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Day 1 : After arrival at Sofia transfer to Horse Base Zdravets for accommodation and short
rest. Mutual acquaintance in the eve of the anticipated exciting experience, a few instructions and the most common hatches of the tale is going to come true. The dinner is courses of the delicious traditional native cuisine under the sounds of national folk music in the typical for the Bulgarian hospitality predisposing atmosphere.
Day 2 : Morning breakfast, accompanied with hot aromatic tea and the group heads
to the barn for acquaintance with the horses and short riding in the riding-ground. Going out of the base and visit of the monastery "St. Nikolay", dating from 2nd century when the
local region was built with a great number of roman villas. Savory lunch is going to support the strengths for the first more serious passage in the terms of time and topography of the terrain. Three-hour passage up to the foot of the land with the historical stronghold "Urvich" and accommodation for spending the night in hotel. Dinner in the original hotel complex that impresses nicely with the coziness and its charm in this remote and isolated place
in the nature.
Day 3 : After the delicious breakfast, a tour of the antique landmarks is undertaken - the rock church, the partially renovated stone walls, the 10 meter reservoir for water. But the historical pride of the region is the dating from VI century B.C. stronghold "Urvich" which played important role during the time of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The rock inscription of sebastocrator Ognian documents the fall
of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule. From the stronghold "Urvich" over an old Roman road it is arrived to an authentic monastery school, also conserved from the time of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. It is time for marching forth in the opposite direction but not before the unique picnic on the strand of the local picturesque river. The afternoon riding towards the hotel is over mountain paths on beautiful hills, wondrous Balkan glens, filled with forest flowers, meadows. Dinner and time for relax before the next active day.
Day 4 : Mountain passage up to a century old preserve, protected by UNESCO. The flora and fauna are more than enough for one remembering riding in the preserve. New original picnic around a campfire. In the early afternoon the group launches a passage towards the ancient monastery "Chekotina". Situated in a secluded place, it captivates immediately with its atmosphere of something bible, ancient and kind. Accommodation in the hotel section and seeing the monastery, its peace and harmony soon are also passed on to the visitors. Unforgettable dinner made of aroma monastic dish.
Day 5 : In a canter over the ridge of the mountain, diversified with "walk" for respite and delight of the nature datum of the magnificent forest that it is going through, it is reaching up to the resort center Pravets. A visit in the native house museum of Todor Jivkov, long time leader in the new Bulgarian history.
Day 6 : Delicious breakfast and the group marches forth on the way back to the base, adding to the emotional degree with the splendid panorama view.
The varied terrain on this itinerary gives a possibility for last demonstration of different riding skills during swift gallop, tempered trot or elegant "walk". Dinner is in the base where one week ago has started this stunning experience. Valedictory party crowns the program.
Day 7 : After arranging the personal luggage and morning breakfast, the group is transported to Sofia, where everybody takes to his home destination filled with a light nostalgia but also with a refreshing hope that these unforgettable days are not an illusory dream but real experiences that can be reality again and again...


Day 1 : After arrival in Sofia, the group is transferred to base "Zdravets" for accommodation. The hours until dinner are free for repose and walk in the region. Time for mutual getting to know of the participants is envisaged before the joint experience as well as the necessary short instructions. With regards to the details of the journey - they are part of the surprise in the forthcoming challenge. The dinner is made of dishes in traditional local cuisine under the
under the accompaniment of national folk music.
Day 2 : In an early morning, freshened, supported by nutrient breakfast and hot herbal tea, together the riders set off to the stable for acquaintance with the horses and active participation in their preparation for the passage. After a short riding in the riding-ground
the group comes out of the base. The first landmark on this itinerary is the monastery "St. Nikolay Wonder Worker" dating from second century when the region was built with a great number of roman villas. It is lunched here in place before the three hour serious passage to the historical place "Urvich". The accommodation for dinner and spending the night is in the hotel, built at the foot of the hill. The dinner is in the original hotel complex, which like an oasis suddenly springs up in front of the eyes of the riders in the middle of the forest massif.

Day 3 : After delicious breakfast is following seeing the sights of the remarkable historical monuments - conserved stronghold walls, unique 10-meter reservoir for water, rock church.
Undoubtedly the biggest historical interest represents the stronghold "Urvich" which played important role during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The rock inscription of sebastocrator Ognian documents the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule at the end of ղV a.d. From the stronghold "Urvich" the group wends its way towards natural preserve,
protected by UNESCO. The walk on horseback in the preserve is something exceptional - under the hushed century-old trees, in front of the eyes of different animal representatives. The lunch is extempore picnic on this enchanting place. The afternoon riding continues with a passage to the ancient monastery "Chekotina". Accommodation for spending the night in the hotel share of the monastery. Seeing the monastery and dinner with with delicious monastic dish.

Day 4 : Riding by the stream of the river, which jinks in flat beautiful terrain and offers enticing possibility for gallop under the accompaniment of cheery bird songs and the babble of the water. This day is dedicated exceptionally to riding amidst the beautiful nature. The program for the day ends up with arrival and accommodation of the group in nice and cozy chalet, situated above the river.

Day 5 : Riding in a barred countryside. The variety of the terrain gives a possibility for practicing and demonstration of different riding abilities. And so before one realizes it we reach to the next unique site - fully preserved monastery school from the time of the Second Bulgarian Nation. Spending the night this evening is under open sky, in tents around camp fire.

Day 6 : This day offers horseback riding over old roman roads by clear brooks, over the ridge of pretty colourful hills. This is the way back to the base. Incredible combination of past and present adds last emotional hatches to the impressions from the passed days. Dinner and a hard party.
Day 7 : After preparation of the personal luggage and morning breakfast the group is transported to Sofia,
from where everybody takes to his home destination filled with nostalgia but also with refreshing hope that these unforgettable days are not illusory dream but real experiences that can be reality again and again...
These are only two of the routes...
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