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HISTORICAL CASTLES (5D/4N)


Discover the history of Slovenia whilst visiting a number of beautiful castles in the area. Ride along scenic paths and through forests, and sample the fantastic local wines.  This short break is ideal for those who wish to explore the area but don't have time for the full week-long trail.

PRICE

 

605 eur per person sharing

DEPARTURE DATES

 

Flexible arrivals all year

SUMMARY


  • Trip Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
  • Accommodation: all nights are at a tourist farm in Bac which has six twin rooms with private bathrooms; the rooms are clean and comfortable but not glamorous; each room has a private entrance for privacy

  • Riding: 3 full days of riding (6 - 8 hours per day)
  • Type of ride: centre based trail
  • Riding ability: confident Intermediate to experienced riders; you should be capable at all paces on a forward going horse
  • Group size: 2 - 6
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Trip Itinerary – Historical Castles


DAY 1:

Depending on the time of your arrival, you can stop to see the pearl of the area - Predjama Castle - during your transfer from the airport. This castle has been built into the mouth of a cave. If time allows then you can also take a short ride along the forest paths before reaching your accommodation at Bac where you'll have a delicious dinner. 

Riding approx. 2 - 3 hours depending on arrival time.


DAY 2:

After breakfast you are transferred back to the horses and follow a path through beautiful natural landscapes to reach the castle of Kalec, where you stop for a break in the shade of some trees. Continue riding to the village of Knezak where you tie your horses and take lunch in a pub. After lunch, ride uphill for views of the area before returning to Sembije where you leave the horses. Drinks and dinner in Bac.

Riding approx. 7 - 8 hours.


DAY 3:

Follow a path alongside a magnificent natural rock wall, through Kilovce village and onto the village of Prem, which is famous for its well preserved medieval castle. There is time to stop and take photos before continuing your ride through the old village of Smrje and onto the tourist farm Bubec. Stop for lunch and rest in the shade before riding across the Reka river and past an enchanting mill en-route back to Sembije.

Riding approx. 7 - 8 hours.


DAY 4:

Ride along pleasant macadam paths to a bar situated on the Crne Njive plateau and stop for a drink. Continue along forest paths with breathtaking views of the valley. Lunch is taken in a hut in the middle of the forest and unspoilt nature. Here it is possible to visit the remains of Italian caverns before riding your descent towards Sembije over the peaks of the Milonja hills - in clear weather it is possible to see the Adriatic Sea.

Riding approx. 6 - 7 hours.


DAY 5:

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