Tour Code: 11121P111
Duration: 3 hours
Explore a unique Connemara island beach on horseback and experience the thrill of beach horse riding along the Wild Atlantic Way on this popular 3-hour equestrian escape. This Omey Island trek is punctuated by dramatic land and seascapes, historical sites, wild rugged landscapes and islands flung out to sea. Treks are suitable for beginner to advanced riders and includes a short assessment before leaving with up to 2 local guides. Depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot.
After arriving in Cleggan village riders are advised to make their way to the centre at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then gear up for the ride.
After a short assessment you will leave for 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. 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.
A recommended meal stop would be the Oliver's - Cleggan village's famous Seafood Bar overlooking the harbour (lunch at own expense).
• Omey Island, Claddaghduff Ireland