Our cycling, hiking &walking tours in Clare combine visits to the Burren Region and the Aran Islands, with some also including Galway’s 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, with many of the fields consisting of little more than bare limestone, while the islands’ 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 islanders, making it the strongest Gaeltacht in the country.
With so much beautiful coastal scenery, along with the unique landscape of the Burren and character of the Aran Islands, it’s little wonder that Clare is one of the most popular counties to visit for tourists holidaying in Ireland. Browse our extensive range of tour options below, covering plenty of County Clare and a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way.