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3 Day Riding and Sightseeing Adventure
At a Glance
3 Day Ride and Sightseeing Adventure
Enjoy a magnificent blend of quality horse riding and iconic sightseeing tours with this 3 nights, 4 day package. It includes quality accommodation mixed with half days of horse riding and half days of sightseeing. Ride through verdant countryside, wild heather clad Hills and mystical glens before riding on coastal terrain of clifftops, mountain paths and beaches as well. Once the riding is done for the day, allow our drivers to take you to the top tourist attractions that our coast has to offer.
Duration: 3 Nights, 4 days
Includes: 3 nights B&B accommodation and 3x lunches, Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival, Knowledgeable and Engaging Trekking Guide, 2x Lunch at a Local Establishment, 1 picnic lunch, Horse Transport, History Overview of Coast, Spectacular Trail Riding, 5* Coastal Riding, Sightseeing trips to The Titanic Centre, Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges and Rathlin Island, The Best Views in Ireland!
Cost: From £1374
|At a Glance:||3 Day Ride and Sightseeing Adventure|
This 3-day experience combines horse riding with private guided sightseeing tours and explorations of some of the top tourist attractions that Northern Ireland has to offer.
Enjoy a lovely morning, of approximately 4 hours’ riding, before beginning you guided tours at around 12.30pm.
Non riding partners are welcome to meet for lunch each day and join the guided sightseeing tours.
|Duration:||4 days, 3 nights, 3 riding days|
|Includes:||B&B Accommodation x3 and 3x Lunch
Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival Knowledgeable Trekking Guide
Riding at well-known Game of Throne locations
History Overview of Coast
Spectacular Trail Riding, 5* Coastal Riding
Sightseeing trips to the World-Famous Titanic Center, Rathlin Island, Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges
These three days of horse riding, combined with sight-seeing tours with a private driver on the world-famous Antrim hills and North Coast have everything that is included in your dreams of horse riding in Ireland.
Each day will be split between horseback riding and sightseeing with your driver. You will spend 3 mornings riding through verdant green countryside, into the wild heather clad North Antrim Hills, across the rugged coastal terrain of clifftops, mountain paths and beaches. Feel the wind whipping through your hair, feel the splash of the wild Irish Sea glistening upon your face and feel a smile dancing across your lips, knowing that you will soon have a chance to rest!
In the afternoons you will traverse the area via car, while enjoying the history, culture and mythology of the area. You will visit the world-famous Titanic Center to gain a deeper insight into the story of the world’s most famous ship. Visit the Giant’s Causeway to view the 40,000 unique and iconic black basalt columns protruding from the sea and hear the story of Finn McCool, the legendary Irish Giant who forged them. You will explore the famed 9 Glens of Antrim with a local guide as well as the iconic Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges!
This ride is available daily with times to be prearranged with the Bespoke Equestrian Ireland team.
Céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes)
Welcome to Ireland! You can arrive in either Belfast or Dublin. We can arrange for our driver to collect you from either location and whisk you off on the beginning of your Irish adventure. You will journey northwards and, if it tickles your fancy, you can opt to travel along the renowned Causeway Coastal Route, lauded as one of the top 5 road journeys in the world. This beautiful drive will give you a taste of the rugged coastlines and sweeping sea views that you will experience over the course of your holiday.
The coastal route is dotted with historic castles and a changing canvas of natural landscapes–incredible fishing villages, quiet beaches, rolling green hills with lush hedges, mountain streams and rugged coastlines with majestic cliffs—all overlooking the magnificent sea.
On arriving at your accommodation, get settled in and you can spend the night at your leisure in your accommodation or by exploring the beautiful North Coast. Enjoy some food at a local pub or restaurant, sample a pint of Guinness with the locals or dance the evening away to some traditional Irish music. Be sure to get a good night’s rest to be ready for what the coming days have in store!
We can’t wait to meet you!
Overnight: North Antrim Coast
Our driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to our stables. On arrival Mr. McKinley, members of the Bespoke Equestrian Ireland (BEI) team and “Sheba” the farm collie dog, will greet you with a warm, genuine welcome before heading to the barn for a stable tour and to meet the team of horses (if you wish, you can assist with grooming and tacking)
After selecting a horse and a riding assessment, you will spend 3/4 hours riding out into the wilderness of the North Antrim Hills with its heather clad slopes, looking down on to green pasture away below with panoramic views over the North Coast and 5 counties of Ireland.
We will be riding past the old peat banks that were once the traditional source of fuel in Ireland for generations and can stop and do some peat cutting with the old traditional peat spades and get a few photographs before making our way back to the stables.
Afterwards your driver will collect you, take you for a hearty lunch before another afternoon of sightseeing taking in the Giants Causeway, our only UNESCO World Heritage site. After this, its time to storm the iconic Dunluce Castle which dates back to the 13th Century. Finally you will journey onto the beautiful Dark Hedges, better known as a Game of Thrones filming location (the Kings Road) but its beauty and character make it a must see even if you have never watched the show.
