Dalmatian Hinterland Tour

Dalmatia Croatia: (IT-HRSR01)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/croatia_dalmatian_hinterland_tour.aspx

Introduction
Dalmatia Croatia
Trail Dalmatian hinterland is suitable for riders that can walk, trot, canter and gallop. You will be riding on historical ancient old Roman roads and cattle paths through beautiful rural parts of Dalmatia known as Dalmatian hinterland.
You will be riding next to mountains Svilaj, Moseć and peaks of untouched nature. You will also explore the local culture as you pass through small villages full of friendly and hospitable people.

Guests will be arriving during the day. Transfer from Split airport, bus or railway station to the ranch can be arranged upon request. As an option, you can visit the city of Split with the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace over 1700 years or a small town of Trogir, which is also under UNESCO protection.

Accomodation

Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent in the same location.

Description
There are 2 houses for accommodating guests with a total of 5 rooms and 2 bathrooms to be shared. Bed linen and towels are provided and WIFI is available on site. Laundry is not available.

Room Occupancy
Single rooms can be requested based on availability.


Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 are included. Breakfast and dinner are served at the Ranch and lunch is served in the countryside. Most food comes from the local farms. The food is homemade (fruits, vegetables, meat and wine from our garden on the ranch). Wine, beer, coffee, tea, and juices are included with all meals.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Riding Level
From intermediate to advanced riders. It is necessary to have a previous horseback riding experience and be familiar with the trot, canter and gallop. You also need to be in good physical condition due to the long hours of riding.

Horses
We have thirteen horses aged between 6-12 years. Breeds are Lipizzaner, English Thoroughbred and Croatian warm-blooded. They are extremely calm and reliable.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1: Saturday
At the ranch, on arrival you can relax with a small snack before dinner. You will also have time to get to know other guests, your host, make new friends and enjoy dinner with homemade wine.

Day 2: Sunday
Morning starts with breakfast and a hot cup of coffee or tea. After breakfast you will get to know the horses and ride from 2-3 hours discovering the surrounding nature. You will have time to choose a horse for yourself. You'll go through the fields where you will canter and gallop through natural pathways.
During lunch you will be staying at the ranch and then rest. After a rest and lunch you will again ride for another 2-3 hours. After an afternoon of riding you return to the ranch where you can expect a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Day 3: Monday
After breakfast you will get ready for the trail. You will groom and saddle your horse before riding.
Riding up the hill Zelovo lasts just over two-hours where you will have a pleasant lunch and rest. After the break you will continue to ride for about 3 to 4 hours to other places and villages where you will have an amazing view of the fields, forests and nearby mountains. After the trail you will return to the ranch for a nice dinner and drinks with your hosts.

Day 4: Tuesday
After breakfast you will continue to ride to the Svilaja Mountain where you will gallop across the field and go through Dalmatian villages of Ogorje, Leskur and Milesina. After passing through the village you will continue on ancient Roman roads to the mountain where you can relax over lunch. After a well-deserved break will continue to ride over the mountains to the village Buzov. Then you will ride through the village Pribude to the ranch where you will enjoy a delicious dinner with the other guests and their hosts.

Day 5: Wednesday
Wednesdays after breakfast you will ride through the fields at the foot of the mountain Svilaja the old villages Crivac and Čavoglave. You will ride the spectacular ancient Roman roads where you have the opportunity to trot, canter and gallop.
In the village of Marinići you will passing old wells with clear cool waters and have lunch.
After lunch, you can explore the hill above the village which is famous for its caves and underground waters.
Later that afternoon riding continues to the field where you will trot and gallop. You will continue over Crivac fields and then return to the ranch through the glades and forest roads.

Day 6: Thursday
In the morning after breakfast you will get ready for yet another trail. The day begins with a gentle trot, riding through the field towards the top of the mountain Svilaja on natural paths.
Half way through you will have a delicious lunch and a beverage (1300 meters above sea level). You will then continue to the mountain top Svilaja (1508 m above sea level) where you will enjoy the view of the Perucko , lake Cetina river, Adriatic sea and nearby islands! Panoramic view is truly breathtaking.
After the break you will ready the horse and continue down the mountain to the ranch where you will dine.
 
Day 7: Friday
After breakfast we will have you riding the mountain Moseć. You will ride through beautiful fields and pastures at the foot of mountains and streams, and will ride on a gravel road to a lunch destination for. After lunch you will ride through the mountain canyon. Later this afternoon you will return to the ranch where you can rest after the trail and have a delicious dinner and conversation, remembering good experiences during the trail.

Day 8: Saturday
Departure is scheduled after breakfast or if you want you can visit Split.


Rates and Dates for Dalmatian Hinterland Tour

Rates include:

All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, non-alcoholic beverages, English speaking guide and six days of riding.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20198 day trip, AP - (High season)€900$1080
  • B
    20198 day trip, AP - (Low season)€750$900
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2019 Transfer from/to Split airport, bus, and railway, return, pp 60 $75
2019 Hourly riding lessons available--please inquire 0 $0
2019 Overnight Pack Trips available--please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 06/22 - 06/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 07/06 - 07/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 07/20 - 07/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 08/03 - 08/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 08/17 - 08/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Expired
A 2019 08/31 - 09/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2019 09/14 - 09/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Sold Out
A 2019 09/28 - 10/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2019 10/12 - 10/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2019 10/26 - 11/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2019 11/09 - 11/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - (High seaso... 2 /6 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Transfer and gratuities

Other Info
Meeting: Split
Airport: Resnik Airport (SPU)
Transfer: Resnik Airport (SPU), bus station, or railway station in Split

Climate:
                                                    Sinj area


Month

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

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Average High Temperature (°F)

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56

49

Average Low Temperature (°F)

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54

48

41

Average High Temperature (°C)

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18

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10

Average Low Temperature (°C)

4

4

6

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14

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9

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

7

7

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3

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9

9

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Split enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate.

Summer
Summer temperatures can go as high as 30 degrees Celsius.

Winter
In winter, temperatures can drop to 0 degrees Celsius (but this is less common). It can get cold and fairly wet in winter. The rainy season is around mid September to October with 2-3 days of rain per week.

Spring and autumn have mild temperatures. May, June and September are the best months to visit.

What To Bring:
What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit (June to September)
  • Riding pants
  • Boots or riding shoes
  • Chaps
  • Helmet (we can supply helmets if you do not have one)
  • Sun cream
  • Some change of Croatian Kuna money (you can go to any exchange office to change currency because we are still not accepting euros in shops and restaurants)
  • Health info in case of injury and own medicine if you have any medical condition