Signature 7 Day Castles, Causeway, Coast and Countryside Experience

5.0 (6)
days 7 days nights 6 nights
Ireland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Experience an exquisite 7-day, 6-night equestrian getaway designed for those seeking a special vacation. This exclusive package includes all the renowned features of the north coast, including pristine white sand beaches, rugged coastlines, lush countryside, captivating mountain trails, and the warm hospitality of Ireland.

This offering combines top-tier hotel accommodations with spa treatments, complimentary branded clothing, the services of a professional photographer for a day, airport transfers, and dedicated private drivers for both daytime excursions and evening activities. 

Revel in 5 days of horseback riding along the breathtaking Causeway Coastal Route, with stops at iconic landmarks and scenic sites that set this journey apart.

Unparalleled in its inclusion of such breathtaking landscapes and attractions, this equestrian holiday promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience complemented by impeccable service.

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per tourist for 7 days
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Daniel M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My name is Danny and I own and run a Horse Farm and an Equestrian Center along with my wife Mary, son Donal, daughter Therese, nephew Daniel and a whole host of other staff who are completely dedicated to our horses and our guests. We really do have one of the most iconic, picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world (just ask Lonely Planet) and what better way to experience it than on the back of one of our trusted Irish cobs or Irish sports horses. Our aim is to provide clients with quality horse riding experiences while helping them to become immersed in our local community and culture. You may come as visitors but leave as friends, having developed a strong connection and sense of belonging with our country, our horses and our people.

Tour highlights

Experience the Luxurious Holiday
High quality service during the whole stay
Ride Along Unique Trails
There are no other treks in Ireland that include such spectacular sites and scenery
Visit World Famous Attractions
Visit the Giants Causeway, our only UNESCO World Heritage site, the iconic Dunluce Castle which dates back to the 13th Century and the Dark Hedges, better known as a Game of Thrones filming location

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Welcome to Ireland! After being collected at Dublin airport you can spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure—relax at the hotel or head out and explore this vibrant city! Take in sites such as Trinity College or St. Patrick’s Cathedral, take a tour at Guinness Storehouse or treat yourself to a Dublin institution: a sumptuous afternoon tea in one of one of Dublin’s fine hotels. 

Afterwards, retire to your room for a relaxing evening or head out and experience one of Dublin’s many wonderful restaurants or the night life at the vibrant Temple Bar area. Why not take in an Irish Cabaret—complete with ballad band, champion Irish dancers and a three-course traditional Irish dinner.

Our BEI team can help you plan your itinerary, secure bookings and give you recommendations on how best to enjoy your time in the capital. 

Overnight: Dublin City Hotel

Day 2
Welcome to the Stables
Day 3
Downhill beach and Downhill forest 
Day 4
Whiterocks beach, coastal villages and UNESCO site
Day 5
Exploring the village of Ballintoy
Day 6
Ride in the hills close to the Vanishing Lake
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

We tailor each trek to our guests’ riding ability. Treks and itineraries will be discussed during our consultation calls. To get an idea of your riding ability:
Beginner– A rider with little or no experience (walking only.

Novice – A rider who is comfortable and in control at the walk and rising trot.

Intermediate– A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting/rising trots, two point canters & gallops), but does not ride regularly.

Advanced– Rides regularly, comfortable in the saddle 6+ hours per day, confident & in control of forward moving horse in open country & beaches.

How long will we ride each day?

Our daily treks are approximately 7 hours in length. We stop to eat, rest the horses and explore unique places along the way. Riders can expect to spend about 4-5 hours a day in the saddle. Our treks include walking and trotting with galloping or cantering opportunities on wide-open beaches, open countryside and off-road tracks.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Hotel
6 nights

Enjoy top quality comfort and fantastic local food in the restaurant. Relax after a long day in the saddle, enjoy a thermal journey in the hotels award winning indoor and outdoor spa facility. 

