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Shore Excursion: Private guided Beach Horse Riding: Wild Atlantic Way Connemara provided by Connemara Wild Escapes

Shore Excursion: Private guided Beach Horse Riding: Wild Atlantic Way Connemara

Shore Excursion: Private guided Beach Horse Riding: Wild Atlantic Way Connemara
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About
On this private experience you will ride out from the stables, through a picturesque fishing village either towards Selerna Beach, a scenic, crescent-shaped stretch of sand or takes you on a ride to Omey Island punctuated by historical sites, wild rugged landscapes and islands flung out to sea. Sequence of rides depends on the tide times on the day. Choose your own pace across this quiet Wild Atlantic Way shoreline. Spending time appreciating the ocean views and islands beyond before turning back along the back roads, taking in the beautiful Irish countryside. Ride past green fields and appreciate the fauna and flora that make up this Irish landscape, with the mighty Twelve Bens mountain range as its backdrop. Depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. There will be a short assessment before leaving with up to 2 guides depending on the number in the group and the level of experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Make your own way to Cleggan Village riding center on Ireland’s northwest coast. After meeting your instructor, you are introduced to the center’s equine residents and matched with a suitable horse—there are a variety of breeds, sizes, and temperaments to suit all levels, including first-time riders, so you are sure to find the perfect partner. Before heading out, you have a chance to ride in the arena, where instructors can access your level, or for beginner riders, teach you the basics of stopping and steering your horse. Once you’re feeling confident, follow your guide along beautiful off-road trails and quiet country lanes, looking out for the region’s famous Connemara ponies grazing in the fields along the way. Arrive at Omey Beach, where experienced riders have the chance to trot and canter across the sands, while beginner riders stay safely at a walk or trot. Finally, cross over to Omey Island, a conservation area and natural landmark along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way tourist route, where you can pose for photos and cool off as you splash through the waves with your horse. Return to the riding center for lunch (own expense)—Oliver's Seafood Bar in Cleggan is a popular choice—before meeting back up with your guide for the second ride of the day. The afternoon ride heads to nearby Selerna Beach, to enjoy spectacular views of Inishbofin Island to the west and the mouth of Cleggan Bay to the east. Here, there are more opportunities to trot and gallop, as well as passing some fascinating megalithic tombs, and enjoying a view of the distant Twelve Bens mountain range. After a thrilling afternoon ride, return to the riding center, where your tour ends. Please note: hats and boots are supplied by the riding center, but please make sure you bring appropriate clothing for riding and a raincoat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Make your own way to Cleggan Village riding center on Ireland’s northwest coast. After meeting your instructor, you are introduced to the center’s equine residents and matched with a suitable horse—there are a variety of breeds, sizes, and temperaments to suit all levels, including first-time riders, so you are sure to find the perfect partner. Before heading out, you have a chance to ride in the arena, where instructors can access your level, or for beginner riders, teach you the basics of stopping and steering your horse. Once you’re feeling confident, follow your guide along beautiful off-road trails and quiet country lanes, looking out for the region’s famous Connemara ponies grazing in the fields along the way. Arrive at Omey Beach, where experienced riders have the chance to trot and canter across the sands, while beginner riders stay safely at a walk or trot. Finally, cross over to Omey Island, a conservation area and natural landmark along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way tourist route, where you can pose for photos and cool off as you splash through the waves with your horse. Return to the riding center for lunch (own expense)—Oliver's Seafood Bar in Cleggan is a popular choice—before meeting back up with your guide for the second ride of the day. The afternoon ride heads to nearby Selerna Beach, to enjoy spectacular views of Inishbofin Island to the west and the mouth of Cleggan Bay to the east. Here, there are more opportunities to trot and gallop, as well as passing some fascinating megalithic tombs, and enjoying a view of the distant Twelve Bens mountain range. After a thrilling afternoon ride, return to the riding center, where your tour ends. Please note: hats and boots are supplied by the riding center, but please make sure you bring appropriate clothing for riding and a raincoat.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11121P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Riding gear: helmets and boots
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Cleggan Beach Riding Centre, The Master's House, Trean, Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with footwear to suit stirrups.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Rider weight limit is a maximum of 90kgs/200lbs.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Riding gear: helmets and boots
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Cleggan Beach Riding Centre, The Master's House, Trean, Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with footwear to suit stirrups.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Rider weight limit is a maximum of 90kgs/200lbs.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cleggan Beach Riding Centre
    The Master's House, Trean, Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland
    See address & details
  • 1
    Omey Island
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Selerna Beach
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cleggan Court Tomb
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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