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Fjordland Family Break

Prices from

€536.25

Duration

4days


This tour offers a chance for you and your family to live a magical experience together on a short break in Connemara. Get ready for a break full of fun, adventure and stunning landscapes!

If you only have a few days to spend with your family on the west coast of Ireland and you want to experience a very special break in the heart of Connemara, this tour is definitely for you.


Details

Duration:

 

4 days (3 nights)

Tour dates 2016:

 

This tour starts every Friday (between April and October) . Alternative scheduling also available for €70 extra per booking

Level:

 

Gentle

Bicycle:

 

Touring bikes and children’s bicycles.

Equipment:

 

Helmets, front handlebar bag, water bottles, bicycle repair-kits, locks.

Accommodation:

 

Depending on the option: hotels 3* or approved B&Bs & guesthouses.

Meals:

 

Irish breakfasts & one packed lunch on day three.

Transfers:

 

Transfer to Leenane for the start of your tour from Galway, Westport or Knock Airport.
All luggage transfers between accommodations and taxi to start of the walk on day 2.
Taxi from Leenane to Galway, Westport or Knock Airport on departure day.

Miscellaneous:

 

Detailed route notes and maps and a full day of activity in Killary Adventure Centre

Arrival point:

 

A Connemara Adventure Tours representative will meet you either on the afternoon of arrival or the following morning at your first night's accommodation.

Departure point:

 

Your taxi will drive you from Leenane back to Galway, Westport or Knock Airport

Further info on getting to/from Ireland and your tour start point can be found here


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Leenane

You will be picked up from Galway City and brought to your accommodation in the little village of Leenane. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, the village has one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Once you have settled in, we will meet you, either on the evening of arrival or the following morning (depending on your arrival time), to go through your itinerary and answer any questions you have about your tour.

Day 2

Famine Trail

This morning you will be transferred by taxi to Rosroe, the start of the Famine Trail. The Famine Trail is a two to three hour hike along the shore of Ireland’s only Fjord. The walk features dramatic coastal landscapes, the majestic Mweelrea mountain, bog land and stunning views. You will pass by the Killary Sheep Farm and the terrain includes small road, rocky trail and boggy track. You can choose to stop at the Killary Sheep Farm where you can view sheepdog, sheep shearing and turf cutting demonstrations. Tom, the owner, welcomes visitors of all ages and looks forward to introducing you to sheep and dog demonstrations. Demonstrations are held at 11 am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm Tuesday to Sunday. You will then follow the track all the way back to Leenane village where you can enjoy a well-deserved relaxing evening in the village!

Day 3

Adventure Day!

Today is a full day of adventure activity! Following a hearty breakfast we will deliver bicycles to you so that you can cycle (5 kms one way) to the long-established adventure centre on the shores of Killary Harbour where you will go Sea Kayaking on Ireland's only fjord, take on the High Ropes Course and try out the Giant Swing!  A tasty homemade lunch will be set up for you on site. After your action-packed, fun-filled day you will return to Leenane village by bike to enjoy all the peace and tranquillity this lovely village has to offer. You will also have the chance to cycle all the way to the Ashleagh Falls if you still have some energy – 5 kms away from Leenane village to finish your day.

Day 4

Departure


Accommodation

The B&B option means you will get to stay in a family home where the personal touch and attention to detail is second to none. A true Irish welcome awaits you as well as home-cooked food, comfort and a taste of traditional Irish life.

While you may be staying in part of the family home this does not mean that you will not have privacy and high standards of accommodation you require. Cosy rooms, modern facilities and care and attention are what these properties excel in.

When you select this tour you will have the chance to stay in either hotels or B&B/guesthouse accommodation. The 3* hotels that have been selected are all comfortable, well-appointed properties which also boast their own character and style. You may find yourself in a historic manor house hotel, one with a modern twist or get a 'room with a view' overlooking a shimmering lake or a golden beach.

However they all share the same high standards of hospitality and service and will guarantee you a warm welcome, good food and a relaxing experience after your day on the road.


Price

All prices are in Euro, and based on per person sharing. Per person sharing means two people in one room. Children’s price is based on two adults travelling.

We provide children's bicycles with gears, and 21 speed-bicycles for the adults (we would advise children to bring their own helmets if possible).


Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children)

€2,145.00

Family of 3 (2 adults, 1 child or 1 adult + 2 children)

€1,665.00

Extra child or adult

€595.00

Family of 2 (1 adult, 1 child)

€1,195.00


Terms and conditions

To secure your booking, we will request 30% deposit per person. Please note this is a non-refundable payment. The balance payment is due 30 days before the tour starts.

If your tour start date is within 30 days of booking, the full, non-refundable payment is required upon booking.

We do not organise travel to/from Ireland. However there is some useful information on our “Getting To Ireland” page.