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Horses at the Black Sea

Sunny Beach in the back groundIn June and August/September we pack our transporter with some of our horses and our riding gear and drive in direction to the Black Sea. We follow the Balkan Mountains to the east where the sun is rising and the mountain ends – right to the Emine Cape. The place we reach is a wonderful – almost unknown area of 20.000 hectares – governed by the National Forestry Board. Here we can experience the wild game of the Balkan Mountains: Red deer, roe deer, wild boar etc. The cape of “Nos Emine” is several hundred meters over the sea level and is a real Mecca to explore from a horse back. Old wood, paths and open meadows are the areas we ride in. But most significant is the view over the sea!

During the rides we enjoy the panorama over the bay. The picturesque Nessebar or the hectic Sunny Beach you can see in the horizons. The coast here is with long sand beaches and rocky cliffs. If the weather and the circumstances are optimal we will ride along the beaches and the experienced rider may go swimming with the horses. Every day you can relax at the sea, go swimming and enjoy the summertime.

Horse riding at the beachWednesday and Saturday are days off for the horses and when they are wondering over life at the sea, we go out of the area for new experiences at the famous Black Sea coast. We can visit the Roman town of Obzor or the Greek town of Nessebar with an interesting mixture of old churches and lovely houses from the 17th and 18th century and nowadays street bazaars. Or we can go to the heart of Sunny Beach – one of the most popular resorts at the seaside and the oldest in new time Bulgaria. Here you can have fun with all kind of water sports and you can sit in a beach bar and watch how the beach and bar life is going on – or you can take part in it yourself! After a long day in civilization we drive 8-10 km back to nature and our Forest Lodge. Rest of the week we go riding in this fantastic part of the Balkan Mountains: In a wild, beautiful and challenging area with lots of interesting and exiting riding.

Day by day program

Saturday

Meeting with the landlord/landlady in the airport and drive to the Forest Lodge. Accommodation and dinner.

Sunday-Friday

We ride in a small group of 4 riders and the riding guide. The daily rides are planned in advance but of course you will hear about the options from the riding guide and day will be planned as you wish. There are plenty of possibilities. On a typical day you ride about 4-7 hours, having a siesta at the beach, in the wood, or with a view to the sea. Some days we arrange picnic and others we take the lunch packages with us or we have lunch in the big garden of the Forest Lodge. Every day you can go swimming in the Black Sea.

Wednesday

The day is dedicated an excursion: It is up to the group if you prefer relaxing at the beach or you are more interested in visiting the small town of Nessebar and experience the cultural life here.

Saturday

Breakfast and we say good-bye to the horses. Free time until departure for the airport.


Arrival
Nearest airport is in Bourgas – about 30 km from Nos Emine. Pick up and drop off in the airport is arranged so that it fits in to all arriving riders in the best way for one common transport. If you need individual transfer to Bourgas the price is EUR 25 per car / way – to be paid on spot.

The Forest Lodge
We are accommodated in a wonderful Forest Lodge. On the first floor you’ll find 6 double rooms – all with own shower and toilet, tv. There is a big dining room and beautiful garden with a lot of flowers. Out door barbecue and place to rest.

Excursions
Wednesday is a day off and an excursion to the near upland will be organized. The options describe are included in the week stay. Further more it is possble to visit Sunny beach by night or to have a longer drive to Bourgas or Varna. We will inform you more about these places and prices on spot.

The nature
On the way to the Black Sea We ride in the most eastern part of the Balkan Mountains. In this area the highest top is 500 m. We ride in about 20.000 hectares under the National Forestry Board and as it is a protected area we will meet only hikers or a lonesome tourist. We ride through old woods, over the meadows and open areas. There is a lot of game in the mountains. If we are lucky we can meet roe deer, wild boar and red deer. During day time they don’t move that much, but if they do the best way to see them is definitely from a horseback. The area is perfect for riding in all paces.

Riding
Our riding guide is accompanying the party throughout the week. The area is with so many riding possibilities that every day is a new experience.

Dressing
Comfortable riding gear and a helmet are of course in your baggage. For the Forest Lodge you will need indoor shoes. Please remember it might be colder in the evening at the coast. Bring an extra towel for the beach and remember a good book, magazine, play cards or something else for the siesta.

About the accommodation, food & drink.
The ride is based on 7 nights and all nights are in shared double room. Single room possible against a single supplement. 220 V – but please bring an adapter. You’ll have fullboard and most of the time we eat in the Forest Lodge. Our cook is planning and preparing all the meals. Lunch is either picknic, lunch package or normal lunch in the lodge. Some evening we have dinner in a restaurant nearby. During stay only beer, wine and alcoholics are paid.

Period
Our ride ”Horses at the Black Sea” is taking place in following periods: 3.6, 10.6 + 19.8, 26.8, 2.9

Climate
We have chosen weeks in the beginning and in the end of the summer and we really hope for nice riding weather in the daytime and long warm evenings. In July and in the beginning of August when the sea is over 30 degrees, we and the horses are back in Riding base Balkan enjoying the nice mountain weather. If it will be really hot in the weeks at the sea we will rest at lunch a little bit longer and ride out in the evening as well. Swimming is possible in the Black Sea from mid May to October.

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