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The beauty of Connemara by bike Ref. : IR1

  •  Roundstone

    Roundstone Destination Connemara

  • Kylemore Abbey

    Kylemore Abbey Destination Connemara

  • Clifden

    Clifden Destination Connemara

  • Roundstone Harbour

    Roundstone Harbour Destination Connemara

  • Road near Inagh | Clifden Castle

    Road near Inagh | Clifden Castle Destination Connemara

  • Donkeys of Mannin

    Donkeys of Mannin Destination Connemara

  • Bog Road

    Bog Road Destination Connemara

  • Mannin Bay

    Mannin Bay Destination Connemara

  • Clifden

    Clifden Destination Connemara

  • Sky Road

    Sky Road CT

  • Kylemore-abbey

    Kylemore-abbey CT

  • Connemara

    Connemara Destination Connemara

  • from 745 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Round trips
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : easy
  • Duration : 7 days | 5 days riding
  • Departure : from April 2017 to October 2017
    on Monday
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Explore by bike and at your own pace the various cultural and natural attractions of the wonderful Connemara region!
Connemara is the western wonderland of Europe, where rugged mountains soar above wild Atlantic beaches. Your route will take you both inland and along the coastal region, giving a glimpse of the dramatic scenery of Connemara.

Daily cycling will average 25 / 35 kms on low traffic back-roads, the terrain is not flat, but neither is it hilly, rather a rolling countryside. You will enjoy traditional Irish hospitality in wonderful guesthouses and B&Bs.

 NEW TOUR 2017 

 

2 style accommodation are possible on this tour:

> you stay in guesthouses and B&Bs.

> you stay in 3-star category hotels.

Your cycling tour in the Connemara:

Day 1: Arrival in Clifden

Take time to visit Clifden, a small and colourful town, also often labelled the 'Capital of Connemara'. Enjoy a great selection of traditional pubs where often you will find Irish music.

Day 2 : Clifden – Renvyle | 35 km / 45 km

You will set off along the Sky Road which offers fabulous views over the Atlantic Ocean and its islands. Travelling quiet back roads, you will pass through the quaint fishing village of Cleggan and on to Letterfrack, home of the Connemara National Park. Then your journey will take you to the Renvyle Peninsula which is steeped in history and archaeological sites and is renowned for its pristine sandy beaches and spectacular vistas of the Twelve Ben mountain range.

Day 3 : De Renvyle – Leenane | 26 km

Leave Renvyle passing through Tullycross with its many thatched cottages and meander along the coast passing perfect beaches to the small village of Leenane, situated at the head of Ireland’s only fjord.
You could take the boat along Killary Fjord for a sightseeing expedition. This is a 1.5-hour boat ride on the Connemara Lady catamaran. The trip is often honoured by the company of leaping dolphins.

Day  4: Leenane – Lough Inagh | 23 km

You cycle away from the coast back towards the mountains on a road through lake-strewn moorlands to the stunning Inagh Valley. You will have the option to visit one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. This gothic fairytale lakeside castle lodged in a wooded hillside is the site of one of Ireland’s finest gardens. Tonight, you will be staying in welcoming accommodation overlooking spectacular Lough Inagh.

Day 5: Lough Inagh – Roundstone | 28 km

Cycle back towards the coast, leaving the mountains behind as you head towards Roundstone. You will be travelling along a route dotted with pretty fishing villages. You will cycle through peat bogs and lovely moorlands still divided by the Neolithic field systems. Your journey will bring you into the Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking) region, which is considered the last bastion of Celtic Ireland. You will rest in the small picturesque fishing village of Roundstone.

Day 6: Roundstone – Clifen | 24 km

You will cycle along Mannin Bay, a paradise for the beachcomber with its coralline beach & glorious turquoise bay. This route brings you past Ballyconneely, or can be made shorter by taking the Bogroad. Roundstone bog is unique in that it is an unspoiled area of bogscape with rare acid-loving plants. You will arrive back in Clifden where you will get a second chance to enjoy the 'craic' in this vibrant town - one of the last true treasures in Western Europe.

Day 7 : Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From April 1st 2017 to October 31st 2017 745,00 €
    Single room supplement : 190,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +210,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in guest houses and B&B (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 6 'Irish' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • Lunches / Dinners / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Supplement for departure other than Monday
    Supplement : 
    + 90.00 €
  • Upgraded accommodation in 3-star hotels

     3* category hotels (Ref. IR1 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 255.00 €
    Single room : 
    + 30.00 €   (amounts to €220for the single supplement)
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +230 €
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> Your rental bike:
VTC GIANT "CRS 3.0"

Equipped with : 1 front pannier (saddlebags), 1 repair kit, 1 pump + 1 lock.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

  

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
Equipped with : 1 front pannier (saddlebags), 1 repair kit, 1 pump + 1 lock.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

 

 

  See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 


 

How to arrive in CLIFDEN:

 

PLANE:

Clifden, in Connemara, is located in the West part of Ireland, served by 2 airports : Shannon Airport and Knock Airport. 

Dublin Airport is the 3rd airport where you can arrive.

 

- from DUBLIN Airport:

Take a Citylink bus (www.citylink.ie) or a Gobus (www.gobus.ie) to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus (www.citylink.ie) or a Bus Eireann bus (www.buseireann.ie) to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 4 - 5 hours.

 

- from SHANNON Airport:

Take a Buseireann bus (www.buseireann.ie) to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus (www.citylink.ie) or a Bus Eireann bus (www.buseireann.ie) to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 3 - 4 hours.

 

- from KNOCK Airport:

Take a Buseireann bus (www.buseireann.ie) to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus (www.citylink.ie) or a Bus Eireann bus (www.buseireann.ie) to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 3 - 4 hours.