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Take your pick from Cycling Tours, Stand Up paddle trips, Hiking, Camping, Freediving and more. We have something to suit everyone. To make things a little easier we have put together a list of gift voucher ideas for the ones you love. You can also check out our Trips and Tours section on our website for even more gift ideas.


1. Mountain Biking Lessons:

lesson-3Learn to mountain bike with our fully qualified Mountain Biking Instructors on an action packed cycling adventure through various trails and over challenging obstacles. Learn new biking skills and put them into practice while enjoying spectacular scenery and amazing mountain biking trails. We cater for everyone from complete beginners to advanced riders and also offer routes to suit mixed ability groups who just want a fun day out in saddle. Book now for a thrilling adrenaline fueled day of off road action.  The perfect gift for the cyclist in your life!! All equipment is provided and trails are suitable for all abilities.  All trips include qualified instructor and guide. 

2.Stand up Paddle Tour (SUP):

15133971_10154324599698143_7883035_oTreat the ones you love to one of our most popular adventures that we offer.  Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP is one of the most enjoyable experiences in Sligo. Join our qualified guides and walk on water in the fastest growing water sport in the world. Picture yourself gliding along the surface of the water whilst standing up and paddling on what is basically a giant surfboard and taking in the beautiful scenery of Sligo. After going through the basics with our instructors we will take you on an adventure through the wilderness of Sligo. Leaving the hustle and bustle of Sligo we paddle up through Doorly Park towards the old Hazelwood Estate onto the picturesque Lough Gill with stunning views of the Ox Mountains and the Dartry Mountain Range. You can join our SUP trips from the town centre and be surrounded by nature in a matter of minutes. Our qualified instructors will share there knowledge of the local history and wildlife on this incredible adventure.

3. Freediving Courses:


Freediving is underwater diving that uses a persons ability to hold their breath while beneath the surface instead of breathing apparatus such a scuba equipment. Freediving has number of competitive disciplines but is also practiced worldwide as a recreational sport that includes non-competitive freediving, spearfishing, underwater photography, Snorkeling and exploring the beautiful world beneath the surface.

At Northwest Freediving School we will teach you everything you need to know about freediving and bring you to a level of skill, knowledge and comfort that will allow you to enjoy the depths in an incredibly natural and peaceful way. It is the ultimate way to relax and enjoy the beauty and silence of the ocean. We also offer surf and kayak specific Surf-vival courses.

4. Bike to Bath cycle Tour:

strandhill-cycleStarting in the picturesque seaside village of Strandhill this tour brings you on a leisurely cycle around the beautiful Knocknarea Mountain. The cycle runs through the striking lowlands at the foot of the mountain and along the coastal road with stunning views of Ballisodare and Sligo Bay, Dartry mountain range, Coney Island, the Ox Mountains, and Slieve League which are the highest sea cliffs in Europe. After am epic cycle descend down to Strandhill for a well earned and relaxing VOYA Seaweed Bath on the beach front.


5. Digital Detox Adventure:

digital-detoxAn overnight camping adventure where you will digitally detox, lose wifi and find a connection with nature. This off the beaten track adventure will bring you through Sligos most scenic areas, on winding lakeshore trails, through unspoiled forests, across breathtaking peaks then mountain-biking cross-country to back to civilization. We set off on a hike up into the hills where we will set up camp, practice bushcraft, watch the sunset and relax by the campfire under the stars.   Our resident Seanchai will entertain us with tales of mythological beasts and ancient love stories from the surrounding area. In the morning we’ll fuel up with a good breakfast before packing up and making our way to the next next leg of our journey.  A beautiful mountain top hike to the Lunch stop takes us up a new mountain pass to a hidden lake. Its during this ramble where the joys of being in nature and off the beaten track really take effect.   Lunch, giggles and more stories are shared whilst enjoying the views of the distant wild-atlantic coast and surrounding mountains, hills and lakes before we hop onto bikes and fly through forest paths and twisting mountain trails as we make our way back to the real world. Read more about the: Digital Detox Adventure. Other overnight Adventure include our Bike-Packing Trip and our Rewilding Hike.

6. Pedal to Paddle:

supWe start off our action-packed day with the pedal to paddle adventure. This involves biking over a mix of terrain. We enjoy relaxing lakeside paths and thrilling forest trails.  We adventure around the scenic Lough Gill through forests, bog, country lanes before a picnic lunch on the shores of the lake. We then continue our journey on stand up paddle boards back to our starting point. You will be accompanied by qualified instructors as you enjoy the tranquil journey. This is a really great way to see the county in all its glory.  This is a gift you’re loved one will never forget.

7. Night Hike:

crhistianMoon walking but not like Micheal Jackson. Join us on a fun and fact filled Night Hike. We will hike under the starlit sky and learn the wonders of astronomy. You will discover what our ancient ancestors thought about the skies discover how Star Wars really originated in Sligo and then chill out under the stars while having a warm drink. Our torches will light the way through this ancient landscape that is steeped in history and astronomical connections. The lack of light pollution will also add to the occasion making the stars shine even brighter.

FOR MORE GREAT GIFT VOUCHER IDEAS VISIThttps://northwestadventuretours.ie/trips-and-tours/

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