Explore the mountainous region of Székelyland, on horseback in the valleys and hills of the Eastern Carpathian mountains range.
This one-week trail ride takes you to pristine mountainous landscapes with ancient pine forests, pure creeks, dramatic limestone rocks, hidden farming villages and lush meadows still cultivated traditionally by the locals. Here you can experience unspoilt nature and step back in time at least 50 years.
One of the curiosities of the trail is Red Lake (Lacu Roşu), Romania’s largest naturally dammed mountain lake, which came into being in 1837 as a result of a huge landslide. The tips of the broken trunks of spruce trees can still be seen above the surface of the lake, while its deep-green waters mirror the rocks of Suhardul Mic Massif. Another highlight of the trail is the Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas Mountains National Park with its caves, dolines, sinkholes, defiles and waterfalls providing a picturesque karst scenery. You will visit also one of the most beautiful dripstone caves of the area, Sugau Cave.
Your guide knows the trails inside and out in this region, meaning you are getting an insider’s tour.
The mountains have a very rich flora and fauna, with dense forests and rare plants like the Edelweiss, the Yellow Lady`s Slipper and the Yew. The forest is home to the big Carpathian mammals, such as brown bears, wolves, lynxes and red deer. This ride is for travellers seeking an offbeat and authentic Carpathian experience.