- Open Apr-Oct
- Set arrivals
- to nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Zagreb
- Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
- Usual maximum: 8
The Old Mulberry Estate (Stari Dud) is a friendly ranch made up of traditional Croatian farm buildings set upon a family owned estate. Here they make their very own wine, schnapps, cheese and jams from the spoils of their farm.
It was named after an old mulberry tree that first formed its treetop there and they still enjoy hot summer days in the shade of that mulberry.
The food is plentiful and when not riding there is a pool and jacuzzi to relax beside.
The riding is suited to a confident and capable rider as there are lots of regular opportunities to enjoy some faster paces out in the open countryside.
For the Farmhouse Trail Itinerary you should be confident and experienced at all paces riding a forward going and responsive horse. The pace is varied and there are quite a lot of opportunities for exhilarating canters and gallops each ride.
There is a stable with 15 horses to choose between and there are a number of different breeds too; ranging from heavier set cross-breed types to thoroughbreds; heights ranging from 14hh to 16hh.
There are two riding programmes to choose from; the Farmhouse Trail Itinerary and the Flexible Programme.
The Farmhouse Trail Itinerary is a seven night ride which offers varied routes in the region through the unspolit countryside of woodland, farmland and meadows, including a two day trail when the horses stay out overnight (you will return to the ranch), and also a non-riding day with a visit to the world-famous Plitvice Lakes in the National Park.
The Flexible Programme uses the same routes as the Farmhouse Trail Itinerary but offers you the chance to tailor-make how much riding you would like to do each day and at what pace (suiting less confident riders or those wanting a slower paced ride). You should choose this option if you are unsure about your ability to ride regularly at fast paces. This programme can also take children from the age of 12 years and upwards.
Open from May through to October for seven night stays.
Please contact us for the price of the Flexible Ride Programme.
N.B. Old Mulberry will be closed for the entire 2020 season, to refurbish their hotel. They plan to reopen for the 2021 season.
INCLUDES Accommodation; full board; riding as per itinerary; drinks with meals at the ranch.
NON RIDER DISCOUNT 40%
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Single rooms are available for a supplement of $34.62 per night (subject to availability). There is no single supplement if you are willing to share.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Bar bill (for drinks not with meals); tips; massage treatments; entrance fee to the Plitvice National Park.
NEAREST AIRPORT Zagreb.
TRANSFERS From Zagreb are available at a set time and payable locally at €30 per person return.
Your flight can arrive into Zagreb at any time. The transfer times from the airport will be advised the week prior to your holiday when everyone's flight times are known. The standard transfers cost €30 per person (round trip) and are payable locally.
If you aren't happy with the proposed waiting time it is possible to pay extra for a private transfer (subject to availability).
On your departure day you will leave at 10:00 arriving at the airport at c. 11:00 so flights should depart after 13:00.
Old Mulberry is 50 km south of Zagreb near to the village of Golinja.
Weather & Climate
Croatia has two climates, one along the coastline and another one for the interior of the country.
This ranch isn't open when they expect the winter snowfall, and during the summer months you can expect long warm sunny days. The hottest months to visit will be in July and August.