2020
Cycle tour in Ireland

Cycle tour in Ireland

Explore Connemara

 Galway – Westport Clifden Galway

  • Connemara region, the peaks of the Twelve Bens, bogs and moors, Aran Islands
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Rental bike included!

days
8

km / day avg.
55

The Connemara region in the West of Ireland is situated in the counties of Galway and Mayo. On this cycle tour in Ireland you will be able to discover the rough granite landscape and beautiful rivers and lakes. In the north of Connemara the peaks of the Twelve Bens dominate the landscape, while the south is mainly made up of bogs and moors. Visit the picturesquely situated castle and monasteries, Ireland´s only Fjord in Killary Harbour and the Aran Island of Inishmore in Galway Bay. For this cycling tour in Connemara, Galway & Mayo you will need to have a basic level of fitness.

Cycle tour in Ireland
  • Booking code
    EN-IRGG7
  • Start / Destination
    Galway
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Galway + transfer to Clonbur

Galway is located at the mouth of the Corrib River into the Atlantic. Stroll through the medieval streets and observe the salmon from the Salmon Weir Bridge between April and July which migrate upriver. In Galway, according to a memorial at the Spanish Arch, Christoph Columbus is said to have gotten the tip to sail westwards- instead of discovering the sea route to India he then discovered America. In the evening or the next morning, transfer to Clonbur.

Day 2: Clonbur – Westport, approx. 60 km

In the morning you will start your cycle tour. The town is located between the lakes of Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, on the banks of which is located the impressive Ashford Castle. You will then continue cycling northwards along quiet back-roads between green fields with countless grazing sheep. Cycling through the foothills of the Partry Mountains you will have fantastic views on the surrounding landscape.

Day 3: Westport – Leenane, approx. 55 km

To start off the day you will cycle between Clew Bay and the mountain of Croagh Patrick. According to legend, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, fasted on the summit of the mountain for 40 days. You will continue cycling on towards Killary Harbour, Ireland´s only Fjord and the village of Leenane. The panorama of the 15 km long Fjord is dominated by the 814 metre high Mweelrea mountain.

Day 4: Leenane – Clifden, approx. 60 km

Today you will cycle along the longest route of the trip into the heart of Connemara, which is dominated by the picturesque peaks of the Twelve Bens. The castle of Kylemore Abbey is an impressive building which has housed a Benedictine Monastery since 1920. From Claddaghduff you will be able to observe cars driving over the beach to Omey Island at low tide. From here it is not far to Connemara´s in-official capital of Clifden.

Day 5: Cycling-free day in Clifden

After the long route cycled yesterday you have earned a day off! Relax on one of the beaches with white sand and clear, blue water. You can also take the opportunity to tour the picturesque countryside surrounding Clifden on horseback or by foot.

Day 6: Clifden – Aran Islands, approx. 60 km + boat trip

Today you will cycle along the rugged southern coastline of Connemara through boglands and moors typical of the region. To this day turf is still cut here and piled up to dry. In the afternoon you will reach Rossvaeel, from where you will take the ferry to the Aran Islands. IN earlier times, the islands were mainly inhabited by fishermen. Today there are approx. 1.200 inhabitants left on the islands, the majority of which live from tourism.

Day 7: Aran Islands – Galway, approx. 35 km + boat trip and transfer

Take the opportunity today to explore the many remnants of the past on the island, be it the ruins of Early Christian churches or the spectacular Bronze and Iron Age fortresses on the steep cliffs. In the late afternoon you will return to the mainland and will be transferred to Galway. Why not finish off your trip in one of the numerous pubs in Galway?

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of your stay

After breakfast your cycle tour in Ireland unfortunately comes to an end. We would, however, be more than happy to extend your stay in Galway.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 15.06.2020 to 23.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

18.04. - 30.06.
01.09. - 03.10.

Season B

01.07. - 31.08.

Single room supplement 299

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, specially selected Bed & Breakfasts
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • 1 x dinner
  • 24-gear rental bike
  • Transfer Galway – Clonbur incl. bike
  • Transfer Rossaveel – Galway incl. bike
  • Ferry trip to the Aran-Islands and back incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

Minimum number of participants per booking: 2 people

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

299 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
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Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

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0 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 24-gear women's / men's bikes, derailleur gear with free wheel
Fittings

Pannier, bike lock, pump, repair kit, drink bottle holder

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Rental Bike

24-gear Rental Bike

free

Cycle tour in Ireland
  • Booking code
    EN-IRGG7
  • Start / Destination
    Galway
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly along quiet paved side-roads with some hills. In some rare cases the route leads along busy roads.
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 people
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
55