While Ireland is popular for its rich history and culture. It is also home to some of the most magnificent natural beauty you will ever experience. From the crashing Cliffs of Moher to the Giant Causeway, this country has so much to offer the adrenaline junky.

If you’re looking for a great outdoor experience in Ireland, you won’t have far to look. Cycling, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, paragliding and wakeboarding are all available throughout the country.

Top outdoor activities include:

Canoeing

Canoeing is a big outdoor activity in Ireland and there is no shortage of water from the seventy nautical mile course along the East Coast to the fifty kilometre course through Lough Erne.

Canoeing to white river rafting can be found in coastal areas and on most of the loughs in the area.

Walking

Walking may not sound like something for an adrenaline junky, but walking in Ireland is different. Heading off up the side of Wicklow Mountains you will be amazed at the scale of this mountain range which spans over one hundred and thirty kilometres. Make your way past some of the most picturesque lakes and magnificent valleys as you find your footing along the medley of walking and hiking paths.

Zip Lining and Rope Bridges

Zipit Forest Adventures in Tibradden Woods in Dublin is a hot spot for obstacles courses, zip lines and rope bridges. As you swing through the pine trees on top of the world, take a minute to soak up the panoramic views of the city and coastline.

Mountain Boarding

Snow isn’t always available, but there is no reason why you can’t enjoy an adventure sport on the mountains. Mountain boarding has increased in popularity and can be enjoyed at Mourne Mountains in Ireland. This is fun for all age groups and offers different skill level courses as you make your way down the rugged mountain range on a board.

Skydiving

Anyone who loves the outdoors and combines it with adventure will love skydiving in Ireland. It’s not only a chance to get the adrenaline pumping, but it offers a unique opportunity to enjoy magnificent views of Ireland.

Irish Parachute Club is the oldest skydiving club close to Dublin and they offer a close to Dublin drop zone, they are open all year round and offer tandem jumps to thrilling free falls from the highest of altitudes.

Jet Biking

With a jagged coastline and a host of loughs in Ireland it’s no surprise that jet biking has become a favoured sport. Here you can hire one of these personal water crafts and have some fun at Lough Erne and Lough Neagh, there are many coastal areas that offer jet bike hire.

Bear in mind that most of these areas do have speed restrictions and you are expected to abide by the rules at all times.

All the adventure sports in Ireland come with a level of risk, each group will explain the safety instructions to you and you need to ensure you follow those rules to the letter to ensure you have an enjoyable heart pumping experience.