Hiking and Hillwalking
It's no secret that Ireland has some of the most stunning hill walking in Europe. All of our tours include an element of trekking to waterfalls or climbing to mountain peaks. To find out what is included in our set tours please check the detailed itinerary.
For private groups interested in hill walking we can tailor a package that includes Ireland's peaks like Carrauntoohil in county Kerry or Lugnaquilla in county Wicklow. The four peaks challenge is a sample itinerary for hill walkers which involves climbing the highest peaks in each of the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster.
Ireland has opened up a number of green ways in the recent years that run along historic railway routes such as the Waterford Greenway and the Great Western Greenway. These are an excellent way to explore the landscape and cycle in safety where the roads don't go.
Travelling over viaducts and through tunnels blasted into rock faces these routes remind us of times gone by. There and no steep inclines and the surface is a mix of asphalt and offroad meaning it's quite easy to cover a good distance in a couple of hours. All our tours include green way routes and there are opportunities to do more cycling in some of our stop off points.
For private groups interested in cycling there are numerous other enchanting cycling routes off the beaten track.
Ireland has some excellent mountain bike parks around the country such as the Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail in the Dublin Mountains and the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails in Limerick. to name but a few.
We don't currently include mountain biking in our set tours but if you are a private group interested in mountain biking get in touch and we can tailor a tour for your group.
Many travellers dream of experiencing the exhilaration of riding a horse on a deserted beach to the sound of the breaking waves.
The Wild Atlantic Way is the perfect spot for this dream to become a reality. Horse riding is an optional extra on all of our set tours just let us know in advance of your trip and we will do the rest.
Stand Up Paddle boarding
Stand up Paddle Borading or Supping is the latest trend in water sports which growing quickly in popularity and for good reason. Anyone can get going and become reasonably proficient in a couple of hours.
The balance is a bit tricky in the beginning but it's great exercise and a fabulous way to see the coastline. We include an SUP adventure in all of our set tours, tailored to your ability because we think everyone should try it.
If you've been Supping before we can find a more challenging route for you. We know the best locations for private groups who would like to include SUP in their itinerary.
Sea kayaking is a novel way to explore the Irish coastline. We choose the most idyllic locations where you will have the best chance of encountering marine animals such as Funghi the Dingle dolphin, sea caves and the unique flora and fauna of the Wild Atlanic Way.
Sea Kayaking is a highly recommended optional activity on our set tours and can be included in the itinerary of private group tours.
There are a number of excellent whitewater rivers in Ireland to choose from for seasoned paddlers.
Rivers are graded based on their obstacles, drops, creeks, eddies and rapids. Grade 1 is essentially flat water and is a good place to start for beginners ranging to grade 5 in Ireland which includes large drops and boulder fields for more experienced paddlers.
The river Barrow in county Kilkenny for example offers a good combination of flat water and moderate rapids for intermediates. There are many more challenging rivers in County Kerry and County Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way. We don't currently include river kayaking on our set tours but if you are a private group interested in river kayaking get in touch with us to plan your trip.
As an Island nation with thousands of kilometres of windy coastline, Ireland has many spectacular locations for Kite surfing. Ranging from fresh water lakes to big waves spots Ireland has it all and the wind is suitable most of the time.
For those who want to try kite surfing we include it as an optional extra on all of our tours. However kite surfing lessons are highly dependant on both tide and wind conditions but if it is something you would like to try just notify us in advance of your trip and we will do our best to fit it into your schedule.
For private groups interested in Kite surfing, while there is not and exact wind season in Ireland, arguably the most reliable wind is from August to December. October and November provide a good combination of regular wind and good temperatures and is the recommended time to plan your kite surfing trip.
However on average there is sufficient wind to kite in Ireland at least 60% of the time all year round. If you are planning a kite surfing trip it's recommended to combine it with other activities for the non wind days. We are passionate about Kite surfing at Boru so get in touch for local knowledge.
Whale Watching and Boat Tours
Sometimes getting off the beaten track means taking off from one of Ireland's many isolated piers and leaving the Island entirely for a day or a few hours.
There are numerous opportunities for boat trips. On the wild Atlantic Way you can go visit some of the Islands off the coast such as the Unesco heritage Skellig Island which recently featured in Star Wars. There are many other lesser known Islands such as the Blasket also in Kerry or Inisboffin Island in county Galway. Life on these islands has remained largely unchanged and it is highly recommended to hire a bike and take in the Island way of life on the edge of Europe.
There are also a number of areas that are hot spots for seeing whales and dolphins. Cobh in County Cork and Tory Island in Donegal have a great record of sightings.
If you would like to include boat trips in your private tour just let us know. We include boat trips on some of our set tours please check the itinerary for details.
The West coast of Ireland is gaining more and more attention internationally as a big wave destination for pro surfers.
However, most of the time and in the right locations it offers the ideal environment for learning surfing. There are plenty of flat sandy beaches with moderate waves for you to take your first steps on what could be a passion for life.
We include surfing as an optional extra on all of our set tours please check the itinerary for details.