Horseback riding in Croatia at the Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Velebit Nationalpark

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch in Velika Plana / Kvarner Gulf
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Unique horse riding in Croatia at the heart of the mountain wilderness! Experience a horse riding adventure of a lifetime and become a real cowboy!


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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is luxury nature resort at the heart of the wilderness and the best horse riding destination in Croatia. This authentic guest ranch is hidden within the Velebit Mountain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Home of a unique horsemanship, bespoke attention to comfort, service and sustenance. Offering different types of horse riding programs and wide range of other activities, Linden Tree is the first transformative travel destination in Croatia. Being awarded The Best eco-resort in Croatia, it is the perfect place for adventurous travellers seeking for experiential travel and unique equestrian holiday. Choose from distinctive accommodation units, from luxury mountain chalet and apartments, en-suite rooms and American tipis and let the glamping adventure begin.
Map Kvarner Gulf

Additional information about the area

Excursions: Horseback Riding: We have some of the nicest horses in Croatia. Bruce worked as a wrangler and therapeutic riding instructor in the Unites States and teaches riding to all levels: from the experienced horse-owner to the first-time rider and everyone in between. He can help riders overcome old experiences and instill confidence at any skill level. To our visitors, we offer three types of rides: two-hour, day-long and week long cowboy adventure. Private lessons are available upon request. See horseback riding page for more details.

Hiking: The forests around us abounds with logging trails. It is even possible to walk all the way to the coast by a shortcut trail over the mountain; it makes a great multi day camping trip. Close by the retreat are caves to visit, peaks to climb, rivers to cross and meadows to rest on. Possibilities are countless and our goal is to continue clearing and connecting trails to make them multi-purpose.
Traveling by car:
Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is located in the village of Velika Plan, inside Velebit Nature Park. Driving distances are approximately: 1 hour from Zadar and Plitice lakes, 2 hours from Zagreb and Split, 3 hours from RIjeka, 5 hours from Dubrovnik and Istria, and 6 hours from Vienna and Venice. We are served by Zagreb and Zadar international airports.
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
Airports: Zadar, Split, Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by train:
Main train station: Zadar, Split, Zagreb, Gospic, Rijeka, Pula
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by boat/ferry:
Zadar, Split, Rijeka
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Cinema, Canoeing / Kayaking, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Skiing cross-country, Mountain climbing

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Galleries / Museum, Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Diving

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Shopping, Beach, White-Water Rafting

Other types of leisure activities:

- Cross-country adventure
- Wagon ride
- Cave Cathedral hike
- Animal tracking
- Archery
- Tournaments and cowboy games
- Winnnetou trail - with lunch
- Canoe expedition - with lunch
- Plitvice Lakes - with lunch
Buffalo Lodge
Buffalo Lodge
Ponderosa - En-suite bedroom
Ponderosa - En-suite bedroom
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch

Category

Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Ranch Resort, Riding Stable, Pony Stable, Western Riding Stable, Children's Holiday Company, Hotel for Horsemen, Campground / Campsite
Opening:
all-year
 
Guest Capacity:
>25
 
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation
 

General description:

Unique horse riding in Croatia at the heart of the mountain wilderness! Experience a horse riding adventure of a lifetime and become a real cowboy!

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Sea / River / Ocean for horses
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture
  • Parking space for horse trailers
  • Tack room

Details of the Riding area

Experience unique horse riding in Croatia at Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch. Located in the heart of the wilderness, this luxury nature resort offers unforgettable equestrian vacation.

More details of the property

For most people, one day of riding in the mountains is just not enough. Multi-day pack trips are the answer for those who want to get into the real back-country.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Weddings
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (no limitation)
  • Riding badge
  • Riding card
  • Cowboy school
  • Roping
  • Horseshoe pitching
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Boat rental
  • Bike rental
  • Hunting
  • Wellness / Fitness offers
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Evening program
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

18 horses

Other offers and explanations

We offer following types of horse activities:
- Naturalhorse manship seminars
- Riding lessons
- Two houre trail ride
- Day ride
- Pony ride
- Multi day ride
- Horse-drawn wagon ride
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Ponies, Gaited horses
Riding (trained for / saddle):
Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
We take pride in the fact that we can lay claim to having one of the best herds of horses in Croatia. We are home of a unique horsemanship and we help people connect with nature, horses and themselves
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Horse Trekking with solid Station
  • Wagon Trips
  • Gaucho Riding
  • Cross-Country
  • Riding to Hunt
  • Handicapped Riding
  • Therapeutic Riding
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 110 kg - 240 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
The minimum age for pack trips is 13 years old. Anyone under 18 should be a regular and enthusiastic rider, have a keen sense of adventure and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 6 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Indoor boxes - closed stable, Open stable, Paddock box, Paddock - Pasture
Other Details and Conditions for bringing your own Horse
Travel documents and a proof of health required (no older than 15 days).

