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The explosion of Adventure racing and endurance events in Ireland

April 15, 2014 – 12:43 am |

Ireland is fast gaining a reputation for becoming a playground similar to new Zealand for outdoor activities.

Adventure racing, endurance and specialised outdoor events continue to explode in popularity in Ireland and what a brilliant way to enjoy the Irish landscape. Be it paddling down the Liffey, traversing the beautiful mountain ranges in County Mayo, or mountainbiking through some of our newly opened forestry tracks. With a dramatic increase in events and races designed to suit competitors at different levels there is no shortage of events to participate in. Events offer experiences that are both challenge the hard-core endurance participant to the competitors who just want to have a bit of crack.

Check out the TURAS short film filmed by the Turas team showcasing some of these events and the beautiful backdrop of locations all around Ireland. 



Gaelforce West

April 5, 2014 – 3:24 pm |

Over a 67km course spanning two counties The Gaelforce West  route takes competitors  from Glassilaun beach in Co Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo.
With Challenging trail/mountain running or walking; cycling and kayaking – …

Women’s Adventure Race

April 1, 2014 – 1:46 pm |

In July this year Gaelforce Adventures held Ireland’s first ever women’s only adventure race. Over 200 women took part in the race which aimed to encourage more women to participate in Adventure racing in Ireland.

The Wild Atlantic Way €10m driving route launched

February 27, 2014 – 9:12 am |

The government has allocated €8m for the project this year with Failte Ireland spending another €2m on some 159 “Discovery Point” sites highlighting key attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher in Clare and Dursey …

June 2014 – Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge

February 24, 2014 – 6:23 am | 6 Comments

The Four Peaks Challenge is the ultimate hill walking adventure and involves climbing the highest mountain in each of Ireland’s four provinces over one exhilarating weekend. Achieve the unachievable and change the life of someone …

Extreme Camping

December 17, 2013 – 3:02 pm |

Bringing camping to a higher level, in the South of Germany in a Bavarian forest it is possible to camp amongst the trees. For a couple of hundred Euros you can hang from branches in …

Coming soon our International outdoor and adventure webisodes

September 29, 2013 – 6:47 am |

We will be soon posting a number of  short films on outdoor adventures in the beloved Turas Landrovers horseboxin around, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and as far away as Australia. Coverage will highlight  climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, visiting …