Dalmatian Hinterland Tour

Dalmatia Croatia: (IT-HRSR01)
URL: https://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
The Ranch offers basic accommodation in double and triple rooms (total of 5 rooms) with shared facilities. The rooms are split between 2 houses. One of the houses is located by the ranch and has 2 double rooms with 1 shared bathroom. The other house is located only 5 minutes away from the ranch by car (transport is provided) and offers 3 double rooms and one shared bathroom. The rooms are basic and simply furnished with bed linen and towels.
WIFI is available on site. Laundry is not available.



Room Occupancy
Single rooms can be requested free of charge, based on availability.
Triple rooms might be available depending 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. Depending on the weather, meals are taken outside on the terrace or inside in the clubroom.

Most food comes from the local farms. We will be cooking outside on open fire or enjoy traditional Dalmatian homemade food (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 most dietary restrictions with 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.
Participants are expected to take care and tack up the horses (help is provided if needed).

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.

Note: Guests must know how to saddle and prepare a horse for riding.  Help is always provided.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
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.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 2 (Sunday): Introductory Ride
Morning starts with breakfast and a hot cup of coffee or tea. After breakfast you will get to know the horses and go on a ride to discover 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.
Lunch is taken at the ranch where you can rest. After a rest and lunch you will for an afternoon ride. After an afternoon of riding you return to the ranch where you can expect a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Riding approx. 4-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 3 (Monday): Zelovo Hill Ride
After breakfast you will get ready for the trail. You will groom and saddle your horse before riding.
You will be riding up the Zelovo Hill, 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.
Riding approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 4 (Tuesday): Dalmatian Villages Ride
After breakfast you will ride to the Svilaja Mountain, where you will gallop across the field and go through the 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, we will continue to ride over the mountains to the village Buzov. Then you will ride through the village Pribude and back to the ranch, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner with the other guests and their hosts.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 5 (Wednesday): Roman Roads & Fields
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 6 (Thursday): Svilaja Mountain Ride
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 7 (Friday): Moseć Mountain Ride
After breakfast, you will ride to 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 today's lunch spot. 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch


Day 8 (Saturday): Departure
Departure is scheduled after breakfast or if you want you can visit Split.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Dalmatian Hinterland Tour

Rates include:

Accommodations, All meals with non-alcoholic beverages (one drink per meal) & 6 riding days
Helmets can be provided

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20208 day trip, AP€950$1075
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.13

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2020 Transfer from/to Split airport, bus, and railway, return, pp 60 $70
2020 Hourly riding lessons available--please inquire 0 $0
2020 Overnight Pack Trips available--please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 06/20 - 06/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 07/04 - 07/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 07/18 - 07/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 08/01 - 08/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 08/15 - 08/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/29 - 09/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2020 09/12 - 09/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2020 09/26 - 10/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2020 10/10 - 10/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2020 10/24 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Transfers, Riding Lessons, Pack trips & Gratuities

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Dalmatian Hinterland Tour (IT-HRSR01):
Guests should have their own masks.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

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

Climate:
                                                    Sinj area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

47

49

54

61

70

79

84

83

73

65

56

49

Average Low Temperature (°F)

39

39

43

49

57

65

69

69

61

54

48

41

Average High Temperature (°C)

8

9

12

16

21

26

29

29

23

18

13

10

Average Low Temperature (°C)

4

4

6

10

14

18

21

21

16

12

9

5

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

7

7

6

5

3

3

5

7

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