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“Magical. Exciting. Invigorating. Stunning – An absolute blast” – are just some of the fantastic comments from our delighted visitors once they paddle our Wild Burren tour with us. By far our most popular tour – we spend our time on the water around the quaint village of Ballyvaughan, with clear views into Galway City, and in the shadow of the limestone mountains of the Burren – this tour is an unforgettable experience! As we explore the rugged coastline, including small inlets and tidal islands, we are often greeted by friendly seals and magnificent sea birds, as well as the underwater beauty that the crystal clear water affords us. Delve into Irish history as we paddle to the ruins of Gleninagh Castle and it’s nearby Holywell. Here we might take a break from the kayaks to wander the ancient grounds or we might stop on a nearby sandy beach that becomes an island on a high tide. This is a tour not to be missed! Whether experienced paddler or not, this tour is perfect for all levels and ages!
From EUR 45
Our Cliffs and Caves tour of Liscannor Bay does just that, explores the cliffs and caves along this spectacular stretch of coastline! We delve into sea caves, and around sea stacks, while paddling alongside the growing hills that eventually become the Cliffs of Moher. Our tour starts in Liscannor at the pier, with spectacular panoramic views of Lahinch and the south coastline of Clare. As we hug the rugged coast, there is excellent opportunity to see many different species of seabirds, particularly in the bird sanctuary. As we paddle onwards, unique caves appear – some with enormous cathedral-like ceilings, others with narrow passages. Sometimes we even catch a view of shy sea otters fishing inside the dark caves! This is a great tour for those looking for something a bit different, and perhaps a bit of adventure!
From EUR 45
Our 6 Day/5 Night Galway Bay Explorer  itinerary is unique in that it is the very first mountain biking tour of the Burren and Aran Islands.  It features 5 days of superb riding, taking in some of Ireland’s most magnificent and ancient sites. Our pioneering route covers 150km, offering a variety of explosive and awe-inspiring singletrack and cross-country trails, perfectly suited for both the intermediate rider and beginner looking for a challenge. Knock one off your bucket list and take the ride of your life! Trip Highlights Ride some stunning singletrack and cross country trails through the unique, and ancient landscape of the Burren Global Geopark 150 km of magnificent tracks and trails in the spectacular West of Ireland Relax after a day’s ride in the hometown of traditional Irish music Enjoy some local, artisan food in your daily provided lunches, including winners of the Eden Award (European-wide food initiative award, awarded to the Burren region in 2015) Explore the beauty of the Aran Islands, including the prehistoric fort of Dun Aonghasa (also home to the Red Bull Cliff Diving) Discover the world famous Cliffs of Moher for yourself Uncover local haunts, off the beaten track
From EUR 1'995
Inisheer, or Inis Oírr, is the smallest of the Aran Islands and the closest to the Clare coastline, with the Cliffs of Moher clearly visible from it's shores. This tiny island, measuring just 3km by 3km, has a small fishing village feel to it. For it's small population of just over 300 inhabitants, Inisheer has a lot to offer it's visitors, from traditional farming methods and Irish music, to ancient sites dating back earlier than the 11th century and it's famous shipwreck; Inisheer does not disappoint.   Upon approach to the Island, the famous rusty-red MV Plassy shipwreck looms tilted from the eastern beach in all it's glory. This was formerly a cargo ship which ran onto some rocks near the island in 1960 but luckily no lives were lost in the shipwreck, mainly due to the bravery of the local islanders who risked their own lives in rough seas to come to the aid of the sailors on board the ship. (This shipwreck was also made famous in the opening credits of the Irish TV series Father Ted).   Along with the shipwreck, there are also ancient structures to be found, including the O'Brien's Castle and Tower (Dún Formna) which overlooks the island and was built by the rulers of the area in the 1500s. This castle matches it's sister at the Cliffs of Moher which also served as a stronghold for the O'Brien's. Along the shoreline, you will find the previously sand-covered Tempall Chaomháin or St Kevin's Church. This half-sunked church dates back to the 9th or 10th century and since that time, a stone wall surrounds the ruins, in the hopes to exclude the encroaching sand. Further west on the island, the remains of the church site Cill Gnobnait can be found. This church was dedicated to St Gobnait though all that remains inside is the initial altar and outside there is one of the celebrated ‘beehive’ dry stone huts used as a hermit cell by early Christian monks. These corbel-roofed stone 'beehive huts' are referred to as clocháns.   Cnoc Raithní is hugely important Bronze Age burial mound, which was almost hidden under sand forever, until a major storm in 1885, uncovered the site. The site itself consists of a sandy mound 21m in diameter, while inside lies a cist, formed by a circle of upright slabs standing 4ft high. On the top, the remains of slab lined graves can be seen, as well as 2 small limestone pillars. Artefacts found at Cnoc Raithní date back to 800BC, and the mound is thought to have been in use between 1500BC to 500BC.   With these sites (and so much more to see on the island), cycling is the best way to get around and we offer you a chance to sit back, relax while we organize everything needed for our day out; including your ferry tickets and lunch, not to mention bikes and guides! So what are you waiting for?
