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Get Active on an Adventure in Ireland
£1,799 Per Person
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Duration
5 Days
places
Ireland & Northern Ireland
Accommodation
4 Nights
Meals
Breakfast
Feargal Doherty
Founder of Wild Atlantic Learning
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Ireland is a small country, located in the North Atlantic Ocean. Geopolitically, it is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. The island is renowned worldwide as an enchanting land of epic green landscape, idyllic scenery and medieval castles; where warmth and hospitality are national traits and poets are national heroes.

Designed by our Remarkable Transformer, Feargal Doherty, this trip will have you hiking biking, paddle boarding, horse riding, kayaking and surfing from Dublin to Donegal, with the most stunning coastlines and lush mountains as your backdrop.

Setting off in Co. Antrim, you will cycle the Giant’s Causeway coastal route and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a different perspective, followed by an (optional) visit to the famous Bushmills Distillery to sample the smoothness of their famous whiskey.

The next day, you’ll take a short bus trip to Dunfanaghy and ride the Wild Atlantic Way on horseback. You can either gallop, canter, trot or simply lead your horse along the majestic blue flag golden beach and all the while learning about Equine Assisted Personal Development.

On day three, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic bus trip along the Wild Atlantic Coast to Strand Hill, Co. Sligo. Here, you will experience the healing nutrients of the saltwater and raw energy of the Atlantic ocean, by surfing or bodyboarding (whether you’re a beginner or improver) on Ireland’s best beach break. You will have the option to visit Voya Seaweed Baths (depending on availability) or purchase fresh seawater and wild, organic seaweed which you can use to unwind, destress and detox with in the comfort of your accommodation.

On day four, the trip continues with a short bus journey to Ireland’s only Fjord, where you will be awestruck by the rugged beauty of Connemara, the peaks of Mweelrea to the north, and the hills of Connemara national park encompass the south. With the Killary Fjord further inland, it’s the perfect spot to get moving again by paddleboarding or kayaking on the calm water.

The final day will bring you to the Wicklow Mountains for a hike in Glendalough, the Spink and Glenealo Valley Route, which is left mostly untouched and natural, and winds up nicely in Dublin to have your last meal and pint of the black stuff (Guinness) poured by your own hand. It’s trickier than it looks!

If outdoors and activities in the most enchanting surroundings is your type of break, this trip is for you! They will cater for all levels of fitness, it’s your trip to dictate preference and pace.

 

 

What's Included
  • All coach and bus journeys
  • Three night's accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bike rental and tour
  • Horseriding equipment
  • Surfing or Bodyboarding equipment
  • Paddleboarding or Kayaking equipment
  • Hiking Tour
  • Yoga sessions

Good to Know
– International flights are not included.

– Travel insurance is not included, but is strongly recommended.

Itinerary
Day 1
Co. Antrim – Giants Causeway: Cycling
    A picturesque journey by bus to the Bushmills Tourist Information Office for cycling (or e-bike) Portballintrae and Giants Causeway Coastal Route to discover its marvel and raw geographically wondrous design.
    After your cycle, get back on the bus to book into your hotel in the walled city of Derry.
    “Being closer to the sea significantly improves people’s well-being, reduces stress and encourages physical activity”
    Additional: Visit the Bushmills distillery and sample the smoothness of the famous whiskey.
Day 2
Co. Donegal – Dunfanaghy: Horseriding
    Sit back and enjoy a short bus ride to Dunfanaghy and ride the wild Atlantic way on horseback. Either gallop, canter, trot or simply lead your horse along the majestic blue flag golden beach and learn about Equine personal development and learning.
    Book into your hotel in Dunfanaghy and enjoy a restorative Yoga session.
  • Visit the Workhouse Famine and Heritage Centre.
  • Visit Muck n Muffins and invest in traditional Irish pottery and contemporary gifts.
  • Tackle Horn Head loop, an array of nature’s hypnotic and compellingly moody abundance
Day 3
Co. Sligo – Strand Hill: Surfing/Bodyboarding
    Sit back on the bus and enjoy the wild Atlantic coast to Strand Hill Sligo. Experience the healing nutrients of the saltwater and raw energy and size of the Atlantic ocean by Surfing or bodyboarding whether you’re a beginner or improving your surf skills on Ireland’s best beach break.
    Visit Voya Seaweed Baths (depending on availability) or simply purchase your fresh seawater and wild, organic seaweed. Unwind and destress or simply detoxify your skin with Voya products at your accommodation.
    Check into your hotel in Sligo.
Day 4
Connemara – Killary Harbour: Paddleboarding/Kayaking
    Keeping with the pattern, take a short bus journey to Ireland’s only Fjord where you will be rewarded by the rugged beauty of Connemara, the peaks of Mweelrea to the north and the hills of Connemara national park encompass the south. With the Fjord further inland, it offers calming conditions to paddleboard or Kayak.
    Book into your hotel in Leenane which is an angling resort and was made famous by John B. Keane’s famous play “The Field” directed by Jim Sheridan. The film tells the story of a battle for land which leads to murder.
    Restorative Yoga Session.
Day 5
Dublin – Co. Wicklow – Glendalough: Hiking
    Making your way back to Dublin for departure, you will stop off in the Wicklow Mountains for Hiking in Glendalough, best explored by the Spink and Glenealo Valley route which is left mostly untouched and natural. This is a high-quality loop walk with a well-maintained path that opens the opportunity to view the black lake in its’ mysterious enchantment. Glendalough or the glen of two lakes was founded by St Kevin in the 6th Century as a retreat where he dwelled to his death at 120 years old.
    Travel to your Dublin hotel and have your last meal and pint of the black stuff (Guinness) poured by your own hand

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