“Carpathian Adventure” Horse riding weekend

Enjoy a relaxing weekend of short riding trips

In Transylvania, the land beyond the forests, the mountains await your discovery on horseback. The Romanian Carpathians are the only place in Europe where wild animals live in great numbers in the immediate vicinity of man. Here roam in freedom more than half of the brown bears and over a quarter of the wolf and lynx population of Europe.

Starting in open terrain, riders will pass through vast areas of virgin forest, still untouched by human hand, a truly magical land filled with Nature’s beauty. You are invited to a true trail riding adventure, over mountains and valleys where peace has its origin in the clean mountain air alongside the locals and their children in hamlets and villages forgotten by the fog of history.

Prepare to enjoy these short trail riding trips in what is truly one of the last corners of Europe where time has stood still and history froze into legend.

A long riding weekend
4 days Thursday to Sunday

Day 1, Thursday: arrival, welcome cocktail, meeting the hosts. Dinner and accommodation.
Day2, Friday: Răhău-Câlnic-Petreși Forest-Răhău. About 3 hours.

8.00: Breakfast.
9.00 Getting to know your horse, preparing the equipment and 30 minutes of warming up.
Your hosts will gladly assist you in choosing the horse that you will ride the next few days.
10.00: After warming up, we are going out to Răhău’s oak forest, to the hills of Calnic, to Dumbrava and to Petrești Forest and around lunch time we will come back to the Club.
13.00: Lunch and relaxation time at the Country Club. Optional: group lesson, advanced riding or a trip to Sebeș or to Alba Iulia.
19.00: Dinner.

Day 3, Saturday: Răhau-Dealul Răhău-Câlnic-Câlnic Forest-Reciu-Gârbova-Platou Câlnic-Răhău. About 5 hours of riding.

8.00: Breakfast
9.00: 30’ of warming up.
9.30: Departure to Câlnic Forest, passing by the village Deal , by Reciu Forest to Marga’s Fountain, by Cărpiniș a very picturesque village sheltered in the foothills.
12.00-14.00: Picnic.
14.30-17.00: The return to Country Club, Răhău for dinner at 19.00.

Day 4, Sunday:

8.00: Breakfast.
9.00: 30’ of warming up.
9.30-13.30: Riding to Castle.We are going to visit the village Câlnic and the Medieval Fortress.
The Medieval Fortress was bulit by saxons in the XIII-th century.The fortress has served as the residence of saxons until 1430 when it has been sold by the last descendants of noble family to the peasant community from Câlnic.
13.30: Lunch at Country Club.Departure between 15.00-16.00.

Price (including accommodation for 3 nights): 1500 lei

Riding weekend
3 days Friday to Sunday

Day 1, Friday: arrival, welcome cocktail, meeting the hosts and your horse.
Dinner and accommodation.
Day 2, Saturday : Răhău-Deal-Marga’s Fountain-Deal-Răhău. About 30 km, 5 hours of riding.

8.00: Breakfast.
9.00: 30 minutes of warming up.
9.30: Departure to Câlnic Forest, passing by the village Deal, by Reciu Forest towards Marga’s Fountain. We will also pass by Cărpiniș – a very picturesque village sheltered in the foothills.
12.00-14.00: Picnic.
14.30-17.00: Return to the Country Club in Răhău for dinner at 19.00.

Day 3, Sunday:

9.00: 30 minutes of warming up.
9.30-13.30: Ride to the village Câlnic and the Medieval Fortress. The Medieval Fortress was bulit by saxons in the XIII-th century. The fortress has served as the residence of saxons until 1430 when it has been sold by the last descendants of the saxon noble family to the peasant community of Câlnic.
13.30: Lunch at the Country Club. Departure between 15.00-16.00.

Price (including accommodation for 2 nights): 1200 lei