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Good Piglet Ranch invites you to join a horseback riding vacation in beautiful nature of Fruska Gora, Serbia! Fruska Gora offers fantastic horseback riding opportunities. It has such beautiful nature with many creeks and springs of drinkable water, majestic old forests, and viewpoints. The rides start every time from Good Piglet Ranch, radiating in different directions, with routes taking you through forests and up and down mountain tracks, with opportunities for trots and canters in the open fields and where the terrain allows it.
While staying in Good Piglet Ranch's place, you can expect clean air, sleeping in silence, waking up with the birds chirping and watching the starry skies at night. You will stay in an apartment on the ground floor of a house. It is a cozy apartment with mountain view. There is one room with four beds, made from recycled wooden pallets (one double bed and two single beds). Each bed has its own locker with a key so that your personal belongings will be safe while you’re outside.
All guests can use a shared bathroom with shower. Water is always warm, due to the instantaneous water heater. Towels are included. There is also a common room and shared kitchen, as well as the outside area. Pets are also welcome to stay with you. Coffee-maker, kettle, hairdryer, refrigerator, oven, stove, iron (upon request), and laundry (washing and drying, upon request and free of charge) are available.
The interior space is heated throughout the whole winter season, so that no matter when you arrive, your accommodation will be pleasantly warm. During the summer season, on the other hand, the temperature is naturally pleasant without the use of air conditioners. The whole area is covered by free Wi-Fi and the apartment is a non-smoking area. For smokers, a covered area is provided in front of the apartment. There is only street parking if you arrive by car.
To participate, you should be an, at least, intermediate rider, comfortable in the saddle at all paces as the tour requires four to five riding hours per day on varied terrain. The minimal requirement is that you are in control of a horse at a walk and trot and are used to riding in the open country and over different types of terrain. Your guide is carefully attentive to your needs and can adjust the rides and pace as needed.
Good Piglet Ranch has four horses (and one Welsh Pony), who are all very fit and healthy, very well-cared for, well-schooled and responsive. Each horse has a different personality and Good Piglet Ranch will always try to match each rider with the right horse.
Dragan is a horse lover. He deals with horseback riding since 2004. He has participated many times in endurance contests in Serbia. As a riding instructor, since 2011, he has been working at a local equestrian club. There he trains children and adults, both in basic riding lessons and advanced riding in nature. He tries to teach his students to understand the nature of the horse in order to know how to request certain commands from the horse. He is constantly improving in the fields of caring for horses and horseback riding.
Good Piglet Ranch is located in Stari Ledinci, suburbs of Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia (Europe), famous for the Exit Music Festival. That small town is a quiet place only 10 kilometers away from the city. It lies in Fruska Gora National Park which is a beautiful mountain that, once upon a time, was an island in the Pannonian Sea. Within five kilometers (three miles) is a lookout point Cukala, spring near Popovica, Popovica Lake, Vaga, Pera’s cave, lookout point Orlovo bojiste, a hermitage in a rock, Lake Ledinci, spring Zvecan, Turkish fountains, Ledinci Tower, the orthodox church, an old cemetery, etc.
Within 10 kilometers (six miles), you can find the Rakovac Monastery, resting point Zmajevac, Vrdnik Tower, Dumbovo waterfalls, Iriski Venac, Danube River, etc. Also, you can visit monasteries (16 orthodox monasteries), Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, local wineries, goat cheese tasting house, etc. Belgrade is 90 kilometers away and Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) lies within 83 kilometers.
Good Piglet Ranch prepares fresh vegetarian or vegan meals every day based on locally and organically grown food, cooked and served with love. They can also offer you a raw food if you desire. They carefully choose their food. Mainly, they use vegetables and fruits produced in their own organic garden. If necessary, they supply themselves with foods from local certified organic producers.
Good Piglet Ranch seasons the meals mostly with a combination of herbs gathered and dried by themselves. They don’t use artificial flavors and additives or preservatives. Besides that, Good Piglet Ranch also uses a lot of wild edible plants and mushrooms collected in the surrounding area. If you have to use some kind of special diet, they can adjust your menu on demand.
Please use the bus line 76 which departs from the train station in Novi Sad and goes through the Oslobodjenje Boulevard across Liberty Bridge. Exit the bus at the kindergarten in Stari Ledinci. You can ask the bus driver where the kindergarten is. Continue on foot, following the direction of the bus. Before the grocery store Dacka, take a turn to the left, that leads to the part of a village called Klisa.
There are two signs pointing left, on a pole located on the right side of the road. One says Klisa on an arrow, and the other one has a silhouette of a horse on it. Follow the asphalt road to the top of the hill. Right at the top is a crossroad (left-forward-right) where you should turn right. After 100 meters (300 feet), turn right once again and walk to the end of the road (dead end).
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