“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!
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!
Inchiquin Lake is a magnificent lake nested in the lush, Irish countryside and on the edge of the Burren. The Lake provides us with a beautiful, scenic spot to observe all the wild life that thrive in the surrounding areas. Inchiquin sits gracefully at the base of surrounding hills outside the lovely village of Corrofin and is home to some exquisite species of birds, including White Tailed Eagles, Kingfishers, Grey Herons, as well as white and black swans, mallard ducks, and many, many more. On the North side of the Lake, sits a ruin of an old banquet hall and spiral staircase, a great place to stop for a snack and a bit of exploration! This tour is perfect for a family day out, and with our tandems, children as young as 6 can paddle with their parent and explore the Lake and it’s hidden ruins! Kayaking on Inchiquin Lake will treat you to a wild life-watching extravaganza!
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