Ireland by bike: Connemara highlights

from 675 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : IR2
5 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From April to October 2019
Departure: Thursday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in the Connemara:

Day 1 : Arrival in Clifden


Arrive in Clifden town, the “Capital of Connemara” to start your tour. Clifden is bursting with culture, traditional music, quaint streets, cosy pubs and restaurants.

Day 2 : Clifden – Renvyle | 45 km


Your first cycling day will bring you via the Sky Road to the very edge of Connemara with soaring views over the rocky Atlantic coastline. Pausing at the vantage points you will be able to see all of Clifden Bay and its many islands stretching out before you. Further along the way you will be passing by the Connemara National Park in the village of Letterfrack, where you can climb Diamond Hill, to the the Renvyle Peninsula.

Day 3 : Renvyle – Leenane | 25 km


Ride to the pretty village of Tullycross with its traditional thatched cottages. You will soon come to Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and the entrance cost is included in your package. This gothic-style castle was built in 1867 and boasts one of Ireland’s finest gardens. Leaving Kylemore you will experience the full majesty of the Twelve Bens mountain range as you pass beneath their brooding peaks. Killary Harbour, reputed to be Ireland’s only fjord, and certainly its most dramatic, will appear beside you as you round a corner.

Day 4 : Leenane – Westport | 55 km


Leaving the village of Leenane you will continue along the shores of Killary Fjord to the Delphi Valley with its nurturing hills and native trees. The road then winds alongside Doolough (the dark, deep lake) to bring you to the coastal town of Louisburgh. Before you leave Doolough you should stop at the top of the hill and look back along the valley for what is surely one of the most spectacular views you will ever behold. You will re-join the coastal road along the shores of Clew Bay in the impressive shadow of the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, before continuing on to the charming town of Westport. Enjoy an evening exploring the old town. Unique and beautifully planned, the heritage town of Westport is a captivating blend of traditional and modern.

Day 5 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: IR2 STD
superior category
Reference: IR2 SUP
Low season
  • from April 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: Thursday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
675 € / pers.
810 € / pers.
Single supplement
105 € / pers.
160 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights in guest houses and B&B, with Irish breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Westport to Clifden and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 4 nights in 3-star cat. hotels, with Irish breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Westport to Clifden and personal bike repatriation

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 260 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking in standard category)
+ 160 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: IR2 STD
superior category
Reference: IR2 SUP
Extra night in Clifden
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
Extra night in Westport
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.

Extras

• Supplément pour départ un autre jour que le Jeudi
+ 95 € / pers.

• 'Solo' Supplement in superior category

(in the case of a single person per booking in superior category)

+ 220 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

KALKHOFF e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Departure day
> How to arrive in Clifden
> Return

Departure day

Departure on Thursdays.
Possibility to start the tour on another day, on request with supplement.

How to arrive in Clifden

> By 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.

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.irishrail.ie
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Westport Station >> Dublin Station (by train)

> If you have to return to Dublin or Knock  Airports :


Trip overall rating : / 1 testimonials

Davis
USA
travel date: 30 July 2017.
" The Connemara trip is fantastic "

The first two days of this trip were wonderful. Service from RV was outstanding.