to Cycle Holidays Ireland, the local Irish bike tour operator
along the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.
tour is all about cycling along the quiet lane ways and Atlantic
coastline of Western Ireland. Every aspect of our bike tour
has been meticulously built and perfected over the past 16 years.
Our support will afford you all the opportunity to explore the
villages and countryside at your own pace. Our tour attracts
folks who want to stop off take photos and chat with locals
they meet along the way. Because of our ability to transfer
the entire group you will get to explore vastly different regions
including Connemara National Park, Burren National Park the
Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher as well
as much of the Wild Atlantic Way. I almost forgot to mention
the important thing ,,, there will be Guinness. Our unique support
system facilitates seasoned bikers as well as the novice.
culture still flourishes in these regions. The ancient native
Irish language (Gaelic) is still spoken by locals going about
their daily business. We will teach you some Gaelic throughout
the tour. Enjoy traditional Irish music sessions in the pubs
after cycling through picture postcard countryside. The small
villages and towns you will visit during the tour encompass
the true Irish spirit. Take
a look at many of the photos in this website. Note how often
people are off their bikes doing stuff. Its all about the journey,
not the destination. This
will be your tour, ridden at your pace, tailored to your ability.
We don't run tours in any other part of the world, we just make
a mighty job of this one.
will spend each night in coastal fishing villages complete with
harbours and old fishing boats. We provide you with the opportunity
learn much about the people, history, traditions, sport, and music
that shaped our unique culture. We specialize in the West coast
of Ireland and know it in a manner that only locals can.
My family / ancestors have lived, farmed and fished this coast
since the 1700s. This accumulated knowledge of the landscape,
weather, culture, and history will be at your disposal throughout
keep telling me to get on Facebook. "Tis the way to
go" they tell me. Well,, here it is then. Give it an
auld like and ye will get to see much of the behind the
scenes carry on. I'm going to feature some videos of the
route and historical sites of interest that you will encounter
during the tour. Think of the Facebook page as a current
newsletter. The auld smart phones are making it easier and
easier to engage with such a medium so no more excuses.
is a family owned and operated tour. The tour has been
built on success with many customers returning with family
and friends. All of our tours for 2015 are guaranteed
to run thanks to the number of customers already signed
up. This means we have the wherewithal to provide the
best equipment eg. Specialized Sirrus Comp bikes with
lightweight E5 alloy frames and carbon forks, very competitive
prices and no danger of cancelled dates due to low participation.
like any owner operated business the tour benefits greatly
from the constant presence of the person with ultimate
local knowledge, experience and superior
level of support provided sets us apart from other tours. Cell
phones are provided to cyclists allowing a high degree of individual
independence while remaining safe in the knowledge that support
is ever present. This means your not tied to the group during
the daily ride. We encourage the group to spread out and do
their own thing.
support buses and a motorcycle comb the daily route offering
transfers over any hilly sections you decide not to cycle. Take
as many transfers as you wish tailoring the daily route to your
ability. Think of the support busses as ski lifts. Utilizing
the transfer system allows us to open up stunning coastal areas
that were once the preserve of only the most advanced cyclist.
This is the only tour in Ireland supported with two busses and
a motorcycle. We provide route maps and more importantly route
profiles. We alert you to historical sites you will encounter
at different points along the route. You then take all this
information and tailor the following days ride to your own liking.
forward to guiding you through my part of Ireland next Summer,