The beauty of Connemara by bike

from 920 € / pers.

Reference : IR1
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Very Easy
Round trip
From April to October
Departure: Monday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in the Connemara:

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.

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


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 : 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 hamlet 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 choosing from four sailings a day 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 picturesque fishing village of Roundstone, a haven over the years for artists, musicians and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the world!

Day 6 : Roundstone – Clifden | 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 Bog Road. 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


Select your category

standard category
Reference: IR1 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
920 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 000 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 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 5 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 (6 nights included)
• City taxes

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: IR1 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.*

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)
+ 630 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

GIANT Escape 3 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

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