Ride and Ski

5 RIDING DAYS - 6 NIGHTS
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Description

Ride and ski – 7 days / 5 riding days / 6 nights 

Schedule

You love riding horses, but you also love skiing and snowy mountains? This program fulfills both activities. The Olympic mountains invite you to conquer their slopes, while the snowy forest paths offer a calm winter atmosphere whilst on your favorite companions, horses.

Hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 1984, the city of Sarajevo and its surrounding mountains have been synonymous with quality winter fun for decades. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced skier or snowboarder or just becoming acquainted with these sports. After a morning horseback ride in deep snow in the dense forests and everglades you will enjoy a skiing experience on the Olympic mountains. Once you grow tired of riding and skiing, we will stop at the charming Baš Čaršija in the heart of Sarajevo to enjoy local culinary delicacies. A dream vacation for lovers of horses, riding, skiing, and delicious food.

Dates 2024 07.01. – 13.01. – Ride and ski
21.01. – 27.01. – Ride and ski
04.02. – 10.02. – Ride and ski
18.02. – 24.02. – Ride and ski
03.03. – 09.03. – Ride and ski

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Group size / price 6 persons + quide
7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
Price 1.199,00 EUR (all inclussive)
Guest requirements All guests must be at least 18 years old.
Children cannot come along.
Riding skills: Advanced Intermediate
Rider weight limit: 210 pounds / 95 kilograms
Tack type: English tack
Horse breed: Arab, Lipizzaner, Bosnian mountain horse and Haflinger
Highlights 5 days of horse riding and skiing
Horses and riding equipment
Spa, swimming pool, massage
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
All drinks and refreshments
6 nights accommodation
Airport transfer
Ski pass (15 EUR half day, 25 EUR full day per person) and ski rental (15 EUR/day per person) not included in price (prices season 2023, possible higher rates 2024). All meals, riding, transfers and accomodation included in price

 

Itinerary

PROGRAM

Day 1 – Sunday (arrival day)

Arrival Sunday afternoon, pick-up at the Airport or your accommodation in Sarajevo and transfer to Lazy Horse equestrian center, 30 min drive.

Enjoy the afternoon settling into your accommodation, taking a walk in the forest or watching the riding lessons taking place in our riding arenas. Dinner with the group and your guide, with a ride and safety briefing. The chefs at the BBQ will be your hosts, Rasim and Jason.

After dinner, enjoy the evening with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. Relax in the living room upstairs above the horse stalls, getting to know the rest of the group in anticipation of the riding and skiing experience to come.

Overnight at Lazy Horse.

Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

 

Day 2 – Monday (2 hours riding)

After breakfast we will have an introduction to the horses and an evaluation of the riding skills of the group. We will then saddle up for an easy morning ride of approximately 2 hours.

The aim of this introductory ride is to get used to the horse with whom you will hopefully spend an unforgettable riding week. We will then have lunch at the farm, followed by a trip to Sarajevo for a guided 2-hour walking tour, learning all about the history of this beautiful city.

Overnight at Lazy Horse.

Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Day 3 – Tuesday (4-5 hours riding, 2 hours night skiing)

After a good breakfast we prepare our horses and warm blankets for a full day of snow riding through dense forests and open meadows in the vicinity of the equestrian center. During January, Bosnia is usually white and the snow in the forests is untouched as there are no forestry or farming activities and the hiking trails are also unused during that period.

We will enjoy a long ride and as a specialty, provide a prepared picnic with campfire in a small wooden shed that has been built for winter riding experiences. After returning to the horse farm, we will enjoy a lunch and prepare for night skiing on the Olympic mountain Jahorina. Upon our return, we will then look forward to a light dinner and glass of mulled wine by the fireplace in the warmth of the living room above the horse stalls.

Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Day 4 – Wednesday (3 hours riding/ski joering, 3 hours skiing)

Today we planned an activity that most of our riders will most probably try for the first time. Anchored deep in the genes of Bosnian horse breeds, which currently make up the most members in our riding programs, is forest work, pulling logs and pulling carriages. Therefore we thought that ski joering is an activity they would easily accept and which would come naturally to them. And we were right. For all riders who would like to try this sport, we organize ski joering training in a riding area with obstacles as preparation for a trip in the forest. Put on your skis, tighten the harness on your horse and have fun! Riders who are not as interested in ski joering can enjoy riding on the surrounding snowy forest trails and glades.

After lunch at the farm, we will jump into our vehicles and head towards the Olympic Mountain Jahorina to enjoy half a day of skiing. Jahorina is the best of all worlds: a balanced mix of blue, red and black runs featuring everything from a newly-built beginners area, up to slopes that were used during the competitive women’s events at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

 Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Day 5 – Thursday (3 hours riding/ski joering, 3 hours skiing)

With our horses and riders well rested, we continue with the ski joering challenge and visit further trails towards the peaks of Bjelašnica. Those who prefer riding, travel alongside the group in the saddle.

After half a day of riding/ski joering, we will prepare for a skiing adventure on another Olympic beauty, Bjelašnica, where an afternoon of skiing awaits us. During the 14th Sarajevo Olympic Winter Games in 1984, Bjelašnica hosted competitions in alpine skiing disciplines for men. Downhill, slalom and giant slalom tracks were built at the time. The mountain was once synonymous with rough winters and isolated villages frequented only by the most experienced hikers, hunters and adventurers.

Tired and satisfied after skiing, we will head to our home away from home, the horse farm Lazy Horse.

Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Day 6 – Friday (3-4 hours riding, SPA and massage)

After several days of riding, we will ride in a relaxed manner toward the camp we have prepared for our guests in the deep forest. By the campfire, we recount the events of the previous days and with a glass of mulled wine we toast to some new joint future riding tours.

The best part of this riding program is yet to come: a relaxing spa visit in a local 5-star resort is the best way to soothe tired muscles at the end of this trip. Let’s go and enjoy the calming scents of the saunas, the warm water in the heated pools and the serene hands of an experienced masseuse.

Accommodation (Equestrian Center Lazy Horse)
3 double bedrooms (one with private bathroom)
One 4 bed room (shared bathroom)
Kitchen, terrace

Day 7 – Saturday (departuree)

After breakfast you can say goodbye to the horses before being transferred to the airport or your accommodation in Sarajevo.

Price:1,199.00 

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