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Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

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    What to Expect

    Golyam Izvor – Glozhen Monastery – Golyam Izvor

    We arrive at the village of Golyam Izvor. We meet the horses and get brief instructions. We saddle the horses and head along forest paths to the Ridge of Lisets Mountain, from where a splendid panorama view to Teteven Balkan is revealed. Riding through a century-old beech forest we approach Glozhen Monastery. Its impressive silhouette perched on an inaccessible rock is one of the most impressive sights in Bulgaria. After a short walk inside we return to Golyam Izvor. Drive back to Sofia.

    Riding: 4-5 hours

    Note: This tour is suitable both for beginners and experienced riders.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in Sofia
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Rent of a saddled horse and a helmet
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Me and my daughter (13 years old) had a great time with this activity, the place is about 1 1/2 hours from Sofia. Vlad our guide was really nice and on the way on nice private car we learned a lot about Bulgaria history. We are not horse riding experts and still it was really
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    I can say that's for 100% it will be worthwhile for you to go and have this amazing experience with lubo From penguin traveler. me and my friend have been there (Bulgaria) for7 days and it was Unforgettable experience- the view, the places and people. And all that thanks to
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    Myself and my partner booked our first get away holiday to Bulgaria to trek over the Rhodopi mountains. The trek was a three days all accommodated and food inclusive. On the first day we were greeted by a very friendly gentleman, our tour guide for the duration, Lubomir Gatev.
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    An amazing ride, completely suitable for beginners. Although a little playful, the horses were well behaved and could also be controlled verbally by the horse handler, making us feel very safe. Riding helmets were also provided. The horses are very well looked after, they have
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    I should start by saying I thoroughly enjoyed my ride, it just unfortunately was not the ride I expected to have. I was picked up in Sofia on time by a very nice driver, and taken out to the ride location. While my driver was a horseman, he was not working for the company and
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