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Coast Trail Connemara


Coast Trail Connemara
Connemara/Galway Ireland

Enjoy the fresh and salty breeze from the Atlantic Ocean as you trek through the contrasting landscape of the beautiful Connemara region of Ireland. The Connemara is a wild and barren region west of the city of Galway. It is a stunning patchwork of bogs, lonely valleys, pale grey mountains and small lakes that shimmer when the sun shines. This ride explores the coast where the mountains meet the sea in a maze of rocky islands, inlets and sparkling white beaches.
The Connemara is a land both wild and tame, a vast region where you will meet a very special man, Willie Leahy, who will be your guide during your week or more of trekking through the Gaelic West. For beginners and experienced riders alike, Willie matches you with suitable horse as your partner and leads you to the discovery of the very special and old Coast Trail. 


Progressive Ride (no camping)
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Galway Hotel
Airport: Shannon
Transfer: Galway Hotel at 10AM on Day One
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 16 riders

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    Coast Trail Connemara
    Tour Code: IT-IRRT02C
    7 days / 6 nights ~$1,890.00
    Dates : May to Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    C 2016 07/25 - 07/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Hotel (peak... 4 /16 Expired
    D 2016 07/25 - 07/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - B&B Guestho... 4 /16 Expired
    D 2016 08/08 - 08/14 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - B&B Guestho... 4 /16 Expired
    C 2016 08/08 - 08/14 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Hotel (peak... 4 /16 Expired
    C 2016 08/22 - 08/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Hotel (peak... 4 /16 Expired
    D 2016 08/22 - 08/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - B&B Guestho... 4 /16 Expired
    B 2016 09/05 - 09/11 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - B&B Guestho... 4 /16 Expired
    A 2016 09/05 - 09/11 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Hotel 4 /16 Expired
    A 2016 09/19 - 09/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Hotel 4 /16 Expired
    B 2016 09/19 - 09/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - B&B Guestho... 4 /16 Expired
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    Tack: English and Western
    Horses: Irish Hunter, Connemara, Showjumpers
    Pace: Moderate with trots and canters - 5-7 ...

    Airport: Shannon
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