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Mountain Horseback Riding Tour Montenegro

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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

  • 6 riding days - up to 7.5 hours per day
  • 3 mountains, 2 national parks, and many lakes
  • In the hot summer months, enjoy chill nights in the mountains
  • Meeting locals, sleeping in traditional villages - katuns
  • Trying national food such as kacamak and cicvara
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Russian, Serbian
Group size: 6-12 participants
Airport transfer included: Podgorica Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodation will be organized in ethno village, hotels, 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

Holiday information

  • What you’ll do: Riding mountain Balkan horses, calm and very skilled at this terrain, you will enjoy the beauty of northern Montenegrin mountains, lakes, national parks, and Tara canyon
  • Where you’ll be: During this 8 days tour (5.5 days of riding), you will enjoy the beauty of the mountains Bjelasica (National Park Biogradska Gora), Sinjavina, Durmitor (National Park Durmitor)

Itinerary

Day 1

After arrival at the airport, local hosts will make sure that you enjoy every part of your tour around Montenegro. You will have a transfer from Podgorica (the capital of Montenegro) to the northern part of Montenegro.

The town of Kolasin is 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, it is one of the most monumental medieval memorials in Montenegro).

Upon arrival, you will meet the horses and have an orientation briefing during dinner, tasting Montenegrin traditional cuisine.

Overnight in Bijeli Potok cabins.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will prepare horses and start riding along the stream and woods to Izlazak, the viewpoint of Kolasin. The ride goes near 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 Eko Katun Vranjak (summer pasture Vranjak).

Overnight: Eko Katun Vranjak

Riding information: 3 hours 30 minutes before lunch (+ 20 minutes breaks), 2 hours of riding after lunch

Eko Katun Vranjak (summer pasture) is located by the very border of the National Park Biogradska Gora at an altitude of 1720 meters. During dinner, you will have a chance to taste some of the forgotten meals. Magic night 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 the first-morning sun rays falling into the mountain complex that surrounds you, filling 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.

Day 3

Today's ride is located at National Parl Biogradska Gora. 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 the ride continues to Svatovsko Groblje, the spring of Biogradska river, Ogorela Glava, and ends at Katun Goles where you will overnight.

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

Overnight: Katun Goleš

Riding information: 3 hours 45 minutes before lunch (+20 min breaks), 2 hours 30 minutes riding after lunch

Day 4

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

Overnight: Katun Potrk

Riding information: 3 hours before lunch + 3 hours of riding after lunch

Day 5

Today you will enjoy the amazing scenery while riding through wild beauty. After the morning ride to Savina Voda lake, you ride up hills to Sinjavina, near Ruzica church, and continue across Sinjavina to Zabojsko lake where you can spend some time relaxing and enjoying 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.

Overnight: Katun Gomile

Riding information: 5 hours 30 minutes riding + small breaks before picnic, 2 hours riding after picnic

Savina Voda:

Hidden in Sinjajevina cliffs and surrounded by dense coniferous trees, it 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 are preserved and confirmed by a strict regime of protection within the National Park “Durmitor.”

Day 6

After breakfast ride goest across Sinjavina meadows, through local villages, and continue to Durmitor mountain, Zminjicko lake, where you will have lunch in a restaurant next to the lake. After lunch, you continue the ride to the local farm just next to Riblje lake. 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.

Overnight: local farmhouse, next to Riblje Lake, Zabljak

Riding information: riding about 2.5 hours before lunch and 1.5 hours after lunch

Day 7

This morning, you will ride across Dutmitor meadows to Riblje and Vražije lakes (an opportunity to swim with the horses). After lunch on the farm, you will have a transfer (about 30 minutes) to Djurdjevica Tara bridge where you will enjoy the view of Tara canyon (with its depth of 1300 meters, the Tara canyon is the biggest in Europe and second-world's biggest canyon after Colorado). You will have an opportunity to fly on Zipline (this is optional).

After the visit to Djurdjevica Tara, you will drive to another national park, Biogradska Gora, and Biogradsko lake. They are surrounded by primeval forests, one of the three oldest in Europe. Transfer to Kolasin where you will overnight again at Bijeli Potok cabins.

Riding information: 4 hours + break before lunch

Day 8

Transfer to the airport. Eco-Tours Montenegro can plan today's activity depending on your flight time. It is possible to organize a visit to Virpazar and Skadar Lake.

Location

You will ride through three different mountains (two national parks) and many lakes. 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

Food and drink (non-alcoholic) are included in the package. Enjoy full board meals starting with dinner at arrival date, finishing with breakfast at departure date.

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:

  • 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 is available for 30 EUR. Ask Eco-Tours Montenegro for more information.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation as written in the program
  • Food and drink (non-alcoholic)
  • Guide
  • Taxes
  • Entrance to the national park area
  • Logistics
  • Horse rental

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional - zip line
  • Airfare

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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Availability

This horse riding tour is available from June to September on set dates. Please select your arrival date below. Small group supplement of 100 EUR is required for 3-5 riders.

This tour also offers 1130 per person for 6-10 riders.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Saturday August 3, 2024
(8 days / 7 nights)

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