Outdoor sports and activities are great for keeping fit and curing boredom. Ireland being a very scenic country is a great destination for participating in outdoor activities. Here is a top-five list of the best outdoor activities you can do around the country.
THE FIVE BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO DO IN IRELAND
GLENCULLEN ADVENTURE PARK, DUBLIN
Glencullen Adventure Park is an outdoor mountain biking club based on Ballybrack Road in Glencullen, Co. Dublin.
The GAP has various different trails you and your friends can ride. The trails vary in difficulty starting with ‘green’ trails which would be for beginners to ‘black’ and ‘pro line’ trails that are for experts and professionals. GAP provides bikes, helmets limb guards or you can bring your own.
If you are not into downhill biking, there are many walking trails in the area that GAP allows anyone use free of charge.
No need to bring a packed lunch too, GAP has the fantastic GAP Kitchen Café which provides you with all the food and energy you need for an extreme day of mountain biking.
CLARE WATER SPORTS, CLARE
Clare Water Sports is an outdoor water sports facility based in Ballyanna Grove in Ennis. At Clare Water Sports you can partake in kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Clare Water Sports also provide lake and river tours.
Clare Water Sports don’t just provide you with equipment, at CWS they want to teach you how to become better at kayaking or paddle boarding. CWS provides lessons with their highly trained staff.
The river and lake tours consist of journeys between Inagh River by the falls in Ennistymon to Lahinch and on the Fergus River between Dromore Lake and Ballyalla Lake. A great way to see and learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way.
ECLIPSE IRELAND, KERRY
Eclipse Ireland is an outdoor adventure centre based in Dromore Old in Kenmare. Eclipse has many different activities like bushcraft, a bog run, biking, kayaking, hill walking, fishing, orienteering, raft building last but certainly not least the assault course challenge.
One to really highlight here is the assault course challenge. The challenge consists of a number of hurdles that are ‘rustic and tough’ and designed to condition and test the endurance of visitors who love their abilities as individuals and as leaders to be tested.
Ecplise is a great day out for family, friends or even team building in the workplace.
Wakedock is a quite unique experience based at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin City Centre. When you think of wakeboarding, you think of big lakes surrounded by the sight of trees and the beauty of nature, not high rise commercial buildings. At Wakedock you get just that.
Enjoy your wakeboarding session surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s business district. Wakedock doesn’t use a boat to drag you around but instead uses a cable that is above your head. There are 5 obstacles that riders can avoid or embrace to do some cool tricks, the Small Kicker, Big Kicker, Box Slider, Box with Rail, and A-Frame.
SAFARI ACTION, FERMANAGH
Safari Action is an outdoor 4×4 offroad driving centre based in Fardrum, Enniskillen. Ever wondered what those crazy James Bond chasing scenes through the jungle felt like? At Safari Jungle you can find out.
Safari Action offers a fantastic experience as you weave and smash through their course trying to be that little better than your friends and family. As you are proceeding through the course an instructor will be with you at all times for support during those difficult moments of the course.
Safari action also provides archery and clay pigeoning if the offroad driving isn’t for you.