Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Antonia who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Amazing riding and fantastic horses | The riding was fast, adventurous and testing and I really enjoyed it.
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the riding!]

The Riding

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

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I wished there had been more fresh vegetables and fruit available. On the last day we had fresh peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cooked courgettes, fresh mozzarella and all sorts of delicious things. For the most part, we had a lot of white bread and processed cheese and meat, which wasn't interesting or filling.

The accommodation in Viscri has changed and there is now a house that has rooms for the whole group, which has the best showers ever!

The hunting lodge should be added on the "simple" list as absolutely nothing works at all - hopeless shower, loo doesn't flush, sockets hanging out of the walls, few working lights. The situation of the lodge is beautiful and downstairs was perfectly comfortable and the faults didn't worry me but some other people kicked off and were grumpy (not In the Saddle clients!)
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: Thank you very much for letting us know about the accommodation. I have now followed this up and restoration work is planned for the lodge before 2020.]

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Your brochure and information are accurate in saying this is a really fast ride. I think you should also say that this is only for people who ride every day/week/super regularly. The Danish girls weren't prepared for the speed and the level of endurance required and were frightened for the first two days. They said they rode now and then and weren't very fit.