Come and feel the joy and excitement of horseback riding over the Transylvanian highlands and through authentic villages! We explore the best Transylvania has to offer with thrilling trail rides and sightseeing that you will only find here.
We are located in Viscri, arguably the best known village in Romania, located 80km north of Brașov. Viscri is an eight centuries old picturesque Saxon village, tucked between green, forested hills.
Green hills with a mosaic of agricultural crops, meadows and forests, Saxon villages and fortified churches all form the set of a genuine fairy tale. Some of the old buildings, steeped in history, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List (the fortified churches in Viscri, Saschiz and Biertan), forming ”the last truly medieval landscape in Europe”.
The Viscri fortified church, built atop a hill, gave the German name of the village – Weisskirch / White Church, and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Viscri is a great spot to begin a horse riding adventure through southern Transylvania, one of the most unspoilt regions in Europe.
All of our horses are Lipizzaner, a breed born in the 16th century in Lipica, in today’s Slovenia, and developed for the exclusive use of the Habsburg monarchy. The Lipizzaner is regarded as the true horse of royalty. This is one of the oldest breeds in Europe; the 400 years of selective breeding helped enhance the horses’ grace, intelligence and power to the level of elegance we can see today. They are especially famous for the impressive dressage performances they give at the Spanish Riding School, in Vienna.
All pure-bred Lipizzaner horses trace back to six classical foundation stallion lines: Pluto, foaled in 1765, Conversano, foaled in 1767, Maestoso, foaled in 1773, Favory, foaled in 1779, Neapolitano, foaled in 1790, Siglavy, foaled in 1810. Two additional lines were later accepted as equal to the classical 6 lines: Tulipan and Incitato. The Incitato line was started in Transylvania by the Bethlen Count, in his private stud in Beclean. The Lipizzaner are thus also part of Transylvanian heritage.
Our riding tours are designed for people who love nature and horses and are keen on discovering the history and culture of the Saxon villages of Southern Transylvania, one of the best preserved regions in Europe.You will be housed in authentic guesthouses and served the traditional food prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Best seasons for these longer tours are Spring, Summer & Autumn. But also available for a cold winter ride.
For short tours of 1 to 4 hours, non-riding friends or family who wish to accompany the riders, can also join in a horse drawn carriage.
When you book any of our tours, you actually contribute to the preservation of the traditional way of life in the communities you visit. We are a social business and we work with our local people. Our core priority is to support the sustainable growth of the local economy through cultural and environmentally friendly tourism.
Whether you choose our six-day tour or just a long weekend in the saddle, you will be hosted in one of our traditional guesthouses. They have all been restored by local craftsmen, with traditional materials and techniques, for the preservation of the local cultural heritage.
Nearest Airports to Viscri are Otopeni-Bucharest and/or Sibiu.
Airport pick up from Bucharest by Car @Euro250/car (2-3 Adults one way). @Euro480/mini-van (4-6 Adults one way, minimum luggage otherwise 5 Adults max).
Airport pick up from Sibiu @Euro150/car (2-3 Adults one way). @Euro320/mini-van (4-6 Adults one way, minimum luggage otherwise 5 Adults max).
From Bucharest, take the train or bus to Rupea, a small town 15km from Viscri.
From Bucharest, the drive to Viscri takes about 4h and from Sibiu about 2h.