Wildlife Experience

This short-break is perfect for adventurous wildlife lovers. Spend the night in a cottage deep within the forest, in bear country. Your guide can teach you how to track wildlife, how to navigate using a map and compass, and how to survive in the forest. You can also learn how to shoot a bow or rifle if you wish. With luck, you may even get to see a bear!

Brief Tour Summary

  • price: 550€ per person
  • duration: 3 nights, 3 days riding, 3-7 hours/day
  • included in price: accomodation, food and drinks

Day One:

Upon arrival at Sembije you will be allocated a suitable horse and will head straight out into the peaks of Milonja to discover the unspoilt nature which is home to bears. Along the route your guide with point out any wildlife that you see. Upon arriving at a cottage in the middle of the forest you will have dinner around the camp fire. You can enjoy the night sounds of the forest! Sleeping is possible in the cottage, or the adventurous can pitch a tent.

Riding time: 3 hours

Day Two:

After breakfast, set off to ride through the forest, looking for wildlife. There are possibilities for long canters along the beautiful forest paths. Stop for lunch at Gostisce Masun which is the middle of bear country. After lunch, return to the forest cottage for a short rest, before descending into the valley to leave the horses back at their home. You are transferred a short distance to Bac and your accommodation, where there are showers!

Riding time: 6- hours

Day Three :

After breakfast, re-join the horses and ride into the forests to search for wild pigs. Some parts of the trail will require you to dismount and lead your horse for short periods. A picnic lunch is carried with you, so you can follow the best route according to your guide. After hopefully spotting lots of wildlife, you return the horses to Sembije and transfer to Bac for a final dinner.

Riding time: 6- hours

Day Four:

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Food and Accomodation

Two nights at a tourist farm in Pozar in comfortable twin rooms, and one  night in a cottage in the forest.

The forest cabin only has shared rooms and no running water or phone signal. It is heated and comfortable, but basic. You’ll need your sleeping bag!

Breakfast and dinner are available at the farm. Lunch is available at the local pubs and restaurants in the surroundings. There you will be able to enjoy delicious homemade food and regional wine. Most of the meals include meat, but it is also possible to arrange vegetarian options.

Additional information:

  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Maximum group size: 8
  • Ability description: Confident Intermediate to Experienced riders. You should be capable at all paces on a forward going horse
  • Type of ride: Trail riding
  • Total riding time: 3 days of riding – 2 full days (5-7 hours) and one half day (2-3 hours)
  • Departure dates: On demand
  • Type of horses: Quarter Horses, Warmbloods, Icelandic Horses.
  • Nature of horses: Relaxed and calm but forward-going
  • Height of horses: 14 – 16hh.
  • Weight limit: 100kg / 15 stone 10 lbs
  • Tack type: English style saddles for the Icelandic horses or Western saddles for the Quarter Horses and Warmbloods
  • Languages: English, Slovenian, Croatian, Italian.
  • Health requirements: General good fitness recommended.
  • Age limit: Riders need to be 16 years or older to join the trail programmes.
  • Tuition: No
  • Included: Accommodation, meals, soft drinks with meals, horse riding, transportation of luggage from site to site.
  • Not included: Flights, insurance, transfers, entrance fees to non-riding sites, extra drinks, extra activities.