From EUR 99
Inishmaan, the middle of the chain of Aran Islands, is like no other place. It has been long sheltered from tourism and has only recently been welcoming visitors to it's Irish speaking shores. As with the other two islands, Inishmaan is a limestone paradise, teeming with wildlife and flowers. It is also home to a large amount of important archaeological sites as there is evidence of inhabitants on the island dating from 2500 BC.   Dún Chonchúir (Conor's Fort) is the largest of two stone forts on Inishamaan. It's an ancient oval stone fort, dating to pre-Christian times while Dún Fearbhaí is the smaller of the two and dates from the 4th century AD and is unusual in being almost rectangular. It is thought that these forts, along with others on the Aran Islands were constructed by chieftains from wealthy communities. They served as not only to defend settlements and offer refuge in times of danger but also as a status symbol, a demonstration of rank. These forts also serve in a more romanticised myth surround the Fir Bolg people, who were fleeing west after being overthrown by a rapacious conqueror. Either way, these ancient sites offer amazing insight into a long, storied history.   Inishmaan also served as a home to famous play write, John Millington Synge, who stayed on the island every summer from 1898 to 1902. It was his publication, The Aran Islands in 1907 which offered the outside world a glimpse into the traditions and beauty of Inishmaan. Synge's Chair or Cathaoir Synge which was the writer's favourite place on the island, overlooks Inishmor and the Atlantic, offering spectacular views and inspiration for those who have come after Synge.   Our guided cycling tour takes in these spectacular sites and much more. This tour offers an escape from the fast-paced modern world and brings you back to a more easier way of life. We organize everything needed for our day out, including your ferry tickets and lunch, not to mention bikes and guides! So what are you waiting for?    
From EUR 99
Inishmor, the largest of the chain of Aran Islands, is unique in the sense that there is no other place in Ireland where you find such a wealth of archeological and cultural sites of significance in the history of Ireland as a whole. The reasons to explore Inishmor go much further beyond the ancient sites, it's also the people, their culture and traditions of song, dance, folklore and craftsmanship. And it's the escape to somewhere completely different, filled with natural beauty and a timeless spirit.   On Inishmor, we will have the chance to really take in some spectacular sites, including the well known ring fort, Dún Aonghasa, which stands on the cliff edge some 300 feet above the sea.  Thought to be built in 1100 BC, this fort is the oldest of the stone forts that dot the three Aran Islands.  The Island is also home to Poll Na Bpéist or the Serpent's Lair, a rectangular shaped pool below the cliffs which is connected to the sea by an underwater channel. This pool was most recently used in the Red Bull Cliff Diving championships, with competitors diving 27 metres into the Atlantic, surrounded by the limestone pavement and impressive rock formations.   Throughout the whole of Inishmor, a mere 31 km², there are a vast array of ancient ecclesiastical sites which signifies Inishmor's importance as a centre of religious ritual and learning in the early Christian times. These sites range from the 11th century with Na Seacht d'Tempaill (The Seven Churches) to the 10th century Teampall Bheanáin (The Church of Saint Beanán) as well as Teaghlach Éinne (The Church of Saint Enda) constructed in the 5th century.  It is thought that early Christianity was established on Inishmor by Enda which lead to the island becoming a place of great importance to pilgrims for over a thousand years.   Along with these religious sites, the island is also home to even older monuments, including Leaba Dhiarmuda Agus Ghráinne, a megalithic wedge tomb dating back to 2000BC and served as a burial place for the early farmers.   Inishmor is not only steeped in history, but it is also home to some stunning scenery.  It has four sandy beaches and is surrounded by crystal clear waters, not to mention the flowers that bloom throughout the labyrinth of limestone pavements. The island is on the very edge of Europe, and feels like the edge of the world. It's a place where you can find serenity and activity all at once, and it's will leave you with lasting memories.   Our guided cycling day tour offers the chance to explore, discover and uncover everything Inishmor has to offer. We take care of all necessary arrangements, including ferry tickets, lunch, bikes and a guide, all so that you don't have to! Why not explore with us?  
From EUR 99