Our Story

Located off the coast of Galway on an Island called Inis Mór, Aran Off Road Experience is a guided tour company, set up by brothers and native Islanders Pádraig and Aonghus Hernon.

 

We provide personalised, small group experiences that take you off the beaten track to the local landmarks and unique sites of this
ancient Island.

 

Get ready to explore Inis Mór!

 

Why Us?

Key highlights of The Aran Off-Road experience are:

  • Landscape | Experience the iconic scenery of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Ocean

  • Language | Learn about the history of the Irish language from native speakers.

  • Travel | Travel in a uniquely customised, leather seated 4x4 Land Rover Defender Jeep 

  • Culture | Learn about the culture and traditions of the local people

  • History | Hear the history of the world-famous Aran Islands

  • Nature | See the native flora and fauna, the blue flag beach and natural landmarks.

  • Guides | Tour provided by native Islanders who are passionate about their home. 

As Geraldine Curran said after her trip,

"We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly

recommended the Off Road Experience as an alternative way to explore the stunning scenery."

 

Our Vehicle

Renowned by 4x4 enthusiasts as the vehicle best suited to off road travel, our Land Rover Defender Jeep has been expertly converted for you comfort. We have adapted the jeep to comply with Covid 19 social-distancing guidance for your safety.

  • Jeep is divided into 2 separate cabins, with large, leather seats, huge windows and separate entrances. 

  • Cabin A has 7 seats and Cabin B has 4 seats. You can book a cabin for your private group. 

  • As we navigate tracks and trails that no other vehicle can go, comfort is ensured through the soft oversized suspension. 

  • Our bespoke Land Rover Defender Jeep offers comfort on a unique off -road experience that you will not find anywhere else!

Meet your Guides

Pádraig and Aonghus Hernon are brothers and native Islanders. Their grandfather and father were “jarveys”, the local term for people who give tours on the traditional horse and cart.


Pádraig and Aonghus, being third generation jarveys, carried on this tradition and provided tours of the Island by horse and cart for the past 20 years. Their love of the Island spurred them on to provide an alternative experience of Inis Mór which led them to starting “Aran Off-Road Experience”.