Cycling Routes

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Cycling routes available in Connemara

Whether you want to take our set routes with guides or not, Connemara provides the cyclist with a selection of route and/or trail options. These include hills, mountains, forests bogs, back roads and islands. Please some routes detailed below.


Tour Cycling (Pedal Bikes)

Aran Islands

Aran Islands and more:
• 5 day guided tour cycling Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara and Aran islands safari – read more/BOOK NOW
• 8 day guided tour cycling Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara and Aran islands safari – read more/BOOK NOW

Traveling to the port of Rossaveal & catch the ferry to the island of Inishmore, the biggest of the Aran Islands. On Inishmore Island the highlights include: a living traditional Gaelic culture: evident in music, language, games, dance & crafts, the cliff top fort of Dun Angeus, the Seven Churches and the coast road to the west of the port village of Kilronan. Then head north into Connemara proper. There are great views towards the Twelve Bens (the 12 mountains at the centre of the Connemara National Park). Turning west ride across the peat bogs (where you can watch peat digging in progress) to Cashel and across the Bog Road to Clifden. Our journey continues through the beautiful Lough Inagh Valley to Kylemore, where you can visit Kylemore Abbey. At this point the 5 day tour returns to Clifden along the wild coast of Cleggan and Claddaghduff. The 8 day continues to Westport via Lough Mask, before seeming Aasleagh Falls, the Delphi valley and Croagh Patrick.

Connemara

Connemara:
• 1 day or multi-day self guided pedal bike safari – info@connemarawildescapes.ie
• 5 day guided tour cycling Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara and Aran islands safari – read more/BOOK NOW
• 8 day guided tour cycling Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara and Aran islands safari – read more/BOOK NOW

750 square miles of biking country – how and how much of it would you like to experience is entirely up to your good self. Choose from a range of bike types which will in turn dictate what routes and or trails you can explore! There are a range of options from the casual cyclist to the extreme mountain biker. Bespoke packages are also available – info@connemarawildescapes.ie setting out your requirements will be a first good step in tailoring your holiday requirements.

Clifden and Surrounds

Clifden and surrounds:
• 1 day self guided Wild Atlantic Way, Clifden & surrounds – read more/BOOK NOW
• 1 day self guided Wild Atlantic Way, Clifden & surrounds from Galway city – read more/BOOK NOW
• 1 day or multi-day self guided pedal bike safari – info@connemarawildescapes.ie

Clifden is a charming seaside town bursting with things to do! For the casual cyclist there are many and varied routes to follow, whether it is up the Sky Road to gaze at the vast expanse of ocean or to travel south to Ballyconneely, with its dramatic landscape interrupting superlative beaches, ideal for picnics.

Leenane and Surrounds

Leenane and surrounds – cycling
• 2 day self guided cycle and cruise to Connemara from Dublin – read more/BOOK NOW

Our two day cycle tour to Connemara transports you to see one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders – ‘Kylemore Abbey and Victorian walled garden’ at the very western and wild side of Ireland. We show you the most breathtaking sights and scenery Connemara has on offer. With the wild Atlantic on one side of you during the day and wild endless mountains on the other, you will feel so elated driving and cycling through this amazing place. One of only two places in Ireland where sheep have the right of way over cars on the road! In the morning and evening, you have to be careful driving as they tend to sleep on the main roads!

Connemara is one of the most beautiful and mysterious regions in Ireland. Its craggy mountains, loughs (lakes) and wild landscape will stay with you forever.

You will have the afternoon of your first day and the morning of your second day to cycle the fjord and explore all its nooks and crannies. Having spent the night and had breakfast at Portfinn Lodge you will leave your bike behind to visit the Sheep and Wool Museum in Leenane. From there you will rejoin your tour bus and complete your Connemara tour.

We have the very best tour guides in the business with charming accents who will tell you tales of old and interesting Irish facts all day long! They will guarantee you will not want to get off the bus at the end of your magical day trip with us. Ah sure we may even join you for pint of the black stuff after the tour is over!

Join us on this fun filled journey to experience the very best that Connemara has to offer. Breathe the fresh air of the Atlantic and explore the many different shapes and rock formations that are surrounded in mystery and history. Can you draw up the courage of a lion to walk across one of Ireland’s amazing bogs or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful sweeping beach looking out on Killary Fjord is more your idea of heaven.


Tour Cycling (Electric Bikes)

Westport to Galway City

Westport to Galway city – tour cycling (electric bikes):
• 6 day guided electric bike safari from Westport to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way – read more/BOOK MORE

Explore the wild Atlantic west coast of Ireland and it’s islands on electric bikes. Take in the region’s magical islands, breathtaking scenery of mountains, beaches, ancient forests, unique fauna, wildlife, Pirate Queen Castles, prehistoric stone circles, Irish culture, fantastic local food and world-famous hospitality, which make these tours a memory in the making!