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes

Tailored horse riding in Croatia for the perfect equestrian holiday at the heart of the wilderness

General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Training qualifications:
We know that no one is born with the ability to ride a horse. But we are happy to show you the basics to enjoy a safe trail ride through nature or offer you an advanced riding lessons.
Riding Classes / Lessons
Western Riding, Many-sidedness Riding, Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Courses for Wagon Riding, Courses for Horse Lunging, Pace Riding, Ground Training Courses, Training for Young Horses, Load Training, Horse and Dog, Handicapped Riding
Special Classes
Natural horsemanship seminar
Guest lodgings

Indianer Tipi, Chalets, En-Suite Rooms, Casitas, Apartments, Suites

2 Holiday flats / apartments :
Buffalo Lodge, luxury mountain chalet. On the 1st floor is bedroom (1 double, 1 single bed), rustic bathroom with a 2 m long soaking tub, living room, balcony, private terrace with mountain views and kitchen. On the 2nd floor, there's a luxury suite with a sitting area and separate bathroom. It can accommodate up to 8 people (5 + 3 extra bed available on request).
4 Single / double room(s) :
Luna, luxury suite with private entrance and private bathroom (2+1): 1 Double Bed + 1 extra bed available on request
Stella,luxury suite with private entrance and private bathroom (2+1): 1 Double Bed + 1 extra bed available on request
Ponderosa, en-suite room: 1 Single Bed
Wrangler, en-suite room: 1 Single Bed
Sweet Grass, en-suite room: 1 Double Bed
Bear Cave, en-suite room: 1 Double Bed
1 Tent, Tepee, Hay Store etc. :
Luxury camping adventure (glamping) in genuine American Indian tipis. Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature. Guests staying in tipis have their own detached private bathrooms conveniently located within meters from the tipi. Bathrooms are fully equipped with hot-water showers, toilets, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Each can accommodate 4 people (2+ 2 extra bed on request)
3 Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers :
We have parking space for three RV
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning, Toilet and wash room, Showers, Electricity supply
Catering
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Vegan diet possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
More information of the Catering:
Our food has been called "soul food" and designated as "cooked with love." It is best described as a Croatian mosaic of world flavours.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted, No smoking, Pool available, Sauna, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service, Safe
More information of the accommodation:
Note:
Children aged 3 and older are charged the adult rate. Please include them in the number of adults.
Children 2 years and younger stay completely free at the ranch.

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the Holiday Flats / Apartments:
from: 265,00 Euro / Day
to: 377,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 40,00 Euro / Day
to: 200,00 Euro / Day
Rates of Tens, Tepees,
Hay Stores etc.:
from: 110,00 Euro / Day
to: 185,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers:
from: 35,00 Euro / Day
to: 45,00 Euro / Day

Rates of the Horses for rent

Notes to the rental costs:
- Two hour trail ride: 50 €
- Day ride: 133 €
- Riding lessons/ per 45 min.: 50 €
- Natural horsemanship/ lesson: 100 €
- Children's pony rides/ 20 min.: 15 €
- Horse-drawn wagon ride/ day: 90 €

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
20,00 Euro per day/horse
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes about the cost:
Accommodation/ 100 €per person incl. Breakfast

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
- Two-hour trail ride: 50 €
- Day ride: 133 €
- Riding lessons/ per 45 min.: 50 €
- Natural horsemanship/ lesson: 100 €
- Children's pony rides/ 20 min.: 7 €
- Horse-drawn wagon ride: 20 €
Contact
 
Company:
Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch
 
First name:
Bruce
 
Last name:
Yerkovich
 
Country:
Croatia
 
Phone:
+ 385 53 685 616
Phone 2:
+ 385 95 288 2222
Fax:
+ 385 53 685 616

You can contact us with the following languages:
English, Croatian

1 hour from Zadar and Plitice lakes
2 hours from Zagreb and Split
3 hours from Rijeka
5 hours from Dubrovnik and Istria
7 hours from Vienna and Venice

E-Mail address: Inquiry


Company: Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch
Zip/Postal Code: 53213
Street: Velika Plana 5
Country: Croatia -- Kvarner Gulf -- Velika Plana
Phone: + 385 53 685 616
Phone 2: + 385 95 288 2222