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HORSE RIDING ON A LEGENDARY PATHS

  • Destination: Istria
  • Duration: 1 day

Horseback riding through the beautiful Motovun forest and interesting trails of the surroundings Motovun is village in the northern part of Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley. It is a city-monument, an ancient acropolis city situated on the top of a 277 meter-high hill and surely the most famous and attractive Istrian town. There is […]

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Horseback riding through the beautiful Motovun forest and interesting trails of the surroundings

Motovun is village in the northern part of Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley. It is a city-monument, an ancient acropolis city situated on the top of a 277 meter-high hill and surely the most famous and attractive Istrian town. There is a famous legend says that in a valley of river Mirna used to live giants and they were so big that they could easily hand each other big rocks and tools. So they built Motovun. According to legend, one of the giants Veli Joze was so strong that he could shake the bell tower of the Motovun. Veli Joze still lives in the mountains hiding from the people.

At the time of a rushed and unhealthy life it is necessary to move from busy everyday life, numerous tasks, problems and return to nature. The unrepeatable landscapes of the Motovun area offer many possibilities for recreation. In close vicinity of Motovun, on hilly terrain, surrounded by vineyards and woods, you have the opportunity to meet wonderful sport in nature, horseback riding. There are several opportunities, you can take riding classes, or riding excursion with ranchman.

Basic horse riding school
In basic school you will first be exploring and preparing horses, cleaning and stirrups. Then you’ll try to work in the arena/horseblock, exercise in the saddle, posture, learn to ride and control horse. This session lasts 50 minutes. It’s limited for two students in one hour.
Price 125,00 kn + PDV

Advanced horse riding
This option includes horseback riding through the vineyards, the valley of the river Mirna. It’s for students that successfully passed the basics school to improve their riding skills. This session lasts 2 hours and is for 2-4 persons.
Price 100,00 kn + PDV

One-day excursion
This one day excursion is for those with basic horse riding skills. You will riding a horse along Mirna river valley to Grožnjan known as the city of artists, surrounded by green hills and a magical white soil, a must-see destination for those who want to discover the treasure chest of Istria. Riding takes 3-4h in one direction with a cold beverage break/lunch break. So, whole excursion will take approximately 8 hours. Number of persons is 2-4.
Price 560,00 kn +PDV / lunch and beverage not included in the price.