Via Dinarica Trail

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

Take a journey through enchanting Sarajevo with horseback riding and culinary delights in the Olympic mountains.

Saddle up for an extraordinary horse-riding experience that will take you on a captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Sarajevo Olympic Mountains and the enchanting Via Dinarica trails. This adventure promises an exhilarating blend of activities, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and sporting legacy of the region.

Once you've had your fill of adventure, the delights of Baš Čaršija await in the heart of Sarajevo. Here, you can savor the rich and diverse local cuisine, adding a culinary dimension to your journey. These traditional dishes and local flavors provide a perfect opportunity to relax, refuel, and immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of the region.

US$ 1 294
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, općina Ilidža, Sarajevo International Airport
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Number of individuals
up to 6 tourists over 18 years old
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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

Photo Jason
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 Riding
4 full days, 1 half day of riding
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)

Your arrival will be on Sunday afternoon, after being picked up from the airport or your accommodation in Sarajevo to be transferred to our facility.

Take the afternoon to settle into your accommodation and unwind. You can enjoy a leisurely walk in the forest or watch horse riding lessons in our riding arenas. In the evening, you will have dinner with your guide and the rest of the group. You will also receive a safety briefing before the ride. The BBQ chefs, Rasim and Jason, will be your hosts for the evening.

Riding: No riding

Overnight: our equestrian center guestrooms

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

You must be able to canter/gallop on a horse and be able to ride up to 6 hours a day.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Guest House
3 nights
Camp Site
3 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.

Apart from this, you will spend 3 nights in mountain lodges during the trail. Please see further description below.

3 nights
Our Ranch

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

1 night
Mountain Lodge Lopata
1 night
Mountain Lodge Pogorelica
1 night
Roomy Cabins

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, općina Ilidža, Sarajevo International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 days of horse riding (4 full days, 1 half day of riding);
  • 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;
  • tips;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • personal expenses.

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
  • BS
    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
  • JH
    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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