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 Clifden Village, 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 Escapes
- Group size: Min 4, Max 12
Why you’ll love this trip
- Stay in Clifden Village the wee capital of the Connemara countryside, where you’ll enjoy locally sourced meals in their award-winning restaurant.
- Take a bike tour of the scenic Connemara Loop
- Enjoy afternoon sea kayaking on the rugged Killary Fjord. (optional can be substituted for another activity)
- 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 escape. Fair level of fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing will allow you to fully enjoy this adventure
Welcome to an Irish adventure! We’ll kick things off today with a complimentary transfer from Galway Train Station – or you can simply meet us at base camp in Clifden. 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 Connemara way of life. Once bonded, we’ll enjoy some authentic Irish food (Lamb stew, Fish Pie that sort of thing) We’ll even get to give our compliments to the chef, who’ll take us through the menu and explain all of those quintessential local flavours.
Get your boots on this morning: today’s the day we conquer the peak of Diamond Hill (trails for all levels of fitness) for phenomenal views of Connemara Mountains, lakes, valleys, rivers and ocean. After a tough but rewarding morning, we’ll take a breather over a picnic lunch at mid-station. We’ll get the adventure vibes rolling again this afternoon as 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. Tonight, we’ll wind down another delicious included dinner. Baby Guinness, anyone?
Yesterday we conquered Connemara on foot; today it’s all about two wheels. That’s right, we’re kicking off our third day with a locally guided mountain biking tour. From the village of Letterfrack, we head out along the amazing Atlantic coastline before turning inland, where you will experience rugged Connemara in all its splendour. Our recommended lunch stop today is in the small rural village of Tullycross, where they serve some amazing seafood. After lunch, you will again experience some coastal cycling, before moving inland through some wonderful lakes towards our base for the evening, It’s our final night, so let’s make it one to remember. At our farewell dinner in Clifden, we’ll reflect on the adventures we’ve had and swap stories over some local beer. We won’t forget you in a hurry, Connemara.
Group hugs and heartfelt goodbyes will mark the end of our trip after one last breakfast today. Wrap things up with a complimentary transfer to Galway Train Station or you can choose to make your own arrangements. Whatever the case, you will leave with a new home away from home in Connemara.
Want to make this a 6 Day Tour?
As this Irish adventure starts at around noon at each destination and finishes at each destination in the early afternoon of the last day, we recommend spending an extra night or two at each end to ensure there are no issues with onward travel connections. If you wish, we’ll be happy to organise pre- and post-trip accommodation (subject to availability).
3 Cooked breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 picnic lunch
Private bus, E-Bike & Kayak
Comfort style hotel (3 nights)