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$144.01 Walking & Biking Tours

The Sheefrey Pass Bike Tour

Show MoreThis tour takes you to the top of a dramatic mountain road (made easy on our Kalkhoff electric bikes!). You'll then picnic at the top in ancient woodlands with breathtaking views.Then it's downhill all the way through a stunning natural valley and on to Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour. Here we can catch a boat to sample some locally-farmed mussels with Simon and Kate and take in the dramatic scenery of the mountains plunging into the sea, maybe wave at passing dolphins, otter, salmon or other wildlife along the way. You can opt for a kayak or local seaweed bath massage before heading home. Had too much fun, food or Guinness to cycle home? Relax, we‘ll drive. This trip is for making memories and taking home more than just pictures. For those who tried the Bangor Trail last year and raved about it, this is every bit as good!

$1728.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explorer Series 8-Day Guided Croagh Patrick & Islands Walk

Day 1: You arrive to the capital of Mayo – Castlebar town.  Here, your Guide will meet you at 16.00 hours, introduce you to your other group members & whisk you away to the western reaches of this glorious region to reach Achill Island.  This is your base for your next 2 nights and your Guide will brief you on the coming days of your holiday & ensure you are properly prepared for each day.  You will then walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy your first dinner together & experience island Day 2: Achill Island - Leaving your accommodation, you reach a magnificent lake hidden in the mountains in an idyllic setting which supplies most of the island with its water. Walk Details – Distance: Up to 14kms. Day 3: Mulranny to Westport - Leaving this beautiful island, you then continue south east to reach the town of Mulranny. Before leaving Achill, your Guide will take you to see the beautiful Keem Beach – voted Ireland’s best beach! Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms.Day 4: Clare Island - Your day starts today with a glorious drive around the shores of Clew Bay to then reach a small harbour on the western tip of these shores.  From here, you take a small ferry across to the magnificent Clare Island. Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms. Day 5: Croagh Patrick - Today is your day for experiencing a pilgrimage as you hike the iconic mass of Croagh Patrick.  No trip to Mayo is complete without a journey to the “Reek” and as it dominates the landscape, so it features in so much conversation around the locality. Walk Details – Distance: Up to 14kms.  Day 6: Kilary Harbour - Today, you travel south through a wild & untouched region of mountain and bogland to reach the village of Leenane at the eastern end of Ireland’s only fjord – Killary Harbour. Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Day 7: Inishbofin Island - Your final day takes you by ferry from Cleggan Pier to the beautiful island of Inishbofin – awash with history, tradition & wonderful people. This is a day of discovery as you enjoy a circular walk around this historical island. Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms with some “cut off points” for those wanting shorter distances. Day 8: Departure - After your final and substantial Irish Breakfast, you will take the ferry back to the mainland & transfer by minivan to reach the bus & train station in Galway. From Galway, you can then avail of the excellent bus/train service to all major airports, cities & ferry ports in Ireland. Your estimated arrival time to Galway is approx. 11.00am.

$1710.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explorer Series 8 Day Guided Croagh Patrick & Islands Walk

Day 1: You arrive to the capital of Mayo – Castlebar town.  Here, your Guide will meet you at 16.00 hours, introduce you to your other group members & whisk you away to the western reaches of this glorious region to reach Achill Island.  You will then walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy your first dinner together & experience island nightlife.  Day 2: Achill Island - After a scrumptious breakfast and armed with your picnic lunch, you will depart from your accommodation to start your walk, discovering the delights of this wonderful region.  Walk Details –  Distance: Up to 14kms. Highest point: 300mts.  Day 3: Mulranny to Westport - Leaving this beautiful island, you then continue south east to reach the town of Mulranny. Before leaving Achill, your Guide will take you to see the beautiful Keem Beach – voted Ireland’s best beach!!  Walk Details –  Distance: Up to 16kms. Highest point: 200mts.  Day 4: Clare Island - Your day starts today with a glorious drive around the shores of Clew Bay to then reach a small harbour on the western tip of these shores.  From here, you take a small ferry across to the magnificent Clare Island. Walk Details –  Distance: Up to 16kms. Highest point: 470mts. Day 5: Croagh Patrick - Today is your day for experiencing a pilgrimage as you hike the iconic mass of Croagh Patrick.  No trip to Mayo is complete without a journey to the “Reek” and as it dominates the landscape, so it features in so much conversation around the locality.  Walk Details –  Distance: Up to 14kms. Highest point: 765mts.  Day 6: Kilary Harbour Walk - Today, you travel south through a wild & untouched region of mountain and bogland to reach the village of Leenane at the eastern end of Ireland’s only fjord – Killary Harbour.  Walk Details –  Distance: Up to 10kms. Highest point: 400mts. Day 7: Inishbofin Island - Your final day takes you by ferry from Cleggan Pier to the beautiful island of Inishbofin – awash with history, tradition & wonderful people. This is a day of discovery as you enjoy a circular walk around this historical island.  Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms with some “cut off points” for those wanting shorter distances. Highest point: 150mts. Day 8: Departure - After your final and substantial Irish Breakfast, you will take the ferry back to the mainland & transfer by minivan to reach the bus & train station in Galway.  From Galway, you can then avail of the excellent bus/train service to all major airports, cities & ferry ports in Ireland.  Your estimated arrival time to Galway is approx. 11.00am.

