Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

4 star rating   15 June 2019

Our rides were great! The wildflowers and countryside were beautiful. We loved the horses and how fit they were. We had lots of great canters and loved riding through the oat and sunflower fields.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The food was fantastic! Everyone on the trip loved the food.
Most of the rooms were good, but 2 were subpar. (the first and last place we stayed and another was damp and mildew)
All but the first and last (same hotel) had great amenities (pool, bar/lounge, gardens)

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Good and thorough communication

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Overall, our hosts were good, but there was a lack of communication at times. On our first day we expected a bit of a run down of how things would go and what to expect in the morning. We had to ask in order to get questions answered. My recommendation is that they "set the stage" a bit better. Other times communication fell short as well.
Another time we had to wait around for a taxi as they had something come up and they were short staffed. Not a big deal but could have been smoother.
All in all, it was a great trip and we had a great time!