Several centuries BC Jason and the Argonauts set off in the goodship ‘Argo’ in search of the Golden Fleece. Orpheus was one of the crew and hisspecial skill was the ability to play the lyre so beautifully that he charmedthe birds and beasts, and more importantly for Jason, prevented the dreaded Sirens from luring the Argo onto the rocks. This ride takes place in what usedto be Thrace and is now the Rhodope Mountain, the home of Orpheus.The area blends remote villages, ancient Eastern Orthodox churches and mosques intothe outstanding natural scenery to create something that is uniquely Bulgarian.You will become part of this pluralist world because we will be on horsebackwhich is exactly the way the “Ancients” used to travel.This is an 8 days trip with 7 days riding. It is a circular ride that begins and ends in the mountain village of Trigrad, high in Smolyan Province of the Rhodope Mountains. On the route you get the opportunity to explore the forests and meadows of this remote part of Europe staying in family run hotels and hunting lodges. Excellent horses, good food and a unique chance to hear polyphonic folk musicin the mountains.
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