Clew Bay Trail

7 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ1935pp

Ireland ( Best airport: Knock)

The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way through small villages, breath-taking sandy beaches, off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way. This trail is expertly hosted by three generations of the Foy family who have been breeding horses here since 1970.

The Riding

Riders will explore small villages, country lanes, mountain paths, various sea and off-shore islands and, of course, the beautiful sandy beaches. This is a progressive ride with the pace varying from slow to fast depending on terrain and weather conditions.

You need not be an expert to ride this trail as great care is taken to ensure that each rider is matched with a suitable horse, however you should be able to ride securely and confidently at a walk, trot and canter in open country.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Participants should be reasonably fit, we recommend you go riding a couple of times a week before coming on the trail. The weight limit is 90kg.

Guides and Group Size

You will be guided by Padraic Foy who personally leads out all of the trail rides and is a qualified instructor as well as an accomplished horseman.

The maximum number of riders in a group is 8.

The Horses

The majority of trail horses have competition experience and have been started by your hosts on their stud. Featured breeds include Connemara ponies, Irish Sport Horses, Irish Draughts and Irish Cobs. Heights range from 13.2hh to 16.2hh. All the horses used for this ride have friendly temperaments and excellent stamina, making them ideal horses for the trail.

All the horses will have their own individual English saddle and bridle fitted to them.

Clew Bay Trail Ride - Horse Riding Holidays Ireland

Accommodation and Dining

During the trail youโ€™ll be staying in a traditional Irish guesthouse in the bustling and vibrant town of Westport. Each morning you will be collected from your accommodation and driven to the start point of that day’s trail. All guesthouse bedrooms are en-suite and various breakfast options are available including Full Irish and continental. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

As the accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis this gives you the opportunity to choose from the many fine, award-winning restaurants in Westport for your evening meal. Picnic lunches on the trail consist of sandwiches, fruit, snacks, drinks etc. and can be tailored to individual needs.

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Clew Bay Trail

7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding

ยฃ280 single supplement

ยฃ435 non rider sharing

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from

The closest airport is Knock. Transfers are also available from Shannon or Dublin airports.

Return Airport Transfers Per Vehicle (up to 8 people)
Dublin : โ‚ฌ1200ย  Shannon : โ‚ฌ750ย  Knock : โ‚ฌ250

Complimentary transfers from Westport Train Station and Bus Depot
Train from Dublin (Heuston) direct to Westport. Visit:
Bus from Dublin, Shannon, Knock. Visit:

Price Includes
  • 5 full days of riding
  • Trail riding horse and tack
  • 6 nights in a hotel in Westport
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches
  • Daily transfers between accommodation and start of trail
  • Services of guide
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Evening meals