A range of our most frequently asked questions.

Your questions answered

So we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions with what we hope are the right answers. Should there be anything we have missed then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Brilliant Trails offer an extensive range of exciting walking, cycling and driving trail options for the tourism sector in Ireland and the UK.

Our trails are written in the style of a treasure hunt, visitors follow a set route around a location, solving clues as they arrive at key historic and scenic sites and enjoying a brilliant day while discovering the hidden past.

All treasure trails can be completed at any time, all year round and are a great day out with family, friends, colleagues and special interest groups.

Our treasure trails are great for families, couples, with the kids or just adults, in your hometown or when visiting somewhere new.

Our treasure trails will take you to many local attractions, opening your eyes to so many things you would ordinarily just walk straight past. Spend some quality time together, today, this weekend or while on holiday doing something a bit different!

At Brilliant Trails, we have the toolkit to help communities develop their tourism with interactive walks and treasure trails. Visitors can explore local heritage, history and points of interest in a fun and educational way.

Please contact us for further information on how can promote tourism within your area.

Our bespoke projects are designed around our customer needs. We have developed trails for heritage days, events and the tourism market. All of our projects are professionally designed with images specifically created not purchased from stock images.

To find out more please download our portfolio here.

With the era of developing new technology, digital applications provide endless opportunities to engage with a wide targeted audience and allows content to be updated on a regular basis.

We use Quick Reaction (QR) codes frequently in trail design as they are a good way of generating direct links to web pages, mapping or social media sites. We have also developed trails with Near Field Commendation (NFC ) to enhance this experience. With NFC stickers attached to locations, information signage or even a window, sites of interest can be regularly updated by you.

The NFC information is the same as a QR code but has the ability to store more information and interact with the user’s phone, e.g. log into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Augmented Reality (AR) has become a great platform for the visitor to gain even more information, by means of experiencing video and audio content directly onto their smart devices. It provides a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are supplemented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. We see this as a fully interactive way to give the visitor the story in a way other than words and still images.

AR requires a mobile or Wi-Fi connection to work correctly, unlike QR and NFC which can provide information directly onto the phone without any signal. AR can be integrated into any mobile application and the content can be designed on any subject from 3D modelling of myths and legend creatures to a simple audio or video presentation.

We are using IBeacon to implement triggers into our newest trails. IBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. Apple also refers to it generally as location and proximity detection technology.

Each trail can be used for specific subjects based around the school curriculum with additional questions and tasks for your pupils to complete. Please contact us for further information about our projects and what we can offer you.

Team building treasure trails are an ideal option for many company requirements. Whether for team building, conference, strategy meeting, management training, product or project launch, client entertainment, celebrating success or just a fun day out away from the workplace.

Time spent away from the office can be highly rewarding providing your employees with the opportunity to focus on specific issues which will assist in corporate success and boost morale among colleagues in a fun and interactive environment.

One of our best-loved team building activities, our treasure trails never fails to bond a group and get the competitive spirit pumping! It strikes the right balance between fun and challenge teaches teams about communication and time management. Teams will need to think creatively, flex their problem-solving muscles, work together and solve the clues.

Basic Package

This will be created using our own existing trail format to include additional tasks and activities.

Advanced Package

This will include the basic package and our professional team to come along and manage your event. This package also includes refreshments and catering.

Tailor Made

This package is designed around you. With a complete bespoke design, questions and tasks based around your business and our professional team to manage your event.Please contact us for more information with details of how you wish us to motivate your team and what you want your team to take away at the end of the day.

Having written a considerable number of treasure hunts for events, we are confident that we can produce a great product to suit your event and provide a data collection of users once completed. From Easter to Halloween, Pirates to Vikings and Buried Treasure to Teddy Bears’ Picnic, we can provide you with a great package to suit all your customer needs.

We can come along and run the event for you; this would include the trail writing service, printing and setting up the treasure hunt. The route we use can either go around trade stands on site or take visitors to hidden areas around the site. If in an urban area we can create unique objects to be positioned in local business or places of interest.

The design of the treasure trail will be bespoke for your event, we can include Quick Reaction (QR) codes Near Field Communication (NFC) stickers or add some Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance the visitors’ experience. These can be easily added to any route and provide the user with a lot more information, social media content and audio or video clips, giving you a data collection of uses.