Hydro biking, hot tub cruises and 4 more exciting activities to try out in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands 1 year ago

Hydro biking, hot tub cruises and 4 more exciting activities to try out in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

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Time to start exploring...


The summer might be behind us, but that's no reason to stop exploring everything our little island has to offer.

If you're craving a new adventure, Ireland has no shortage of exciting, unique and slightly unusual activities and experiences for you to try out.

With that in mind, we've teamed up with Discover Ireland to put together some exciting things to see and do in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands over the coming months.

From relaxing boat trips to exciting bike rides, here are just some of the exciting activities you can try your hand at...


1. Lough Ree Access For All Boat Tours - Co. Roscommon

Set sail across Lough Ree and take in the incredible flora and fauna that call this lakeside home, aboard a fully-accessible sightseeing cruise.

Lough Ree Access For All Boat Trips offer fully accessible boat tours in Roscommon, providing exciting water-based adventures for people with disabilities. Their boat allows access for up to three wheelchair users at a time and carers or assistants are transported for free, making it a stress-free way to explore Lough Ree's stunning lakeside scenery.

Book a trip today HERE.


2. Rent a family fun bike with Dick's Bike Hire - Co. Galway

Planning a trip to Galway? Grab a bike from Dick's Bike Hire and take in the sites of Portumna.

Dick's range of bikes include standard mechanical bikes, electric bikes and tandems, ideal for taking in the local scenery in a more active and relaxed way.  You can explore all of Portumna's nearby trails and parks and, when it comes to stopping off for lunch, Dick's Bike Hire will even prep a tasty vegan picnic basket for your trip if you give them a call in advance.


You can rent a bike HERE.

3. Have fun and get fit with a Hydro Bikes Tour on Carafin Lake - Co. Cavan

For an active day out that's suitable for every fitness level, explore Lake Carafin's stunning scenery aboard your very own hydro bike.

Hydro Bikes are easy to steer and control as they're lightweight and 100% pedal powered. Available to rent from Carafin Lodge, the hydro bikes are suitable for all abilities and provide a super easy way to explore Cavan and Carafin's lakeside from an entirely new perspective.


Find out more HERE.

4. Unwind on a yoga and hiking retreat with Mid Ireland Adventure - Co. Offaly

Need a break? Mid Ireland Adventure can help you relax and unwind with the ultimate yoga retreat in Co. Offaly.

The yoga retreats are run by Linann Yoga Ireland and Mid Ireland Adventure, offering half-day wellness experiences for anyone looking for a relaxing day out in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. These experiences include yoga classes, adventure activities and tours, helping you to unplug from everyday life and get back into nature.

Contact Linann Yoga Ireland to find out more about these retreats.

5. Take a sunset hot tub cruise along the River Shannon - Co. Westmeath

Fancy a cruise beneath the stars? Set sail across Lough Ree aboard The Hot Tub Boat.

Ideal for special occasions, you and your five pals can relax in the on-board hot tub, taking in some of the amazing scenery surrounding Lough Ree or, if you opt for an evening trip, enjoy some stargazing underneath the unspoiled night sky. You can even connect your playlist of choice to the boat's speakers and bring your own alcohol on board, with coolers available to use throughout your journey.

Find out more HERE.

6. Get back into nature with a Mud Bugs Welly Walks Tour - Co. Leitrim

Grab your wellies and explore some local natural wonders on a Mud Bugs walking tour. Every month, the Mud Bugs Welly Walks Tour explores a different location in Leitrim, including Derrycassin Woods, Killykeen Forest Park and Garadice Lake. Along a 1.5 hour stroll, you'll get to join in on some fun activities and adventures in Leitrim's natural world, and enjoy some refreshments along the way.

Find out more HERE.

What are you waiting for? Now's the perfect time to discover Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. Find out more at discoverireland.ie

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