Felicia L., Nov. 29, 2022
Incredible! Reliable, happy horses who allowed us to enjoy the beautiful scenery rather than worrying about what their hooves were doing on the steep slopes, as well as treating us to some lovely canters on the flat. A wonderful introduction to Romania and a brilliant way to spend a week away from normal life!
Jeppe B., Aug. 1, 2022
Well trained horses, excellent guide and breathtaking scenery. Very nice accommodations and food even in rural areas. Well trained and strong Lipizzaner horses.
Liz W., Nov. 10, 2021
Wonderful! I had so much fun on this trip. I’ve said other countries were pretty, but there is nothing like the Carpathian mountains and forests. The horses are sure footed, sensible and forward, and we travelled over terrain that would give riders the vapours back home- I will never again say a horse can’t do something after seeing what those horses were capable of! An absolutely wonderful trip.
Tjitske and Davy, Nov. 10, 2021
We loved the variety in scenery (mountains, forest, fields, nature in general) and the remoteness of the trail. We also loved that it really felt like you were travelling a longer distance, instead of going back to the same place every night. We were pleasantly surprised by the roughness of some parts of the trail (where we had to walk next to our horse and what the horses could do with us on them).
Mary W., June 7, 2021
Fantastic! It was an amazing experience riding a lovely horse in stunning scenery. On a very cold, wet day, at lunchtime being given a mug of very hot, fresh mint tea, made from mint growing wild next to us, when I was only expecting cold water! Or, lying on a sunny "alpine" flower meadow in the sunshine with my horse grazing nearby. Excellent dinners, with mostly local, fresh ingredients, and in our friendly group company.
Louise D., June 17, 2019
I really enjoyed this holiday. It was very well organised with an interesting route, the right amount of riding each day and good accommodation. The food was plentiful and the horses did their jobs brilliantly. I would sum it up as a beautiful ride through the lovely rolling countryside and hills of the Carpathians, with a variety of terrain and good opportunities for trots and canters. Horses are fab, food is plentiful, accommodation is well chosen and comfortable, and Laszlo is a fantastic guide.
Rachel A., June 17, 2019
Beautiful country, Very friendly people. Horses very good, forward and responsive. Be prepared for dogs and bears! Long rides but broken up with breaks - each day you tackle very different terrain. Laszlo was very good, informative and looked after us very well.
Gill M., May 17, 2019
Fantastic - very good and well looked after horses. The guide was excellent, looked after us and the horses very well. Accommodation was as expected. Plenty of food. Beautiful scenery.
Elizabeth B., Sept. 5, 2017
I just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had in Romania. My horse was fantastic and I don't think they could have paired me any better, she was exactly what I was looking for. I actually miss her!
The guide, Lazlo, was excellent. I didn't get much chance to talk to him during the ride itself, but at dinner and breakfast he was informative and although he said he struggled with English it was not noticeable at all. He had some great stories!
The riding was a great mixture of slow pace and fast, open fields and mountains, some tricky hills and I really enjoyed wrestling with the trees through the forest! The views - stunning. The days were long, but you couldn't tire of the views and having the half day on Wednesday and a chance to go for a walk was a great little break (allowing the muscles to do something else!).
The accommodation was also varied and comfortable. The food was delicious and there was lots of it. Water was a little harder to come by especially as it was so hot but was given when we asked for it.
Laura K., Sept. 5, 2017
Loved it! The scenery, the horses, the people, it was just brilliant! Food was lovely and always plenty to go around. Showers now always hot though. The horses were lovely and well matched to the rider. Lazlo (guide) was also very kind to them and was lovely to watch him with them. Tack was ok. Bridles were a bit old, stitching looked ok, but leather looked dry. Saddles were better and saddle bags were very handy. (Our guide was...) Awesome! Very friendly and happy to answer questions about the horses and where we were. Also brilliant with the horses. (Favourite memory?) The views from the top of the mountains at 1700m (a.s.l) on day two. Also seeing the livestock and farmers up on the mountain.