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Discover the Beauty of Kalnik on a Spectacular Horse Riding Journey in Croatia

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A horse riding holiday in Kalnik, Croatia, is a blend of history, nature, and culture. The region is famous for its medieval fortress on Kalnik Mountain, offering riders a chance to explore historical ruins. The diverse landscape ranges from gentle hills to rocky paths, suitable for all riding levels and providing stunning views of the Croatian countryside. The area's rich biodiversity adds an element of adventure, with opportunities to spot local wildlife. Culinary delights are a key part of the experience, with local taverns serving traditional Croatian dishes and wine. This unique combination of history, natural beauty, and gastronomy makes Kalnik a compelling destination for horse riding enthusiasts.

Meet the instructors

Elena & Martin
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Highlights

  • 4 days amazing horse riding
  • The first day involves getting acquainted with the horse and a lighter riding tour
  • Explore the breathtaking landscape
  • The assistance of at least one horse riding instructor
  • Horses to suit all levels of riders (suitable for beginners and intermediate riders)
  • Use of all the horse riding equipment
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinners
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian
Group size: 3-8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$ 22 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Outdoor shower

Situated in the heart of Croatia, Križevci is a strategic hub for explorers. The town's central location makes it easy to venture out to Croatia's famous cities, natural wonders, and hidden gems, all within a short drive or train ride

You will be staying in single rooms equipped bathroom and toilet. You will be accommodated in the rural houses or apartments near Krizevci during your all days of the tour. The rural house has a swimming pool that is included in the price.

Program

Day 1: Arrival, acquaintance with worses, and trial ride

  • After your arrival at the Zagreb airport, guests will be transported to their charming accommodation around the Krizevci area where the team will warmly welcome you.
  • A good lunch awaits you.
  • The rest of the day is focused on bonding with the horses. This crucial step allows riders to connect with their animal companions, ensuring a sense of comfort and safety for the upcoming rides.
  • A trial riding session is conducted, allowing instructors to assess each rider’s skill level and confidence. This assessment helps in planning the pace, length, and difficulty of the trails for the following days.
  • The day concludes with a relaxing evening, including a welcoming dinner of local Croatian dishes, and leisure time by the pool.

Day 2: Historic trail to Canjevo Fortress

  • Riders embark on a journey from Kolarac to the historic Canjevo Fortress, passing through couple of scenic villages
  • Lunch at Canjevo offers a delightful combination of history and local cuisine, followed by a return trip through different picturesque routes.
  • The evening is reserved for relaxation, dinner, and enjoying the poolside ambiance.

Day 3: Winnetou Cottage and Kalnik Mountain exploration

  • The day's adventure leads to the iconic Winnetou Cottage, imbued with a western theme and reminiscent of classic cowboy films.
  • After a themed lunch and rest at the cottage, the journey continues to Kalnik Mountain, known for its stunning views and beautiful landscapes.
  • The late afternoon and evening are free for guests to relax by the pool or engage in other activities.

Day 4: Leisure and departure

  • A leisurely final day allows for light riding, walks, or relaxation at the cottage.
  • This day provides an opportunity for guests to soak in the tranquil environment or partake in last-minute explorations.
  • Sunset horseback riding on the hills for beautiful photos and videos to finish your program.

Day 5: Farewell and departure

  • After a hearty breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye.
  • You will be transferred to Zagreb airport for your departure flight, taking with you unforgettable memories of this all-inclusive equestrian adventure.

This five-day itinerary in Kalnik offers a balanced mix of horse riding adventures, cultural immersion, and relaxation, creating an enriching and memorable experience for all participants.

Instructors

Elena Toma

Martin Hlebić

Location

Kalnik, a picturesque region known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled in a serene part of northern Croatia, Kalnik invites adventurers and peace-seekers alike to explore its rugged hills, lush forests, and charming vineyards. This area, steeped in history, is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a treasure trove for those interested in exploring medieval architecture, as it is home to the impressive Kalnik Fortress.

The region's natural beauty is complemented by its vibrant culinary scene, where local dishes and fine wines offer a delightful experience for the palate. Kalnik's welcoming atmosphere, combined with its stunning scenery, makes it an ideal destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in tranquility and beauty.

Whether you're horse riding or hiking its scenic trails, exploring its historical sites, or simply enjoying the local cuisine and wine, Kalnik promises an unforgettable experience filled with adventure, relaxation, and discovery. Come and uncover the charm of this enchanting area, where each visit leaves you longing for more.

Food

The food is homemade, consisting of old Croatian recipes and delicacies. The diet plan is diverse, offering a little something for everyone. There will be a range of dishes, from cooked food to barbecue. Soups will be included, as well as desserts.

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Whole food
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)

  • Quad biking around Kalnik

What's included

  • 4 days of horse riding
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (+drinks within)
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming pool
  • Helmet
  • Fully equipped horse
  • Riding instructors and guidance

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers (available for 20 EUR per person for a roundtrip transfer)
  • Personal expenses
  • Riding clothes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

At Franjo Tuđman Airport or at the Zagreb Bus Station, the logistics team will be waiting for you. They will provide transportation to your accommodation, and at the end of your five-day holiday, they will take you back to either the airport or the bus station. This will incur a charge of 20 EUR.

Airport: Franjo Tuđman Airport Airport transfer available: Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$ 22 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% 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 trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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