Adventures with horses in the Western Rhodopes

If you are a fan of horseback riding or want to get on horseback for the first time and explore the secret sights of the Western Rhodopes, you can trust Horse Riding Rizov. The adventure company’s base lies along the route to the Canyon of the Waterfalls near Smolyan. In fact, this is the easiest route you can take advantage of. It will be much more enjoyable to reach the heart of the incredible eco-path on a horse than to go up the bare hill and a path of bulky stones.

This will save you an hour of meaningless walking. The endpoint of the walk with the beautiful animals is actually the beginning of the path that goes around 46 waterfalls. Larger of them are 5, and if you are braver in the summer, you can also bathe in the icy waters of the most impressive Orpheus waterfall. The cost of horse riding from Horse Riding Rizov base to the information center before the trail is 15 leva /approximately 7,5 euro/ in one direction and 25 leva /approximately 12,5 euro/ for round trip.

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And if this short ride is not enough, you can choose among some of the longer horse routes so you can get to less popular yet breathtaking places in the Western Rhodopes. One of the routes combines a walk through the Asimovo park and an impressive panorama to the nestled at the foot of the Smolyan Rhodope Mountains. There is a delicious barbecue lunch near the village of Turian, exploring the village and the church “Assumption of the Holy Mother”. The route continues to the village of Koshnitsa.

horse adventures western rhodopes

Then goes to one of the most impressive and beautiful caves in Bulgaria is Uhlovitsa, which is less well-known in the region than the Devil’s Throat and Yagodinska Cave. Its visit is worth it, and we are certainly in love with the amazing stalactites and stalagmites in it. The bats that inhabit the cave will be only a short distance away during the Uhlovitsa tour. The day ends 21 kilometers from the starting point of the village of Mogilitsa and Agushevi Konatsi, which is an architectural and artistic monument of national importance. The landmark was built in the early 19th century.

horse adventures western rhodopes

The route is also suitable for beginners in horseback riding. If you choose some of the other packages of Horse Riding Rizov you can visit the Red Rock (price of 80 leva or 40 euro per person for going, returning and lunch with barbecue), hut Perelik / 100 BGN or 50 euro for going, returning and lunch with barbecue / And the upper part of the Canyon of the Waterfalls (price of 70 BGN or 35 euro  for return and return), Turyanska chuchina through the park Amzovo / price of 80 BGN or 40 euro for going and return, 10 BGN /5 euro/ for lunch /, Tuzlata.

horse adventures western rhodopes

Full day riding is 100 leva per person /approximately 50 euro/ with lunch included. A two-day excursion with accommodation in a hostel or guest house, breakfast, two lunch, dinner and insurance costs 130 leva per person /approximately 65 euro/. Discounts are also available if the riders are more than two. The pleasure is appropriate every season. More information about the adventure company’s suggestions can be found at  https://www.facebook.com/zhivko111/ .

horse adventures western rhodopes
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My greatest pleasure in life is to travel. Undoubtedly there are a lot of amazing places around the world worth visiting at least once in life. However, Bulgaria is such a place where you will wish to come back again and again. In every season and every region of this small country, you can find unique wonders. So share my travels.