This tour starts and finishes in Galway city, on the west coast of Ireland and takes in some of the most spectacular coastal and scenic cycling in Ireland.

Cycling distance:
The average daily cycling distance is 50km with extra options up to about 80km most days

Gradient:
The gradient is easy to moderate

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

How to get to Galway from Dublin or Shannon Airport 


| Day 1. Arrive in Galway city

Accommodation: B&B Galway city

Sample the atmosphere that has made Galway a mecca for musicians, artists, actors and tourists alike. The cobbled pedestrianised streets are lined with bohemian cafes, traditional pubs and craft shops.

Cycling tour in Galway

Day 2. The Heart Of Connemara, where the cycling begins

Cycling distance options 35 / 60 / 80+ km  
Accommodation: B&B Leenane

First day cycling. We will transfer you to the heart Connemara where the cycling begins. You will cycle from the ancient village of Cong through Joyce country, to Leenane, an area renowned for its spectacular natural beauty. There are options for further looped cycles from Leenane. Cong is home to the spectacular 800 year old Ashford Castle and Cong Abbey dating from the 9th century.


Day 3. Cycle Into The Spectacular Doo Lough Valley

Cycling distance up to 35 / 60 / 80 km
Accommodation: B&B Leenane

From Leenane you will cycle north into the spectacular Doo Lough valley, one of the high-lights of the week. You will cycle via the Sheffrey pass to the pleasant coastal town of Louisburgh, before turning south to return to Leenane.

Cycling holiday in Connemara, cycling road in Galway

Day 4. Along The Atlantic Coast To Clifden

Cycling distance options to 35 / 60 / 80+ km  
Accommodation: B&B Clifden

Cycle from Leenane along the Atlantic coast to Clifden. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and pristine beaches along the way. Stop for lunch in Kylemore Abby before continuing to Clifden where you will stay for the night. Clifden is full of small cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. In the evenings the pubs are alive with the sound of traditional Irish music.


| Day 5. Cycle from Leenane along the Atlantic coast to Clifden

Cycling distance: 35km / 60km / 80km
Accommodation: B&B Cliften

Cycle from Leenane along the Atlantic coast to Clifden. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and pristine beaches along the way. Stop for lunch in Kylemore Abby before continuing to Clifden where you will stay for the night. Clifden is full of small cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. In the evenings the pubs are alive with the sound of traditional Irish music.

Cycling holiday in Clifden in Connemara

Day 6. Explore Clifden by bike

Cycling distance: 30km
Accommodation: B&B Galway

After breakfast, you can further explore the area around Clifden by bike, before being transferred back to Galway for the final night of the tour.

Bike rental break at a pristine beach in Ireland

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