Horseriding Bulgaria - Day Tours

Horseriding Bulgaria - Day Tours

Horseriding Bulgaria - Day Tours
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Over the past 15 years we have specialized in providing quality products in the f.i.t. travel area. We are running two riding centers - in Teteven Balkan(SOFIA) and Rodopi(Plovdiv) with 20-22 horses and we have developed numerous 1-, 2-, 3- and 6-days circulаr progressive and central based trails.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sean G
Chicago, IL3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I'm sure this tour is great for experienced horse riders. The trail and the scenery are beautiful. However, despite advertising as a beginner-friendly tour, I would not recommend this tour at all for beginners.

First of all, this tour advertises as having an English-speaking guide. Our guide did not speak English at all.

The guide was also on his phone for most of the ride, not paying any attention to us or making sure we're safe. The entire time, I was getting hit in the face with branches and getting scratched by thorns, making a lot of noise throughout. The guide was in his own world scrolling through his phone and didn't seem to care one bit.

At one point, the guide went so far ahead that I was completely alone and lost. At a fork in the trail I didn't know which way to go, so I just stood there by myself (with my horse) and waited for someone to come rescue me.

I've been on dozens of tours in many different countries, and I've never seen a guide who cared so little about the participants.

A month after I did this tour, I did another one from another company with a similar length on a similar trail, and having a guide who's actually paying attention to the riders makes a world of difference.

If you're a beginner, avoid this tour.
Written 10 November 2023
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Joseph P
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This was truly the epitome of my trip to Bulgaria. Todor was an incredible guide and the views were spectacular. He was a patient teacher, and told incredible stories of his exploits as a stunt performer and paraglider. The trail we took was peaceful and dynamic as the terrain shifted as we got closer to the monastery. The monastery itself was a wonder. It was hard to believe people could build something like that on top of the mountain. On the way back we got an incredible meal in the most picturesque village you had ever seen. My one regret was not being able to take part in the longer multi-day rides his company offers.
Written 7 October 2023
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pammm
Sofia, Bulgaria7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I made a booking for me and my fiancé since it looks like such a great trip on our visit here but a couple days before the trip I tried to confirm personally with the staff about the pickup point since there was no answer I had to contact the support of the site and managed to get a refund
The only thing they managed to tell me was there was no reply from the staff that manages this activity

It was disappointing since I was really looking forward to it.
Written 21 February 2023
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Johan Stroobants
Uccle, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Wonderful experience! I was a little nervous but I quickly got comfortable! I would come back! Anton, the instructor was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate. He took me on a beautiful route to get to the Glozhine monastry which was very scenic and peaceful. The horses are very well trained and easy to ride. If you are thinking of doing this experience, book it now! 10 out 10.
Written 28 September 2021
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Nicolas G
Sint-Pauwels, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
I did this trip with my girlfriend mid september. I recommend this tour to everyone who enjoys horses and nature. The horses are very strong and brave, they'll walk any path without hesitation. The local people are warm and friendly and the country is very beautiful. The silence in these mountains is magical.
Our tour guide lubo was amazing. He carefully listens to everything you tell him and will make your vacation better even if you don't ask him. Tell him you like bigger coffees and next time the restaurant ask you if you want an extra coffee. Don't like tomatoes? You won't be served tomatoes anymore. He will make sure every traveler will be safe and happy.
Hands down the best vacation we ever had.
Written 20 September 2021
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영애 조
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
I did a one day tour at Rodopi from Plovdiv with Penguin Travel. Our guide was Lubo. He was a great guide and I really learnt a lot from him. So a big thnx to you Lubo!! See u next year.

The week before I also did the one day Glozhene Monastery tour with Penguin. Mariya was our driver. And luckily she joined us on the tour, because she is great company.
Written 12 September 2021
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Julia R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
It was an amazing experience, i highly recommend it! Lubo, our guide, was the best guide ever, spoke English very well, knows everything about the mountains, he is very helpful, he is just the best!
Pingouin travel was as well very helpful, and the information they gave us were clear, simole4to follow

I had a great experience, and I met incredible people, the horses were absolutely fantastic
Don't think twice, 😉
Written 9 September 2021
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C. H.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I highly recommend this place! Both Travelfinders and PenguinTravel were very thoughtful in providing all the right information and answering my questions beforehand. The people of the places we visited during the trip were very warm and friendly and showed us great hospitality. The views during the trip where amazing once we overcame some challenges alone the way like climbing some rocks (this trip was not for novice riders). Lubo, our tourguide, was the cherry on the cake. Such a great guy and his humor was contagious. Joining this trip was such a pleasure and one to never forget.
Written 7 September 2021
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Connie H
Aabenraa, Denmark1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
We had booked a horse riding holiday in the Rodopi Mountains of Bulgaria last May, but then came Covid and slowed that journey. We were allowed to extend our voucher several times on the deposit - and now we're off. Great flexibility and help from Penguin Travel - also thank you for the help to turn our double room into single rooms in the various hotels, where the rooms were in good to excellent condition and with service-minded staff.
We felt safe and well taken care of during the whole trip.

A special thanks to our guide Lubo, who organized our routes according to our riding skills - it is a sometimes tough ride – 6-8 hours a day with small breaks. The guide was the link to Penguin during the trip (the single rooms) and his good mood and helpfulness in general made this trip unforgettable - thanks both to Penguin Travel, but especially to our guide. Sincerely, Dorte and Connie
Written 6 September 2021
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Karolina D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
I took part in horseback riding trip in The Rhodopian Mountains with guide Lubo. It was an amazing experience! Everything was organised perfectly, the horses were great, very calm. The trail was beautiful and our guide made sure we had the best time. Strongly recommended!!
Written 25 July 2021
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