Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   9 July 2023

Esther who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Most amazing riding experience | This is not an easy ride with long hours in the saddle, demanding terrain and at times unpredictable weather. But it is truly worth it. There are very few opportunities out there to really let go, to gallop across plains, up mountains on safe, exciting, sure footed horses. It was an exhilarating experience.

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?
3 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Unfortunately Macedonia does not have the standard of tourism akin to elsewhere in Europe. Some of the hotels we stayed in were not very clean and lacked some basic necessities like bath mats and hand towels. At one hotel the electricity/lights could not be turned off so the solution was to disconnect the electrical supply. You therefore have to be flexible, take everything on the chin, smile and thankfully I was too exhausted most evenings to care about these small details. The camping experience was however good and the campsite was clean, tents set up nicely and we were made as comfortable as could be.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 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?

Some details of the itinerary had changed. This didint bother me as we were fully briefed beforehand but something that could be improved on in the future.

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


Do you have any other feedback for us?

I cannot emphasise how amazing this holiday was. It was such a unique experience to have the opportunity to learn so much of the Miyak history and to experience it ourselves combined with excellent riding. Vasko and team were amazing. Their hospitality and kindness was touching. Nothing was ever too much and they were really generous. The food was exceptional as well. The horses were very well trained and I felt safe at all times. They took a lot of effort to brief us each day and to listen to us about our riding experience and preferences to ensure that we were matched as best as we could be.