Our Cycling, Hiking & Walking tours in Clare combine visits to the Burren Region, the Aran Islands and many visits Galways Connemara Coastline.
The Burren covers an area of some 260 square kilometres and is famous for its bare limestone pavements dissected by deep crevices and traversed by countless stone walls. Surprisingly, this bizarre and apparently hostile environment is a botanist’s paradise as around ¾ of Ireland’s plant species are found in the Burren.
The Aran Islands, are unique among the islands of Ireland. Geologically they are similar to the Burren, many of the fields consisting of little more than bare limestone. Aran’s flora is as rich and exotic as that of the Burren. Aran is also a bastion of Irish culture. Irish is still the everyday language of most is-landers, making it the strongest Gaeltacht in the country.