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Pocket Guide: Arklow

Arklow, situated in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland, is a thriving port town within easy travelling distance of Dublin. As well as this great access to the capital, Arklow’s hotels are also ideally situated for trying out the range of adventure sports popular in the area. Book yourself into an Arklow hotel and build your holiday round a selection of outdoor sports of your choosing.

Adventure Sports in Arklow

County Wicklow is home to the Wicklow Mountains, a stunning natural environment that’s home to a big selection of adventure activities. Head out from your hotel onto the trail to discover miles of incredible walking terrain. Walk the trails of Glendalough, keeping your eyes peeled for the abundant natural wildlife that calls the area home.

Also available in the Wicklow Mountains are a number of water activities, including kayaking and canoeing. You can also get your heart racing on the rock face with some climbing, or follow the trails on horseback.

Fun On Two and Four Wheels in Wicklow

Get the legs and heart pounding by exploring the countryside on two wheels. This is fantastic mountain biking territory, with great downhill and cross-country riding for all levels of rider.

If that all sounds like a little bit too much hard work, let an engine do the hard work and try out some off-road driving in a 4x4. With rocky trails, muddy streams and a vast open expanse of countryside, off-roading is a great way of seeing parts of the countryside that others can’t reach.

Explore the Arklow Coast

Arklow was once one of the busiest ports in the whole of Ireland. These days it’s slightly less frantic but still a great place to catch a boat for some sea fishing or angling. Head out for the day and find out what’s the catch of the day in the Irish Sea.

You can also make the most of the coastline by kayaking, and Arklow is also one of the best places in Ireland to catch some waves on your surfboard. With a number of surf schools to choose from, it’s a great place for both beginners and seasoned pros, with different surf spots suitable for different levels.

The Complete Package in Arklow

All of this natural beauty is just a short drive from the country’s capital, making it a perfect destination to combine a city and rural break. Drink in the culture and fun of Dublin before heading out to the countryside to try out a whole range of adventure sport activities.

With a number of hotels specially designed to cater for adventure sports lovers, this is an ideal destination for adrenaline seekers. With good access from Dublin and the international airports there, Arklow hotels are well positioned for a fantastic active break. And if you get muddy or wet while you’re out, your adventure sport hotel will have all the facilities you need to get comfortable again quickly.