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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Ireland Biking

Butterfield & Robinson Premier
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4.9 . Excellent
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
6 days
From: $ 5,495 $ 916 / day
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Overview

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

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Galway
End City Galway

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

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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.

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Price Per Day: $ 916 per day
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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 600

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Great 1
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Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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We just returned from our first family trip with B&R though Normandy. Our guides, Thilo & Sigrid, were incredible. The trip was a perfect balance of cycling, history, food (and wine, of course). The kids loved hiking across the bay to Mont Saint-Michel and the go-karting was a huge hit (as was pizza night)! Really can't say enough great things about this trip. We enjoyed every minute and are looking forward to planning our next adventure!
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I just completed my 9th biking trip with Butterfield & Robinson! We loved every minute of biking in Tuscany with our guides, Alex, Stephano and Edo. Stunning scenery, challenging biking, a great group of fellow travelers, and, of course, delicious food and wine! Private access to illuminated Medieval manuscripts was a highlight for us because we are college professors and book lovers. Thank you so much for a grand adventure.
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Just got back from an amazing trip with B&R from Vienna to Prague. This was my first trip with B&R and I was so impressed by every detail!!! Our guide was so thoughtful and made sure every moment was perfect!! We really enjoyed getting to know him and felt completely spoiled by all the great treatment. The accommodations were fabulous, food and wine was delicious and plentiful, and the bike rides were all so much fun with new adventures and beautiful scenery around every turn! Even the walking tours in each place were top notch with very interesting and knowledgeable tour guides that we enjoyed getting to know. I cannot even believe how incredible this trip was, I highly recommend B&R and am already planning my next trip!!!
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Just got back from an amazing trip with B&R from Vienna to Prague. This was my first trip with B&R and I was so impressed by every detail!!! Our guide was so thoughtful and made sure every moment was perfect!! We really enjoyed getting to know him and felt completely spoiled by all the great treatment. The accommodations were fabulous, food and wine was delicious and plentiful, and the bike rides were all so much fun with new adventures and beautiful scenery around every turn! Even the walking tours in each place were top notch with very interesting and knowledgeable tour guides that we enjoyed getting to know. I cannot even believe how incredible this trip was, I highly recommend B&R and am already planning my next trip!!!
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Incredible this trip

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Just got back from an amazing trip with B&R from Vienna to Prague. This was my first trip with B&R and I was so impressed by every detail!!! Our guide was so thoughtful and made sure every moment was perfect!! We really enjoyed getting to know him and felt completely spoiled by all the great treatment. The accommodations were fabulous, food and wine was delicious and plentiful, and the bike rides were all so much fun with new adventures and beautiful scenery around every turn! Even the walking tours in each place were top notch with very interesting and knowledgeable tour guides that we enjoyed getting to know. I cannot even believe how incredible this trip was, I highly recommend B&R and am already planning my next trip!!!
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We just completed our first bike trip with Butterfield & Robinson riding in the Piemonte area of Italy. It was amazing! The accommodations, food, wine, bikes, guides and routes were great. Each bike had a tablet on it with the days route so you could go at your own pace and stop and take pictures and really enjoy the beautiful scenery. It was a very challenging ride but after the first day I switched from a hybrid to an E bike which absolutely made my trip more enjoyable. B&R is very accommodating to all of your needs and provided the best trip I have ever been on. My husband and I look forward to planning our next trip!
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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.

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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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

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