Trails

Trails

Merlelor is the ideal place for beautiful riding trails in Transylvania. Our horse riders inn is situated where the Transylvanian hills descend into the valley of the Olt-river, with a lovely view over the Carpathian mountains. The tracks lead you through over 700 square miles of unrestricted country. Huib, your guide, knows this region like the back of his hand. He also keeps topographical maps and a compass at hand in case there is a need for an alternative route.
We ride over wide meadows past shepherds with their flocks of sheep and herds of cows and buffaloes. As we pass through remote villages, we seem to step back in time. Horse-drawn carts are the main means of transport. In the village pub we relax with a drink and observe the basic life of the local people. Romanians are inquisitive and love to chat on any occasion.

Merlelor offers the following riding trails.

Camping-trail

These are organized in the period from May until September.
Our sleeping accommodations are as following:
• during the first, second and last night we sleep in the guesthouse,
• one night lodging with a Romanian family,
• three nights on the trail in tents. One night we visit shepherds. We enjoy the hospitality of the shepherds and eat our evening meal around the camp fire.
These trail rides are suitable for people who love camping in nature and love to travel without the usual sanitary comfort. If desired we can make an exception and drive riders back to the guesthouse to clean up and shower.
This is an 8-days arrangement with 6 days of riding, 5-6 hours a day. Number of participants, minimum 4.
Luggagetransport is included.

Pension-trail

During the whole season, from April until Oktober we also offer this option for trail rides. They are equivalent to the trails with tents, except that we sleep exclusively in guesthouses and private accommodations with toilet and bathroom.
This is an 8-days arrangement with 6 days of riding, 5-6 hours a day. Number of participants, minimum 4.
Luggagetransport is included.

Mix-trail

These trails are organized from May until August. Staying overnight is partly in the Merlelor inn (first, second and last night), one night in a private accommodation, one night in a guesthouse and in tents (2 nights). Also during the mix-trail we stay one night with the shepherds with a campfire and probably have roasted lamb for dinner

All of our arrangements include board and lodging and all beverages offered during meals. You may also purchase an all-inclusive beverage package for € 55,- which covers all drinks consumed during your stay at Merlelor.