Winter Riding & Yoga

How about winter riding in the beautiful forest scenery? Spruces covered with the snow, deers running silently, sun rays penetrating the forest – all of that can be your experience. At this special trail we connect exploring magical winter Świętookrzyski forest with yoga training for riders to achieve body and soul relaxation. Join us!

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting day

We will pick you up from the Chopin Airport in Warsaw at the scheduled time of your arrival. We take you by car from Warsaw to Mostki to the Ignacówka Riding Center (approximately 2 hrs). We will arrive at the agrotourism center where we will have dinner with a local menu. After the meal we will invite you for a walk to the Mostki lagoon.

Day 2: Gembury Rocks [first riding day]

Riding

After a delicious breakfast we saddle our horses and hit the road to the Swietkorzyskie ancient forests. We will go through sunlight beech woods to discover, hidden in the deep forest, a yellow sandstone quarry which is called The Eyes of the Earth thanks to its incredible shape.

Pottery Workshop

In the afternoon you will learn different methods of creating ceramic vessels and ways of decorating them. You will experience how the clay reacts to touch, how plastic & and how brittle it is. You will make some dishes and decorate them.

Yoga Practices

You will have joga exercises dedicated for riders with certified yoga trainer. Thanks to these relaxing exercises you will feel more connection between body and mind. The exercises will improve your body awareness.

Day 3: Kopulak Mine [second riding day]

Riding

After the breakfast we will visit the Kopulak Mine where they used to mine for the world- known speckled sandstone. This is the place where the signs of life from 240 million years ago were discovered. We will admire orange rocks glowing with pink light, wood lake in the excavation and lush green thicket.

Yoga Practices

You will have joga exercises dedicated for riders with certified yoga trainer. Thanks to these relaxing exercises you will feel more connection between body and mind. The exercises will improve your body awareness.

In the afternoon – Finnish sauna. The session is wonderfully restorative. The Finnish sauna gives energy for your body and cleans your mind. It provides deep relaxation and indulgence.

*This attraction is available in the GOLD Package and SILVER Package. 

Day 4: Michniowski Stone Reserve środa [third riding day]

Picturesque wood path will lead us into the deep Sucheniowskie forests. We will ride through the shadows of the wood gorge admiring firs that are more than a hundred years old. We will visit the Michniowski Stone reserve situated on the hill among beech forest. Hidden in the maze of rocky corridors there is a cave where partisans used to hide. Maybe we will see the footprints of a devil who – according to the legend – used to sit on the rocks and play sad melodies on his fiddle to fool inattentive wanderers.

Yoga Practices

You will have joga exercises dedicated for riders with certified yoga trainer. Thanks to these relaxing exercises you will feel more connection between body and mind. The exercises will improve your body awareness.

Day 5: Ostojów [fourth riding day]

Riding

After breakfast, we will go through the beautiful Suchedniowsko-Oblęgorski Landscape Park. We will see a historic mill on Kamionka river. The mill from 1885 – in very good condition. This is the place on Świętokrzyskie Trail of Technical Monuments. After that we will be riding along Kamionka river and we will arrive at Ostojów, where we meet local folk artis Włodzimierz Ciszek, who makes traditional folk toys.

Joga Practices

You will have joga exercises dedicated for riders with certified yoga trainer. Thanks to these relaxing exercises you will feel more connection between body and mind. The exercises will improve your body awareness.

In the afternoon – Finnish sauna. The session is wonderfully restorative. The Finnish sauna gives energy for your body and cleans your mind. It provides deep relaxation and indulgence.

*This attraction is available in the GOLD Package and SILVER Package.

Day 6: Chapel of Saint Barbara, Michniów Mausoleum, The Holy Cross Monastery – Friday, non riding day (non riding day, car excursion) 

After a delicious breakfast we are going by car to The Holy Cross Monastery, the most mystical place in Świetokrzyskie Mountains. On the way we will visit Barbarka Hill with a chapel of Saint Barbara offering an amazing view over the Klonowskie mountain range and Łysica and the typical landscape of rolling colorful hills of the Swiętokrzyskie region. After that we are going to Michniów Mausoleum – historical place of martyrology, where the Nazis murdered the entire village. Finally we are going to Nowa Słupia and going King’s Road to the monastery. There we are visiting the monastery with The Relic of The Holy Cross. 

Yoga Practices

You will have joga exercises dedicated for riders with certified yoga trainer. Thanks to these relaxing exercises you will feel more connection between body and mind. The exercises will improve your body awareness.

Day 7: The farewell

After breakfast we will take you to Warsaw Chopin Airport. On our way there you will have an opportunity to buy local honey and do some shopping in a market. In Warsaw we will say goodbye hoping to see you again.

