Highlights
  • Explore the sleepy village of Roundstone on foot
  • Fabulous cycling along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way to the famous Cliffs of Moher
  • Ride through the spectacular limestone landscapes of the Burren National Park
  • Enjoy cycle your way through Inagh Valley

Ride the land of saints & scholars

Sweep through verdant hills, follow rocky coastlines and tip back a pint of Guinness. We have Connemara’s authentic landscapes, culture and music to ourselves. And if you’re a wee bit peckish? Fresh mussels, tender lamb, wild salmon and craft cheeses will sate your Irish appetite.

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Nailed it. August 2015

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Look no further - B&R assembled a private trip for 18 of us from Prague to Vienna and they nailed it. Nice job.

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Amazing! Just got back from my fifth trip with B&R, this one a walking trip from Piemonte to Portofino. Great walking, views food, wine, friends. Jacopo and Alice were wonderful guides and made every detail of the trip special.
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Ameiii!! Giacomo e Ricardo, guias maravilhosos!!! Tudo perfeito!!! Repetirei!!

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Butterfield and Robinson June 2016

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Amazing! 5 star service with 5 star accommodations. Luxury to its finest! Thank you to our guides whom where very talented and aware!! (Alex and Flo)

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Experience of a lifetime! Erin our guide was particularly special with her experience and fun nature. But she also took out all the hassle and trouble and hoc ups that inevitably arise through unforeseen circumstances and handled e
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Itinerary

Day 1:

Ride through the spectacular limestone landscapes of the Burren National Park towards lunch at a legendary lobster bar. Tonight, we’re in for a treat with dinner at our hotel's award-winning restaurant.

Day 2:

Enjoy a morning of coastal cycling along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way to the famous Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, we have a special medieval dinner planned in an intriguing historic location.

Day 3:

Explore the sleepy village of Roundstone on foot, then pedal along the coast to Clifden. Dinner this evening is accompanied by traditional Irish folk music at a characterful fisherman’s pub.

Day 4:

Catch the ferry to Inishbofin (keep your eyes out for dolphins!) and meet a local archaeologist for an informative walk around the island's rugged cliffs, Bronze and Iron Age ruins, and crumbling forts.

Day 5:

After a typical Irish breakfast, cycle your way through Inagh Valley and to a shellfish farm on the shores of Killary. Stop for a tour of the farm and a picnic overlooking the harbour, then enjoy some free time back at the hotel (fly fishing or massage anyone?).

Day 6:

After breakfast this morning, we’ll drive you just over an hour back to Galway in time for the Dublin train.

Dates & Pricing
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Price Per Day:

$ 916 per day
 
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Sep-08-2019Sep-13-2019$ 5,995$ 6,095YesLimitedReserve
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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 600
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Details
Trip Includes
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
  • Use of a hybrid or a road bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • A handlebar-mounted 7 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
  • B&R biodegradable water bottle
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Accomodations

Gregans Castle, Ballyvaughan

A stunning 18th-century manor house in beautiful Ballyvaughan, Gregans Castle is warm Irish hospitality at its best. The property is surrounded by lovingly attended gardens and has spectacular views stretching across the Burren to Galway Bay. Its award-winning restaurant highlights amazing local produce, meat and seafood.

Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

Surrounded by 450 acres of beautiful wooded grounds overlooking its famous salmon fishery, Ballynahinch is one of Ireland’s finest luxury castle hotels. Its rooms are tastefully furnished in casual country elegance and its superb restaurant offers refined Irish classics using delicious local meats and produce.

Start City
Galway
End City
Galway
Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your B&R trip, you are entitled to the return of these amounts:

Number of days prior to your trip:

270+: 100% Refund of deposit

96-269: 50% Refund of deposit

61-95: 75% Refund of trip cost

31-60: 50% Refund of trip cost

0-30% : 100% Cancellation fee

Should you cancel your reservation more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, the entire US$1,000 per person deposit is transferable as a future trip credit to be used by the same traveller towards a B&R trip departing within 24 months of the original trip cancellation date. This credit cannot be extended beyond 24 months but may be transferred to another trip only once. Between 61-95 days prior to your original departure date, you may transfer to a different trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of US$250 per person (this fee will be waived for Premier Cru & Grand Cru travellers). If you cancel this subsequent reservation, then the cancellation fees applicable shall be the higher of the cancellation fee on your original reservation or the cancellation fee on the trip to which you transferred. Within 60 days of departure, the regular cancellation fees will apply.

 

Additional Information:

Activity Level:

Enthusiast

The terrain is generally rolling, with rare flat sections. That said, the climbs and descents are generally neither long nor steep. Daily distances average around 41 km (25.5 mi.), with several challenging longer options available.

Gear:

The Bikes

You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

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