EARLY BIRD CYCLING TOUR
An early morning guided cycling tour through the heart of the Burren followed by a delicious mouth-watering breakfast at Burren Fine Wine & Food. This experience was acknowledged as one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Activities along the Wild Atlantic Way in 2014. Included on Failte Ireland’s original 50 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way it was also featured on RTE’s Eco Eye programme.
Starting at 7.30am when the roads are quieter and the birds are singing, peacefully pedalling through this spectacular landscape is a magical experience for you and your family to remember for many a day after your Burren visit.
As well as magnificent scenery you will also enjoy a visit to Ballyallaban Ring Fort with its earthen bank.
Cahermore Stone Fort with the remains of internal structures.
One and a half miles from Cahermore is the town land of Gleninsheen famous for its Irish Bronze Age Collar of Gold found here in 1934 and of course Gleninsheen wedge shaped gallery grave (another of Ireland’s many Diarnaid’s and Grainne’s Bed).
Also on route are the world famous Poulnabroune Portal Tomb, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulawack Cairn, the Kilconrney Caves and Cahermacnaughten the cashel that served as a law school until the 17th century.
Finally, cycle to the top of the famous Corkscrew Hill to enjoy amazingly beautiful views of the valley, and Galway Bay, before coasting down to Burren Fine Wine and Food for breakfast.
Here you will be greeted with aromas of freshly brewed coffee and home baking.
You can choose a breakfast of fresh free-range eggs from a neighbouring farm and hot scones straight from our oven or an Organic Smoked Salmon Bagel using salmon from the Burren Smokehouse and bagels from New Quay.
Rathbourney Guided walk
A guided walking tour in the majestic, rocky Burren in North Clare with an expert local guide followed by food highlighting the best of local produce.
The walk itself takes place in the beautiful, secluded valley of Rathborney just south of Ballyvaughan. The valley is rich in antiquities including a huge ring fort, a medieval ecclesiastical site and an 18th century church. Other highlights include stunning examples of the region’s limestone pavement and the world famous Arctic/Alpine/Mediterranean mix of wildflowers. The walk itself is at an easy pace and lasts two and half hours.
The start and end point of the walk is the magnificently restored stone-built café Burren Food and Wine. The walkers can enjoy an excellent meal here before or after the invigorating walk.
The pre-booked package is available daily from 7.30am to 3pm from May to September the total cost is €35per person, groups of 4-8 people per guide is desirable.
Step out in style and eat without guilt as you make a very light footprint on the planet!
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