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Mountain Horseback Riding Tour Montenegro

In riding a horse, you borrow freedom. Get ready for this trip! Riding mountain Balkan horses, calm and very skilled at this terrain, you will enjoy the beauty of northern Montenegrin mountains, lakes, national parks, and the biggest European - Tara canyon.

Key information

  • Horse breed: Balkan horses

Highlights

  • Riding from place to place across
  • 6 riding days - up to 7.5 hours per day
  • 3 mountains, 2 national parks, and many lakes
  • In hot summer months, enjoy chill nights in the mountains
  • Meeting locals, sleep in traditional villages - katuns
  • Trying national food such as kacamak and cicvara
  • Experiencing rafting on the Tara River
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Russian, Serbian
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Podgorica Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodation will be organized in ethno village, hotel, but you will sleep with locals in their katuns - traditional summer villages. Be prepared for shared use of toilets and many roommates.

Eco Katun Vranjak (Summer Pasture)

Eco Katun Vranjak (Summer Pasture) is located by the very border of the National Park Biogradska Gora at an altitude of 1,720 meters. During dinner, you will have a chance to taste some of the Montenegrin forgotten meals.

Night magic is waiting for you in small comfortable eco huts for two persons, while during the night mountain sounds and silence are interrupted by an owl hooting or howling of wolfs.

Early getting up will offer you first-morning sun rays falling into the mountain complex that surrounds finding your lungs deeply full of fresh mountain air. You might let nature takes its course while you are overwhelmed with a view at Prokletije, Maganik, and Sinjajevina.

Program

Day 1: Arrival - Kolasin

After arrival at the airport, local hosts will make sure that you enjoy every part of your tour around Montenegro. Eco-Tours Montenegro team will have a transfer from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to the northern part of Montenegro, the town of Kolasin located at an altitude of 960 meters. The ride through Platije Canyon will certainly be the interesting one.

On the way, you will visit the Moraca monastery (built in 1252 - one of the most monumental medieval memorials in Montenegro). Upon arrival, you will meet horses and have orientation briefing during dinner, tasting Montenegrin traditional cuisine.

  • Accommodation: Bijeli Potok cabins

Day 2: Izlazak - Vranjak

After breakfast, you will prepare horses and start riding along the stream and woods to Izlazak, the viewpoint of Kolasin. The ride goes near the Cirilovac monastery up to Kljuc peak and Kapela. Lunch will be organized in Katun Krivi Do with local people. After lunch, you will ride across Bjelasica meadows to eco Katun Vranjak (summer pasture Vranjak).

  • Accommodation: Eko Katun Vranjak
  • Riding information: 3 hours and 30 minutes before lunch (+ 20 minutes breaks) and 2 hours of riding after lunch

Day 3: Biogradska Gora National Park

Today's ride is located at Biogradska Gora National Park. From Vranjak, you ride near Zekova Glava peak and Pesica lake, then you will visit Pešića, Ursulovacko, and Sevarine lake. Lunch will be organized in Katun Suvodo Do with local people, after which ride continues to Svatovsko groblje, spring of Biogradska river, Ogorela Glava and ends at Katun Goles where you will overnight.

  • Accommodation: Katun Goleš
  • Riding information: 3 hours and 45 minutes before lunch (+20 min breaks) and 2 hours and 30 minutes of riding after lunch

Day 4: Tara River - Sinjavina Mountain

From Goleš Katun, you will ride through the village of Moračko Trebaljevo, then you will go across the Tara River (when the water level is small, you can also ride across the water). Lunch in the restaurant at the shore of the Tara River. After that, you continue to Markovo Brdo and reach Sinjavina Mountain. Sinjavina's viewpoints will show you different scenery, including Lipovo valley. You finish your ride for today at Potrk Katun. After you set at a local's house, you will have a welcome drink and dinner.

  • Accommodation: Katun Potrk
  • Riding information: 3 hours before lunch and 3 hours of riding after lunch

Day 5: Sinjavina Mountain

Today, you will enjoy amazing sceneries while riding trough wild beauty. After morning ride to Savina Voda Lake, you ride up hills to Sinjavina plateau, near Ruzica church and continue across Sinjavina to Zabojsko Lake where you can spend some time to relax and enjoy in untouched nature. After a picnic at the lake and rest, you will ride to Gomile Katun where you will overnight at the house with locals.

