What do you get the person who has everything already? A gift voucher for an adventure, of course!
Why add more material things to the haul this year, when you can give the gift of adventure? These vouchers from some of the best outdoor companies and providers around the country will stay with the receiver a lot longer than that jumper you were thinking of getting them. From a weekend away to an adventure race to a day out on the high ropes, you’ll find something fun here to get that friend or family member this Christmas.
1. Delphi Resort Vouchers
Treat your loved one to an adventure they won’t forget. Delphi in Co Mayo offers a wide range of activities from high ropes to kayaking. And of course they also have a beautiful hotel and spa for you to flop into after a long day outdoors. Packages include a full day of adventure for two adults (€179), the family day pass (€285) and the Killary kayak tour for two (€100). You can also purchase vouchers to use on any of the resort’s facilities from €25. Two nights with one evening meal and use of the thermal suite costs €315.
Available from: Delphi Adventure Resort Delphiadventureresort.com
Is there any better pressie than a memory to last a lifetime? That’s what you’re guaranteed with a four-hour trip to any of Zipit’s three fabulous locations (Lough Key, Roscommon; Tibradden, Dublin; and Farranwood, Cork) This is the chance to climb the ropeladders and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, ride a BMX across a lofty narrow bridge and zip down one of the many ziplines. Set amidst forest locations, get back to nature and let yourself go! Zipit tickets range from €15 for small children to €30 for adults.
Available from: Zipit
3. Gaelforce Adventures vouchers
With 12 great events to choose from in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Wicklow and Dublin, a voucher for Gaelforce Events is the perfect pressie for the active person in your life. The vouchers work in such a way that you purchase someone entry to an event but the value of the voucher can be used against any event if the person opts for a different race. Their biggest challenge might be picking which event to take part in.
Available from: Gaelforce
4. Adventure.ie vouchers
Adventure.ie’s ‘Ultimate Gift Voucher’ can be used for loads of things: in their new store in Glendalough, on their activities and adventure courses (anyone for climbing or mountain skills?) or for their Arctic Expeditions.
Available from: Adventure.ie
5. Camino Ways vouchers
Know someone who’d love to hike the Camino? Then help them on their way with a voucher towards their trip. A standard package from Sarria to Santiago (six nights) costs from €560pps but vouchers come in any denomination and are accompanied by a personalised letter. And don’t forget to tell them that when they are booking their actual trip to quote OUTSIDERCW201.
Available from: Camino Ways
6. Quest Christmas Bundle, Season Pass and more!
Quest has loads of great Christmas present ideas this year. First up is their Christmas bundle which gives you a race entry and Quest Helly Hansen jacket for €170 (saving between €25 and €50). For the regular adventure racer in your life, how about picking them up a Quest season pass (Kenmare, Glendalough, Achill and Killarney) for €290. Or you could buy them a single race entry for (€75-€90). And if you just know they are gung-ho to do one of the Quest 12/24 events, they’ll cost you €225 and €375 respectively.
Available from: Quest
7. Wakedock vouchers
Any session wakeboarding in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock means guaranteed craic so a voucher towards a session is a brilliant idea. The vouchers can be used against any session or equipment rental.
Available from: Wakedock
8. 26 Extreme vouchers
26Extreme runs an amazing array of events, mostly up North, ranging from mountain biking races, to half marathons, to ultras and multi-sport races that traverse the country. If you know someone who’d like to sign up, pick them up a voucher and send them to the website. Vouchers can be £25 for a 10k, £35 for a half marathon, £45 for a marathon and £55 for an ultra. Or you can choose the value to go on it.
Available from: 26 Extreme
9. Extreme Ireland vouchers
From mountain skills courses and multi-activity trips in Ireland to international travels to experience the Northern Lights or climb Slovenia’s Mt Triglav, these vouchers offer the gift of adventure.
Available from: Extreme Ireland
10. Try a sailing session with Sailing in Dublin
If you know someone who would love to try sailing, the super friendly Sailing in Dublin Club is offering ‘try sailing’ sessions for €15 (reduced from €30) What a great pressie! One session per person only.
Available from: SID
11. Clare Island Adventures vouchers
Give the gift of activities ranging from archery and coasteering to hiking and raft-building on gorgeous Clare Island off Mayo’s coast. And while you’re there, why not stay for the weekend at Clare Island Hostel with it’s magical views. Choose the amount you want to spend and the recipient can redeem it against any of the adventure packages.
Available from: Clare Island
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