$144.01 Walking & Biking Tours

Bangor Trail - Electric Bike Tour

This off-the-beaten-track tour for the more adventurous lets you find your own secluded beach, waterfall or secret place in a thousand square kilometres of open space just for you.You can enjoy some of Europe's rarest fauna, birds and wildlife in Ireland’s rarest wetlands and dunes. Why not try kayaking in a secluded bay overlooked by Grainuaile’s - the Pirate Queen’s - castle? Or cycle through ancient Atlantic oak woods or simply lie back on a picnic blanket and watch the sky and wonderful light change.Whether its your first or tenth time to Mayo, this is an adventure you won't forget, at your own pace and time. Our guides will be around to help with invaluable local knowledge of hidden secrets stories and information, but ultimately it's your adventure. Go explore, and leave only tracks.

$40.32 Tours & Sightseeing

Patrick's Causeway Bike Tour from Westport

Tóchar Phádraig or Patrick’s Causeway, is an ancient pilgrimage road that today begins at the 13th century Ballintubber Abbey and finishes some 18 miles (30 kilometers) away, on Croagh Patrick. The walking route can take up to three days, but for those who wish to experience the magic of this historic route, a guided bicycle tour that typically takes a few hours to complete with stops, is recommended. The tour starts in the town of Westport and briefly follows the Greenway to a quiet back road that picks up the Tóchar a few miles outside the town. Pass Poll na gCon, where Saint Patrick is said to have 'tamed' two wolfhounds belonging to a hostile pagan chieftain. Near here, the original flagstones of the Tóchar are discernible as a green stretch. Your first stop is the village of Aughagower, where the ruins of one of the first churches are visible, along with a holy well said to have curative powers. The tradition is that Patrick walked from here to the Reek on Shrove Tuesday to begin his 40-day fast on the mountain. Aughagower is also renowned for its round tower, built between the years of 973 and 1013 A.D. The tour then follows the winding road towards Lankill, passing the infamous ‘Soap the Rope’ landmark on the way through this much storied area. At Stone Park, an area of vital importance to the Druids and pre-Christian peoples, the remains of a cist burial chamber, bronze age pillar and - from much later years - a mass altar are found. Hangman's Bridge is crossed, a place where those who rebelled against the British in 1798 were executed. Just beyond is the extraordinary Rock of Boheh and its markings from Neolithic times. The magical and primitive native oak Brackloon Wood is next on the route, with its tales of caves, treasure and hidden monuments. Now the Owenwee River comes into sight, and the great plain that leads to the foot of the Reek. We follow roads filled with extraordinary history and beautiful scenery to the southern base of Croagh Patrick and meeting point of the Western Way - a 100-mile walking trail that crosses the wilderness between Galway and Mayo. Once here, there will be a rest rest period before making the trip back across the eastern edge of the Reek to find the Wild Atlantic Way along the southern edge of Clew Bay and return to Westport. Total Distance: Up to 24 miles (40 kilometers) Terrain: Undulating, with a couple of steeper climbs Typical Time: approximately 4 hours with stops

$36.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Clew Bay Sightseeing Tour

Highlights of the Clew Bay sightseeing tour include The Pirate Queen’s Castle at Rockfleet (this is the castle belonging to Granuaile, who lived in the 16th century). The trip also includes the Secret Millionaire’s Island (the incredible island known as Inishturk Beg), Clew Bay Harbour Seals (the bay is a favourite haunt of these seals), John Lennon’s Island (Beatle John Lennon bought this island in 1967), Croagh Patrick’s Gold, Rosturk Castle, and much more! Tours leave from Newport Quay – just 10 minutes drive from Westport. Booking is essential – call or text Darragh at 086-388-4425 (or International +353 86 388 4425).