The Way of the Horse & Bow

  • Location Bulgaria
  • Duration 5 days
  • Price £745.00 per person
  • learn new skills
  • epic challenge
  • camp
  • multi-activity

Adventure Highlights

Learn to ride magnificent horses, fire cross-bows and sleep in an authentic Mongolian Yurt when you’re not riding on scenic mountain trails. This is the ultimate adventure to experience the beautiful Bulgarian culture. Meet Vladimir Mustakerski the founder of the Bulgarian school of horseback archery. Vlad was trained by Lajos Kassai – who reincarnated and established the ancient traditions and art of horseback archery. Being the official representative in Bulgaria, Vlad is helping to keep the spirit alive by teaching young children and adults alike how to learn this forgotten ancient art. Whilst Matt from Primal Bushcraft adds in the finishing touches to make this an all-round epic adventure! Experienced rider or complete novice? Join us for 5 days on Vlad’s 200-acre ranch and learn how to ride a horse in style and advanced techniques for controlling these magnificent animals. Learn archery skills, shooting from the ground and horseback, like the true warrior that you are! Spend your evenings in an authentic Mongolian Yurt. Learn 3 phase bow shooting. Go riding on scenic mountain trails. Learn about the history and the culture of horseback archery. Learn how to shoot from horseback at the walk, trot, and gallop. Learn about Natural Horsemanship. Bow shooting in different directions (forward, sideways and backward) Spend a night on the trail under the stars. Wildlife watching in stunning natural surroundings.

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Arrival and pick-up, get to know the team and the stunning area you'll be based in for the coming week

Day 2

Get introduced to the horses and some basic skills, throughout the week you'll be introduced to more complex skills. Learn about Bulgarian culture and how this is one of the rare opportunities to learn from an expert.

Day 3

Explore beautiful mountain trails by horseback and make the most of your newfound skills! There will be a chance to sleep under the stunning starlit sky.

Day 4

More training and more complex skills being taught on horse riding, firing bow from different angles and exploring the beautiful surroundings.

Day 5

We'll say goodbye to you and drop you off to the airport. You'll have had an awesome experience that will stay with you forever. From learning key skills, getting close to your magnificent horse, seeing the beautiful Mongolian mountains and making friends with like-minded adventurers!

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


No-frills Accommodation

Authentic Mongolian Yurt

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation Transfers from Sofia airport are included, you'll need to book your own flights
  • Food All food is included
  • Drink Drinks are included
  • Equipment

What you'll need to bring

  • Other You'll need to book your flights from the UK to Sofia we can help advise on timings Bring along comfy clothes We'll provide a full packing list on booking Please let us know if there are any questions!


Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Sofia, Bulgaria


Adventure leader


With over 22 years of military experience, Matt has extensive knowledge of survival skills and adventure leading and runs Primal Bushcraft w...