Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

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Equestrian holidays in Ireland: Enjoy a combination of visiting the ancient Irish castles and monastic ruins with lovely guided horse rides through Irish bogs, fields and local farmland. On this 4 day ride, you will visit the impressive Portumna Castle which was the seat of the Earl of Clanricarde and Pallas castle, one of the best preserved tower houses and castle grounds of the 14th century. You will also take a boat ride to Holy Island on the river Shannon to explore the ruins of one of Ireland’s most important monastic settlements, and you will ride to a 5000 year old Celtic tomb.

Itinerary
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INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

Day 1: Arrival in Shannon Airport and transfer (if booked) to our An Sibin Riding Centre. Transfer from Shannon to Whitegate approx. two hours. You will be staying here for 5 nights. On the arrival day you can just relax and recover from your journey, or take a stroll on the well mapped nearby East Clare Walking Trail. In the evening, you will get to know all your fellow riders for this week. You will have dinner in the tastefully restored 300 year old farmhouse in the An Sibin Riding Centre by candlelight and open turf fire.

randonnee a cheval en irlandeDay 2: After breakfast we will go out to the horses and every rider can then get used to his own horse for the next days by brushing and tacking it yoruself - don’t worry there are always lots of helping hands around you! Our first ride (2 hours) takes us along forest tracks and country lanes, passed abandoned farms of the 18th century. After lunch you will be driven to nearby Mountshannon harbour, from where you will visit Holy Island by boat. Pilgrims travelled to this island until the mid-19th century. You will see the ruins of five churches, early monastic cells, a pre-12th century cemetery and an 80 foot round tower. Back to the riding centre for a delicious dinner.

Day 3: On today’s ride (2 and ½ hours) you will ride into the hills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains and enjoy fascinating views over the majestic River Shannon. This afternoon’s visit will bring you to Portumna castle, one of the best preserved tower-houses and walled castle grounds of the 14th century. After dinner you can join us to meet the locals on a visit to an Irish village pub.

horse riding in irelandDay 4: This morning’s ride (2 and ½ hours) will take you on quiet tracks through Ireland’s beautiful rural countryside. In the afternoon you will get to visit the Portumna workhouse museum, where the poor and destitute took shelter 250 year ago and then also visit the impressive Portumna Castle of the 17th century where the Earl lived.You will also have time for shopping in the town. Relax by the peat fire and a traditional home cooked dinner.

Day 5: Today is a full day ride. The 2 hour morning ride brings us across the magical landscape of bog and heather. We will have our lunch picnic out on the trail, where we meet our minibus with all the supplies for horses & riders. On the 2 hour afternoon ride we will pass by a typical Celtic  dolmen, which is believed to be 5000 years old!The ride will finish on a field where the horses are happily turned out.Tonight is the final dinner in the comfy atmosphere of the riding centre.

Day 6: After breakfast it is time to say “slan abhaile” and to get ready for the transfer (if booked) back to Shannon.

The itinerary might change due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control without prior notice…

MEETING/DEPARTURE

week horseback ride in IrelandMEETING: 
Saturday afternoon. Optional transfer from Shannon airport or Loughrea bus stop. Bus schedule: https://www.citylink.ie/

DEPARTURE: 
Thursday morning after breakfast. Optional transfer (departure after 9 am) to Shannon airport or Loughrea bus stop. Bus schedule: https://www.citylink.ie/.

TRANSFERS:
Transfers from/to Shannon airport: ±55 € / person each way to be paid locally.


FLIGHTS:
Ireland on horsebackFlights are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flight package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.


Riding

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RIDING LEVEL:
 
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.

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Irish horses, trail ride horses. 

TACK: 
English saddles.

GUIDE: 
English and German speaking guide. 

Comfort

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All nights in a 2 person bedroom at the equestrian center guesthouse. Single bedroom available with supplement

MEALS: 
Dinners in the guesthouse. Picnic in the guesthouse or brought by an assistant during the ride.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2023 PRICE / PER PERSON:

1350 € in 2 person bedroom
Non rider: 950 €
Single bedroom supplement: 150 €
Transfers from/to Shannon airport: ±55 € / person each way to be paid locally.
Booking fees: 15 €
Special group rates from 5 riders

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, all sight seeing trips and entry fees, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, all sight seeing trips and entry fees, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, drinks, tips, transfers from/to Shannon airport, transports, all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Ireland are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

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Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non Europe Union citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Ask for our bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.