Our two days Horseback Riding Tour in the Carpathians is a great opportunity to see the beauty of the Ukrainian Mountains and feel the local flavor that has changed little for centuries. We will take you to a very different world where small farmsteads could be seen scattered across the gentle rolling hills at the foot of the mountains.
Our meeting point will be Ivano-Frankivsk, a regional center situated 600 km from Kiev. Early in the morning we’ll have to leave that city and go towards Verkhovyna to start our horseback trip.
We’re starting around midday. After 3-4 hours the track will take us to a dairy farm with over 50 head of cattle, no electricity or running water, only that from a spring. This smallholding is managed by an old man and lads from the village. They milk the cows by hand and make cheese during the day.
After having a rest and lunch we’ll continue our way to another small farm (local name is “staya”). During the next 4 hours you will have a lovely ride, admiring the valleys and woods on your way. One will feel oneself in a sort of Alpine heaven with wild flowers and untouchable nature of the Carpathians.
We will stay for a night in a wooden house overlooking a gorgeous view, just 30 kilometers north of the Romanian border. It’s a really lovely place managed by Vasyl and his son Taras. They have about 30 cows and also make cheese. We’ll have a good supper and good drink. Rest.
The following morning we’ll continue our adventure after having a breakfast. Basically on the 2nd day we will take a way back. To addition will be a picknick at the middle of the mountains (toasted pigs fat, bread and other fine morsels (of course with local moonshine).
Returning to Verkhovyna will take us around 7 hours. So after spending 2 days in touch with the Carpathian nature you will see again houses, people and cars.
End of journey. Returning to Ivano-Frankivsk.
What do you need to take
- Small backpack
- Trekking boots
- Rain coat or waterproof jacket
- An open soul to contemplate nature’s beauty
Prices for summer 2018 (in Euro)
|Number of people in the group||Total price for the group||Price per person|
|single traveler (private)||320||320|
|more people (up to 40)||on request||on request|
- transfer Ivano-Frankivsk – Verkhovyna and back (private car)
- horse for you
- meals during the trip
- staying for night (shepherd’s hut)
- guide/interpreter support
- horseman assistance
- difficulty: moderate
- group size: max. 7 travelers. For bigger group please make a request
- this horse riding tour is available from April till late September
- the route can be changed on your request
- it is possible to extend the tour
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