Into The West- Cycle- Self Guided 6 Day Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Molly Malone statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin to College green, Dame Street, Dublin City centre.

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Cycling is the best way to experience this beautiful island. If you are searching for an adventure that will take you through the true wonders of Ireland, and magnificent landscapes of mountain lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, then you have picked the right tour. Your self-guided cycle will take you 291 kms through the heart of Ireland’s real emerald gem; Connemara. The route takes you from a small town called Oughterard all the way along the sparkling Atlantic, and then entering Connemara National Park. You will cycle up north to bustling Westport and then descend to Leeanane and finish after a scenic cruise of Killary Fjord. On your way you will be able to enjoy famous castles, stunning beaches, the magnificent Connemara mountain ranges, charming sheep farms and experience authentic Irish cuisine. + FREE DAY TOUR of your choice If you want to read a detailed overview of each of our different day tours please visit www.irishdaytours.ie
Day 1: Cliffs of Moher Day tour to GalwayYou will be picked up in Dublin and start your incredible journey to the City of Galway where you will spend your first night. Galway is a magical place with street performers and buskers coming from all over the world. The next morning your bike will be delivered to you accommodation and you will start your cycle adventure to the magical Connemara region. Day 2: Oranmore to Oughterard Once you leave Oranmore, you are not far from Galway city, where you can stop to experience the energy of this young bohemian city.  From there you will cycle through many little villages until you reach the gateway to Connemara - Oughterard. This small traditional village in the West of Ireland offers stunning scenery of the Connemara mountain range and a 16th century Irish Tower House (Aughnanure Castle).Day 3 :  Oughterard To LeenaunFrom Oughterard you are set for an approximately 30 km exquisite ride through the gorgeous Inagh Valley. You can also cycle to the amazing Kylemore Lake which leads you to one of the most romantic places in Ireland; the Kylemore Abbey which looks more of a castle than an abbey.  After viewing these magical sights, you can have a rest next door at Mitchell’s Café.Day 4 Leenaun to WestportFrom the wonderful village of Leenane which sits on the Galway/Mayo border, you will travel to the popular town of Westport. Before you get there, you will be treated to an amazing ride through Lough Dooagh and up to the little hamlet of Louisburg where you can take a ferry to Clare Island for a few hours if it takes your fancy.  You will also pass Ireland’s holy mountain of Croagh Patrick before reaching Westport. Day 5: Westport to Maam CrossAfter a wonderful nights entertainment of traditional live music in the many pubs of Westport, it's time to get on your bike again. Today you travel on a beautiful road from Westport to Leenaun with Croagh Patrick in the foreground.  There are fantastic views along this road with lush green fields and crystal streams at every corner.  You will pass through Leenaun and on through a mountain pass toward the cross roads at Maam Cross. The cycle will take about 3 hours and you can stop at Leenaun along the  way.Day 6: Maam Cross to OranmoreToday is the last day of the cycling tour; as disappointing as it is, don't forget to enjoy your final day! You will make your way back from Maam Cross to Oranmore and be collected by our coach heading for Dublin. You will pass through Galway city on the way. The time until our coach collects you is yours to choose how to spend the time. Once you arrive back in Dublin you will be dropped at the centre of the city at College Green. We hope that this cycle tour in the west of Ireland will have you coming back for more!

What’s included

  • 6 full days of pure adventure
  • All your luggage transport
  • 5 hearty Irish breakfasts
  • Touring bike
  • Route maps and details
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
  • Free Cliffs of Moher tour
  • Killary Fjord
  • Glassilaun Beach
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • Lunches, evening meals, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Kylemore Abbey House & Gardens; Optional Ex - €15
  • The Westport House; Optional Ex - €13
  • Killary Fjord boat tour; Optional Ex - €21
  • Clare Island; Optional Ex - €15
  • Glengowla Mines; Optional Ex - €10
  • On this Connemara cycle tour we aim to take you to some of the most beautiful areas in Ireland and give you an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime
  • Single Supplement of €240

Itinerary

Day 1: Cliffs of Moher Day tour to Galway You will be picked up in Dublin and start your incredible journey to the City of Galway where you will spend your first night. Galway is a magical place with street performers and buskers coming from all over the world. The next morning your bike will be delivered to you accommodation and you will start your cycle adventure to the magical Connemara region. 
Day 2: Oranmore to Oughterard  Once you leave Oranmore, you are not far from Galway city, where you can stop to experience the energy of this young bohemian city.  From there you will cycle through many little villages until you reach the gateway to Connemara - Oughterard. This small traditional village in the West of Ireland offers stunning scenery of the Connemara mountain range and a 16th century Irish Tower House (Aughnanure Castle). Day 3 :  Oughterard To Leenaun From Oughterard you are set for an approximately 30 km exquisite ride through the gorgeous Inagh Valley. You can also cycle to the amazing Kylemore Lake which leads you to one of the most romantic places in Ireland; the Kylemore Abbey which looks more of a castle than an abbey.  After viewing these magical sights, you can have a rest next door at Mitchell’s Café. Day 4 Leenaun to Westport From the wonderful village of Leenane which sits on the Galway/Mayo border, you will travel to the popular town of Westport. Before you get there, you will be treated to an amazing ride through Lough Dooagh and up to the little hamlet of Louisburg where you can take a ferry to Clare Island for a few hours if it takes your fancy.  You will also pass Ireland’s holy mountain of Croagh Patrick before reaching Westport. 
Day 5: Westport to Maam Cross After a wonderful nights entertainment of traditional live music in the many pubs of Westport, it's time to get on your bike again. Today you travel on a beautiful road from Westport to Leenaun with Croagh Patrick in the foreground.  There are fantastic views along this road with lush green fields and crystal streams at every corner.  You will pass through Leenaun and on through a mountain pass toward the cross roads at Maam Cross. The cycle will take about 3 hours and you can stop at Leenaun along the  way.
Day 6: Maam Cross to Oranmore Today is the last day of the cycling tour; as disappointing as it is, don't forget to enjoy your final day! You will make your way back from Maam Cross to Oranmore and be collected by our coach heading for Dublin. You will pass through Galway city on the way. The time until our coach collects you is yours to choose how to spend the time. Once you arrive back in Dublin you will be dropped at the centre of the city at College Green. We hope that this cycle tour in the west of Ireland will have you coming back for more!
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