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Bohinj

TRAIL RIDING IN TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK


Breathe in the fresh morning dew in one of the most beautiful valleys at the heart of the Julian Alps. The Triglav National Park (TNP) is the only Slovenian national park. The park was named after Triglav, the highest mountain in the heart of the park, which is also the highest summit in Slovenia (2864 m). Triglav (»three-headed mountain«) owes its name to its characteristic shape as seen from the south-east side or to the highest Slavic deity who was supposed to have its throne on the top of the mountain. The mountain is a true national symbol and is featured on the national coat of arms and the flag. The park covers 880 square kilometres, or 3% of the territory of Slovenia. The Triglav National Park is among the earliest European parks; the first protection dates back to 1924 when the Alpine Conservation Park was founded.


Horse riding in Bohinj, for obvious reasons, is very popular during the warmer months but not many people realise it can also be very rewarding on a snowy winter's day. The fields look fabulous under a blanket of snow and what better way to explore them than on hoof! Therefore riding is possible throughout the year. In summer we don't ride in the mid-day heat, but early in the morning and late afternoon. We are involved with breeding Icelandic horses. Our ranch and riding centre has been organising riding tours since 1999 and offers a wide range of horse trails for beginners and experienced riders through the unspoiled nature of the Triglav national park. Iceland horses with their calm nature are appropriate also for beginners who would like to try out riding. We teach you the basics of riding, a few exercises are performed in ménage and then we can safely go on the first trail riding tour.

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PRICE

 

1 hour – 30 eur

2 hours – 50 eur

 

HALF DAY  (3-4 hours) – 120 eur

FULL DAY (5-6 hours) – 150 eur

 

INCLUSIONS

 

  • Equipment included (helmet)
  • English speaking & professional guide / instructor
  • Return transfer from Bohinj (pick up at your hotel)
  • HALF DAY tour includes one drink
  • FULL DAY tour includes one drik and light lunch

SUMMARY


  • Duration : 1 - 6 hours
  • Horses: Icelandic horse, lipizzaner, anglo arabian, arabian, ...
  • Pace: moderate, with good chances for long canters
  • Riding ability: beginners, confident intermediate to experienced riders
  • Minimum age: 2 years
  • Weight limit: 105 kg (16st 7lbs) subject to availability of horses, occasionally heavier riders by arrangement
  • Saddles : English saddles
  • Special requirements: long pants and comfortable shoes or sneakers (helmet included)
  • Jacket in case of colder or rainy weather
  • Group size: 1 - 8 riders
  • Season: Year round


Restrictions: Not suitable for pregnant women.

Meeting point: We pick you up at your hotel in Bohinj.


Total beginners are advised to take two hours of riding lessons to get knowledge of the basic riding skills. Various riding tours are available, through the valley, around Lake Bohinj, over medium hills like Senožeta and a bit higher up onto the plateau of Pokljuka.

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