The Bieszczady Mountains 2021
The Bieszcazady mountains are located in the south-east of the Polish territory, an immense territory, practically uninhabited, but defined as one of the most beautiful and evocative regions of Poland due to its isolation and its virgin landscapes. A journey completely immersed in the nature of the Bieszczady mountains, famous for the richness of flora and fauna including wild animals such as bear and wolf. Do not forget the cultural interest of these areas: for several centuries in fact various ethnic groups have followed one another here, leaving traces of various types of architecture.
Guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 10
Pick-up at the Krakow airport or train station and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon and dinner with the rest of the group. Overnight at Hotel.
Transfer very early, around 6.00 to Sanok, about 3 and a half hours of travel. Once arrived at the destination meeting with the guides and assignment of the horses. On the saddle through very wide spaces ; after having lunch ,we will instead enter dense forests surrounded by hills. Arrival in the afternoon in Wola Piotrowa where we will be guests for dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
Full day on horseback crossing forests and more plains and valleys for long gallops. We will pass various villages abandoned due to the "Vistula operation" (relocation of minorities after the world war). We will stop at the village of Turzansk, known for its wooden Gothic church of the XIX century and part of the UNESCO heritage, typical of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine. Arrival in the afternoon in Roztoki Dolne where we will be guests for dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
Another beautiful day on the saddle surrounded by nature: fields, forests and even abandoned villages like Zernica where we will see an Orthodox church. Arrival in Rybne in the afternoon where we will be guests for dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
Today we will ride following the mountains with a magnificent view of Lake Solina, also known as the “Bieszczady Sea”, the largest artificial lake in all of Poland, fed by the San and Solinka rivers. We will pass by the village of Bukowiec. If the weather permits we will climb Mount Korbania to have a complete view of the region. Arrival in the afternoon in Terka where we will be guests for dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
We continue our trek along Lake Solina and ford the San River several times, until arriving in Postolow in the afternoon where we will be guests for dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
Last day on the saddle to return to the stables in Sanok: we will choose a track that leads through the Slonne mountains and Sobien castle or to the ruins of a Carmelite monastery. Arrival at the stables in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay with a local family.
Breakfast and transfer to Krakow airport or station for about 3 and a half hours. Schedule a flight in the afternoon.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 15 May 2021 to 9 October 2021||€ 1,380|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED)
ACCOMMODATION: guest rooms
EQUIPMENT: ENGLISH SADDLE with saddlebags
HORSES: MALOPOSKI, a breed bred locally since the 19th century. Born from the crossing of English and Arab thoroughbreds. Also used by the local population for travel, they are strong and safe, suitable for mountain routes.
GAIT: FROM 4 TO 6 H PER DAY ON THE SADDLE APPROX. We proceed to the three gaits. The ability to know how to control the horse in open spaces is required. It is necessary to know how to saddle and unslate your horse. Everyone is required to take care of their animal for the evening hospitalization.
MINIMUM AGE : 12 years
MAXIMUM WEIGHT : 90 KG
TYPE : Itinerant trekking with overnight stay in basic guesthouses
The first night will be in Aparthotel Oberza Sasiadow in Krakow category 3 *** (or similar). Recently renovated, it is located in the city center, offers wi-fi and a restaurant with typical cuisine.
The other nights will be in basic structures: local farms, hostels or guesthouses. The rooms are normally for 2/4 people or even dorms. The services are shared.
The choice of structures is given by the possibility of accommodating our horses for the night and creating a team spirit.
The treatment is full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8. Delicious cuisine of typical dishes, all homemade. Lunches will be at picnics or at restaurants along the way. Alcohol excluded.
It is possible to have menus for special allergies with prior notice.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Depending on the departure dates, however, the circular program could end in Dwernik.
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