'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.'

2 persons - 3 days - £550

The Ranch

Private ranch retreat in the Velebit Mountains!

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Description

If you’ve always dreamed of experiencing ranch life in true cowboy/cowgirl style, this is the perfect package for you!
Offering a genuine working ranch experience surrounded by 1000 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, this package offers a wide range of eco-adventures such as hiking and horse rides through valleys and canyons.
Cozy fireplaces, wooden lodgings and comfy feather beds keep our chalets snug and warm, making this retreat great for snow-filled getaways.
Accommodation also comes in the form of genuine Native American tipis – bringing you ever closer to a unique and authentic experience.
Breakfast is provided every day, with the Buffalo Dining Room serving delicious seasonal and organic food, such as homemade bread, natural local produce and free-range meats – food to keep you happy and well-fed. In the evenings you can sit by the campfire exchanging stories while smoking a traditional Indian peace pipe!
Nearby attractions include Nikola Tesla’s birthplace and museum, Plitvice Lakes National Park – the largest national park in Croatia – the city of Zadar and the Adriatic Coast. The Ranch is the right choice for anyone looking for a frontier adventure in the wilderness!
You can customise your experience of the package so it’s tailored for your whole family – just get in touch and we’ll take you through your options.

Package 2

1.

8 day/7 night package for 2 people = £1,550

Day 1
– Arrival in the afternoon, relaxing in your choice of accommodation

– Orientation and familiarising yourself with the camp (safety briefing, introduction to horsemanship and riding)

Day 2
– Introduction to your horse: Grooming session and saddling
– Two-hour trail ride

– Horse painting party – you literally get to paint your horse like the Native Americans used to!
Lunch and drinks provided

Day 3
– Full-day ride (7-9 hours) to an old ghost village, a town preserved in time. A fascinating experience for true explorers

– Dinner at the ranch
Drinks provided

Day 4
– Day excursion to either the beautiful Zrce beach, the famous Plitvice Lakes or the ancient Mediterranean city of Zadar. Destination will be chosen based on group preference, season and weather conditions

Lunch, dinner and drinks provided

Day 5
– Day-long ride up the mountain through valleys and canyons, retracing old trade routes used by merchants and caravan robbers alike!

This is an intensive ride that covers some rough terrain, often going through bush and unmarked territory. There is a high chance of spotting bears, deer or wolves – an exhilarating adventure for real cowboys and cowgirls!

Drinks provided

Day 6
– Day-long ride to Velebit – the Bear Mountain. Velebit is the largest mountain in Croatia and is a part of a bigger mountain chain of Dinarides stretching from the Alps.

The entire area of Velebit is protected as a national park

– Lunch on the trail and dinner at the ranch

Drinks provided

Day 7
– Guided hike to “the Cathedral” – the Vila Velebita cave. A wonderful, unique experience that has been the topic of several newspaper and magazine articles
– Horse-drawn wagon ride through the village to a charming nearby pub to try some Croatian beer and meet the friendly locals

 

 

Package 1

1.

4 day/3 night package for 2 people = £520

Day 1
– Arrival in the afternoon, relaxing in your choice of accommodation

– Orientation and familiarising yourself with the camp (safety briefing, introduction to horsemanship and riding)
Dinner and drinks provided

Day 2
– Introduction to your horse: Grooming session and saddling
– Two-hour trail ride

– Horse painting party – you literally get to paint your horse like the Native Americans used to!
– Dinner around the camp fire (weather permitting)
Lunch and drinks provided

Day 3
– Guided hike to “the Cathedral” – the Vila Velebita cave. A wonderful, unique experience that has been the topic of several newspaper and magazine articles
– Two-hour trail ride
– A horse-drawn wagon ride
– Dinner at the ranch
Lunch and drinks provided

Day 4
– A lovely breakfast before saying goodbye!

 

Other activities

1.

Yoga, canoeing, off-roading, mountain biking, caving and bear watching – not to mention various other activities designed to revitalise and help you feel at one with yourself.

The Ranch package is designed to provide a healthy and enjoyable stay that is closely connected to the environment and community around you.

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