Guided Cycling Tours
Many visitors come to enjoy the Burren on foot or by bike – the quiet lanes are ideal for cycling and there are many walking trails too. There are bicycles for guests to use at the hotel and you can book a local guided cycling tours (including with electric bikes) with E-Whizz. It is possible to have a themed tour, for example a Fr. Ted Tour for it was here in the Burren where the popular TV series was filmed.
For self-guided cycling there is trail information here.
The Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands
Standing at 250m, the Cliffs of Moher are some of the most dramatic cliffs in Europe. The area is home to many different species of wildlife including birds, dolphins and the occasional whale. The cliff-side walks have stunning views towards the Aran Islands and Conemara. Doolin2Aran Ferries and Doolin Ferries both offer daily one-hour boat trips under the cliffs from Doolin pier. On your way back to the hotel, take the scenic coastal road to Ballyvaughan via Black Head.
The Aran Islands are located off the coast of the Burren and are well known for their traditional way of life – islanders still speak Gaeilge as their first tongue – as well as their cultural and literary history. There are passenger ferry services to The Aran Islands from Doolin (15km from the hotel) between March and October. This is a full day’s activity with boats returning around 5pm. The Cliffs Cruise and Aran Islands trips can be booked online here Doolin2Aran Ferries and Doolin Ferries.
A Burren Walk with Shane
No one should visit the Burren without experiencing this unique landscape on an educational and fun half day's guided walk (3 hours) with our next door neighbour Shane Connolly. Shane is a sheep farmer and is knowledgeable in the geology, botany, archaelogy and social history of the area.The guided walk suits all abilities except young children. Unfortunately as these walks are on private farmland, dogs are not permitted. Contact us directly to book this. email@example.com
For a private one to one guided walk or tour around the Burren we highly recommend Cormac McGinley and Gordon D'Arcy.
If you prefer to explore on your own our staff have local knowledge of good walking trails and can suggest many interesting alternative walks for you to try. We have some trail information here.