Exploring Bilogora hill trails via tasting, hiking, and horseback riding

Welcome to the gentle hills of the green Bilogora hills! Yet unexplored destination hides many interesting contents for active vacation among preserved nature. Situated only an hour and a half driving from capital city Zagreb, make your escape towards calm villages and forests.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Day 1:
We meet in the morning hours in the small village of Maglenča near the mountain hut called Kamenitovac. The environment of nature and the charms of green Bilogora hills will be your home for the next 2 days. With a welcome drink, you´ll meet your host and start your nature exploring. You´ll visit the new educational trail of Bilogora hill, only 250 meters long, which consist of educational boards that says about the flora and fauna of the Bilogora region. Take your time, rest on the benches on the way, and use the opportunity to take beautiful photos. After getting acquainted with the landscape, you´ll head off to the authentic Gypsy house.
An attractive, authentic and completely open Gypsy story awaits you next to the greenery of the Bilogora forest. Right at the entrance, you´ll notice details like a signpost on which you can see directions to major European cities where Gypsys are still looking for their place under the sun. How to move inside the home, why is the entrance to the house facing east or why is there an apple tree right next to the entrance? You´ll learn all about the unknown history of Lovar Gypsy, about interesting language, very interesting culture, and taste homemade brandies (we recommend lavender brandy/rakija) and pastry cakes.
After tasty snacks and local drinks, our next stop is a nearby family farm. The farm nurtures the tradition of producing mare’s milk and skincare products as well as many domestic animals. With a tour and getting to know the estate, we will taste local products, relax by getting to know more about noble horses, and get active with horseback riding.
After all, you´ll treat yourselves with a dinner at the mountain hut, and by to your choice, maybe embark on an exploration of nearby Bjelovar town.

 

Day 2:
After morning coffee and breakfast, it is time for nature recreation via hiking. Accompanied by a local guide, you´ll set off for a walk on a trail length 11.5 km. Just before departure, you pick up a Hiking diary which you´ll carefully keep during hiking and fill out with stamps at the checkpoints. The roads lead you to the hidden views of Bilogora hill villages and rustling forests. With nature and its charms, you´ll immerse yourself in the calm atmosphere of this area, slightly tire the body, but rest the spirit with your hiking experience. After, approximately, 4 hours of walking, we arrive at our destination where a well-deserved lunch awaits us. We share comments and impressions and say goodbye until your next visit to green Bilogora hills.

About accommodation:
The mountain hut Kamenitovac is located on the ridge of the gentle Bilogora hill above the village of Maglenče, on the edge of the forest. The accommodation offers a beautiful view of the Bjelovar valley, and surrounding mountains and region. On the ground floor, there are two dining rooms and a kitchen, and on the first floor, there are newly renovated rooms (double and single with a double bed). Each room has its own bathroom.
In case this accommodation is fully booked on your wished arrival day, we will ensure alternative accommodation of the same or upgraded categorization.

 

Additional options:

Transport organization to the meeting point
Transport organization during the stay
Walking guided tour of Bjelovar town

From 565 kn to 680 kn

PRICES PER PERSON

Promotional price (FM): 565 kn/ 75 €

Standard price: 680 kn / 91 €

The promotional price is valid until 31st December 2020

DURATION

2 days / 1 night

THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE:

On your request

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INCLUDED

  • ACCOMMODATION FOR ONE NIGHT WITH BREAKFAST IN THE MOUNTAIN LODGE KAMENITOVAC
  • VISIT, GUIDED TOUR, AND TASTING AT THE GYPSY HOUSE
  • VISIT, TOUR, AND TASTING AT THE FAMILY FARM
  • HORSEBACK RIDING AT THE FAMILY FARM
  • DINNER ON THE FIRST DAY OF STAY
  • HIKING GUIDE DURING HIKING TOUR
  • HIKING DIARY FOR THE FIRST HIKING EXPERIENCE
  • LUNCH ON THE SECOND DAY OF STAY
  • TOUR LEADER DURING TWO DAYS STAY
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES, LIABILITY INSURANCE, GUARANTEE INSURANCE

NOT INCLUDED

  • TOURIST TAX 10,00 KN PER PERSON PER DAY
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE

NOTE

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Payment: the Full amount or 30% is paid as booking confirmation. Rest of the amount is due 30 days before the trip.

15 days before arrival, there is no charge

15 – 7days before arrival there is a charge of 30% of total amount (deposit payment)

6 days or less before arrival there is no refund

Prices in Euros (€) are approximate and may differ depending on daily exchange rate

In case of any additional information, we are happy to answer info@ruralescapetours.com

NOTE

  • During the trip, we are following and adhering to the epidemiological measures and recommendations
  • Make sure you bring sportswear and clothes, a bottle of water, rain or sun protection.
  • This tour is weather sensitive. Please note that if the weather is inclement, the tour can be rescheduled or canceled, or replaced with another activity.
  • No previous experience is required for outdoor activities.

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