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On the Dalmatia Trail you will ride on historically old tracks, Roman and Napoleon roads, old cattle ways and through the beautiful rural parts of Dalmatia with its Karst landscape. We will follow the River Cetina and Peruca lake straight to one of the sources of the River where clear and refreshing spring water rises from deep down the earth. In the summertime there are various opportunities for refresh yourself and your horse by swimming in lakes and rivers. We will also experience the local culture when passing through the small villages full of friendly and welcoming people.

This trail is suitable for intermediate to experienced riders who are used to spend long days on horseback and are also willing to fast gallop. We usually start our ride after breakfast and will have short breaks and water stops before lunch. Over lunch breaks the horses are always turned away on the pasture land and set free to roll and graze and relax. And we too have a chance to chat or take a short nap!

This trail is for adventurous people, be prepared for good food and forward going horses!

 

Departure dates 2017

April 15 - April 22  --> full
April 29 - May 6
May 13 - May 20
May 20 - May 27
June 3 - June 10
June 10 - June 17
July 8 - July 15
July 22 - July 29
August 5 - August 12  --> special Sunday with Alka Riding Games in Sinj
August 19 - August 26
Sept. 9 - Sept. 16
Sept. 16 - Sept. 23
Sept. 30 - Oct. 7
Oct. 7 - Oct. 14

 

Trail Itinerary

Saturday

Arrival during the day. In case you wish to visit the town of Split and the remains of the Diocletian Palace (over 1700 years old,) or the little town of Trogir, (both under UNESCO protection) we can also arrange transfer from town. Split is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Croatia with nice beaches. Once on the ranch you have the opportunity to get to know the other riders, horses and people. Dinner in the evening on the ranch.

Sunday

After breakfast on the ranch we set off for a daily ride up to Mount Svilaja (1512m). There we enjoy a typically Croatian lunch near the top. After lunch you can either rest or climb up to the top of the mountain where there is a splendid panoramic view over the river Cetina and Peruca lake. Dinner and overnight on ranch.
This day is important to familiarise yourself with your horse. If you feel you are not matched with the right horse you can change your horse before the start of the trail.

Monday

The trail starts heading eastwards, towards the village of Ogorje. We ride through forests and have lunch on a high plateau where we can enjoy beautiful views from the surrounding valleys and mountains. After lunch we continue our ride into the next valley where we reach the night place for the horses. Dinner and overnight in a nearby hotel.

Tuesday

After breakfast we start the ride towards the river Cetina. We cross the river (if waterline is not too high) and follow the river for climbing the next mountain. In the early afternoon we reach Peruca lake where we and the horses can relax. After lunch we can have a swim. Early evening we continue our ride for the the overnight sleeping place in a nearby guesthouse.

Wednesday

In the morning we 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 we 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.

Thursday

Today we ride to the town of Vrilka and climb the hill behind the town. We reach lunch place on top where we can relax and enjoy the spectacular view. After lunch we climb down into the next valley and continue our ride through small villages and forests to overnight place of horses. Overnight and dinner in a nearby guesthouse.

Friday

After breakfast we ride through some big fields with plenty of trotting and galloping. After lunch we follow an old path through canyons towards home. In the evening we return to the ranch and enjoy the last dinner with our new friends.

Saturday

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye and everybody prepares to leave.

Itineraries or accomodation may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances but we assure you that this ride will be a real adventure.

 

Accommodation and Food

Monday: Hotel with single, double or triple rooms and hot shower 
Tuesday: Comfortable guest house and hot shower 
Wednesday: Comfortable guest house and hot shower 
Thursday: Comfortable guest house or hotel and hot shower
All other days on ranch

Full board during the whole week

Group size:  From 4 to 12 people

Ability description: Intermediate to experienced. You need to be comfortable in trot, canter and at least willing to gallop. Not suitable for novices. This trail requires you to be fit and in case of steep terrain, you will be required to walk alongside your horse.

Total riding time: 6 days, 4 to 6 hours per day

 

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