Overnight: North Coast of Antrim
We will begin riding today at Ballintoy on the coast, where after tacking up we will follow an old off- road track with splendid views of the coast, to the breath-taking white sand beach of Whitepark Bay, a 3-mile long beach on the famous Causeway Coastal Route.
Whitepark Bay is a beautiful stretch of pristine beach located on Co. Antrim’s north coast near the picturesque village of Ballintoy. With a beach so pure it shines for miles (on even the cloudiest of days) it’s the perfect backdrop for a refreshing trot, canter or gallop!
We’ll take our time playing on the beach & in the ocean before cantering over the smooth sands! If we’re lucky the famous “Sunbathing Cattle” will be on the beach basking in the sun’s warmth.
You will spend your time romping and capering along the 3 mile stretch of pristine, resplendent white sand, exploring the area below the backdrop of the rugged surrounding cliff faces which were once home to some of the earliest human settlers in Ireland.
Savour the taste of the tantalising sea air, feel the blustering and energising wind on your face and the radiant rays of the Irish sunshine on your back on this invigorating ride.
With riding over for the day you will be taken for lunch by our tour guide to a local restaurant before setting out for our first sightseeing experience along the world famous Causeway Coast. Today we will be taking in Northern Ireland’s number 1 visitor attraction The Titanic Centre in Belfast.
Explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began.
The immersive and interactive experience, along with state-of-the-art technology and attention to detail, helped the centre become the winner of the World’s Leading Visitor Attractions (World Travel Awards 2016).
Overnight: North Coast of Antrim
Your day begins at Watertop Farm, which was once a bustling ceili house. Trot and canter your way through this unique landscape on the edge of the Glens of Antrim, before we head onwards towards the coast.
You will soon be exploring the meandering trails through the beautiful countryside, bordering the remarkable Glens of Antrim. We will ride close to the resplendent Ballypatrick forest, a woodland renowned for being home to a wide variety of local wildlife. If we are lucky, we might spot some of the elusive Red Deer which make the forest their home. They, and their fawns, are known to venture out of the safety of the treelines and we may catch a glimpse of these cautious creatures as they wander the area. We are likely to see some birds of prey circling above us, as they patrol the skies looking for their next meal. Our own meal is not far away, as we will soon be making our way to a traditional Irish Pub where we can enjoy some of the traditional, hearty fare that you will have come to know intimately.
Now we shall depart on a sightseeing tour to explore the Glens of Antrim, a series of beautiful valleys which lead towards the Irish Sea, and whose beauty helped inspire the song iconic song, ‘Danny Boy’. Take a trip to the harbour village of Glenarm. Nestled in the natural beauty of Glenarm, you’ll find the ancestral home of the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, and one of Northern Ireland’s most historic family houses. You may also want to take the opportunity to call into Steensons jewellers whose beautifully handcrafted pieces where worn by actors in the TV hit series, Game of Thrones. Make your way round the coast road, which is known as one of the top 5 road journeys in the world. Take in the coastal villages of Cushendall and Cushendun before journeying onto Torr head which is the closest point in Ireland to Scotland. Explore the incredible Murlough bay enroute and allow the beauty of the area to enchant you one more time.
Onward journey: We can book another nights accommodation for you (contact our team) or we can help you plan your onward journey
Locations where we ride:
|Sheans Horse Farm||North Antrim hills|
|Old Ballintoy Road||Whitepark Bay beach|
|Ballintoy Coastline||Watertop Farm|
|Old Forestry lane||Glendun|
What’s Included in the Trip:
|3x nights B&B Accommodation||1x beach|
|5* Coastal Riding||3x Lunch at a Local Establishment|
|Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival||Quality Riding Instruction|
|Spectacular Trail Riding||Trip to the Titanic Centre|
|Tour of Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges||Tour of the Glens of Antrim and boat tour of Coast|
*The above rates are based on a minimum of 4 riders (Can all be from your booking or a combination of other bookings)
Check out our T&Cs for more details.
If there are less than 4 persons booked on the ride, the price you pay will be:
Every Sunday year round (Riding starts Monday):
2/3 persons – £1621pps
Flexible starting date of your choice:
2/3 persons – £1821pps
Single riders are welcome to ride individually, or can also avail of the above rates as long as they join one of our existing bookings.
Contact us to discuss price and availability.
If an additional person joins ride for the full experience, we are happy to give a refund where applicable in event of someone having overpaid.
*Prices are based on two people sharing a room. A Single Room Supplement of £50 per night applies for those who require a single room.
1. We can arrange for you to be picked up at any airport or from anywhere in Ireland and transport you after your riding tour, to wherever you require.
2. Hire of photographer for a day/half day
3. Upgrade to Hotel accommodation can be arranged.
4. Extra night of accomodation at the end of the trip
5. Itinerary planning for non-riding partners such as for Golf, fishing, sightseeing, genealogy. Check out our Out of Tack page and our itinerary planning website at www.premierexperiencesni.com