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Serbian Woodland Ride

5.0 (8)
days 7 days nights 6 nights
Serbia
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Serbia's Sumadija region is sometimes called the ‘Balkan Tuscany’, and for a reason. Experience the simple pleasures of riding through picturesque landscapes, meeting the local people and trying homemade delicacies. 

Embark on a journey through the majestic mountains that conceal the treasures of Serbian architecture from the 14th Century. Embracing you with open arms, the churches and monasteries, inhabited by devoted priests and nuns, eagerly await the arrival of curious explorers. Allow us to be your trusted companion as we navigate the rich tapestry of local heritage.

This immersive experience offers you a rare opportunity to uncover one of the Balkans' best-kept secrets, an undiscovered gem. Let us unveil this hidden destination, where every corner holds a captivating story waiting to be told.

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

US$ 1 148
per tourist for 7 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Igor G.
Igor G. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Already at the age of 6 I went with my sister on horseback to visit my aunt who was away one day riding in one direction. That experience is something indescribable that stuck in my memory. A couple of years ago, I obtained a license from the Swiss Academy for long-distance riding and I have been organizing horseback riding in Serbia for more than 8 years. I have always been fascinated by nature, animals, human being, the mystique of the untouchable and the goal of our existence … I want to guide you through remote parts of the Dinaric Alps and Sumadija and get closer to nature and animals in a special way … With more than 20 years of tourism experience and human health through exercise, riding and my own experience riding with us reaches a special level in which we become one team enjoying the beautiful landscapes of this part of the Balkan. I am father of five children and my son Matej has been riding the whole trail since he was 8 years old. I organize the tour, equipment, horses, know how, tour guide in English and German.

Tour highlights

Peaceful Mountains
We'll guide you through this magical place, where time seems to stand still and the art of "slow living" prevails
Local Hospitality
You'll meet amazing people and enjoy homemade traditional food from cheese to rakija
Balkan Heritage
You'll visit local monasteries and churches and get acquainted with the history of the region

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, you are picked up and transported to your initial accommodation situated at an altitude of approximately 1100m. This region descends directly towards the Povlen Mountains in the eastern part of the Dinaric Alps. The drive to Taor village, an ancient settlement dating back to the Bronze Age, takes approximately two and a half hours. A delightful and warm dinner is provided upon your arrival, allowing you ample time to settle in and meet your new local four-legged friends.

Meals included: dinner.
Overnight: near Taor.

No riding.

Day 2
Taor to Divcibare
Day 3
Divcibare to Rajac
Day 4
Rajac to Kostunici
Day 5
Kostunici to Gostoljublje
Day 6
Gostoljublje to Taor
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Riding time: 5 hours in the saddle per riding day.

Pace: moderate, sometimes canters when suitable. 60% walking and 40% trotting/galloping.

Tack: multipurpose saddles. 2 Western saddles can be provided on request.

Riding Experience: it is highly recommended to be an intermediate rider, comfortable in the saddle at all paces. Riding experience for 5 to 7 riding hours per day is also recommended. The basic requirement is that our rider is in control of a horse at a walk, trot and canter. Riding in the open country over different types of terrain is expected.

Horses: Lipizzan, Lipizzan cross, Balkan and Balkan cross, Bosnian Mountain Horse and one shetland pony.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Hotel
1 night
Guest House
5 nights

You will be accommodated in simple farms, private guesthouses and hotels. You will stay in twin or triple rooms that are shared with other guests. In certain instances, the guest rooms may have shared bathrooms. Every accommodation provides about 3-5 bathrooms. Wi-Fi is available in most places. For a small fee your laundry can also be done. If you prefer a single room, it is possible at an additional expense, depending on availability. However, please be aware that single rooms may not always have private bathrooms, and you may still need to share facilities and pass through other rooms to access them.

1 night
Divcibare hotel

Small, offers 8 guestrooms. Each room has a TV, a phone, a bathroom, internet access and air conditioning. 

1 night
Guesthouse near Mount Rajac
1 night
Kostunici House
1 night
Gostoljublje House
2 nights
Guesthouse near Taor

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

grad Beograd, aerodrom Nikola Tesla Beograd

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • all meals with 1 alcoholic drink per meal;
  • transfers (before 4:00 pm);
  • 5 riding days;
  • taxes & entrances tickets.

Extras

  • gratuities;
  • flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • extra drinks.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Any extra charges?

Single Supplement, extra alcoholic drinks, doing laundry.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • J
    JENNY
    3 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    The resort offers a highly varied riding program, with great gallops on the plateaus. The horses are always well taken care of, but some passages can be steep, making it exhausting for both horses and riders. However, the amazing riding guides made the experience worthwhile, ensuring that all our wishes were addressed with care and attention. The accommodation is simple, clean, and comfortable.
    3 Sep, 2023
  • L
    Lorraine
    1 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    The horses are excellent, in top shape and well cared for. The accommodations and food are fantastic. The staff is friendly. The countryside is beautiful.
    1 Aug, 2023
  • A
    ANNE
    18 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    The food at the resort is exceptional, with great quality and quantity. The private accommodations, which offer home-grown meals, are especially delightful. The hilly landscape of the resort, reaching up to 1300m, is beautiful, offering both open and wooded areas to explore. The crystal-clear water, with drinking water quality, is another highlight of the resort.
    18 Jul, 2023

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