Riding Holidays in Transylvania-equestrian tourism in the land of Dracula

Rides & Carriage Trips

Count Kálnoky’s Estate offers one-week trail rides for groups of up to six. Often made up of a number of people who have booked separately, the small groups make for friendly and interesting riding, allowing the guides to provide individual attention to each rider. Larger groups are possible, also booked as private tours.
Each week of a ride includes five days of trail riding, with between four and six hours in the saddle per day, broken up with rest stops and a break for lunch. A circuit course is covered, with guests staying in local guesthouses for several nights along the way. All guest baggage is transferred to the nightly accommodation by the Estate’s staff.

  • One-week moving-on trail ride (itinerary): Suitable for riders of intermediate ability and upwards who want to experience the landscapes and scenic views of the area.
  • Winter Riding & Adventure Program : (activities)Suitable for riders of intermediate ability and upwards, these rides provide the opportunity to ride in the snow, as well as enjoy sleigh rides, snow shoeing and other winter activities.
  • Day trips: (read more)In addition to its weekly program of rides, day trips by horse or carriage are also available to visitors staying at the Estate’s guesthouses at Miklósvár (www.transylvaniancastle.com). A variety of trails are used, each displaying the natural beauty of the landscape between the villages of Miklósvár, Koröspatak and Kálnok.
    The rides offer a varied pace, taking guests through forests, across pastures, and up the hills. The scenery is beautiful and diverse, the area largely untouched by tourism. The hilly terrain sometimes limits the speed of the ride, but there are many opportunities for trots and extended canters each day where the terrain permits.
    The Estate also offers Carriage-Driving Tours for those who wish to travel by horse-drawn vehicle. Based on the one-week moving-on trail ride, carriage-driving tours are available from the beginning of May to the beginning of November. Around five hours are spent driving daily and a variety of terrain is traversed. There are options for experienced carriage drivers, who may drive themselves, and for those with little or no experience, who will be driven by an experienced guide.
    In addition, Count Kálnoky’s Estate is happy to host groups from riding schools, riding clubs, military units, and other groups interested in booking special activities. Custom itineraries can be arranged on request.