Homoki Ride Package Deals
Bookable April 1st 2018 through November 30th 2018
The following is an outline itinerary for the Homoki Riding. Although you can arrive and depart any day, below is an example of what your stay could look like day to day.
All package deals include accommodation, with all meals starting from dinner at arrival day and ending with breakfast on the day of departure, guided riding tours per day and a 1.5 hour introductory ride on arrival day (if arrival prior 2pm). Guided riding tours on departure days are not included in package deals. An evening of traditional Hungarian music is also offered when groups of 3 or more horse riding guests book to stay for a minimum of 7 nights.
If transfer is part of your package, you will be met by the driver at the Budapest Airport or at arranged meeting point (payable locally).
This one and a half to two hour trip will take you through the Hungarian Southern Great Plain. Near the end of your journey you leave tarmac roads and continue on sandy tracks to the secluded Nature Quest Resort of Homoki Lodge. According to your booked package you will be introduced to your accommodation at Homoki Lodge or Homoki Yurt Glamping Ground, the Homoki Dine and the horses. In the evening, have a typical Hungarian meal (drinks not included). If you arrive early in the afternoon (before 14:00) there is the the possibility of a short introduction ride later in the afternoon.
A Typical Day
Usually rides are going out right after breakfast for a few hours and radiate in different directions every day. Lunch will be prepared at base of Homoki Dine or at specific picked places where typicalHungarian food is served. Rides in the afternoon will last for about 1,5 hours. Dinner is taken at Homoki Dine or at the terrace with a view at the paddocks (Drinks not included).
Discover The Southern Hungarian Puszta
Get acquainted with the sure footed, untiring Hungarian Warm blood horses and experience the openness of the country, the seemingly never ending sandy tracks, meadows and ride even through pine and acacia forests. You might spot some of the local wildlife including hare, roe deer, fallow deer or wild boar. Perhaps you will enjoy a fast ride with a long canter across the rolling plains this afternoon, where the horses can show what they are made of!
Day Tour to The Buffalo Reserve / Mórahalom
This is our longest ride across the plains but offers beautiful scenery of the flat Puszta landscape. For lunch (Drinks included) enjoy a pick-nick at the observation platform to see protected wetlands through the naturalization of water buffalos (bubalus bubalus).
Ride Through Forests to The Fishing Lake / Ruzsa
A lovely day ride takes you through deep woodlands with lots of chance to view wild game and at noon discover a brake at the fishing lake, were a local fisherman is preparing the traditional Hungarian fish soup “Halászlé” (Drinks included). Relax at the stunning lakeside before heading for some fast
gallops back to Homoki Lodge.
Ride To The Farm Museum / Gatsor
Another fast riding tour leads you past crops and tobacco plantations to a farm museum close to the Serbian border where you will look at interesting farm tools and utensils of the past. Have a break and experience a typical bite with lard bread, sweet paprika and seasonable vegetables (Drinks included). Ride back through the oak forests followed by long canters across lovely meadows. Enjoy Afternoon Tea with homemade snacks at the Homoki Dine.
Meadow Hopping Rides
Lovely blooming meadows full of seasonal flowers such as uncountable Red Poppies, Bugac Orchid, small Pasque Flower, Sea Aster, Autumn Lady’s-tresses, Giant Hungarian Daisy, Tisza-parti Margitvirág, Hungarian Milkvetch, Buckbean/Bogbean, Marsh Gladiolus etc. are the dream for horse riders frm all over the world. Discover this untouched refuge by steady paces and even gallops for the keen riders.
Village Ride / Ruzsa The ride will pass near well kept crops and fruit orchards following the border of the surrounding farm steads until you reach a typical Hungarian village in the Puszta Plains of Hungary. Learn about its population and how they build their homes and yards, see happy pecking chickens in theirs gardens with crops of vegetables. The guide will show you the infrastructure like the school, majors house, church and the park. Lunch can be taken at the Presszo where they prepare the most gigantic Hamburgers Hungarian style. On the way back wether to ride through the poplar forests with shade or the keen riders may gallop via the nearby plaines.
Follow The Hoof prints Of The 19th Century Highwayman / Ássothalom
Ride and discover the former wetlands, which represented an ideal area for the bandits to hide themselves from the authorities an finally pass the legendary ‘Rózsa Sándor Tree’ which the more than 200 year old contemporary witness followed by a visit to the newly opened Rózsa Sándor commemorative house in Ásotthalom to learn more about this famous folk hero.
Market Rides / Mórahalom / Ruzsa Every third and fourth Sunday a month there is market day in the nearby villages. Rides leave after breakfast towards the market place. at arrival horses are taken care by the groom while you can walk into the markets and dive into the lively bustle of the market traders. Life stock, antiques, fresh goods, clothes and everything one can imagine is haggled for. Around noon taste the freshly prepared local specialities like the locals do. Ride back and enjoy some canters over meadows and the never ending sandy tracks.
Natural Reserve Ride / Ássothalom
Nature quest for rare species of birds, beetles and wild orchids along the Ásotthalmi „Csoda Rét“ or „Miracle Meadow“ which was founded by the Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph I and Queen Sissy.
Breakfast, check out util 10am. If booked in advance, return transfer to Budapest airport. Please note that there is no riding included on the departure day.
Following Homoki Ride Package Deals are available (recommended minimum stay 3 nights)
For prices select date and board ⇒ Homoki Ride LIGHT / guided day tours – 1.5 hours
For prices select date and board ⇒ Homoki Ride MEDIUM / guided day tours – 3.0 hours
For prices select date and board ⇒Homoki Ride ADVANCED / guided day tours – 4.5 hours