4 Day Luxury Cycling Tour of Ireland

1. Galway

The largest city on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, Galway has always been a mecca for musicians, artists, actors, young people and tourists alike. Take a stroll through the narrow medieval streets, lined with bohemian cafes, traditional pubs and craft shops. The city has a vibrant street music scene, a joy to behold throughout the year.

Your luxury accommodation is nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib. The 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm, personable and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.

2. Cong

In the morning you will be collected by private car and transferred into the heart of Connemara where the cycling tour starts. You will cycle along the foothills of the Maamturk Mountains and the banks of Lough Corrib to the quaint heritage village of Cong.

The village is renowned for the 800 year old Ashford Castle and 350 acre ancient woodland estate. You will spend the night at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

3. & 4. Westport x 2 nights

Today you will cycle to Westport via the Partry Mountains. The landscape here is the stuff of legends and will continue to haunt the imagination long after you have returned home. Westport is a beautiful town surrounded by stunning unspoilt natural beauty. With its purpose built 42km coastal cycling greenway, Westport is a joy to explore by bike.

Your 2-night luxury accommodation is set in secluded hillside grounds, standing proudly overlooking the picturesque town of Westport with breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.
The cycling tour ends in Westport, which has a direct rail link to Dublin. We are happy to organise alternative private transport to Galway or a destination of your choice

4 Day Luxury Cycling Tour

Specifically designed for those who are short on time, this 4 night cycling itinerary is a whirlwind tour of Ireland best sights combined with some of the most spectacular cycling routes in Ireland.

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Tour Highlights

  • Galway City

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • Natural unspoilt beauty of mountains, lakes, bogs of Connemara

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

  • The Aran Islands

  • Welcoming pubs and traditional music

  • Historic Trinity College in Dublin

Unbelievable Experience

and top class service

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Laura – Boston, 2019

This 4 night whirlwind tour of Ireland combines some of the finest accommodation in the world with truly spectacular scenery.

Cycling distance:
The daily cycling distance is 35/40km minimum with extra options up to about 80km each day if desired.

The gradient is easy to moderate

Departure dates:
You can start this tour on any date that suits you between April and October

Day 1. Arrive in Ireland

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Hotel in Galway

Arrive to Dublin or Shannon Airport where you will be greeted and transferred to your 5 star accommodation in Galway. The hotel is nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the banks of Lough Corrib, just outside Galway city. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the narrow pedestrian medieval streets. Galway has an excellent selection of traditional Irish pubs, most of which will have music and story-telling in the summer evenings. Enjoy an evening meal in one of Galway’s finest restaurants before retiring for the night.

Day 2. The Cycling begins – Cycle through Connemara to the ancient village of Cong

Accommodation: : 4 star Luxury Lodge at Ashford Castle
Cycling distance: 35km, 60km or 80km

We will greet you at the hotel in the morning and brief you on the cycling tour and arrange the fitting of bikes. We will then drive out of the city to the start of the cycle in Connemara, an area rich in ancient culture and stunning natural beauty. From the starting point you will cycle to the village of Cong, home of the elegant 800 year old Ashford castle. The village if also the site of the famous Cong Abbey dating from the 9th century. Spend the day and evening exploring the village and castle grounds. Spend the night in the 4 star Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Day 3 – The Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Lodge in the Burren
Cycling distance: 35km or 50km

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Rossaveal where you will catch the morning ferry to the Aran Islands. The islands are a journey into old world Ireland with a stunning limestone landscape found nowhere else in the world. The small laneways are perfect to explore by bike. Visit the ancient and spectacular site of Dun Aonghus. Catch the afternoon ferry to Doolin where you can visit the famous Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs stretch for 7km along the coast and rise to 700 feet above the Atlantic ocean. Spend the night in a 4 star castle nestled in the heart of the Burren.

Day 4 –  Transfer to Dublin

Accommodation: 4 star hotel in Dublin city centre
Cycling distance: 35km option

In the morning, you have the option to explore the local countryside and national park by bike further and then take a private car transfer to Dublin for the final night of your whirlwind tour of Ireland, visiting the Guinness Brewery and the main shopping street in Dublin.

“Magnificent, from start to finish”

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Laura – Boston, 2019

Hybrid touring bikes with panniers to rent in Galway

Option 1:

Trek FX2 Hybrid Touring Bike

The FX2 is strong, stable, fun and perfectly suited for Irish roads. Customised for West Ireland Cycling with puncture resistant tyres, mudguards and rear rack. Also available with ladies specific frame. Bike lock, helmet, repair kit, pump and spare tube is also included.

Touring bike for rent in Galway

Option 2:

Trek 520 Adventure Touring Bike

The 520 is the classic steel touring bike. One of the longest-running touring bikes in the world. If you are a committed touring cyclist looking for the best in comfort and durability, this is the bike for you.

E-bike to hire in Galway

Option 3:

Trek Electric Bikes

We use the best quality Trek E-bikes on the market. These bikes are pedal assist meaning they travel a lot further when you push the pedal compared to a regular bike. Comfortable, strong and stable bikes combined with a quiet, powerful Bosch motor and a fully integrated high-capacity battery ensure many miles of care-free cycling. On a full charge they are good for 100km+.

E-bike to hire in Galway

Option 4:

Carbon road bike:

A Trek Emonda SL5 is super light and super fun. With a 500 OCLV carbon frame and Shimano 105 drive train, this bike offers the speed and comfort you are used to.

* Upgrade fee is payable directly to our office on the day of collection

“Our bikes were the envy

of others we met along the way”

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Risa – Colorado, 2019

Stay comfortably in our carefully hand-picked accommodations

Warm Irish hospitality awaits at our exquisite range of luxury accommodation venues. From stunning Country Houses to historic Castles and Abbeys, prepare to be wowed with some of the most unique and sought after hotels in Ireland. Combined with friendly service and imaginative cuisine, the experience will live long in your memory.

“The Hotels were fabulous,

like nothing I have ever experienced”

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Jen – Vancouver, 2019

You can start this tour any date between April and October.

Contact us now to confirm availability for your preferred dates.

Email: john@westirelandcycling.com

Would you like to extend the tour and add a few more exquisite days on tour?
No problem. Send us an email and we will design the perfect tour to meet your schedule.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019


€2,800 per person based on 2 people sharing. April, May, June, September, October

€3,100 per person. July and August

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

“A wonderful way to experience Ireland”

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Sarah – Texas, 2019
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Included In Tour

  • 4 nights luxury accommodation

  • Breakfast daily and 3 evening meals in award winning winning restaurants

  • Trek bikes with helmet, repair kit and and lock

  • Daily luggage transfers between hotels

  • Ferry tickets too and from the Aran Islands

  • Roadside assist

  • 24 hour local phone support

  • Transfer from Galway on day 2 and to Galway on final day

  • Road maps and local countryside info booklet including information on local history, and the best places to eat and drink along the way

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Luxury 4 Day

Day 1

Day 1. Explore and stay in Galway City

Accom: 5 Star Castle residence in Galway City. Evening meal in award winning Kai restaurant.

Day 2

Day 2. Maam Cross to Cong

Distance Options: 35km, 65km or 85km. Gradient: Easy. Accomm: The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Exquisite evening meal At Wilde’s Restaurant.

Day 4

Day 4 – Westport to Achill Greenway

Distance: Up to 80km Gradient: Easy Accomm: Knockranny House Hotel.

Day 3

Day 3 Cong to Westport

Distance: Options: 60km+ Gradient: Medium Accomm: Knockranny House Hotel. Evening meal in award winning La Fougère Restaurant.