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$125.77 Outdoor Activities

Connemara Beach Horseback Ride from Galway

After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included in this package), make your way to the riding center at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then you will gear up for the ride. Hats and boots will be supplied by the riding center. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear. In the arena you will meet your guides and your horse for the day. The guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. After a short assessment you will leave for the pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you off road, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponies in the fields. Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and will make your way to one of its signature points, Omey Island, which is a designated Special Area of Conservation. On the beautiful Omey Beach you have the chance to take pictures and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white sand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. Then you cross Omey Beach the guide will lead you to the other side of Omey Island, where you have a fantastic view over the Atlantic Ocean. Then you make your way back to Omey Beach, where the horses can cool themselves while riding through the sea.Depart Omey Beach and ride back to the riding center to dismount at the conclusion of your memorable horseback riding experience.

$80.77 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Electric Biking Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided

Your adventure begins when you pick up your bike at 9am in Clifden. Here you'll receive a map of the area and discuss the different routes, as well receive a helmet, lock, and expert local tips. Popular routes from Clifden include: The haunting Bog Road from Clifden to Roundstone, where you'll admire the coast by Ballyconneely, as well as stop at the Alcock & Brown Memorial to see the site where very first trans-Atlantic flight touched down. (2h15 - 40km)Travel to Tullycross and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Renvyle Peninsula and the former castle of the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley! (3h - 50km)Hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h30 - 23km)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its panoramic scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11km)Depending on your itinerary, stop for lunch to enjoy exceptional seafood in either Roundstone, Cleggan, or Clifden.At 6:00pm, after an epic adventure, you will travel back to Clifden to drop off the electric bike and equipment.

$125.77 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride from Galway

After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included in this package), make your way to the riding centre at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then you will gear up for the ride - hats and boots will be supplied by the riding centre. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear. In the arena you will meet your guides and your horse for the day. The guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. After a short assessment you will leave for the pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you off road, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponies in the fields. Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and will make your way to one of the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Points - Omey Island, which is a designated Special Area of Conservation. On the beautiful Omey Beach you have the chance to take pictures and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. Then you cross Omey Beach the guide will lead you to the other side of Omey Island, where you have a fantastic view over the wild Atlantic. Then you make your way back to Omey Beach, where the horses can cool themselves while riding through the sea.Depart Omey Beach and ride back to the riding centre to dismount at the conclusion of your memorable horseback riding experience.

$109.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

Departing central Galway city at 8.30am, hop on the public bus (transport cost included in this package) to Cleggan, County Galway. Traveling through Connemara through Oughterard village, pass the famous Quiet Man Bridge through Connemara's capital Clifden and on to the fishing village of Cleggan to catch the ferry from the pier at the harbour.Arrive in Cleggan and explore the village before making your way to the ferry. Depart Cleggan by ferry to discover the island time capsule that is Inishbofin. The island was inhabited as far back as 8000-4000 B.C. The first documented history of the island dates from early Christian times. Sailing into the harbour you will see Cromwell’s 16th Century Barracks, which was used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason. At midday you will arrive on Inishbofin. Explore this fascinating island and have lunch at a local restaurant/pub. For lunch it's recommended you have the dressed crab sandwich and a local craft beer, all containing local ingredients. Other tasty options are also available. Several safe sandy beaches strewn with shells and with crystal clear water make stand up paddling, swimming and snorkeling a joy. The islands waters make for spectacular diving. Inishbofin is a breeding area for many species of birds. For the adventurous there are hill walks and excellent shore angling. Inishbofin is a centre for traditional Irish music and song with its own Ceilí band.Depart from Inishbofin Island by ferry. This is the last ferry of the day so please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure!Approximately 45 minutes later you arrive in Cleggan and depart for return journey to Galway city by public bus. Ten minutes from Clifden you will pass Ballynahinch Castle, one of Granuailes (famous pirate queen) on an island in Ballynahinch Lough. On the remaining journey you will travel through the wilds of Connemara and pass by the Maamturk and Twelve Ben mountain ranges. You will arrive back in Galway city centre at approx. 8pm to finish off the day.

$45 Tours & Sightseeing

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided Tour from Clifden

The cycling trip starts in the town of Clifden, Connemara, situated 78km from Galway. Clifden is the perfect base to explore Connemara’s rich landscape and heritage.You will pick up your bike, equipment and map in Clifden at 10.00am to start an unforgettable day in Connemara (transport to starting point is not included). During this trip you will plan your route individually. We suggest the following routes:You can enjoy a scenic ride from Clifden along the haunting bog road to Roundstone. On the ride back to Clifden you will pass Ballyconneely - take your time to admire the beautiful coasts of Connemara and make a stop at Alcock & Brown Memorial - the landing site of the very first trans Atlantic flight. (2h15 - 40km)Travel to Tullycross and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Peninsula of Renvyle and the former castle of the pirate queen Grace O’Malley! (3h - 50km)Another suggestion is to hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h30 - 23km)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its wide range of scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11km)For lunch, we suggest you to make a stop at Roundstone, Cleggan or Clifden depending on your itinerary to taste some delicious seafood in one of the restaurants (price of lunch not included in the package).At 6.00pm you will travel back to Clifden to drop off the bike and the equipment.

$201.92 Day Trips & Excursions

Shore Excursions: Guided Beach Horse Riding Excursion: Wild Atlantic Way Connemara

After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included) customers are advised to make their way to the riding centre at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then you will gear up for the ride - hats and boots will be supplied by the riding centre. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear.In the arena you will meet your guides and your horse for the day and the guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. After a short assessment you will leave for the first pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you offroad, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponys in the fields. Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and you will make your way to one of the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Points - Omey Island, which is a designated Special Area of Conservation. On the beautiful Omey Beach you have the chance to take pictures and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. Then you cross Omey Beach the guide leads you to the other side of Omey Island, where you have a fantastic view over the wild Atlantic. Then you make your way back to Omey Beach, where the horses can cool themselves while riding through the sea.After this you depart Omey Beach and rideback to the riding centre and dismount.A recommended meal stop would be the Oliver's - Cleggan village's famous Seafood Bar overlooking the harbour (lunch at own expense).After lunch you will meet with your guides again at the riding centre and depart for the second ride. This time the guides lead you through the village towards Selerna Beach. It is a scenic cresent shape sandy beach, which looks towards Inishbofin Island to the west and the mouth of Cleggan Bay to the east. Stroll, trot or gallop across this quiet WIld Atlantic Way shoreline. There is a megalithic wedgetomb up on the field to the right of the beach. Spend some moments appreciating the  Atlantic Ocean and islands beyond, before turning back along the backroads with its many horses, cows and sheep in the fields and the magnificient Twelve Bens mountain range in the background.Then, make your way back to the riding centre where you dismount again and this is where your tour ends.

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