Getting on to Winnetou
Open country with wonderful possibilities to gallop on great horses awaits you in Dalmatia, the heart of Croatia. An impressing karst landscape with its valleys and rivers offers a great diversity and you will be reminded of the Karl May western movies made here years ago...
Day 1: Arrival. If there is time we recommend a visit to Split, Dalmatia´s largest cultural centre that has a 1700 year-old history. Notably you should see the picturesque old city and Diocletian´s Palace, which the UNESCO has included in their World Cultural Heritage register. Dinner and overnight on the ranch.
Day 2: After an abundant breakfast you will go on a ride to let you get aquainted with the surroundings and your horse for the next few days. For lunch you will have a picnic made up of Croatian specialties and freshly grilled trout. In the afternoon you return to the ranch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: The trail starts heading eastwards, towards the village of Ogorje. You ride through forests and have lunch on a high plateau where you can enjoy beautiful views from the surrounding valleys and mountains. After lunch you continue th ride into the next valley where you spend the night camping close to the horses. Overnight in tents. Day 4: After breakfast you start the ride towards the river Cetina.You cross the river (if waterline is not too high) and follow the river for climbing the next mountain. In the early afternoon you reach Peruca lake where you and the horses can relax. After lunch you can have a swim. Early evening you continue the ride for the the overnight sleeping place in a nearby guesthouse.
Day 5: In the morning you 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 you 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.
Day 6: Today you ride to the town of Vrilka and climb the hill behind the town. You reach lunch place on top where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular view. After lunch you climb down into the next valley and continue the ride through small villages and forests to overnight place where you camp and sleep in tents or outside.
Day 7: After breakfast you ride through some big fields with plenty of trotting and galloping. After lunch you follow an old path through canyons towards home. In the evening you return to the ranch and enjoy the last dinner with your new friends.
Day 8: Departure after breakfast (Subject to change)
Program: guided riding tour
Lodgings: Riding centre, simple guesthouses and tent
Catering: full board (AP)
Rooms: double/single rooms
Own horse: no
Min./max. participants: 4-10
Wunderschöne Reittour für Naturliebhaber und Abenteurer, die eine familiäre, nette Atmosphäre lieben! Hier geht es gemütlich-rustikal zu. Sie reiten durch traumhafte, abwechslungsreiche, teils unberührte Karstlandschaft. Ein vielseitiger und interessanter Ritt ist Ihnen hier ebenso garantiert wie eine gute, deftige, landestypische Verpflegung, die immer frisch über dem Feuer zubereitet wird.
Während der Tour bietet sich auch immer wieder die Möglichkeit, mit dem Pferd in den kristallklaren Flüssen und Seen baden zu gehen!
Your expert: Denise Neufeld
Angloarabs and Croatian warmblood - reliable, sure- footed and forward going.
Saddle & tack: Eventing saddles, Western saddles on request.
Riding level & experience: On this trail you ride 5-7 hours every day. You should have perennial riding experience and you should be experienced in all walks.