Horse Riding Holidays in Croatia
Istria, a heart-shaped peninsula in the north west of Croatia, offers an almost perfect setting for a horse riding holiday. With a bucolic interior of verdant, forested hills and fertile plains, comfortable mediterean climate and warm hospitality plenty of horse riders are attracted to Istria’s hilltop villages and lush valleys. Istria’s coastline is extremely popular during the summer but this holiday, travelling through the mountainous interior, means you can still feel undisturbed even in peak season.
Explore a hidden side of Croatia on this week-long break in the Dalmatian mountains. You’ll be riding in an area of Croatia rarely visited by tourists where you can enjoy delicious homemade food and wine, explore sleepy villages and natural wonders on horseback. The trail takes you on winding, ancient Roman roads and cattle paths through gentle slopes and wide valleys; this is ideal horse-riding country. There are plenty of opportunities for long canters through flower meadows and over the six days you’ll experience Croatian hospitality first-hand staying at your hosts’ welcoming and friendly family ranch.
Small Groups in a Land Rich in History
This horse riding holiday specialises in small groups, with a maximum of 6 guests you’ll benefit from a quality riding experience and personal attention. The trail travels through a beautiful land rich in history with the emphasis on exploring the area’s natural beauties but cultural and historical points of interest are incorporated into the rides. For example, you’ll visit Motovun, a captivating walled town perched on a hill in the Mirna river valley. This is a stunning setting with far-reaching views across the surrounding hills. An atmospheric cluster of Romanesque and Gothic buildings lie hidden behind the town’s 14th century fortified walls.
This horse riding holiday gives you an opportunity (in the summer months) to swim with your horse in the warm waters of the Adriatic sea. A truly unique experience that all riders should try at least once! You’ll experience some exhilarating canters and gallops across this lush countryside on your way to the coast.