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West Coast Adventure Trail

Prices from

€1,340.00

Duration

8days


This horseback riding tour is a guided tour which passes through some of Ireland’s most spectacular landscape taking in views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands, the River Shannon and the Burren Region. Each night is spent in comfortable and approved farmhouse or guesthouse accommodation, where guests are made feel very much at home.

Starting from Woodford, the trail leads through mountains, alongside the Shannon River and via the Burren to Galway Bay. Every day covers between 25km and 35km by horse. The evenings can be spent at the participant’s leisure. The trek is led by experienced guides. Although the programme is aimed at the moderate rider, all guests must have some experience of horsemanship. Total beginners are discouraged from applying as the trek covers 200kms in 6 days with riding of about 5 hours each day.


Details

Duration:

 

8 days (7 nights)

Tour dates 2018:

 

Saturday is the arrival and departure day. Shorter stays are possible on request.
We offer our trail ride weekly from 31st March
to and including the week of 22nd September 2018.

 

Level:

 

Moderate. Participants need to be able to trot, canter and gallop. Minimum age is 8 years. Every day covers between 25km & 35km by horse in about 5 hours of riding each day.

Group size:

 

Minimum of 2, maximum of 8. Individual bookings are welcome.

Equipment:

 

All tack for horses is provided and helmets for riders. All other riding equipment, such as rain gear, boots, jodhpurs, gloves etc has to be provided by the participant.
Riders must wear hard hats (can be provided) and suitable boots. A waterproof coat or jacket and warm sweaters should also be included in riding wardrobe, as Irish weather can be unpredictable.

Accommodation:

 

B&B and Guesthouse

Meals:

 

7 full Irish breakfasts, 6 tasty lunch buffets and 7 traditional dinners are included.

Transfers:

 

All luggage transfers required as part of the riding programme. Transfer to and from Shannon Airport to the riding centre on day of arrival and departure can be arranged at a cost of €35 per person each way.

Miscellaneous:

 

The price quoted includes horse and guide for the week's programme.
We can also arrange 4 days/5 nights trail rides on request.

Meeting Point:

 

If transfer from Shannon Airport is required you will be met at the meeting point in the arrival’s hall of Shannon Airport and brought to the Riding Centre. This has to be booked in advance.

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


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Shannon airport and transfer from the aiport (if pre-booked) to your Riding Centre/B&B in Whitegate/Mountshannon area, where you stay for the first 4 nights.

Day 2

At the Riding Centre you will be introduced to your horse and you will then start with the trail along the peaceful slopes of the wooded Slieve Aughty Mountains and across widespread bog lands.

Day 3

Enjoying the fascinating views over the majestic Lough Derg you will be riding by the traditional turf cutting areas, listening to the myths of Neolithic dolmen and learning about the well-preserved ruins on Holy Island.

Day 4

Heading for the top of the hills you will overlook endless woods and miles of storytelling rough old stonewalls sheltering the juicy green pastures. The sandy shores of Lough Graney, invite you to canter along the beach and then on goes the trail right across the gentle lapping lake.

Day 5

Lovely wood tracks guide you to the boggy uplands. County Clare unfolds all around you up the distant rising hills of the Burren National Park and down to the sweeping immense of Galway Bay. Overnight in Corofin.

Day 6

You will experience the very special and totally different moon-like landscape of the Burren, with its rare and colourful flora and fauna and the stunning variety of pre-historic settlements. Stay the next two nights in Lisdoonvarna, famed for the traditional Irish music in its pubs.

Day 7

Riding further westwards until you reach the edge of the shredded coastline you will be delighted by the breathtaking view of the endless Atlantic sea, the famous Aran Islands, the rugged Connemara Mountains and the fascinating Cliffs of Moher. Overnight in Lisdoonvarna

Day 8

After breakfast you will begin your onward journey or transfer back to Shannon Airport.


Accommodation

A tastefully restored 300 year-old farmhouse is at the heart of the riding centre. The ambiance of times gone by is carefully maintained and yet all modern facilities for the riding guests are provided.

Guests can relax in individually decorated ensuite rooms after a day spent in the outdoors. In the cosy dining room, warmed by the glow of an open turf fire, guests enjoy a hearty Irish Breakfast and traditional farmhouse cooking.

This is a place offering all that is good in Irish hospitality in a traditional, nurturing yet professional way.


Price

All prices shown are in EURO and are per person.

 


B&B

Double/Twin/Triple

€1,340.00

B&B Single

€1,466.00


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.