Howth Adventures

Dublin's most exciting adventure experiences

 

Walk, hike or take an e-bike tour to breathtaking views on the Howth Peninsula. Explore Howth cliff walk along hidden tracks and secret trails. Our guides share their own unique insight and are all locals who grew up in Howth. Travel through time discovering native woodlands, exotic rainforest, protected heathlands, meadows and inspiring cliffs. Immerse yourself in the amazing atmosphere and flavours of this ancient coastal village with memories that will last a lifetime.

Only 35 minutes from Dublin City Centre by Dart, bus or taxi... 25 minutes from Dublin Airport.

1. Howth Safari Hike

The Howth Safari is the most exciting hike close to Dublin city because we take you off the beaten track along secret tracks and trails on the full ring of Howth. Feel a real connect with the land, sea and surprising animals of this famous UNESCO Biosphere. Are you ready for 10kms in about 4 hours? Nobody knows it better. Gnarly and beautiful coastal sensation all year around.  Nobody knows it better. Dive into the nature and history of Ireland. Tune your senses and spirit to the Zen Druids of Howth. Feel ancient romance and resonance at Aideen's Grave, a druidic altar and gateway to the Otherworld as old as the pyramids. Climb to HG Wells' most beautiful view in the world. Read the weather from the salty air and cool breezes on your cheeks. Follow WB Yeats' Fairy Road down to the sea and the cliffs. Surrender to the whispers of the woodland the forest and stories of the trees. Tough weather means wild storms, crashing waves and lashing seas. James Joyce and Dublins garden gate was the Baily Lighthouse.  Take the next steps into the myths and legends of 10,0000 years.  Make it your story.  35 easy minutes from Dublin city centre by Dart or 31Bus with free wifi,  or taxi.  Small groups only, don't get lost in a crowd.      Wanderung...une randonée.... Vandretur....Caminata..поход Spring (March, April, May): Springtime brings coconut aromas from the gorse, and wild garlic underfoot in the woodland, as the Siamese Rain Forest comes to bloom. The extending daylight invigorates every living thing including you.  Summer (June, July, August): The yellows turn to purple Howth's over the headland. Birds abound all along the cliffs at this time of year too: kittiwakes, gulls, cormorants, guillemots, gannets, and more. Spot the porpoises, dolphins, and seals in the bay.  Autumn/Fall (September, October, November): This is the Celtic season as the light lowers to the sea and the magical silver of the western isles bring the shade for winter rest. Winter (December, January, Feburary): Brace the cold and awaken your senses to wild raw nature. Witness the sublime raging seas on stormy winter days. Howth's Winter woodland is stark and magnificent.  Tips: We recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either. Holiday Hack! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join us in Howth.  The Dart works well too ( Dublin Area Rapid Transit ) and both have excellent free WIFI.

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2. Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Cycle to the most breath taking views in Ireland without getting out of breath. Our e-bikes are great fun and trusty on the tarmac or the trails.  We mix the insider tracks and tales of this truly amazing peninsula on a 3 hour tour while taking you to unrivalled panoramic views away from the crowds surrounded by nature and beauty. We travel on grass and loose gravel paths on and off road.  If the date you are looking for is not available check the Panoramic e-Bike Tour on Airbnb Experiences or contact us to arrange a private tour Meet in Howth at 11:00 to the left hand side of Howth Yacht Club, at the entrance closest to the Lifeboat Station, on the Middle Pier, Howth Harbour, Howth, Dublin. D13 E6V3  

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3. Coastal Walk and Chowder Trail

Immerse yourself in the amazing atmosphere and flavours of this ancient and famous Dublin village.  Explore the charming harbour and historic picturesque coastal village of Howth through the eyes of a local. Visit the beautiful grounds of Howth's 800 year old medieval Castle. Follow the secret paths and trails through the woodlands and heathlands to views that HG Wells described as the most beautiful in the World. Walk through time in the footsteps of an astonishing history, enjoying the breathtaking views on the Howth cliff walk, taking in the sights, sounds and aromas of a bustling port. Stroll along the piers hearing about the history which inspired many famous writers, artists and our local rock stars! Routes are varied on walks and hikes depending on the ability of each group. With taste buds awakened after the fresh salty air, visit our friend's restaurant and taste the award winning local seafood chowder, traditional Irish bread, a glass of wine, guinness or whatever you fancy.

