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Cycle Holidays Ireland Itinerary

Checkout the full itinerary for our cycle holidays below:

Friday: Arrival day before tour start

Most people arrive in Ireland the day before the tour begins. This facilitates the recovery from jet lag or indeed a few days of touring before the start of the bike tour on Saturday morning. We will be on hand to help out with airport and train station transfers.

Saturday: Day 1

First things first. A detailed fitting followed by an orientation meeting. We will address safe cycling practices and give you a heads up on the route you will ride that day. Alerting you to historical sites and points of interest mean you do not miss a thing. We ride a loop route starting and finishing in Bunratty.

Sunday: Day 2

Time to load up and move to a completely new landscape. You now begin to experience the real advantage of full group mobility thanks to the support of two tour buses. We take you to a geological region of Ireland called The Burren. Its only a 35 minute transfer but this move Open up an entire new experience.


Monday: Day 3

We start off the day with a guided visit to a Norman Castle built in 1520. Its a fine example of Norman tower house overlooking the village of Kinvarra. After that we begin our ride from back across the Burren Karst scenery all the way to Lisdoonvarna and later that evening after you have had a chance to shower and crest up a bit we will take you up to visit the Cliffs of Moher in the tour bus.

Tuesday: Day 4

One of the most striking coastal rides awaits you today. The 18 mile stretch of road from Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan is listed among one of the finest rides in the world. You will also get the opportunity to visit a Neolithic tomb that pre dates the great pyramid at Giza. You will be dining in McGann’s pub in Doolin while listening to some of the best Irish music in the country.


Wednesday: Day 5

You are going to get a break from the bike today as we take you across Galway Bay from Doolin to Inis Mor, home of the Aran sweater. You will visit a very striking stone fort built on a sheer cliff face called Dun Aengus. On returning to the mainland you will be taken through the heart of Connemara to Clifden town. You will spend two nights in this location.

Thursday: Day 6

A great selection of routes awaits you today. Given that you were away from the bike yesterday many people strike out on longer rides today. This will be your first day riding in Connemara. You will encounter a landscape dotted with lakes and bogland while the Twelve Bens mountain range overlook your progress throughout the day in the distance. Stop off for lunch in Ballynahinch Castle before riding back to Clifden along a turquoise coastline possibly stopping off for a coffee in the quaint village of Roundstone.

Friday: Day 7

You start today with a 20 minute transfer to the top of the aptly named Sky Road. Later in the morning you will get to ride out across Omey Beach. Today you will ride along the most rugged Atlantic coastline throughout the day before finishing off by cycling into the only Fjord in Ireland. The village of Leenane built on the shores of Killary Harbour is where your cycling comes to an end. We then transfer the group to The Meyrick Hotel in Galway city for the farewell dinner and your last night of the tour.

Saturday: Departure

Weather you are continuing on to explore other parts of Ireland or heading straight home you will find all necessary transport facilities available within a short walking distance of The Meyrick hotel in Galway city, Two bus stations, a train station and car rental agency all within a stroll of your finish location. I will transfer anyone with a very early flight from Shannon airport to a hotel just across the road from the Airport on Friday night after the farewell dinner. We can talk more about your specific transportation details directly.