  • Accommodation: Katun Gomile
  • Riding information: 5 hours and 30 minutes + small breaks before the picnic and 2 hours riding after the picnic

Day 6: Durmitor National Park

After breakfast ride goest across Sinjavina meadows, trough local villages and continue to Durmitor mountain, Zminjicko lake, Njegovudja and afterward to Zabljak. Lunch will be organized in a local village. You're supposed to have enough time to visit Black Lake this afternoon.

  • Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Zabljak
  • Riding information: riding about 4 hours + 20 minutes breaks before lunch

Day 7: Dutmitor meadows to Riblje Lake - rafting

After morning ride across Dutmitor meadows to Riblje Lake, you will have lunch at a family farm and then short drive (about 30 minutes) to the rafting starting point at Tara canyon. Rafting, part Splaviste – Zugica Luka (Durmitor National Park area) - at this part of the river, rafting is not extreme.

During this 2-and-a-half-hour long tour, you will enjoy in the National park "Durmitor" and a beautiful Tara river canyon river (with its depth of 1,300 meters, the Tara canyon is the biggest in Europe and second world's biggest canyon after Colorado). You will see the Ljutica River, the strongest spring in Europe, Bridge on Djurdjevica Tara, green whirlpools, Zugica Luka where this tour finishes. After rafting, you will have an opportunity to fly on zipline across canyon near Djurdjevica tara bridge (optional)

Transfer to Kolasin where you will overnight again at Bijeli Potok cabins.

  • Accommodation: Eko Katun Vranjak
  • Riding information: About 3 hours + break before lunch

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport will depend on flight time you plan this day. It is possible to organize a visit to Virpazar and Skadar Lake.

Included excursions

Rafting on Tara river

A real adventure down the Tara River, through the deepest and the most beautiful canyon in Europe. The Tara River Canyon is 1,3 kilometers deep and it is under UNESCO’s protection, as a part of the world heritage.

The tour starts from Splaviste, 3 kilometers upstream from the Bridge on Djurdjevica Tara. This tour is 14 kilometers long. Eco-Tours Montenegro has top-quality equipment for this arrangement as well as experienced guides who will make this tour unforgettable.

During this arrangement, you will enjoy the National park Durmitor and the most beautiful Tara River Canyon. You will see the Ljutica River, the strongest spring in Europe, then the bridge on Djurdjevica Tara, green whirlpools as well as Zugica luka, the closing point of rafting tour.

Location

You will ride through three different mountains (two national parks) and many lakes. Discover the Tara River and do rafting at the beginning of the canyon (the second biggest canyon in the world). Eating traditional Montenegrian food, meeting local people, sleeping in katuns - summer villages.

Biogradska Gora National Park

Biogradska Gora National Park was proclaimed a national park in 1952. The most impressive part of the national park is the virgin forest reserve, the surface of 16 square kilometers, where the strict protection system has been established. That is one of the last virgin forests in Europe.

Zabojsko Lake in Sinjajevina

Hidden in Sinjajevina cliffs and surrounded by dense coniferous trees, there is a lake of emerald green color. Its biggest depth of 19 meters places this almost undiscovered jewel among the three deepest lakes in Montenegro. Its beauty and quality is preserved and confirmed by a strict regime of protection within the National Park “Durmitor.”

Durmitor National Park

This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara River canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbor a wide range of endemic flora. It was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980.

Food

Vegetarian meals can be arranged on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Zipline across Tara river, after rafting tour (20 EUR)

What's included

  • 6 days with riding
  • Riding time: 3 hours to 7 and a half hours each day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Rafting at Tara River
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional - zip line after rafting tour

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Podgorica Airport (TGD). Eco-Tours Montenegro's driver will wait for you at the airport and give you transfer to Kolasin (one hour and 30 minutes' drive), where the tour starts.

Airport: Podgorica Airport Airport transfer included: Podgorica Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 34% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This horse riding tour is available from June to September on set dates. Please select your arrival date below.

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