These point-to-point trails are set in the glorious Bieszczady region of Poland, located in the south-east of the country overlooking the Slovakian border. The owner and guide, Jozef, has been running these trails for more than 15 years and has a selection of brave, sure-footed horses to look after you as you explore this remote and scenic region. Jozef holds the highest guiding qualification in Poland and is a skilled horseman, training horses for private owners in his free time.
The human population of this area suffered heavily in the 1940s due to war and post-war migration - it's possible sometimes to ride all day on these routes and not see anybody except your fellow riders or evidence of the wild animals thriving here. The Bieszczady Mountains are home to many large mammals such as bears, wolves, beavers, otters, lynx, deer and even European Bison, plus the birdlife is excellent. The trails pass through abandoned villages and past the ruins of Orthodox churches and old cemeteries. These are adventurous rides with some steep terrain, river crossings and long hours in the saddle - whilst the pace is not always fast due to the long hours and distances, Jozef loves to canter and gallop where the ground allows. The uninhabited meadows allow for memorable long canters.
Jozef speaks only a few words of English but these trails are joined by an additional guide and translator (English, French and Italian translation available) to ensure that you can understand all instructions and learn about this fascinating area. The translator is always an experienced rider who will join you all day. The stables are located on the edge of Sanok town but you are only here to tack up, mount and head off onto the trail - in a very short time you are off into open country and away on your adventure!