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 € 1.560

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?

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.
Laure-Anne made sure I had the trip of my life. I received quick answers to all the questions I had beforehand, and noticed that she really thought along with us and lived with us towards our departure. During our trip, everything was arranged down to the last detail. I am already dreaming of a new horseback riding trip via Outside the Corral!
Céline Woltman
I travelled to Ireland as a non-rider and fully enjoyed the trip! The preparation went very smoothly, everything was prepared down to the last detail. Laure-Anne's enthusiasm made me very excited for departure. I am still reminiscing on the beautiful room, the friendly service, the delicious food and the tranquillity of nature during my walks.
Katrin Lauwers
After a 10-year riding break, I made the decision to return to horseback riding at Monte Velho, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. The fantastic location, delicious food, and the camaraderie of the group, along with personalized dressage lessons and trail rides for each rider, ensured that I had an exceptional stay!

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