Using Kalkhoff Electric Pedelec bikes you can truly relax and discover the wilderness of the west of Ireland. No hill is too steep, no view beyond reach…

Our expert Guides are qualified in mountain rescue and Failte Ireland approved, with great local knowledge and areas of expertise in, wildlife, history & heritage, landscape, culture and local foods and its people.

On this unique electric bike tour we keep the intimacy and authentic Ireland feel – we go off-road, get involved in cultural experiences, discover secret places, meet special people, and enjoy amazing food – all the personal attention to detail that we are known for. Enjoy six days of immersing yourself in everything that the wild west of Ireland has to offer. You will be enchanted by this magical Emerald Isle!


Mountain Biking

Connemara

Connemara:
• 1 day self guided mountain bike safari – read more/BOOK NOW
• 1 day guided mountain bike safari – read more/BOOK NOW

750 square miles of biking country – how and how much of it would you like to experience is entirely up to your good self. Choose from a range of bike types which will in turn dictate what routes and or trails you can explore! There are a range of options from the casual cyclist to the extreme mountain biker. Bespoke packages are also available – info@connemarawildescapes.ie setting out your requirements will be a first good step in tailoring your holiday requirements.


Wild Cycling

Aran Islands and More

Aran Islands and more:

Traveling to the port of Rossaveal & catch the ferry to the island of Inishmore, the biggest of the Aran Islands. On Inishmore Island the highlights include: a living traditional Gaelic culture: evident in music, language, games, dance & crafts, the cliff top fort of Dun Angeus, the Seven Churches and the coast road to the west of the port village of Kilronan. Then head north into Connemara proper. There are great views towards the Twelve Bens (the 12 mountains at the centre of the Connemara National Park). Turning west ride across the peat bogs (where you can watch peat digging in progress) to Cashel and across the Bog Road to Clifden. Our journey continues through the beautiful Lough Inagh Valley to Kylemore, where you can visit Kylemore Abbey. At this point the 5 day tour returns to Clifden along the wild coast of Cleggan and Claddaghduff. The 8 day continues to Westport via Lough Mask, before seeming Aasleagh Falls, the Delphi valley and Croagh Patrick.

Connemara

Connemara:

750 square miles of biking country – how and how much of it would you like to experience is entirely up to your good self. Choose from a range of bike types which will in turn dictate what routes and or trails you can explore! There are a range of options from the casual cyclist to the extreme mountain biker. Bespoke packages are also available – info@connemarawildescapes.ie setting out your requirements will be a first good step in tailoring your holiday requirements.

Clifden and Surrounds

Clifden and surrounds:
• 1 day self guided Wild Atlantic Way, Clifden & surrounds – read more/BOOK NOW
• 1 day self guided Wild Atlantic Way, Clifden & surrounds from Galway city – read more/BOOK NOW

Clifden is a charming seaside town bursting with things to do! For the casual cyclist there are many and varied routes to follow, whether it is up the Sky Road to gaze at the vast expanse of ocean or to travel south to Ballyconneely, with its dramatic landscape interrupting superlative beaches, ideal for picnics.

Leenane and Surrounds

Leenane and surrounds – cycling
• 2 day self guided cycle and cruise to Connemara from Dublin – read more/BOOK NOW

Our two day cycle tour to Connemara transports you to see one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders – ‘Kylemore Abbey and Victorian walled garden’ at the very western and wild side of Ireland. We show you the most breathtaking sights and scenery Connemara has on offer. With the wild Atlantic on one side of you during the day and wild endless mountains on the other, you will feel so elated driving and cycling through this amazing place. One of only two places in Ireland where sheep have the right of way over cars on the road! In the morning and evening, you have to be careful driving as they tend to sleep on the main roads!

Connemara is one of the most beautiful and mysterious regions in Ireland. Its craggy mountains, loughs (lakes) and wild landscape will stay with you forever.

You will have the afternoon of your first day and the morning of your second day to cycle the fjord and explore all its nooks and crannies. Having spent the night and had breakfast at Portfinn Lodge you will leave your bike behind to visit the Sheep and Wool Museum in Leenane. From there you will rejoin your tour bus and complete your Connemara tour.

We have the very best tour guides in the business with charming accents who will tell you tales of old and interesting Irish facts all day long! They will guarantee you will not want to get off the bus at the end of your magical day trip with us. Ah sure we may even join you for pint of the black stuff after the tour is over!

Join us on this fun filled journey to experience the very best that Connemara has to offer. Breathe the fresh air of the Atlantic and explore the many different shapes and rock formations that are surrounded in mystery and history. Can you draw up the courage of a lion to walk across one of Ireland’s amazing bogs or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful sweeping beach looking out on Killary Fjord is more your idea of heaven.

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Recent Comments

Commented On 06 Jul 2014
The scenery was magnificent!
Commented On 06 Jul 2014
We loved our Connemara holiday!