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Herzegovina Nature Ride

Itinerary for Herzegovina Nature Ride

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Guests will have time to meet each other’s and set in the house. Before the dinner hosts will have a short introduction and briefing about rides, horses and other things important to know. Dinner will be served with homemade food specialties. Snack before dinner in case of early arrivals.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 2 (Sunday): Introduction
Each morning starts with cup of tea/coffee and breakfast at 7 am. After breakfast, guests will meet the horses and, after tacking up, we will go on an introductory ride. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your riding companion and make sure you are comfortable with the tack. Then, we will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by some time to rest. In the afternoon, we will go on another ride and come back in time for dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 3 (Monday): Ride to Blaževići village & Krenica Lake
After breakfast, everyone helps grooming and getting the horses ready. The guide will be saddling and checking each horse. Any needed help will be provided by a volunteer and a final check will be provided by the guide. 
This morning, we ride uphill to Blaževići village, where we pass the local church of St. Luke, the patron saint of horses and animals. We go back to the ranch for lunch.
In the afternoon, we go on horseback to Lake Krenica. The lake is well known by locals thanks to a regional legend. Its deepest point reaches 47meters below water. During the summer months, we might ride bareback so that we can swim in the lake and create great memories. The route that leads to Krenica Lake goes though hay fields and offers amazing views of the surroundings. We might get lucky and see some local wildlife such as rabbits, wild ducks, pheasants or other kinds of birds. Dinner will be served at the ranch with traditional food and drinks.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride through Artemisia fields
After breakfast, we starting our ride from the ranch and cross some rivers in order to reach open fields of Artemisia. Cantering through this beautiful aromatic vegetation is a great experience! Lunch will be served in the middle of nature, so we can all enjoy a rest in the shade of the trees. During the afternoon, we make our way back to the ranch, riding along rivers and passing wine yards on our way. We might see a herd of sheep in the fields.  Once back at the ranch, everyone helps taking care of the horses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride to Omerovac Valley
After breakfast, we hop in the saddle and start our ride passing through wine yards, orchards and fields of corn, potatoes and wheat (depending on the time of the year). We then make our way uphill, crossing over Svetigora hill. Today's destination is a peaceful valley called „Omerovac“ and surrounded by 4 hills (Svetigora, Krstina, Ograda & Orlov Kuk). We have a lot of fun riding uphill and downhill and stop for a lovely lunch break in the shade of oak trees. We take our lunch with a local family, owner of the land we just rode through. 
Before getting back on the horses, we can play a game of soccer or take part in other activities such as traditional Herzegovina games. On the ride back to the ranch, we will stop to visit a necropolis of ancient Roman tombstones. This is very interesting because some of stones still have carved symbols.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 6 (Thursday): Matica River Ride
In the morning, after breakfast, you will get ready for yet another trail. Today's trail goes along the Matica River. This is a very special riding day as the route we follow was used during Bosnia and Herzegovina's National Endurance Championship in 2010. The river goes through many villages before throwing itself in the Adriatic Sea. We take our lunch in a beautiful spot by the river and take some time to rest.
Dinner will be served back at the ranch, after making our way back home, on horseback.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 7 (Friday): Lake Nuga Ride
Today will be without doubt the highlight of your holiday. After breakfast, we get ready to go on a beautiful ride around Lake Nuga. We will be climbing the hill to get to the entrance of the famous cave called “Ravlića pećina”. After visiting the cave, we make our way to the spring of the Matica River. The area is reknowned for its old watermills that were used to flour grain for bread in the past centuries. Nowadays, some of them are open to visitors. Picnic lunch will be served by the river, and then we go for a short visit to the “Peć Mlini” Park. Finally, we will mount up and ride back to Nuga Lake. From there we will follow a different route that leads to the ranch.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 8 (Saturday): Departure
Departure is scheduled after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Herzegovina Nature Ride
Tour Code: IT-BHSR01
8 days / 7 nights
Dates : April to October

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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Tack: English
Horses: Arab (Bosnian breed of Arabians and mi...
Pace: 3-5 hours in the saddle per day
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Mostar or Split
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