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4. Corporate & Tour Operator Experiences

Renew, refresh and revitalise in Howth, the Capital of Adventure We provide outdoor adventure experiences and special events on the Howth Peninsula in Dublin. Experienced and trusted with businesses, incentive groups and tour operators, we create unforgettable experiences combining the perfect adventure on land or sea with top class food and beverages. Shared and cherished authentic lifetime memories are imprinted on our clients along with strong feelings of belonging. We take exceptional personal care of every client....and they notice. Only 30 minutes from the City Centre or Airport and within the Dublin Bay UNESCO biosphere.   The Secret Garden Explore the celebrated Howth Cliff  Path with alternating views of Howth Harbour, Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island, even the Rockabill Lighhouse and the Mountains of Mourne on a clear day.  Follow the trails to the great Baily Lighthouse, Dalkey Island and the Wicklow mountains, getting close to Doldrum Bay, the Needles and the old Jameson and Guinness’s summer playground.   Immerse yourself in the nature of this UNESCO Biosphere, the busy familiar home of remarkable seabirds, porpoises, seals, sea otters and Ireland’s only native lizards. Savour a pause in a very private and unique ‘Secret Garden’.  This precious oasis has been home to an old Howth family for over 500 years whose ancestors were Howth people of soil and salt, living at Kitestown Cottage for centuries.  Their home was the loneliest outpost of the old Kitestown townland, only accessible across the moors on a rocky trail.  As times and values have changed they are preserving the wild freedom and gentle friendship with nature of an older Ireland and want to share it with you.     Eco Tours On our guided hikes, electric bike tours and water experiences, we share access to the intimate, local and exclusive coastal community of Howth, its exquisite nature and history. We offer more adventurous hikes of the iconic cliffs, hillsides and woodlands and cultured walks exploring the harbour and village. Our Panoramic Electric Bike Tours take you to the most spectacular views in Ireland without getting you out of breath. Exclusive on the water experiences, sailing, Ireland's Eye boat trips and tours are enjoyed on their own or combined with hikes, walks and electric bikes tours. Time in nature together deepens relationships, increases attention span and  inspires creative problem solving. Reboot your business and your teams as individuals and groups. Create  a specialised experience to broaden, energize and inspire with simultaneous lightness and depth. Howth's famous hospitality guarantees the most satisfying and delicious options for picnics, refreshments, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Blend the perfect Entree or Apres, A la carte or Al fresco to set you off on the right foot, keep you going en route, or wrap it up in the warm glow of shared celebration. 2.5 hour Howth Hill Experience is perfect for most groups with reasonable fitness Travel through time with our expert local guides while being given Howth’s amazing history surrounded by beautiful marine wildlife Come with us off the beaten track to secret trails where you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking views in Ireland All will be revealed on the day!   Some of the not so secret famous landmarks we will encounter include Howth Castle, Martello Towers, Aideen's Grave & the Baily Lighthouse Awaken your senses to the fragrances, sights and sounds of this delightful peninsula 1.5 Hour Howth Cliff Path and Harbour Tour is a breath of fresh air scenic cliff path walk with a nature and cultural focus.  Visit Howth Harbour and be immersed in local life reliving the great tales of history. Take in the world famous breathtaking views on the cliff path.    This is a journey through time in one of the most significant ports of Ireland which has played its role in both Irish and European history. This experience leaves our guests feeling like locals, in a home away from home. 4.5 hour Howth Safari Experience is for the adventurous teams who will hike through the diverse and magical habitats of Howth Explore a range of habitats from Irish woodlands and famous heathlands to epic cliffs and coastal views This is the most exciting and refreshing hike close to Dublin city Escape the stress of work and city, awaken the senses, reconnect with nature Revitalise When the tides allow, come rockhopping and explore the caves 2.5 hour Panoramic Electric Bike Tour Cycle to the most breath taking views in Ireland without getting out of breath. Our e-bikes are great fun, easy, safe and trusty on the tarmac or the trails.  We mix the insider tracks and tales of this truly amazing peninsula on a 2.5 hour tour while taking you to unrivalled panoramic views away from the crowds surrounded by nature and beauty. 2-3 hour Howth on the Water Experience  Get a taste of sailing with qualified instructors in a fun, safe and exhilarating experience aboard a fleet of J80 Sportsboats or RIBs at Howth Yacht Club. First class sailing tuition and sail around Ireland's Eye Have a fun race and mini regatta before returning on land to the world class hospitality facilities Wine and dine into the evening  

5. Student Groups

Inspire, revitalise and inform your student groups in an unforgettable, wilder Ireland a short hop from Dublin city. Take part in one of our magic student experiences in Howth.  Enjoy the best budget, value, access and unique adventures.

6. Private Group Adventure

Have an inspiring day and adventure with your family, colleagues, club, stag or hen party. An alternative uplifting and exhilirating activity together.  Travel through time hearing of Howth’s deep history at the same time surrounded by beautiful marine wildlife including porpoises, seals, gannets, cormorants, oystercatchers and more. Famous landmarks we will encounter include Howth Harbour, Howth Castle, the Martello Towers, an ancient dolmen and the Baily Lighthouse. Awaken your senses to the fragrances, sights and sounds of this delightful peninsula. We will guide a hike and experience that will get the best out of your special crew, with extra options for a picnic, refreshments or meal en route or when you finish. If you fancy less hiking but still want that connection with maritime, wildlife, nature and the deep blue sea we can include a boat trip around Ireland's Eye or a sailing experience at Howth Yacht Club.    http://www.wimp.com/what-hiking-does-to-the-brain-is-pretty-amazing/