From the Blonde River Tisza to the Blue River Danube
This tour leads the riders from the flood plains of the river Tisza through the sand dunes of the Kiskunság region and the salty plains of Solt to the river Danube. During the mounted trip, riders ara covering long distances. One of our friends, who participated in this tour, said at the end of the event: “We are inclined to think that we know our country. But now that we rode through the region of Kiskunság, it dawns on us that we hardly see it at all out of our car windows.”
It is impossible to cover such a long distance on foot. However, the horses takes the riders to places representing the characteristics of the region, and during the tour, the riders can also experience unique features in nature, which they may think are non-existent anymore.
Sand dunes, flat land, long distances – these are the features in the region that suit best the type of horses we breed in our stud. The Akhal Teke is a breed that ancient Hungarians rode during the conquest of the land of Hungary. This horse is famous for its comfortable paces.
Approximate daily program:
Day 1 – Arrival/Transfer
Seat ourself in our Yurt Camp, this is our first accommodation. A short test riding will be held – to check the level and skill of riders – and look around in the Akhal Teke Stud. We have dinner between 19-20 o’clock.
Day 2 – Riding to the River Tisza
Start to go at 9 o’clock and after a 3-4 hour long riding we will have a break for picnic. Then we will ride forward to our destination. On the way we will cross the romantic old floodplain of the River Tisza. There we have a picnic and collect water from the Tisza to take it to the Danube.
Day 3 – Riding to Kiskunmajsa
On the way we go through the typical sodic desert of the Plain that will changing with the dunes of the Kiskunság. Start to go at 9 o’clock and after a 3-4 hour long ride we will have a break for picnic. Then we will ride forward to our destination.
Day 4 – Riding to Bugac
In the morning we will visit the Thermal Spa. The group will leave the bath after lunch and ride forward until reaching our next destination. We will cross a sand landscdape with juniper bushes at Bugac. In our destination (Bugac) there is a shepherd museum and a stud, and there are wranglers, too. This is a traditional horse and cattle breeder region.
Day 5 – Riding to Akasztó
Start to go at 9 o’clock and after a 3-4 hour long ride we have will have the ordinary break for picnic Then riding forward until reaching our next destination. During our mounted trip, we will cross turf-grounds.
Day 6 – Riding to Bakodpuszta
Start to go at 9 o’clock and after a 3-4 hour long ride we will stop for a picnic. Then riding until reaching our next destination. During the ride we will get insight into the romantic world of the Great Hungarian Plain. We can see native animals and protected species of water birds. The region is also a well-known archaeological site.
Day 7 – Riding to the Danube
Start to go at 9 o’clock and after a 3-4 hour long ride we will have the ordinary picnic. After that, we will ride forward to the next destination. The vast saline-alkaline desert is similar to the ancient steppes, it gives a monumental panorama. At the end of the tour we will pour the water of the River Tisza into the water of the River Danube.
Day 8 – Departure/Transfer
With 210 km long tour behind us, the transport will take us back to the Ferihegy Airport for returning home.