Highlights
  • Explore the region of Ireland
  • Discover the mountains dip down and level out into the lunar landscape
  • Enjoy the diversity of nature, coupled with the constantly changing weather

This region of Ireland is steeped in history, with thousands of years of endurance and evolution recorded in the very landscape. The mountains dip down and level out into the lunar landscape of the bog, pocked with small lakes and golden ponds, and all of this runs right in to the Atlantic. The diversity of nature, coupled with the constantly changing weather, breeds a character all its own, and this week will be full of such encounters. In the numerous villages and towns we’ll bike through, one can’t help but feel the true Irish welcome.

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Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Itinerary

Day 1

Begin the first ride through dramatic, remote landscapes towards a rustic and elegant lunch. Head into the heart of Connemara, towards the mountain ranges through wild, treeless, open bogland. Tonight enjoy classic Irish specialties at our fairy-tale castle.

Day 2

The next morning, visit a bodhran-making shop before continuing on a beautifully rolling route along the coast into the town of Clifden. This afternoon we'll enjoy spectacular views during our ride along the Sky Road. Tonight, join our friend and historian John for a pint and introduction to Connemara history.

Day 3

After a typical Irish breakfast we head toward the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens. Pedal to meet a sheep farmer and try your hand at peat cutting. After, learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters and mussels and enjoy lunch at the shellfish farm!

Day 4

Bike to Louisburgh in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, the region's highest peak, and later roll into the vibrant market town of Westport. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel, gourmet fare around their convivial wooden table.

Day 5

Cycle out to the lovely, wild remoteness known as Joyce Country.Dramatic sweeping views abound as we ride past Loughs Na Fooey and Corrib. We’ll stop in a cozy pub for some chowder or soup and good brown soda bread, then it’s just a wee bit further to our spectacular castle home for the evening.

Day 6

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

Dates & Pricing
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$ 4,995

Price Per Day:

$ 833 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 500
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • Use of a hybrid bike fitted to your personal specifications, and equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Accomodations

Hotels Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

Surrounded by 350 acres of beautiful wooded grounds, Ballynahinch Castle offers all the attractions of a large private estate. Its rooms are tastefully and individually furnished in casual country elegance, and its superb restaurant offers fresh local produce. View hotel website »

Delphi Lodge, Delphi

Focused around an 1830s country house, Delphi Lodge sits mid spectacular natural beauty. Delphi prides itself on being an experience more than a hotel, and truly the options to be active beyond biking are legion. Try your hand at snooker or horseback riding, or grab some tackle to engage in its legendarily good fishing. View hotel website »

Ashford Castle, Cong

Set amidst 140 hectares (350 acres) of private woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib, the 13thC Ashford Castle was purchased by the Guinness family in 1852 (and remembered by some for President Reagan’s stay there in the 1980s). The hotel’s beautiful grounds and golf course are surpassed only by the opulent Connaught room, where we dine the final night of the trip

Start City
Galway
End City
Galway
Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your B&R trip for a reason not defined in the Trip Mate Travel Insurance Policy, you are entitled to the return of these amounts:

 Number of days prior to your trip:

 270+ days100% Refund of deposit

96-269 days will be 50% Refund of deposit

61-95 days is 75% Refund of penalties

31-60 days will be 75% Refund of penalti

0-30 days is 75% Refund of penalties

Between 270-95 days prior to departure each traveler will be charged $500 to cancel or the traveler may choose to keep the full US$1,000 deposit in a holding account with us for a future trip.

Additional Information:

Activity Level: Enthusiast

The terrain is generally up or down, with rare flat sections until the fi nal two days. That said, the climbs (and descents) are generally neither long nor steep. Daily distances average around 46 km (28.5 mi.), with a couple of 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 customized Bianchi; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

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