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Wine Trails of Herzegovina

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

Engage your senses on Herzegovina's wine and horseback adventure!

In Herzegovina, wine and culture have woven a rich tapestry since 2000 BC. From the Slavs and Bosnian Banates to the Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians, the region's winemaking tradition is both ancient and illustrious.

On this unique journey, you'll explore the stunning landscapes of Herzegovina and its vineyards, all while savoring the Mediterranean climate of the southern region. Welcome to a horseback riding and wine tasting experience that will enchant your senses with the aromas, scents, and flavors of Zilavka and Blatina wines.

You'll visit select wineries and cellars, each blending tradition with modern technology to produce exceptional wines. Moreover, Herzegovina is one of the few places in the world, alongside Mongolia and Iceland, where you can encounter wild horses, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

As the pinnacle of your wine adventure, you'll indulge in the famous Livan cheese and Herzegovinian delicacies.

US$ 1 077
per tourist for 7 days
Tour starts
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, općina Ilidža, Sarajevo International Airport
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
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
Horses and riding equipment included
Wild Horses
Herzegovina is one of the few places in the world, alongside Mongolia and Iceland, where you can encounter wild horses, a truly awe-inspiring sight
Wine and Cheese Tasting
You'll visit select wineries, each blending tradition with modern technology to produce exceptional wines and indulge in the famous Livan cheese
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
Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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)

Begin your journey with a warm welcome in Sarajevo. After arriving on Sunday afternoon, you'll be picked up either at the airport or your accommodation and transferred to our equestrian center, just a short 30-minute drive away. Settle into your accommodation and take in the serene surroundings, with the option to explore the nearby forest or observe riding lessons in our riding arenas.

The evening brings a delightful dinner with your fellow adventurers and your guide, featuring a ride and safety briefing by our friendly chefs, Rasim and Jason. Your first night's stay will be at our center.

Riding: No riding

Overnight: our equestrian center guestrooms

Day 2
Monday, a Short Ride
Day 3
Tuesday, Swamp Boat Tour
Day 4
Wednesday, Canoe Safari
Day 5
Thursday, Wild Horses
Day 6
Friday, Blidinje and Spa
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
Midscale
Guest House
4 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 hotels and lodges in the wine region.

1 night
Our Ranch

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

3 nights
Herzegovina Wine Region

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;
  • 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;
  • personal expenses;
  • wine tasting experience (19 EUR per person/winery) not included in the price. 

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;
  • 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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