A new year, a new adventure. For those of you looking to get active or to try some new experiences in the great outdoors, here are our top suggestions for outdoor activities to experience in Doolin.
1. Walking & Hiking
Come and experience some of the most scenic walks in Ireland, using Doolin as a base to rest your head at night. Embark on a self-guided or guided walking holiday in the magical Burren, taking in the views of the unique karst landscape, the wild Atlantic Ocean, the majestic cliffs, the Aran Islands, and much more. Here are a few ideas:
Both walking and cycling are great ways to keep fit, but they’re also the best ways to explore new areas and find hidden gems that you might not experience if you stick to driving or public transport on your holiday. So be sure to Rent a bike in Doolin and check out some of the following trails or events on your trip:
- Doolin Cycle Hub
- The Burren & Dolmen Cycleways
- Cycling on the Aran Islands (accessed by boat via Doolin Pier – Doolin2Aran Ferries; Doolin Ferry Company)
- Cliffs of Moher Cycling Challenge (event)
- Tour de Burren (event)
3. Water Activities
Doolin is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, making it a great base for all adventurers. We’ve even got a brand new festival dedicated to surfing! Although the surfing spots in Doolin are more suitable for expert surfers, a number of surfing schools can be found nearby for the novice surfer. Kayaking, Scuba Diving and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) activities can be found in nearby Lahinch during your stay. Here are some good spots to explore if you have your own equipment:
- Doolin Surfest (event)
- Surf Crab Island, off the Doolin coast (expert)
- Catch BIG waves at Aileen (expert)
- Sea Kayaking along the coastline
- Scuba Diving in Doolin Harbour
4. Land Activities
Not a great swimmer but want to try something a little different? You don’t have to catch the biggest waves or dive down to the seabed in order to experience adventure in Doolin. Why not try out some of these land-based activities on your next Doolin adventure.
- Rock Climbing in the Burren with Brian Bateson of Climb It
- Go Caving at Doolin Cave & Visitor Centre
- Horse Riding and Trekking in the Burren
Book an Adventure Holiday in Doolin
Most accommodation providers in Doolin can organise activities for you when making a reservation. Check out accommodation in Doolin here. Alternatively, there are some great activity breaks on offer with various providers.
Be sure to explore the rest of our website to find out more information, or to plan your next visit to beautiful Doolin in County Clare.