocky Hasmas Mountains or a self drive experience assisted by our guide on some parts where the terrain is not too difficult.

Highlights:

  • Get off the beaten track and explore the Hasmas Mountains and surroundings of the Bicaz Gorges in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Challenge yourself on remote forest roads
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Taste local products and cuisine
  • Hike in the Bicaz Gorges-Hasmas National Park
  • Have an insider look on the Bicaz Gorges
  • Visit an authentic Carpathian sheepfold
  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

What You Can Expect

Traveling with a 4x4 car is the best way to visit and discover the highlands of the Hasmas Mountains, part of the Eastern Carpathian mountain range. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation with our Suzuki Jimny 4x4 vehicle and set off into the surrounding mountains and forests. Depending on the location of your accommodation (nearby Gheorgheni or nearby Red Lake and the Bicaz Gorges), you will ride up to the 1375 m high Kovacspeter ridge where dispersed summer shelters and the source of the Olt river (one of the most important rivers of Romania) can be found. From here ride on forest roads to Tarcau Glade, to the border of the Bicaz Gorges - Hasmas Mountains National Park begins. Here have picnic from local products and go on a 2.5-3 hour easy trekking tour to the top of the 1707 m high Ecem Peak. From the craggy ridge of the Ecem Mountains you can enjoy the silence and a great panorama over the surrounding mountains. When you get back to the car, continue your trip riding on remote forest routes and through mountain traditional areas to the small dispersed village of Haromkut. Here you can witness the traditional way of living and taste locally raised fresh trouts served by a local family. In the surroundings of the village you may meet horses, sheep and oxen flocks grazing, guarded by shepherds. From Haromkut head to the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges riding along the picturesque Bicajel Valley with wooden houses and haystacks, dense forests and small waterfalls. After admiring the massive gorges and a short walk along Red Lake, drop-off at your accommodation follows.

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