1 night
Night Boutique Dublin Hotel
5 nights
3* and 4* Hotels

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Northern Ireland, County Antrim, Armoy

Tour conditions

Included

  • 1 Night Boutique Dublin Hotel;
  • 5 Nights 3* and 4* Hotels;
  • daily Full Irish Breakfast;
  • lunches at local eateries x 5 plus refreshments;
  • transport from Dublin, Ireland to North Antrim Coast and return;
  • private driver use during the day and in the evening for touring;
  • hire of photographer for a day;
  • complimentary branded jacket;
  • lunch at Glenarm Castle;
  • private Historical/Tour Guide (En route on coast);
  • spa treatments;
  • tours of Dunluce Castle and Giant Causeway;
  • informative presentation of the local history and heritage of Northern Ireland highlighting our close connections with Scotland;
  • farewell Gathering with Dinner;
  • knowledgeable, sociable and safe trekking Guides.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • insurance;
  • supplement for a group of less then 4 riders (total price 5900£pps);
  • flexible starting date (not Sunday - 200£pps).

Group size

up to 15 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Pack to be comfortable on your ride! Clothes to ride in should include: riding pants/jodhpurs/breeches/jeans, tall boots or paddock boots & half chaps, riding helmet (we can provide if you don’t want to bring yours) & riding gloves. Do not buy new riding boots for your riding holiday–they will not be broken in!

It is said Ireland has “four seasons in one day” so plan to dress in layers during your time here. In the summer, we recommend long or short-sleeved shirts, warm sweater or light jacket, quilted or fleece vest and just in case, a rain jacket! In the fall or winter, bring warmer layers, heavier coat and rain jacket. Most of our rides are coastal—the wind can be refreshing but brisk at times.

For evenings in any season, casual attire with comfortable shoes or boots is perfectly fine.

Other items to consider packing: CAMERA, rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen (yes, you can get sunburned in Ireland!), lip balm and a small waist pouch for the ride.

We’ll also review with you “What to Pack” during one of our consultation calls—we will make sure you are perfectly prepared for your holiday.

Do I need to bring my own tack and equipment?
How do I know what mount (horse) is right for me?
What makes your horse treks and holidays different from other trekking holidays in Ireland?
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I ride Western, do you have western saddles to use?
Is a booking of a ride for a single person possible?
Is there a chance to participate in a ride if I am over 95 kg?
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
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    Shannon
    9 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    If you are looking for an amazing equestrian experience in Ireland, this is the place to go. The team members are lovely, and their horses are top notch. They carefully pair you with the right ride which made me feel very comfortable and safe! We had a 2 day experience and it felt like we really got to see a lot - the beach ride was incredible, nothing else like it in all my travels. We went in the “off season” so the terrain was quite muddy and it was rainy and cold. However, that didn’t stop us from having a nice time. The team has great rides that they trailer you to no matter what the season is - don’t worry about hitting the busier time. If you do come this time of year, be sure to bundle up!!
    9 Jan, 2024
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    Melissa
    20 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    We booked a 7 days stay at the end of August and it was the most amazing trip we’ve ever been on! We were put up in the nicest hotel just on the coast, room was cozy and clean, the food was unreal and our taxi drivers were some of the kindest people. Everyone shared with us stories of Ireland. The days of riding were some of the best riding abroad I’ve ever done. The gallops on the beaches were amazing and we really loved the Dunluce Castle. Our guides were amazing and experienced. The booking process was simple and Daniel made sure the trip was tailored to exactly what we needed and wanted! We will be back to do this again!
    20 Dec, 2023
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    Lucy
    22 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Beach ride is amazing!!! We are experienced riders, so weren’t sure what to expect, but the whole experience surpassed our expectations! We arrived at the ranch and had a quick trial ride before bringing the horses to the beach. The horses were great fun, sure footed and forward going and we had such a great time galloping and cantering around the beach. We had some time in the sea, and Ben, our host, was an absolute legend! Great pictures and videos too - if you don’t have evidence in pics did it even happen?
    22 Oct, 2023

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