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The Best Cycling Tour of Connemara – Ever


West of Galway City sits Connemara, a rugged and spectacular part of Ireland, that we at Pedal and Putt just love to show off to our Cyclists.

 

The Best Cycling Tour of Connemara – Ever

West of Galway City sits Connemara, a rugged and spectacular part of Ireland, that we at Pedal and Putt just love to show off to our Cyclists.

Whether you’re cycling along the majestic Atlantic coastline or pedaling through the mountain ranges, you cannot be anything but inspired by your surroundings. On this Tour you don’t just visit Connemara, you experience it. Don’t just take our word for it….. Come and join us!

DURATION

5 Days / 6 Nights

PRICES FROM

Prices from €145.00 per person, per night, to include accommodation, breakfast, evening meal and bike hire.

Details

DURATION This Tour is 5 Days/6 Nights
TOUR DATES 2017 This Tour starts every Saturday from 1st April 2017 until 23rd September 2017.
LEVEL Moderate
EQUIPMENT Ride Wild will provide a Touring Bike for the duration of the Tour. E – Bikes can also be provided at a supplement of €45.00 per day.
ACCOMMODATION On this Tour, we use some beautifully located houses, that come fully serviced, including a hearty breakfast before departing for the day’s cycle, and a wonderful home cooked evening meal. The accommodation on the Tour operates similarly to the ski chalet principal, with a host, and laundry facilities for your cycling kit.
MEALS Included on this Tour, are a hearty breakfast before departure, and a wonderful home cooked evening meal on arrival into the selected house on completion of the day’s cycle. We will recommend a lunch stop for each day but please note lunch is not included in the above Tour price.
TRANSFERS Transfers can be arranged from Galway to Clifden return, at a cost of €35.00 per person each way.

Itinerary

DAY 1  Arrival

Today’s first stage of this wonderful tour of Connemara, takes us from the historic town of Clifden to the village of Letterfrack. Heading out from Clifden on the famous Sky Road, you will be blown away by the stunning coastal scenery on your left, and there are some amazing viewing areas which allow us to stop and take some wonderful pictures. Our recommended lunch stop will be in the beautiful harbour village of Cleggan.

After a hearty lunch, we’ll head slightly inland, where we will cycle through some really beautiful countryside, before arriving into Letterfrack, our base for the evening. After a wonderful home cooked evening meal, you are free to explore the village, and experience some traditional Irish music and the mandatory pint of Guinness!

DAY 2   

The route today takes us on the stunningly beautiful Connemara Loop. From the village of Letterfrack, we head out along the amazing Atlantic coastline before turning inland, where you will experience rugged Connemara in all its splendour. Our recommended lunch stop today is in the small rural village of Tullycross, where they serve some amazing seafood. After lunch, you will again experience some coastal cycling, before moving inland though some wonderful lakes towards our base for the evening, Leenane. Leenane is a small village on the shores of beautiful Killary Harbour.

DAY 3   

Day 3 of our tour takes us inland through the spectacular Maam Valley. The scenery here is breath taking, with beautiful mountain views as you cycle along the lake shores towards today’s lunch stop in Maam Cross. At this point, you are in the heart of rural, rugged Connemara, and as with all our groups, your camera will be busy! In the afternoon we head off towards Screebe, before picking up the Atlantic coastline again all the way to our overnight base in the rural village of Kilkerrin. After our home cooked evening meal, you can relax and experience some traditional Irish hospitality in Coyne’s Bar.

DAY 4   

This morning we leave the village of Kilkerrin and head out along the coast road towards Cashel. The rugged coastal scenery here is absolutely stunning, and provides some brilliant photo opportunities that will make your friends extremely envious! The cycling on the stage is of moderate difficulty, allowing you to savour the beauty of Connemara. After our recommended lunch stop and some refuelling of the body, it’s on to the picturesque harbour village of Roundstone, our base for the evening.

DAY 5   

This is the final day of this Tour, and we are heading back to the historical town of Clifden. The route today takes us alongside some amazing coastline, and beaches such as Dogs Bay and Gurteen, and if the sun is out, you may be tempted to take a stop off from the bike and take a dip in the Atlantic. Once we arrive into Clifden, we will celebrate the completion of the Tour, and as most of our cyclists have said, it’s a trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation

The accommodation on this tour is provided by a number of specially chosen houses along the route. These beautiful houses operate similarly to a ski chalet experience, with capacity for up to 12 people. Each house comes with a host, and breakfast and dinner is provided each morning and evening as we head around the Connemara Loop. Each house also comes fully equipped with laundry facilities for your cycling kit.

Terms & Conditions

  • To secure your booking full payment is required at time of booking.
  • Any booking cancelled in advance of 45 days from the start date of the tour will be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations within 45 days of the start date of the tour will the full payment will be forfeited.
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