Discover Croatia on horseback - Come join the Dalmatia Trail or Plitvice Trail!

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In Croatia you will find stunning views and varied landscapes where riding areas are unspoilt and surrounded by small villages, open plains, pastures, mountains, lakes and rivers. On our ranch we offer family atmosphere and any help during the trail is very welcome. Our trails are for people looking for adventure and challenges where you and your horse can form a real team.

You need to be competent in grooming, tacking up, mounting and dismounting of your horse, however there is always help at hand if needed. It is important that you can take care of your horse and equipment and enjoy entire days on the horse in every pace. Luggage and extras are transported by vehicle to each stop off point. Each day of our trails you can explore the natural beauty of the varied landscape. You will experience breathtaking rides; crossing and swimming through rivers, galloping through open plains and climbing mountains.

Our horses are fit, some lively, some quiet, but all responsive and each having their own individual character. In more than 20 years of experience of running and guiding trails we always care most for guest's happiness and our horses! You will enjoy Croatia's delicious traditional cuisine, wines, Schnapps and other drinks. During the trails we will stay in places that allow you to explore the stunning countryside and experience the lives of locals who are indeed very generous, warm-hearted and kind. Don't expect many luxuries, we try to keep it the natural way and close to nature. Both trails offer beautiful countryside of the region and magical moments with your horse.

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Explore yourself the hidden nature and treasured areas of Dalmatia and Plitvice!

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On the Dalmatia Trail you will ride on historically old tracks, Roman and Napoleon roads, old cattle ways and through the beautiful rural parts of Dalmatia with its Karst landscape. We will follow the River Cetina and Peruca lake straight to one of the sources of the River where clear and refreshing spring water rises from deep down the earth. In the summertime there are various opportunities for refresh yourself and your horse by swimming in lakes and rivers. We will also experience the local culture when passing through the small villages full of friendly and welcoming people.

This trail is suitable for intermediate to experienced riders who are used to spend long days on horseback and are also willing to fast gallop. We usually start our ride after breakfast and will have short breaks and water stops before lunch. Over lunch breaks the horses are always turned away on the pasture land and set free to roll and graze and relax. And we too have a chance to chat or take a short nap!

This trail is for adventurous people, be prepared for good food and forward going horses!

 

2021      Departure dates                     (Saturday - Saturday) 
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March 27 - April 3
April 3 - April 10
April 17 - April 24
April 24 - May 1
May 8 - May 15
May 15 - May 22
May 29 - June 5
June 19 - June 26
June 26 - July 3
July 10 - July 17
July 17 - July 24
July 31 - August 7
August 7 - August 14  --> special Sunday with Alka Riding Games in Sinj
August 21 - August 28
Sept. 11 - Sept. 18
Sept. 18 - Sept. 25
Oct. 2 - Oct. 9
Oct. 9 - Oct. 16
Oct. 16 - Oct. 23

 

Trail Itinerary

Saturday

Arrival during the day. In case you wish to visit the town of Split and the remains of the Diocletian Palace (over 1700 years old,) or the little town of Trogir, (both under UNESCO protection) we can also arrange transfer from town. Split is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Croatia with nice beaches. Once on the ranch you have the opportunity to get to know the other riders, horses and people. Dinner in the evening on the ranch.

Sunday

After breakfast we get to know our horses and set off for our first ride and enjoy a typical Croatian lunch. Dinner and overnight on the ranch.
This day is important to familiarise yourself with your horse. If you feel you are not yet matched with the right horse you can change your horse before the start of the trail.

Monday

The trail starts heading eastwards, towards the village of Ogorje. We ride through forests and have lunch on a high plateau where we can enjoy beautiful views from the surrounding valleys and mountains. After lunch we continue our ride into the next valley where we reach the night place for the horses. Dinner and overnight in a nearby hotel.

Tuesday

After breakfast we start the ride towards the river Cetina. We cross the river (if waterline is not too high) and follow the river for climbing the next mountain. In the early afternoon we reach Peruca lake where we and the horses can relax and can have a swim. Early evening we continue our ride for the the overnight sleeping place in a nearby guesthouse.

Wednesday

In the morning we head towards the spring of the river Cetina following the lake on typical dalmatian Karst landscape. Lunch place is close to the river where the brave ones can have a swim in the clear but very cold water of Cetina. In the afternoon we cross a wide open field where often big herds of sheep and their sheepdogs are to be seen and ride to the town of Vrlika. Overnight in a nearby guesthouse.

Thursday

Today we ride to the town of Vrilka and climb the hill behind the town. We reach lunch place on top where we can relax and enjoy the spectacular view. After lunch we climb down into the next valley and continue our ride through small villages and forests to overnight place of horses. Overnight and dinner in a nearby guesthouse.

Friday

After breakfast we ride through some big fields with plenty of trotting and galloping. After lunch we follow an old path through canyons towards home. In the evening we return to the ranch and enjoy the last dinner with our new friends.

Saturday

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye and everybody prepares to leave.

