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Mountain Horse Riding Holiday

Had enough of connecting to Wi-Fi, mobile network, or having a project? Do you want to reconnect to nature? Come with Ranch Chivas and reconnect to a forest on Mountain Ivanscica! With a small group of two riders, one guide, and four horses as your whole team, the two of you can enjoy two days of adventure in pure nature; you will get to sleep in a tent in the forest!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 14 to 15 hands
  • Tack Type: Endurance and Western
  • Horse Breed: Croatian Warmbloods


  • Riding program for intermediates
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Horse rental, helmet, and chaps included
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Services of an equine guide
  • Use of camping equipment
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Transfer from Varazdin

Skill level

  • Intermediate


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$23 per person)
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You will be sleeping in tents in the forest. It is possible to rent a room in the mountain house, please send Ranch Chivas an inquiry for more information.


Reconnect to forests, streams, and nature on the mountain Ivanscica in small groups of two persons! Two riders, a guide, and four horses will be the whole team, the fourth horse will carry the equipment. The two of you can enjoy a two-day adventure in beautiful, almost wild, and preserved nature of the northwestern part of Croatia.

While on trails, you can drink spring water, enjoy the tremendous silence, and be surrounded by the forest's positive energy and beautiful nature. After riding, you will eat homemade food, grown by the local people.

You will be picked up at Varazdin bus or train station or you can come directly to the ranch. At the ranch, horses will be equipped and ready. You will be equipped with helmet and chaps and camping equipment. When everyone's ready, the team will start the riding adventure through the forest of Ivanscica Mountain for two hours until you come to a big field called Sumi. You will make camp there, put the horses in the field and start preparing a meal.

Make a fire and prepare vegetarian, vegan, or meals with meat, whichever was agreed upon earlier. After a two-hour pause, saddle up the horses and start riding to the mountain house. There, you will prepare tents and camp until dinner is ready. Next morning after breakfast, you will start riding again, spend the whole day in the forest with a pause for lunch. By evening, you will be back on the ranch. If you are staying in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, you are only 60 kilometers away from this adventure. Varazdin, the meeting point, is connected to Zagreb by train and bus.


This ranch is located in the northern part of Croatia, near the Slovenian border. It encompasses most of the historical region called Hrvatsko Zagorje, this region was a part of the Austrian Empire, therefore, Zagorje was known as the green door of Croatia. It is an oasis of preserved nature, clean air, greenery, and healing thermal waters.

In the real archipelago of picturesque hills lies the whole range of thermal springs, castles and Roman roads, agritourism, museums, churches, and hiking, riding, and cycling paths. Green hills of Zagorje offer peace on every step, intimate contact with nature and open arms of hospitable and welcoming hosts. Ranch Chivas was founded in 2014 and is situated in the village Željeznica, in a narrow stream valley at the foot of the northwestern slopes of the mountain Ivanščica. It is surrounded by fields and forests and is a perfect place to keep horses.


All meals are included in this riding holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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

What's included

  • 5-hour horse rides
  • Horse rental
  • Services of an equine guide
  • Use of a helmet and chaps
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Daily lunch, dinner, and breakfast
  • Use of camping equipment
  • Transfer from Varazdin

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Franjo Tuđman Airport Airport transfer available: Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$23 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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