Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   10 July 2022

Joanna who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Miyak Tribes North Macedonia | This is a superb holiday - its a proper "pony adventure" that reminded me of the pony fiction I used to read as a teenager! The terrain is challenging - constantly up and down mountains, the paths often feature overhanging branches so you need to concentrate! There are plenty of opportunities for fast canters where the terrain allows; the smell of fresh mountain thyme rushing past as we cantered through the meadows will always remind me of Macedonia! There are long days in the saddle and I personally would have benefitted from a higher level of fitness. Vasko and his team were amazing. What makes Sherpa Riding so special is the seamless organisation. The support and catering jeep led by David and Beatriz provided excellent mountain rescue support and the most delicious, creative picnic lunches. The camp team set up a wonderful mountain camp; everything was taken care of under Vasko's careful but relaxed direction. Everyone supported one another when you felt you couldn't ride another kilometre. The horses were complete sweethearts, so genuine and brave and lots of fun. Although it was challenging riding, I completely relaxed and switched off from the trappings of a fast paced life at home - just wonderful!

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: Thank you Joanna for this wonderful feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your adventure in North Macedonia].

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

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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?

The accommodation was in local guesthouses and camping. The camping was probably my favourite night, sitting around the campfire watching the sunset with the horses grazing in front of us, sharing a beer and listening to cowboy music - just perfect. As a vegetarian I was well catered for throughout the holiday.

Before Your Holiday

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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?

In the Saddle sets the gold standard with holiday information and communication - my holiday booklet was the envy of guests who had booked via other operators!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Very easy to do business with - other than coming to my house and personally booking it for me, I don't think you could have done anything better!!