7 Days Fantastic Horse Riding and Ranch Vacation in Rakovica, Croatia

Unforgettable Horse Riding Holiday in Croatia

Come and join an unforgettable holiday in a small town of Croatia! Ranch Terra invites all animal and nature lovers to their beautiful ranch in Irinovac, where they will share with you their passion for horses. Regardless you are an experienced rider or a beginner, you will certainly enjoy the unique experience of being with these beautiful animals, learning about them, and riding them in the superb landscape and stunning nature!

Meet the instructors

Marko
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Highlights

  • 5 horse riding days
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3-4 hours
  • Professional guidance during horse rides
  • Various trails with stunning landscapes
  • Excursion to Barać Caves
  • 6 nights of lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with activities in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Table tennis
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Patio

Terra offers bright and homely rooms with balconies. It also provides a garden with barbecue and horse riding facilities. Guests can go water rafting or swimming in the nearby Korana River, go horseback riding at the stables or relax in the garden, which includes a children’s playground and table tennis.

At Terra, all rooms are elegant and spacious, overlooking the surrounding hills and meadows. They all have free Wi-Fi and wooden floors and furniture. Facilities in each room include a balcony, patio, garden view, mountain view, shower, toilet, and bathroom with bath or shower.

Program

This horse riding holiday is designed for all. All trails are in different places so you can see beautiful untouchable nature and beautiful views. You can go if you are not experienced riders since all horses are very calm and Ranch Terra has welcomed a lot of beginners here. When you arrive at the ranch, you will talk about what time you want to go every day, such as a mix of mornings and evenings riding or however you want.

Trail horseback riding

Ranch Terra horses are fit, some lively, some quiet, but all responsive and each having their own individual characters. There is a horse for everyone. They live the natural lifestyle in herds and it is a great joy to spend time watching them and learn about herd hierarchy. In more than 10 years of experience of running ranch and guiding trails, Ranch Terra always cares most for guests' happiness and their horses.

Recreational trail riding does not have an age limit. If you like nature and horses you can enjoy this type of recreation and active vacation. Riding skills are checked before leaving the ranch for a trail ride so that the guide can choose the appropriate track based on the rider’s knowledge.

Itinerary

Day 1

This is the arrival day.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will get to know your horses. The first riding day leads through the beautiful landscape to the Korana River and on to an old tower from the Osman Empire, where you will rest.

Day 3

Over mountains or wide meadows and through dense forests, there will always be the possibility to gallop. You will come to the Korana. If you like, and if it is weather suitable for swimming, you can swim here.

Day 4

Today is the rest day. Surely you can plan a trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is Croatia's first national park, and since 1979 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are known for their play of colors, from azure to green, gray, or blue. The colors are constantly changing due to the minerals in the water and the incidence of light or sunlight. Over eight kilometers of paths and boardwalks around the lakes have been made accessible to visitors.

Day 5

You will be on horseback again. From the hills, you will have fantastic views over the countryside. At a stream, in the middle of the forest, you will take a rest.

Day 6

Through narrow paths, you will reach the Caves of Barać, which you will visit today.

Day 7

The riding day takes you to Seliste Dreznicko, which offers a magnificent panorama. In the shade of ancient linden trees, they are about 150 years old, you will take a break.

Included excursions

On this vacation, you will enjoy a visit to the Caves of Barać.

Instructors

Marko
Marko is the guide and owner of Ranch Terra, he had horses all his life, he has so much love for horses. Horses are very good and brave because they feel that they are very very loved. Marko is a very experienced rider and very good teacher for riding.

Location

Ranch Terra is located on a farm in a small town of Irinovac, Croatia near Plitvice Lakes National Park. Irinovac is just two kilometers from the main road D1, and it is on the road to the border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina. All this makes it a handy starting point when you want to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Barać Caves, Bihać, Rastoke in Slunj, or Korana River.

Nearby places

  • Caves of Barać, 6 kilometers
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, 8 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • River
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Meals are not included in the price. However, just across the street, there is a restaurant where guests can have their breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Things to do (optional)

During this holiday, you can have a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is your choice to choose which day you want to visit it, whether it's on the rest day, the first day, fourth day, or you can do it on the last day. It is all your choice and changes are possible always.

Hiking is a common activity in Plitvice Lakes National Park or you can try boating, train ride, cycling, or rowing. Bihać and Rastoke are other beautiful places to visit and you can also try rafting on the river Una or swimming in Korana River.

During winter, Plitvice Lakes whole nature gives a different dimension. Despite low temperatures, you have a chance to see the magic of frozen waterfalls and lakes or ski and sled at Ski Resorts Mukinje. Winters can be very cold in this part of Croatia with a lot of snow, but riding horses in the snow may be an unforgettable experience for you.

What's included

  • 5 riding days (3 to 4 hour per day)
  • Professional guidance during horse rides
  • A visit to Barać Caves
  • 6 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Meals

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Availability

Please note that this vacation is not available in July and August.

 
Booking information

You can choose to stay for a shorter or longer duration, please send your inquiry to Ranch Terra for further details.

 

Children information
  • Children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
  • Children under 2 years old are charged 7 EUR per person per night for children's cots.
  • The maximum number of extra beds or children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
  • Supplements are to be paid for separately during your stay.

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