If you are looking for fantastic countryside riding, over miles of open grasslands without a fence post in sight, this Transylvania Trail could be your perfect horse riding holiday. This unique ride is in Transylvania at the centre of Romania, not far from the town of Brasov, where daily life has changed very little in the last 100 years. Horses still plough the fields and remain an important mode of transport for villagers to get about their business.
Your Transylvania Trail hosts are a real Count, Count Tibor Kalnoky and his wife Anna and they are part of one of the most ancient families of Transylvania. Their history reaches back to obscure medieval times. In 1252 AD the Kalnoky family was documented in this eastern part of Transylvania. The current 25th generation Kalnoky family came back after 50 years of exile in the West and are now reshaping their lost heritage, which adds in another cultural intrigue onto this Romanian adventure.
Lets not us forget that Transylvania is also closely associated as the homeland of Count Dracula, but is also part of the dramatic history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and boasts well-preserved Medieval villages and excellent Romanian wine, which you can see and enjoy as you ride through this beautiful, untouched part of Europe.
Enjoy Transylvania’s historical landscape of endless rolling hills adorned by wild flower meadows, forests and tiny villages, set against the backdrop of the Carpathian mountain range. This may well be Europe’s last riding heaven!
The ride is led through unmarked terrain, over hills and through forests, connecting one small village to another by unnoticeable tracks used by horses and carts. The small groups (often made up of a number of people who have booked separately) make for friendly and interesting riding.