Top 5 Outdoor Activities In Ireland
Here at Stript Snacks we're serious about 2 things. Delicious Biltong, and getting active. Ireland has an abundance of activities to get your teeth into on a weekend and considering the weather slowly starting to clear up for Spring We've compiled our 5 favourite outdoor activities for getting active.
1. Zipit- Forest Adventures
Find it at www.zipit.ie. They have some of the best zip lines in the country. You can go in groups of 4-6 from what I remember and it's a great day out. It'll test your fears as heights can soar and on the harder courses it can seriously test your upper body strength. You can certainly work up a nice sweat, so don't go wearing your Sunday best either. The high ropes are filled with obstacles from walking on a tight rope to scaling a climbing wall, all while suspended numerous feet from the ground. We highly recommend checking this out.
2. Mountain Biking
The mountains are currently with activity areas for the active individual and one great way to blow off some steam and drive up a bit of adrenaline is going mountain biking. We went with http://www.biking.ie/. A really friendly set of lads who are passionate about mountain biking. The cycle up hill with nothing short of torture but it was completely worth while for the way down! With the constant fear of falling, piled up with the rush of speed this really gets the heart pounding.
3. Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail
.We haven't conquered this one just yet, but take a look at the picture below, and well, need we say more? It looks amazing. It's got a total ascent of 550m, so get those quads warmed up and just accept that your legs are going to be seriously tender the next day :).
4. Pollna bPhesit (the Serpents Lair), Inis Mor, Aran Islands
Personally, we reckon you need to be slightly crazy to try this, but this particular, perfectly cut out pool of sea water is some what of a divers paradise. Check out this video from a red bull divers competition.
5. Surfing- Lahinch.
What a great weekend this was. We went down and used http://lahinchsurfschool.com/. They gave us 2 days of lessons for a good price and the experience was amazing. The foam boards do make it a bit easier, but hey, we weren't aiming to be pro's. Surfing is a great little workout too if you consider all the paddling, swimming and also the amount of burpee type movements you do while catching waves. We highly recommend giving surfing a go if you haven't already. Lahinch is also a beautiful place to chill out in when you're not on the board.