Karst Wild Nature & Culture

On this scenic ride in the southwest of Slovenia you’ll ride in the country’s wild nature with varied terrain and spectacular wildlife (you might spot a bear!), while there’s also time to explore interesting sights in the area, like the renowned Lipica stud farm and the town of Piran. This ride is a fabulous way to explore Slovenia at its best!

Best period

March - October


From € 1.498

Ideal length

7 nights


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Explore Slovenia’s natural wilderness from horseback with breath-taking views.
Ride with a small family-owned business, where the western-trained horses are part of the family.
Visit the renowned Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses.
Have a chance of observing wild wolves, bears, boar and deer.

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This fabulous ride (seven nights, five days riding) on the scenic Karst Plateau in the southwest of Slovenia with fixed accommodation offers a great balance between wild nature and culture, between riding through the area’s unspoiled nature and having the chance of exploring some interesting sights. The programme includes a mix of shorter days of riding with some sightseeing in the afternoon and full days of riding. Your horse will take you to breath-taking valleys, ancient caves, historic castles, glittering lakes, green forests with abundant wildlife (like boar, wolves, deer, bears and beautiful birdlife) and remains of World War I tunnels.

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In the middle of the week, you’ll have the chance to pay an exciting visit to the Lipizzaner stud farm at Lipica, one of the oldest stud farms in the world! The itinerary also includes one non-riding day to Piran, a lovely old port town that has remnants of a medieval wall, protected as a cultural historical monument. On your last night you will head out with an experienced guide to a hunting observatory where, if you sit quietly and long enough, you may get to view wild bears!

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. For the Icelandic horses, English style saddles are used.

Your holiday base is a bed & breakfast in the small town of Trnje. 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?

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Rhé Slootmaekers
Fantastic follow-up and service to find the perfect holiday! Fast, to the point, friendly and everything was top notch! I had a fantastic trip that I will never forget!
We went to Portugal and what a super cool trip it was! Very sweet people, beautiful surroundings and well cared for well behaved horses. Laure-Anne made sure that everything was well organized. Very nice to go on a trip like that and nice that she checks how it was afterwards. Highly recommended for every horse lover!
Marjolein Van Zundert
My riding holiday, Castles of Gredos, in Spain was an unforgettable experience. Beautiful surroundings and well-trained and cared-for horses. Everything was organised to perfection, both leading up to and during the trip. Laure-Anne was always ready to help with all my questions. For booking a riding holiday, you are in the best hands with OTC. I will definitely book with her again.

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