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Ireland by bike: Connemara highlights Ref. : IR2

  • Kylemore abbey

    Kylemore abbey CT

  • Clifden castle

    Clifden castle Destination Connemara

  • Clifden

    Clifden Destination Connemara

  • Lamb

    Lamb Destination Connemara

  • Connemara

    Connemara CT

  • Connemara

    Connemara Destination Connemara

  • The Mall-Westport

    The Mall-Westport CT

  • Galway Hookers

    Galway Hookers Destination Connemara

  • Clifden Boat Club

    Clifden Boat Club Destination Connemara

  • Renvyle Peninsula

    Renvyle Peninsula Destination Connemara

  • Shells and Foramineral Sand

    Shells and Foramineral Sand Destination Connemara

  • North of Tully

    North of Tully CT

  • from 605 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 5 days | 3 days riding
  • Departure : from April 2018 to October 2019
    on Thursday
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Our Connemara Whistlestop Tour captures the essence of this beautiful region on the west coast of Ireland. Discover the unique beauty of Killary Harbour, the stunning white sand beach of Glassilaun, Clifden the "Capital of Connemara", and many other attractions along the way.

Connemara must qualify as the western wonderland of Europe. Rugged mountains soar above wild Atlantic beaches and winding valleys play host to seemingly bottomless lakes.
Accommodation is provided in either 3* hotels with character and charm or cosy B&Bs and guesthouses.

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: Arrive 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 | 45km

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 | 25km

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 | 55km

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

Prices per person :
  • From April 1st 2018 to October 31st 2019 605,00 €
    Single room supplement : 90,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +155,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in guest houses and B&B (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 4 'Irish' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 3 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 (3 nights included)
Prices per person :
  • Supplement for departure other than Thursday
    Supplement : 
    + 95.00 €
  • Upgraded accommodation in 3-star hotels

     3* category hotels (Ref. IR2 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 200.00 €
    Single room : 
    + 40.00 €  (amounts to €130 for the single supplement)
  • Extra night in Clifden

    'Bed and Breakfast' category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom
    Single room supplement : 
    + 35.00 €
  • Extra night in Clifden (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    95.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 45.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +315 €

More info

> Your rental bike:

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:



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 ( or a Gobus ( to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus ( or a Bus Eireann bus ( to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 4 - 5 hours.


- from SHANNON Airport:

Take a Buseireann bus ( to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus ( or a Bus Eireann bus ( to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 3 - 4 hours.


- from KNOCK Airport:

Take a Buseireann bus ( to Galway

Then from Galway, take a Citylink bus ( or a Bus Eireann bus ( to Clifden.

Journey time is approximately 3 - 4 hours.



> At the end of the tour:


. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.


. Possibility to reach DUBLIN and KNOCK airports.


- from WESTPORT > reach DUBLIN airport:

From Westport station, take a Airlink bus (

Visit also.

Journey time is approximately  4 - 5 hours.


- from WESTPORT > reach airport:

Visit for timetables.


. Possibility to reach Dublin town centre by train:

  • David R. (USA) - Aout 2017

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