Itineraries or accomodation may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances but we assure you that this ride will be a real adventure.

 

Accommodation and Food

Monday: Hotel with single, double or triple rooms and hot shower 
Tuesday: Comfortable guest house and hot shower 
Wednesday: Comfortable guest house and hot shower 
Thursday: Comfortable guest house or hotel and hot shower
All other days on ranch

Full board during the whole week

Group size:  From 4 to 12 people

Ability description: Intermediate to experienced. You need to be comfortable in trot, canter and at least willing to gallop. Not suitable for novices. This trail requires you to be fit and in case of steep terrain, you will be required to walk alongside your horse.

Total riding time: 6 days, 4 to 6 hours per day

 

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Explore the magical Plitvice Lakes National park (UNESCO World Heritage)  and the almost untouched beauty of this rural and unspoilt region. Far away from any busy lifestyle you can enjoy the fabulous and endless nature trails and maybe even see some wild animals.

The Plitvice trail is suitable for more experienced riders who are used to spend long days on horseback and enjoy long and fast gallops over vast open fields.

We usually start our ride after breakfast at aound 10am and will have short breaks and water stops before lunch. Over lunch breaks the horses are always turned away on the pasture land and set free to roll and graze and relax. And we too have a chance to chat or take a short nap!

This trail is for adventurous people, be prepared for good food and forward going horses!

 

2021      Departure dates                     (Saturday - Saturday) 
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May 22 - May 29
June 12 - June 19

July 3- July 10
July 24 - July 31
August 14 - August 21
September 4 - September 11

 

Trail Itinerary

Saturday

Arrival during the day. In case you wish to visit the town of Split and the remains of the Diocletian Palace (over 1700 years old), or the little town of Trogir (both under UNESCO protection) we can also arrange transfer from town. Split is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Croatia with nice beaches. Once on the ranch you have the opportunity to get to know the other riders, horses and people. Dinner in the evening on the ranch.

Sunday

After breakfast we get to know our horses and and set off for a first rides and enjoy a typical Croatian lunch. Dinner and overnight on the ranch.
This day is important to familiarise yourself with your horse. If you feel you are not matched with the right horse you can change your horse before the start of the trail.

Monday

After breakfast the horses and riders are transported to Gracac (about 2.5 hours drive) where the trail begins. We ride through woods and fields in the direction of Udbina to a small hill where we have lunch. After we continue to Udbina with dinner and overnight on a small farm either in basic-style shared rooms or in tents. Often we get the chance to try some “domestic” plum schnapps – quite strong and definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Tuesday

After breakfast we start with a fast ride through long fields, often enjoying long trots and canters. Lunch place is in open country with fresh cooking. The afternoon ride leads through areas with beautiful landscape, lush pastures and small hills. Overnight in a hotel and dinner in the restaurant.

Wednesday

The short morning ride leads us towards the city of Korenica where we have early lunch and check in at a guesthouse for overnight. All afternoon is reserved for spending in the famous National Park of Plitvice Lakes. After being transported there you can explore on several stunning walks the natural wonders and beauty of Plitvice. Sixteen breathtaking lakes with crystal clear water joined by amazing waterfalls make this national park a unique experience. We return to the guesthouse and prepare for dinner in a restaurant.

Thursday

After a tasty breakfast we start our morning ride and have the chance to swim with horses in a nearby lake. You should not miss this extraordinary experience! After we continue towards Mount Licka Pljesevica (1613m) where we enjoy lunch on the top of the mountain and let the horses enjoy their well-deserved relaxation.The afternoon ride leads through the forest-covered mountain, down forgotten cattle routes to the old farm where our hosts are waiting for us. We spend the night in tents or in a hay barn on the farm. Optional is guesthouse accommodation available (small extra charge).

Friday

After breakfast we leave the farm and make our way trotting and cantering through the fields. Lunchplace is on Mount Kremen, where the panoramic views can be enjoyed. The afternoon ride down the mountain leads us to the finish point where the horses are loaded in the truck and we start our drive back to the ranch. Last dinner and sleeping on the ranch.

Saturday

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye and everybody prepares to leave. 

 

Itineraries or accomodation may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances but we assure you that this ride will be a real adventure.

 

Accommodation and Food

Monday: Dinner and overnight on a small farm either in basic-style shared rooms or in tents, very friendly atmosphere and nice garden, shared bathroom with hot shower
Tuesday: Hotel with single or double rooms and hot shower
Wednesday: Comfortable guest house and hot shower 
Thursday: Camping on an traditional farmhouse (tents or hay barn), no bathroom and hot shower, Optional guesthouse with hot shower for small extra charge
All other days on ranch

Full board during the whole week

Group size:  From 4 to 12 people

Ability description: Intermediate to experienced. You need to be comfortable in trot, canter and at least willing to gallop. Not suitable for novices. This trail requires you to be fit and in case of steep terrain, you will be required to walk alongside your horse.

Total riding time: 6 days, 4 to 6 hours per day (except Wednesday)

 

Trail prices upon request, please contact us on

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