Things To Do While You Are In The Aran Islands

Aside from being a great experience, travelling also comes with a lot of health benefits. Traveling is an excellent way to enhance your social and communication skills, ensure peace of mind, get original and creative thoughts, and enhance your tolerance for uncertainty. Traveling can also become your avenue to boost your confidence, meet new friends, and get real-life education.

If you want to experience the overall benefits of traveling, consider visiting the Aran Islands for your next trip. Although known for its ancient sites, this rocky isle in Western Ireland is actually one of the world’s top destinations as you can actually do the following during your visit:

  1. Visit The Cliffs Of Moher

If you’re visiting Ireland for the first time, the Cliffs of Moher should be at the top of your bucket list. This is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts who would want to enjoy the Aran Islands in the most unique way possible.

There are a lot of things you can do when you’re in the Cliffs of Moher. Depending on the duration of your stay and preference, you can choose to stroll to Hag’s Head and enjoy the most impressive views of the isles or climb O’Brien’s Tower and experience how it was living in the mid-1800s!

For a more relaxing experience, you can take pictures in different spot filming locations around the area, take a Cliffs of Moher cruise or watch the sunset at the Cliffs of Moher. Regardless of the activities you plan to do on the cliff, remember to visit the site early to avoid huge crowds.

Always be careful when you’re touring around the Cliffs of Moher as the location can be very dangerous, as well. This is especially true if you’re planning to bring along your kids.

  1. Enjoy The Isle By Bike

There are different ways to enjoy a new country or tourist destination. You can decide to walk on foot, or commute using public transportation. However, when you’re in the Aran Islands, renting bikes is the best way to enjoy the location. You’ll be offered bikes the moment you arrive at the ports, making your trip around the island very memorable and unique.

You can rent a mountain bike for ten euros a day, or an electric bike or tandem for thirty euros each. You can also let your kids use their own bikes by renting them for ten euros a day. Aside from being convenient, touring the island while pedaling your bikes can also be a great bonding activity for the entire family. Not to mention how beneficial this activity is for your health, mind, and body!

  1. Search For Seals

Not everyone has the chance to see seals in person. These semi-aquatic marine mammals are very intelligent as they are usually showcased in different marine exhibits and shows. And when you choose to visit the Aran Islands, you will finally have the chance to encounter these majestic creatures!

Include the Seal Colony Viewpoint in your itinerary when you visit the Aran Islands. It’ll take you around 13 minutes by bike to reach this location from the bike hire spot. The Seal Colony Viewpoint is a great location for tourists because this is where you will see a colony of seals.  Depending on the season, you will be able to see at least twenty seals that weigh around 230 kilos, chilling on the rocks.

But regardless of how cute and interesting these mammals are, it’s best if you enjoy them from a distance. Never pet them or attempt to take a selfie with them as they might feel threatened or stressed. When this happens, the seals can become violent and inflict harm.

Kilmurvey Beach, Inishmore; Aran Islands; Ireland
  1. Relax At the Kilmurvey Beach

If you’re bringing the entire family on your holiday trip to the Aran Islands, find time to visit the Kilmurvey Beach. This sandy beach has a blue flag status, which means that it is very safe to swim because there are no strong or unpredictable currents – perfect when you’re traveling with your kids.

Preparation Is Key

Incorporating the list from this article into your own itinerary is an excellent way to jumpstart your trip to the Aran Islands. This list will give you an idea of where you’ll be heading around the island and what items you should bring for the trip.

But if you want to make the most out of your upcoming trip to the Aran Islands, make sure that you spend time researching the destinations you’d want to visit. The more you know, the easier it’ll be for you to prepare an appropriate budget for the trip.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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