Historical Castles of Slovenia

This equestrian short break in the southwest of Slovenia allows you to discover the country’s history whilst visiting a number of beautiful castles in the area and to ride along unspoiled landscapes with varied terrain and spectacular wildlife. Additionally, sample the fantastic local wines when not in the saddle!

Best period

March - October


From € 880

Ideal length

4 nights


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Explore Slovenia’s unspoiled nature from horseback with long hours in the saddle and spectacular wildlife like boar and wolves.
Ride with a small family-owned business, where the western-trained horses are part of the family.
Discover the country’s history through its beautiful, ancient castles.
Taste delicious homemade Slovenian meals and local wines.

Quick facts

At a glance

The setting of this equestrian short break of five days (four nights, three days riding) is the beautiful Karst Plateau in the southwest of Slovenia. This area is home to unspoiled nature with varied landscapes, from breath-taking valleys, to glittering lakes and green forests with abundant wildlife (like boar, wolves, deer, bears and beautiful birdlife). Nature lovers will feel right at home here! You’ll spend 6 to 8 hours per day in the saddle to explore this gorgeous region from horseback and ride passed beautiful historical castles. After an exciting day in the saddle, you’ll return back to your fixed accommodation for a wholesome delicious meal and night’s rest. This short break is ideal for those who wish to explore the area but don't have time for the full week-long trail.

More information

Your hosted by an experienced family-run business, where your host Borut is incredibly knowledgeable about the local wildlife and an experienced wildlife tracker. Guests ride Quarter Horses, Warmbloods or Icelandic horses, who are very well-trained, relaxed and treated as part of the family. Most of the horses are ridden western-style with western saddles and long reins, as your host is an excellent western rider. For the Icelandic horses, English style saddles are used. Your host Borut pays careful attention to matching the right horse to every rider.

Your holiday base is a tourist farm in the small town of Bač. The accommodation is comfortable and clean, but basic. Every room has a private bathroom, but it might not be en-suite. On this ride, you’ll enjoy delicious homemade Slovenian meals. Every morning a breakfast buffet is waiting for you. Lunch is taken on the trail, in a local pub or with a picknick in a beautiful setting. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste the delicious local wines.

What do others say?

From the idea of and all the way throughout the experience, I felt wonderfully guided by Outside the Corral. Laure-Anne helped me find just the trip I was hoping to have this April, right at the start of the season in Europe. Looking forward to my next one ahead! This time, I will take my dad and my sister with me. Can warmly recommend this agency.

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