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FAQs

The cycling tours run from April to October. Hardier folk are welcome to cycle around the west any month of the year.

You can choose any date that suits you between April and October? If you are a solo cyclist it is best to check with us directly by sending us  quick email.

Getting to Galway from Dublin or Dublin Airport
One of the advantages of visiting the small island of Ireland is everything is easily accessible. Galway is on the west coast and a 2.5 hour drive to Dublin Airport.
There are 2 options for getting from Dublin to Galway.
The first is by train with Irish Rail which is a pleasant amble through the Irish country-side, however it is relatively expensive and involves a transfer from Dublin airport to Heuston train station in the city centre. If you want to go with this option be sure to book online in advance. Its much cheaper than buying tickets at Heuston train station in Dublin. The train station in Galway is called Céannt Station and is located in the city centre.
A cheaper and quicker option is a bus company called City link. Buses leave every hour from Dublin Airport or Dublin city centre. It is fast, good value and the buses are always new and comfortable with free wifi. The buses depart every hour and drops you in Galway City centre.
Our shop is a pleasant 10 minute stroll through the pedestrian streets of Galway from the Bus/Train station. Alternatively it is a 5 minute taxi ride and should cost less than €10.
Getting to Galway from Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport is about 85km south of Galway. The Airport serves many US, UK & mainland EU airports with Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and FlyBE.
There is a direct link from Shannon Airport to Galway city 8 times a day with the national bus service called Bus Éireann. At the time of writing there are 8 departure times from the Airpot to Galway City Centre at 7:55am, 8:55am,  9:55am, 10:55am, 11:55am, 12:55pm, 1:55pm & 2:55pm. Please refer to the Bus Éireann website for up to date departure times.
Our shop is a pleasant 10 minute stroll through the pedestrian streets of Galway from the Bus/Train station. Alternatively it is a 5 minute taxi ride and should cost less than €10.
Getting to Galway from Ireland West/Knock Airport
Ireland West Airport is about 90km north of Galway. The Airport serves many UK airports and an ever increasing number of mainland EU airports with Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and FlyBE.
There is a direct link from Ireland West Airport to Galway city 5 times a day with the national bus service called Bus Éireann. At the time of writing there are 5 departure times from the Airpot to Galway City Centre at 8:55am, 10:55am, 12:55pm, 2:50pm & 4:55pm. Please refer to the Bus Éireann website for up to date departure times.
Our shop is a pleasant 10 minute stroll through the pedestrian streets of Galway from the Bus/Train station. Alternatively it is a 5 minute taxi ride and should cost less than €10.

Yes, no problem. We will happily change out the pedals for your own set of pedals. Please also bring your own cycling shoes as we do not hire cycling shoes. Try to let us know in advance if you would like this service.

Yes, we have a network of drop-off and collection points throughout Ireland. The price of which depends on how far away it is from Galway. Please send an email to ask about this.

We provide repair kits with every bike rented. The kit includes a bike tool, repair kit, tyre irons (for removing the tyre), spare tube and pump. All of our bikes are brand new but in the unlikely event of a mechanical issue that you cannot repair yourself, we have a network of bike shops and mechanics all along the west coast that we will direct you to or, if possible, they will come to you.

Yes, we have top of the range Kalkhoff e-bikes with a daily range of over 100 miles.

Yes, you can do any of our tours using your own bike if preferred.

While on cycling tour your luggage will be transferred between accommodation stops. Typically 1 or 2 bags per person but if it is significantly more than this, please let us know in advance.

While on the bike please bring a light waterproof jacket just in case it rains. In summer time it can be cool in the morning so please bring an extra layer of clothes too.

The summer days are long with sunrise around 4:30am and daylight until almost 11pm. It is the driest part of the year. However, being beside the Atlantic Ocean can make it unpredictable as well. Showers are common so pack accordingly.

No problem. If you feel tired we can arrange for a taxi to bring you to the next stage of the cycling tour.

If you opt for our standard tours you will be staying in top rated B&B accommodation. These B&Bs are very highly rated and are perfectly set up for cyclists.

Wifi!

This is your chance to escape the busy world and reconnect with your inner self  and the natural beauty of Ireland,  but if that doesn’t happen, yes, there is also wifi.

Insurance is not included as part of the tour price. Please ensure you have your own travel insurance in place before arrival.

Yes, please let us know in advance and we will advise the accommodation listing.

Yes, provided the children are used to being on a bike, either cycling themselves or in a child seat.

Yes, no problem. If a member of a group would like to be part of the tour but not cycle, we can organise alternative transport.

With over 2,000 km of coastal cycling to enjoy the West of Ireland is perfected suited to explore by bike. That being said, there are stretches of road that should be avoided by bike and we will always choose the safest cycling route for you.