Getaway from the hustle and bustle, in the heart of the Irish countryside
There is something good for the soul about reconnecting with nature and unwinding in the country. Maybe it’s the crisp country air, the hearty food or the friendly locals? Whatever it may be, this three-day retreat in Connemara will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while at the same time keeping fit & active. Your base is a mountain resort, where you’ll indulge in homemade food sourced from the land you’re staying on. Work up an appetite exploring the walking trails in the area and kayaking on Killary Fjord. When the evening comes, there’s nothing left to do but lounge around the open fire, toasting Connemara peated whiskey and gazing out the bay windows looking up at the surrounding mountains & stars.
- Start: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
- Finish: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
- Destination: West of Ireland
- Style: Adventure & Comfort
- Theme: Irish Retreats
- Group size: Min 4, Max 12
Why you’ll love this trip
- Stay in Delphi Mountain Resort in the heart of Connemara countryside, where you’ll enjoy locally sourced meals in their award-winning restaurant.
- Enjoy morning sea kayaking session on Killary Fjord.
- Explore the walking trails of the quaint Connemara countryside, keeping an eye out for local wildlife.
Is this trip right for you?
- Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
- There are several walks planned on this retreat. Fair level of fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing will allow you to fully enjoy this adventure
Welcome to Delphi! Today you can check into your accommodation at 3 pm. After joining up with your local host and fellow travellers for a short welcome meeting, you’ll head out for a guided walk in the local area, this truly unique experience and learn about the ‘Doolough Tragedy’. Reward yourself for completing your first walk with a drink in a local pub in Connemara. Take your tastebuds on an Irish adventure with local beers from micro-brewing companies. Afterwards, there is the option for return to Delphi with the group, or perhaps stay at the pub for dinner and catch a taxi back this evening.
We spend another day and night in the wilderness of Connemara, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy it. After breakfast is yours to design. Relax with downtime in award-winning Delphi Spa where you can let the stresses of everyday life drift away. Why not get your walking shoes on and explore the stunning surroundings of the Delphi valley. There are a variety of signposted walks in the 200-acre forest at Delphi Resort. After lunch, and a wee photo stop at Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings, it’s then onto Connemara National Park for a hike around Diamond Hill (trails for all levels of fitness) for phenomenal views of Connemara Mountains, lakes, valleys, rivers and ocean. Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road. Take an Oyster Farm tour that evokes all your senses – taste, smell, vision and touch – as you experience what it’s like to work on this lively farm. Oysters have been grown in the fresh waters of Ballinakill Bay since 1893 and a visit here is very much a hands-on experience. Shuck your own meaty treasure and taste a fresh oyster in a stunning part of Connemara.
After a hearty full Irish breakfast it’s time to get the wetsuit on for an amazing sea kayaking trip. This tour is a fantastic introduction to exploring Killary Fjord, one of only 3 glacial fjords in Ireland and one of the key signature points along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. If you think you’ve
experienced Ireland at its best, wait until you view it away from land – a truly magical experience. You may also want to indulge in lunch at the resort or a nearby Pun as a final meal with your group before your Connemara retreat comes to an end.
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Taxi & Private bus
Comfort style hotel (3 nights)