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Coast Trail Connemara

Accommodations for Coast Trail Connemara

This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations. 

You can opt to stay in various guesthouses or hotels during your stay. All rooms are based on double/ twin occupancy. Please note those booking guesthouse accommodation may sometimes stay in small hotels depending on the availability of guest house room availability. Exact lodging will be confirmed 2 weeks before the trip's start. 

Hotel Accommodations - subject to changes based on availability
All hotel options have rooms with private baths. WIFI is available in all hotels. Laundry facilities are available at some of the hotels for an average price of 8 Euro per load.
Night 1 & 2: Carna Bay Hotel in Carna
Night 3 & 4: Zetland Hotel in Cashel Bay
Night 5 & 6: Loughrea Hotel and Spa in Loughrea

Carna Bay Hotel in Carna
This small hotel offers comfortable and modern accommodation in the heart of Connemara. The rooms all come with free Wi-Fi, a TV and a private bathroom.
Laundry services are available at this property.

Zetland Hotel in Cashel Bay
This impressive country house is located on the edge of the Cashel Bay, surrounded by a typical Connemara landscape. Each bedroom is individually decorated with antiques, giving the hotel a charming atmosphere. All rooms are fitted with a television, telephone, private bathroom with hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Wireless internet is available in common areas. Guests can go for a walk in the garden to enjoy the beautiful view over the coast.

Loughrea Hotel and Spa in Loughrea
This hotel offers amazing views of the nearby lake and provides stylish accommodations. The rooms all come fitted with a flat screen TV, a kettle, ensuite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi access.
The property also offers spa services at an extra cost.
Laundry services are available at this property.

Guesthouse Accommodations - subject to changes based on availability
Rooms with private baths in all accommodations except last 2 nights.
Night 1, 2, 3 (& possibly 4): Sonas B&B in Carna
Night 4: Sonas B&B in Carna or Marion Keane near Maam Cross
Night 5 & 6: Guesthouse in Loughrea

Sonas B&B in Carna
This charming B&B offers 4 simply decorated guestrooms, all fitted with a TV, tea & coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The house benefits from a lovely view toward Finish and Mynish islands.

Marion Keane near Maam Cross
This lovely farmhouse welcomes you with tastefully decorated bedrooms all with private bathroom.
The house has 2 common areas where guest can relax, play pool, watch TV or read a book. There is Wi-Fi access and laundry services available at this property.

Fairhillhouse in Loughrea
This small guesthouse has been run by the same family since 1830. It offers guest 20 ensuite bedrooms, all equipped with a kettle, a TV and free Wi-Fi access.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.
Triple occupancy is only available for the hotel option.

All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7.

Start each day with a hearty Irish breakfast complete with hot porridge, fruit, yogurt, muesli, brown bread, bacon, sausage, eggs, and toast along with juices, coffee and tea.
Picnic lunches are provided along the trail. Picnics consist of bread, cheeses, cold meats, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cookies and various sodas, tea, and coffee. You will prepare your sandwiches in the morning yourself.
Evening meals are at the B&B's or hotel’s restaurant. Meals are wonderful and are typically four courses with a variety of dishes and choices.

Dietary Restrictions
Vegetarian or other dietary requests can be accommodated with prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Coast Trail Connemara
Tour Code: IT-IRRT02C
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,210.00
Dates : May to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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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Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: English and Western
Horses: Irish Hunter, Connemara, Showjumpers
Pace: Moderate with trots and canters - 4-6 ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Shannon
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