Horse riding trip in the Carpathians. 2 days Tour

Horse riding Carpathians

Overview

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.

Program

Day 1
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.
Carpathians dairy farm

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.
Carpathians dairy farm

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.
Carpathians dairy farm

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.
carpathians shepherds hut

Day 2
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).
horses carpathians

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
– Your digital camera or video camcorder
– Rain coat or waterproof jacket
– An open soul to contemplate nature’s beauty

Prices for summer 2017 (in Euro)

Number of people in the groupTotal price for the groupPrice per person
single traveler (private)320320
2400200
3510170
4600150
5690138
6780130
7910130

Included
– 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

Notes

– difficulty: moderate
– group size: max. 6 travelers. For bigger group please make a query
– this horse riding tour is available from April to late September
– the route can be changed on your request
– it is possible to extend the tour