Ireland by bike: Connemara highlights

from 690 € / pers.
/ 1 testimonials
Reference : IR2
5 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From April to October
Departure: Monday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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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‘. Conor or Gabriel will meet you on the afternoon of your arrival or the following morning (depending on your time of arrival) and provide the equipment and information you will need. Enjoy a great selection of traditional pubs where often you will find Irish music.

Day 2 : Clifden – Renvyle | 35 km or 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 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. 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. You will spend the night in the tiny village of Leenane tucked beneath the Maamturk mountains at the head of the fjord.

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 heritage 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
Low season
  • from April 1st to May 31st
    from September 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
690 € / pers.
200 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
770 € / pers.
200 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights in 3* hotels or approved B&Bs and guesthouses, 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
• 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
• City taxes

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: IR2 STD
Extra night in Clifden
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
High season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Extra night in Westport
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 95 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
High season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 260 € / pers.
• Supplement for departure other than Monday
+ 90 € / pers.

• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 460 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 high visibility jacket

Possibility to add pannier bags (on request with extra cost).

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
  • 1 high visibility jacket
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 Mondays.
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.

  • 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. Please note that the last Citylink bus leaving Galway to Clifden is at 17:30 pm.
    Journey time is approximately 4 – 5 hours

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.