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Cowboy Wilderness Adventure

Itinerary for Cowboy Wilderness Adventure

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, snow and water levels, special events or interest, etc. Guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Our partners reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in the afternoon. Explore the Ranch and meet the horses.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Ranch

Day 2: Horsemanship Lesson & Afternoon Trail Ride
After breakfast, you will participate in a natural horsemanship session led by Bruce Yerkovich. His signature style of horsemanship is based on what he calls “natural human” and genetic memory. By allowing yourself to be authentic, you will experience fellow-ship with a horse unlike ever before. After lunch, we tack the horses and go on a trail ride for a couple of hours to put into practice what you learned in the morning and to make sure we are ready for the adventure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Ranch

Day 3: Ride to Basecamp
After breakfast we set out for our first day-ride. Our goal for this day is to reach a high mountain plateau, where our crew has set up our base camp. On the way, we will cross hidden springs and watercourses. This is an intensive ride, covering some rough terrain, often going through unmarked territory. A real adventure for real cowboys and cowgirls! Accommodation will be in our safari-style tents on comfy beds and proper matrasses and duvets. No roughing it here! And hot showers inside Indian tipi are all the rave with our guests.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at basecamp

Day 4: Ride to Rangers' Station
Good cowboy breakfast will be served in the morning. On this day we will transverse an old Roman road that leads to the seaside of the mountain. We will stop for the rest and lunch break at the Ranger’s station, be-fore heading back to the base camp.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at basecamp

Day 5: Ride to Mountain Valley
Today's trail takes us over the mountain to a valley where several movies were made and which is a popular brown bear habitat. There is a high probability of spotting these majestic animals on this day. We will eat our lunch out of the saddlebags. In the afternoon we will circle back to the base camp riding on a dirt road.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at basecamp

Day 6: Ride back to Ranch
We make our way back to the Ranch using high altitude switchbacks, popular during middle-ages with outlaws and renegades. Lunch out of the saddle-bags near the animal watering hole, so very likely we will run into forest critters there. In the evening, a feast will await us at the Ranch, after which a soak in a hot tub!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Ranch

Day 7: Departure
Departure after breakfast or extend your stay for more relaxation, rejuvenation or other activities that Ranch has to offer.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Cowboy Wilderness Adventure
Tour Code: IT-CROA01
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,310.00
Dates : May to Sept

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 05/22 - 05/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
A 2021 06/19 - 06/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2021 09/18 - 09/24 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western only
Horses: Quarter horses, Arabians, Lipizzaners,...
Pace: 5-7 hours per day in the saddle. Walk ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Zadar Airport (ZAD)
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