Burren & Connemara.

Along the Wild Atlantic Way there are plenty of interesting historic sights to discover, such as Dungaire Castle near Kinvarra. Starting from Galway, the first leg takes you south through County Clare to the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan. The following day you are cycling into the unique karst (limestone) landscape of the Burren to Doolin, renowned for traditional Irish music, for a two night stopover. The loop route from here takes you around the Burren coastline and more importantly to the Cliffs of Moher. You then catch the ferry over to Inishmore, largest of the three Aran Islands for a night. You depart the island by another ferry which lands you at Rossaveal on the shores of Galway Bay, from where you ride west through Connemara to Clifden, often labelled the capital of Connemara, for your last 2 nights.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 people
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Arrive in Galway (there are regular buses from Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport). Stay the night in B&B or guesthouse. Depending on arrival time, our partner will meet you with your rental bicycle. Galway is a bustling university town and with 67,000 inhabitants the fourth biggest city in Ireland. The city centre dates back to the middle ages and it is not difficult to find a pub.

The route takes you away from the city along the coast to Oranmore and you leave the busier roads behind as soon as you reach Kilcolgan. From there it is on quiet backroads past the ruins of Kilcolgin Castle. Kinvarra is a beautiful fishing village ideally located for a nice seafood lunch. Continue your journey further south into the area commonly known as The Burren. Finish the day in the colourful village of Ballyvaughan.

A most beautiful day that will bring you into the Burren National Reserve, your first glimpse of this very unusual and unique region. You are passing by the Burren Perfumery, Ireland’s only perfumery, with its informational visitor centre, entertaining you on the unusual botany of the region. Stop in the small hamlet of Carron for lunch before continuing on minor backroads to Lisdoonvarna (along the route detour to the Polunabrone Dolmen adds 4km) and finish the day in the colourful village of Doolin.

If you have not done it the previous day cycle (or walk) to the Cliffs of Moher. There is also a beautiful cycle along the coastroad to Fanore with its sandy beach favoured by surfers. From here, turn inland onto the unique Burren landscape to cycle back to Doolin on minor back-roads.

Cycle to the pier to take the ferry (not inclusive) to the island of Inishmore (the biggest of the 3 Aran Islands). The island is very rich in historic and pre-historic sites and highlights include the cliff top fort of Dun Anghus, the semi-circular fort (there are 3 semi-circular walls) is over 3,000 years old and holds a special place in Irish mythology. Less known is the Black Fort (Dun Duchathair) where you can experience some of the most beautiful cliffs on the island. Furthermore there are early Christian (starting with the 6th century) churches, monasteries and cemeteries. The island is famous for the knitwear that bears the Aran name. Spend the night on the island to get a feel for island life.

After a morning spent exploring the island further and perhaps visit the fantastically located Black Fort (a promontory fort with 3 sides falling steeply into the sea and the 4th side protected by a massive wall. There will also be time to visit the shops at the harbour offering traditional Aran sweaters, before you take the ferry back to Rossaveal at noon. You will be heading into Connemara along the coast and over sections of bog-roads to the market town of Clifden. Here you will stay for two nights.

You have the possibility to visit the island of Inishboffin. The ferry (not inclusive) leaves from Cleggan (10km one way). But if you prefer to remain in the mainland then there is a beautiful loop ride past beautiful beaches to the fishing village of Roundstone, where you can see traditional musical instruments (bodhrans) being made by hand. There is also a wonderful a ride out along the Sky Road to enjoy some sublime coastal scenery and views over the Atlantic and the islands.

Breakfast, followed by your onward journey back by bus to Galway from where you can either travel to Dublin (for an extension of your holiday) by train or bus. Alternatively by bus to Shannon airport.

Tour character

The average stage of this tour is of about 40 – 60 km. You mostly cycle on secondary roads, only on a few passages there is a little bit of traffic. At this bike tour is partly a little bit hilly we recommend it to cyclists with a decent level of fitness.

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All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Galway
  Season 1
15.04.2021 - 30.09.2021

Arrival daily
Ireland, 8 days, IR-IRRGG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room 239.00

Category: comfortable hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs

Season 1
Apr 15, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Arrival daily
Ireland, 8 days, IR-IRRGG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: comfortable hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs

30-gear unisex
Prices per person in EUR

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4.4 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Neil Taylor GB | 13.05.2019
Ireland's wild west
The first few Kms out of Galway were unpromising, however, this quickly gave way to the stunningly beautiful County Clare, and the limestone landscape of The Burren. It's world renowned flora and breathtaking vistas will stay in our memories. Watch out for dolfins from the ferry to the island of Inishmore, enjoy the ancient history, the breathtaking landscapes, and the welcoming locals, where Irish is spoken as the first landscape. We didn't believe anything could top that, but Connemarra, there cannot exist many places as beautiful, but so different from County Clare. What a trip!
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
That sounds amazing! Thanks a lot for this wonderful feedback.
4 stars
Anke B. DE | 04.10.2018
Schönes Land, Nette Leute
Die Fahrräder waren super! Die Hilfsbereitschaft riesig! Die Landschaft beeindruckend! Leider könnten wir einen Tag, wegen starkem Wind, nicht Radfahren. Allerdings wurden wir selbstverständlich vom Reiseveranstalter gefahren. Selbst bei einer Reifen-Panne wurde schnell geholfen. Der Gepäck-Transport lief unkompliziert. Alle Unterkünfte waren in Meernähe, die meisten sogar mit Meerblick.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Das hört sich nach einer sehr gelungenen Reise an! Vielen Dank, dass Sie Ihre Erfahrungen mit uns teilen!
4 stars
Andrea Hocker DE | 13.08.2018
Schöne Tour in schöner Landschaft
Wunderschöne Landschaft, leider hatten wir 3 Regentage. Die Unterkünfte waren gut, manchmal mit sehr kleinen Zimmern, aber immer mit sehr netten Gastgebern und einem sensationellen Frühstück. Eventuelle Busfahrten zurück zum Flughafen sollten in der Hauptsaison vorgebucht werden, da die Busse sehr voll sind und die Gefahr besteht, keinen Platz zu bekommen.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung und Ihren wertvollen Tipp bezüglich der Busse! Ich hoffe, wir konnten Sie von unserem Service überzeugen und wir dürfen Ihnen auch nächstes Jahr wieder bei Ihrer Urlaubsplanung behilflich sein!
5 stars
Sabine P. DE | 22.07.2018
Erlebnisreiche Radtour
Wir erlebten eine anstrengende aber sehr interessante Tour mit vielen Eindrücken zur Entstehung und der Geschichte der Insel, den Gebräuchen und genossen die Gastfreundschaft der Iren.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre tolle Bewertung!
4 stars
Helmut Linke DE | 14.08.2017
Tolle Tour
Der irische Reisepartner: Professionell organisiert & erreichbar bei Problemen.

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