Ride and Ski in Bosnia

5.0 (6)
7 days 6 nights
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Embark on an unforgettable winter adventure in Sarajevo: horseback riding and skiing in the Olympic Mountains.

If you are a fan of both horseback riding and skiing, look no further! Experience an unforgettable adventure with our program that offers both activities. The Olympic mountains are waiting for you to conquer their slopes, while the serene winter atmosphere of the snowy forest paths is perfect for a peaceful horseback ride.

Sarajevo, the city that hosted the 1984 Olympic Winter Games, has been a winter sports destination for years. Whether you're a skiing or snowboarding pro, or just starting out, you'll love the experience of riding horses in the morning through the snowy trees and then hitting the Olympic mountains for some skiing. When you're ready for a break, we'll take you to the charming Baš Čaršija in the heart of Sarajevo for some local culinary delights. This vacation is a dream come true for horse lovers, skiers, and foodies alike.

US$ 1 435 US$ 1 657
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, općina Ilidža, Sarajevo International Airport
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Photo Rasim J.
Rasim J. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Head riding instructor of the Sarajevo Equestrian Club. Certified horse riding trainer, Faculty of Sports Novi Sad – Serbia. Certified instructor of the method of integrative learning with the help of horses, Calgary – Canada. Licensed rider by the Croatian Equestrian Association. Active show jumping competitor.

The tour guides you'll probably meet as well

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Jason
Jason is a professional rider, trainer, showjumper, youngstock developer, riding Instructor, natural movement and physiology enthusiast as well as a vastly experienced trail guide. He has been working with horses for 25 years and has accrued a varied and impressive list of accolades during his time on the international equestrian circuit. In addition to his many years of equine experience he has obtained a specialist level first aid, an equine lameness and rehabilitation as well as therapeutic modalities certifications, all accredited in the UK. He is currently working through a veterinary anatomy and bodywork course via the USA. From showgrooming, training and competing showjumpers in the UAE, coaching riders and leading trails in China, to developing youngstock and competitive stars in Ireland he is as competent a horseman as they come……an undeniably trustworthy guide!
Photo Rasim
Rasim
Your hosts, Selma and Rasim, are both physician by education, and fluent in English and German as well as their native Bosnian, of course. When she is not caring for patients at the hospital, Selma is also a talented writer, riding camp manager, dressage teacher, and mother of two equestrians. The father of these two talented young ladies, Rasim, is a pharmaceutical expert and renowned author, an explorer, endurance competitor, university professor, riding instructor, facilitator of equine-assisted learning and a pilot. But most importantly, they are passionate horse people by heart.

Tour highlights

5 Days of Horse Riding and Skiing
You will ride in the morning and ski in the afternoon, once in the evening
Spa, Swimming pool, Massage
Included in the price is the visit of a nearby 5-star spa with saunas, pool, and have a massage at the end of the tour
Great Food
All meals and snacks as well as drinks and refreshments are included. You will taste many local traditional dishes always freshly prepared

Route details

Day 1
Sunday (Arrival)

The availability of all programs and schedules is subject to weather conditions. 

On Sunday afternoon when you arrive, we will pick you up at the airport or your accommodation in Sarajevo and transfer you to our Equestrian Center, just a short 30-minute drive away. Upon arrival, you can settle into your accommodation, take a stroll in the forest, or observe the riding lessons taking place in our riding arenas. You will have dinner with your guide and the rest of the group, and receive a ride and safety briefing. Our BBQ chefs, Rasim and Jason, will be your hosts for the evening.

After dinner, you can relax with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace and get to know the other members of the group in the living room located upstairs above the horse stalls. This will be a perfect time to look forward to the upcoming riding and skiing experience.

Riding: No riding

Day 2
Monday, a Short Ride
Day 3
Tuesday Riding and Night Skiing
Day 4
Wednesday, Ski Joering
Day 5
Thursday, Winter Activities
Day 6
Friday, SPA and Massage
Day 7
Saturday (Departure)
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

You must be a good intermediate or advanced rider and be comfortable cantering/galloping. It doesn't matter though how well you can ski - you can be a complete beginner in this sport.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
6 nights

Our Equestrian Center is located in an area of approximately 6 hectares, 25 kilometers away from Sarajevo, at the foot of the mountain Ormanj with sweeping views of the peaks of the Olympic mountain Bjelasnica. Horse tracks surrounding it stretch over hundreds of kilometers through unspoiled nature, forest roads, meadows, mountains, and mountain villages. 

Accommodation at this ranch: we offer 3 double bed rooms (one with private bathroom), one 4 bed room (with shared bathroom). There is a cozy kitchen and dining area/café, and a lovely terrace overlooking the riding arenas. If you prefer, there are other accommodation options nearby, from full houses (4 rooms/2 bathrooms), to luxury resort accommodation.

6 nights
Our Ranch

Our Equestrian Center
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, općina Ilidža, Sarajevo International Airport
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Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 half days of horse riding (weather dependent);
  • 4 half days of skiing;
  • horses and riding equipment;
  • spa, swimming pool, massage;
  • daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
  • all drinks and refreshments;
  • 6 nights accommodation;
  • airport transfer.

Extras

  • flights;
  • insurance;
  • other activities not mentioned;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • tips;
  • personal expenses;
  • ski pass (15 EUR half day, 25 EUR full day per person) and ski rental (15 EUR/day per person) not included in the price (prices season 2023, possibly higher rates in 2024). 

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

It is mandatory for all clients to wear a protective helmet manufactured to one of the minimum international standards while riding or handling the horses. A client may bring his/her own, or borrow one from our equestrian center. We provide Level 3 protective vests from size XXS to XXL for all riders.

  • Sturdy shoes or boots and long pants are required.
  • No scarves or dangling earrings. These can get caught on branches or equipment.
  • Please wear a well-fitting long sleeved shirt or a jacket to protect from sun or thorns.
  • Riders should come prepared for rain showers, sun, and wind. The weather in the region can be unpredictable and may change several times each day.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
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    Bridget Speirs
    4 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    The horses were exceptional. We enjoyed our wonderful days exploring the hills and forests near Sarajevo on horseback with Rasim. The horses were outstanding! Rasim was a fascinating guide. Our accommodations at the mountain lodge were cozy and comfortable, with delicious food. I highly recommend this experience!
    4 Jul, 2023
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    Jessica Harrington
    4 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    I enjoyed a trail ride with the team, where the well-trained horses provided fantastic rides along scenic trails. GREAT
    4 Jun, 2023
  • EC
    Emma Clarke
    5 Oct, 2022
    about provider
    We recently enjoyed a fantastic ride with Rasim at the Ranch. The horses were in great shape and well-suited for the mountain trails. Rasim proved to be an exceptional guide, taking excellent care of us throughout our trip. Rasim ensured that the horses were well taken care of. Thank you, Rasim, for a wonderful experience!
    5 Oct, 2022

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