PRICES:

GOLD

7 days holiday

transfer from the airport and to the airport

4 days riding with licenced horse guide through stunning Świętokrzyskie Mountains

car tip to Holy Monastery Saint Cross

traditional delicious Polish meals (6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 6 x dinner)

pottery workshop

„motanka” doll Workshop

wooden toy workshop

1 x visit in SPA Resort (saunas)

wine testing in local vineyard


1908 €

2108 €

per person

SILVER

7 days holiday

transfer from the airport and to the airport

4 days riding with licenced horse guide through stunning Świętokrzyskie Mountains

car tip to Holy Monastery Saint Cross

traditional delicious Polish meals (6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 6 x dinner)

pottery workshop

„motanka” doll Workshop

wooden toy workshop

1 x visit in SPA Resort (saunas)


1620 €

1720 €

per person

ECONOMIC

7 days holiday

transfer from the airport and to the airport

4 days riding with licenced horse guide through stunning Świętokrzyskie Mountains

car tip to Holy Monastery Saint Cross

traditional delicious Polish meals (6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 6 x dinner)

pottery workshop

„motanka” doll Workshop

wooden toy workshop


1474 €

1574 €

per person

 

I WANT THIS ADVENTURE!

 

* The guide may change the route according to the weather and the skills of the participants.

The guide

Magdalena Sułek – experienced horse riding instructor and the PTTK Mountain Horse Tourism guide. The founder of Ignacowka Center. Through many years she worked in noted equestrian centers in Poland. Passionate equestrian, admirer of old craft and a talented artist who will teach you not only the secrets of riding and guide you through the Swietokrzyskie Mountains but also will show you how to work on a potter’s wheel.

Equipment:

We ride in sport saddles or endurance saddles with light saddlebags to keep water, raincoat, a camera and lunch. For your passport and money we recommend a belt bag. We use traditional european bridles with bits. It is mandatory to ride in helmets – you can take your own or borrow free of charge in the IgnacowkaRiding Center. One day of the rally is a car excursion to the most interesting places of the Swietokrzyskie region.

What should I take with me?

The way the Star Rally is organized in a very comfortable way. Your luggage stays in the agrotourism where we spend every night. Everyday we travel light with light saddlebags with the most important things: cameras, food and raincoats. For your documents and phone we recommend you take a belt bag.

What should I take with me?

  • Passport
  • Cash (euro, dollars, pounds – you will exchange free of chargé in Poland)
  • A camera
  • Riding pants or comfortable tourist pants (2 pairs in case of getting wet)
  • Riding chaps
  • Layered clothing: T-shirt, cotton shirt, fleece jacket , raincoat or rain cloak
  • Trekking shoes, waterproof (Chelsea boots and boots are out of the question)
  • Riding helmet (you can borrow free of charge)
  • Riding gloves
  • Pocket knife
  • Belt bag (for your money, documents and phone)
  • Swimming suit
  • Flip flops to use in the shower

 

I WANT THIS ADVENTURE!

 

Winter Riding & Yoga

Horse Expedition

Wildlife

SPA & Wellness

Accommodation in agritourism

Duration: 7 days
Days on horseback: 4
Non riding days (car excursion: 1)
The size of the group: 2 people

Dates & Spotks:

NOVEMBER 2023 – MARCH 2024
7-23.12.2023 – sold out
24-30.2023 – sold out
7-13.01.2024
14-20.01.2024
21-27.01.2024
28.01-03.02.2024
04-10.02.2024
11-17.02.2024
18-24.02.2024
25.02-02.03.2024
03-09.03.2024
10-16.03.2024
17-23.03.2024
24-30.03.2024

NOVEMBER 2024 – DECEMBER 2024
10-16.11.2024
17-23.11.2024
24-30.11.2024
01-07.12.2024
08-14.12.2024
15-21.12.2024

Standard: Nights in local agrotourism – rooms with bathrooms, beds with sheets, Wi-Fi.
Food: local menu, breakfasts and dinners in the agrotourism, lunch during the break
Logistics: light saddlebags

Price: 1274-1808 euro

The price includes:

– transfer for the Chopin Airport Warsaw to the agrotourism center in Mostki and back
– horse rental, saddlebags included
– horse riding instructor support
– 1 day car excursion
– local sightseeing
– accommodation in agrotourism
– rooms with bathrooms and Wi -Fi
– pottery workshop
– “Motanka” doll workshop
– wooden toy workshop
– full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
– rental of raincoats
– SPA & Wellness relax (Silver & Gold Option)
– wine testing (Gold option)

I WANT THIS ADVENTURE!

GALLERY