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Horseback Riding and Carriage Ride Holiday in Croatia

Enjoy a horse riding getaway near Plitvice Lakes National Park. On this holiday, you will experience one day with a horse or donkey trail ride and a carriage ride the next day, exploring beautiful areas in Rakovica.

Key information

  • Horse height range: 145 to 163 centimeters (14.3 to 16 hands)
  • Tack Type: Different types of western saddles
  • Participants max weight 100kg
  • Horse breed: American Paint Horse, Croatian warmblood


  • 2 days of horse riding / carriage ride
  • Daily riding time: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Explore the breathtaking landscape
  • Tours to protected landmark Barac caves
  • Breakfast, dinner
  • 1 night accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian
Group size: 2-4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$ 109 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Located in a quiet fairytale area, Wild Spring Ranch, a horse center in the middle of a forest with a beautiful landscape, is pure nature surrounded by greenery.

It is located only 3 kilometers from the historical landmark of Barac Cave and 15 kilometers from the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of the picturesque surroundings and the crystal clear water from the forest spring at your fingertips.

A group of two people can be accommodated at the ranch in a mobile tiny house (studio apartment) with a bathroom, kitchen, dining, and sleeping area.

A group of four people can be accommodated in the ranch partner apartments 2 kilometers from the ranch (the ranch will be taking care of the transportation). Apartments are fully equipped.


Day 1

  • 11:00 Arrival
  • Welcome drink
  • Introduction to your guide and your horse
  • Horseback riding trip to visit protected landmark Barac's caves
  • Cave tour with cave guide (entrance ticket included)
  • Healthy snack and returning to the ranch
  • Total trip duration 4-5 hours
  • Dinner
  • Relaxing and enjoying

Day 2

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Start a 1.5-hour carriage ride tour through picturesque surroundings. The carriage is modernly equipped with a table, cup holders, and Bluetooth speaker so guests can eat, drink, and listen to music during the ride
  • Returning to the ranch
  • Relaxing and enjoying the ranch
  • Departure

Included excursions

Tour to visit protected landmarks and Barac's caves (entrance ticket included).


Wild Spring Ranch is located in pure untouched nature bordering the protected area of Barac's caves. There are two natural water in the ranch's surroundings. Additionally, there are marked walking trails, so you can download maps with a QR code reader.

The famous National Park Plitvička Jezera (Plitvice lakes) is only 15 kilometers from the ranch. Protected landmark Barac's caves are 3 kilometers from the ranch.

Other attractions:

  • Rastoke waterfalls (+museum)
  • River Slunjčica spring
  • Visit Titova Vila
  • API inhalation nearby
  • Cheese factory "Sirana Turkalj", 7 kilometers
  • Zip line
  • Adrenalin park
  • Rafting


  • Local Croatian food
  • Pancakes for breakfast

If guests have any special food requirements Wild Spring Ranch will be happy to host the guest in the best way possible.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Visit the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park (Plitvička Jezera)
  • Rastoke waterfalls
  • River Slunjčica spring
  • Visit Titova Vila
  • Zipline
  • Cheese factory "Sirana Turkalj"
  • API inhalation
  • Adrenalin park

Spa treatments

Spa treatments available at "Plitvice holiday resort" big camping site (not included in price).

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to visit Barac caves
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Helmet
  • Fully equipped horse/donkey
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Additional food and drink
  • Riding clothes
  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG). Airport transfer is not included in the price.

After landing, take transportation to the main bus station in Zagreb (Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb). The best way to get to the ranch is to take a bus Zagreb-Rakovica (2 hours). Wild Spring Ranch will pick you up at the station in Rakovica and drive you to the ranch (5 kilometers).

You can find the buses online.

Airport: Franjo Tuđman Airport Airport transfer available: Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$ 109 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Value for money
Accommodation & facilities
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2 days / 1 night
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Group of 4 participants will get 10% off
Cave's visit possible March-October (cave's are closed Jan Feb Nov Dec)
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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