Day by Day Itinerary

Ireland: Connemara Bike


Countries   Ireland
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best months are late April to late October.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,295 (Self-Guided - US $3095)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    239 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    34 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 42 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,295
Single Supplement $825
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • snacks
  • ferries
  • van & guide support
  • luggage handling
  • maps & route notes
  • taxes
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Celtic music
  • culture, smiles
  • village pubs
  • ancient land
  • standing stones
  • magic wells
  • stone age fortress
  • lonely islands
  • tweed
  • Irish Whiskey
  • strangely enough palm trees
  • coastal villages
  • hidden valleys
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

The cliffs, coves, beaches, moorlands, and beautiful, quiet lanes of Western Ireland are the setting for this fabulous ride. Dramatic skies, bracken and heather-clad hills, and remarkably emerald fields create scenery beyond your imagination. This is the landscape that inspired Yeats and Joyce to their litany of legendary prose. Populated by the musical folk of Celtic descent, the pub-peppered villages create wonderfully photogenic opportunities for exploration and indulgence in rich Irish culture. This is a place where you’ll wish you lived.

Starting at the Cliffs of Moher, you will descend to the coastal village of Doolin. From there, you will ride around the ancient Burren before ferrying out to Inismore of the Aran Islands, to see such highlights as the cliff top fort of Dun Aengus. Another short ferry will take you to County Galway, where you will meander along the convoluted coast and many of the wee villages which make Connemara such a stimulating, rewarding place to ride. You will spend two nights in a lodge near the shore of Lough Inagh, surrounded by inviting mountains and breathtaking stillness. Finally, an exceptionally scenic ride will take you along the Sky Road and to Westport in Co. Mayo, before finishing in Galway.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Early afternoon pickup in Galway for one hour transfer to the Cliffs of Moher.
Day 2   70km (45mi).
Day 3   10-30km (6-20mi).
Day 4   68km (44mi).
Day 5   56km (38mi) or 112km (76mi).
Day 6   55km (33mi).
Day 7   30, 37, 60, or 67km cycling, or 3-6 hours independent hiking.
Day 8   Farewells.
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking
Countries Visited  
  • Ireland
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $3095 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, luggage handling and transfers, maps & route notes, taxes).
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best months are late April to late October.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $225; Racing: $395

 
ROUTE NOTES

Easy cycling on quiet roads. Much of the route is easy, but there are a few hilly sections. 20-40 miles/day, with many options for additional exploration. If you choose to hike on day seven, you will need good footwear and rain gear to be prepared for weather changes.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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