7 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

7 Day Luxury Cycling Tour

Enjoy 7 unforgettable days cycling on the west Coast of Ireland. We provide the best quality bikes, the best accommodation and the best service to ensure an experience of a lifetime.

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Tour Highlights

  • Galway City

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

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

  • The Aran Islands

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • Welcoming pubs and traditional music

  • The Burren

  • Prehistoric sights

  • Full immersion in Irish culture and heritage

“Superb Experience

and fantastic customer service”

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

This is a stunning 7 night tour in Connemara, the Aran Island and the Burren that takes you to the most remote and most beautiful parts of the west of ireland, stopping each night in the most luxurious castle, country houses and hotels.

Daily cycling distance:
The daily cycling distance is 35/45km with options for more if desired. Alternate transport can be arranged any day it is required.

Gradient:
Easy to moderate.

Departure dates:
You can start this tour any date the suits you from April to October. Contact us to confirm your preferred dates.
Evening meals in muti awarding winning restaurants are included on 5 nights.

Day 1. Arrive in Galway

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Hotel in Galway

Arrive to Dublin 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 – Cycle through Joyce Country to Leenane

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Lodge
Cycling distance: 40km min up to 80km


After a hearty breakfast you will cycle through the ancient forest in Cong and onwards through a quiet but spectacular valley in what is locally known as Joyce Country. This glacial valley is supremely quiet and perfect to explore by bike. The surrounding hillsides provide dramatic vistas and a haunting glimpse into the tragic story of the Irish famine which ravaged this area in the mid 19th century. Continue to the village of Leenane, situated on the only fjord on the island of Ireland. After a short break proceed to you historic country house accommodation where you can relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings.


Day 4 –  Cycle along the Atlantic coast to the town of Clifden

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Castle near Clifden
Cycling distance: 40km min up to 80km


From your hotel, continue south along the Atlanitc coast. This route offers panoramic views of the rugged, stunningly beautiful coastal scenery. Visit the famous Kylemore Abbey and victorian botanical gardens before continuing through the Connemara National Park to the town of clifden where you will spend the night.


Day 5 –  Visit the famous Aran Islands

Accommodation: Hotel on the Aran Islands
Cycling distance: 20km min up to 80km. Car transfer to ferry optional.


In the morning, you will cycle along the famous bog road with stunning views of the Connemara mountains and onwards through south Connemara to the ferry port of Rossaveal where you will take the ferry to the Aran Island. The islands are an extension of the limestone landscape found in the Burren and the quiet roads of the island are ideal for cycling. The small fields with their wild flowers and the maze of oddly-shaped stone walls are a joy to explore. You will visit Dun Aengus, one of Ireland’s most spectacular pre-historic sites. You will spend the night in one of the best hotels on the island.


Day 6 –  Ferry to the mainland and the Cliffs of Moher

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Lodge in the Burren
Cycling distance: 40km min up to 60km


In the morning, you will catch a ferry ferry east to the town of Doolin. From here you will visit the world renowned Cliffs of Moher, which extend for 7km from the village of Doolin. After visiting the cliffs you will cycle north along the spectacular Burren coast to pleasant town of Ballyvaughan. Your exquisite country house accommodation is short cycle from village in the heart of the Burren.


Day 7 –  Explore the Burren and return to Galway

Accommodation: 4 star Luxury Hotel in Galway
Cycling distance: 30km min up to 60km


Today you will cycle into the heart the Burren and visit many ancient and historic sites including Poulnabrone Dolmen which dates from 3,000BC. Continue through this unique limestone landscape, stopping for lunch in a quaint local cafe and botanic gardens before being collected and transferred the short distance back to Galway where you will spend the final night of the tour.


“Best way

to discover Ireland”

★★★★★ Trip Advisor
Stuart – 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

Prices

€4,900 per person based on 2 people sharing. April, May, June, September, October

€5,100 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

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation

  • Breakfast daily and 5 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.

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