Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

Balkan National Park

4 star rating   20 August 2022

Orsi who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Great value for money, lovely scenery | The scenery was beautiful. I didn’t find the riding very challenging and perhaps a bit too slow for my taste, but of course I appreciate the terrain wasn’t always suitable for canters. Based on the description I’d say I expected a more challenging and faster ride, but overall I was still happy with my trip and enjoyed my week here. I did wish we left a bit earlier in the day- often we didn’t get on the horses until 11am-ish, which meant that we rode in the hottest part of the day.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

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

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I’d say the accommodation is nothing particularly fancy or exciting, but it was clean and comfortable, overall good value for money. The mountain hut where we needed to share the room I’d say was worth the visit - there is a beautiful hike up there- but I do wish there was a non sharing option.

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 way we handled your booking and payment?

Very helpful as always, thank you Olwen!

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Vasco and Katerina were extremely helpful and their hospitality is second to none! They are a really lovely family and they tried their hardest to take very good care of us. No request was ever unmet throughout the trip, no matter which guest it came from or what it was.