Not long ago Bulgaria was one of good preserved secrets of Europe. This era has luckily passed and thousands of foreigners are enjoying the pleasant climate, the Balkan cuisine, the good wine and the famous Bulgarian hospitality. You can get to know the country in many ways: relaxing at the seaside, hiking in the mountains going through the cities, learning about the culture. Every way has it time. Our way is on a horse back.
If you really want to go far, far away and forget all about traffic, budgets and time managers – at least once a year, you must go to the mountains. Go to the freshest air and the clearest rivers. There are not a lot of places like this left in Europe. We know a few of them. In Bulgaria.
In Riding base ”Balkan” and in Riding base ”The Valley of Roses” you are in the very heart of Bulgaria and in a place of the country where values connected to our senses are of big importance: The nature gives you everything to your sight; birds singing and horse neighing to the sense of hearing, the roses and lavendulas to the smell; and cool white wine from the grape of misket from Karlovo, real yogurt and sun ripened tomatoes, fresh fruits to the sense of taste; soft and affectionate horses to the sense of feeling. If there is a sixth sense, it is telling us that a real adventure is waiting for you.
If you are among those who really love magnificent nature sceneries, adventure in old cultures, impressions from places far away and if you believe the you are ready to come to the wild nature you could do it with the help of natural horsepower –if you can say yes to all this then our Riding base Balkan in Bulgaria is the right choice for you.
Our rides are based on experiences in the wild nature and in / with and around the local people. They are tight connected to the freedom you feel in the middle of the nature and of course many things have to fell in. One of these factors is the weather. The weather could be the reason for a change of directions. Such changes give every trip its own character.
We will do everything to show you marvellous and outstanding nature experiences. We do it with a lot of fun in a serious way combined with challenges, in relaxing surroundings. And we do it with our best friends – our wonderful horses.
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The weather for riding
May be Bulgaria is less known as a country for riders than many other European countries. That could be the reason why riding, summer and sun are closely connected. At least Bulgaria is known for the pleasant weather, but actually all seasons have their charm – also for rider and horse:
The long and cold wither with lots of snow, inviting to skiing up in the high mountains in the south and in the Balkans inviting to riding through valleys and on the hillside with the crispy and crackling snow under the hooves.
Spring time is something special. When the snow is smelting and the water has found its way down the mountains, everything is starting to trickle and crawl. The crowns of the tree are slowly changing from barren shadows over budding filled and tense branches to a light green blossom.
The Bulgarian summer is long, dry and hot. The active outdoor life starts early. It’s a question about being out in the fresh morning light and not many experiences are to be compared with saddling up together with the sunrise in the mountains. In the middle of the day, when the sun is highest all life get the southern way of relaxing. Here it’s still allowed to calm down – and it happens that the powernap becomes a little longer. The afternoons are long and with the typical Bulgarian snack in the stomach rider and horse are ready for riding until twilight. And after that the warn summer evenings are tempting.
Autumn is rather short. In the country side all kind of winter supplies are prepared from the vegetable garden. Relatives and family from the cities suddenly find time to cook and prepare the winter in a scale we didn’t knew existed. May be the freezer will take over these activities, but the different feeling between opening a cold bag and ready glass with fruit are not comparable. And after the harvest and when the grapes are safe in the wineries Mother Nature once again shows us all the great colours in the golden light covering the mountains.
It’s possible to ride out with us every day of the year, but if our horses are having a week off – well then they are really off the schedule. Who is interested in abruption of a well-earned holiday?
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