€750 per person based on 2 people sharing. €200 single room supplement
Included in the tour:
6 Nights Accommodation
(Includes private en-suite & full Irish breakfast)
Trek Touring Bicycle
(Including pump, lock, tubes and repair kit)
Detailed route map, local historic information, recommendation for places to visit, eat and drink
Ferry TicketsThe Westport Way Cycling holiday starts in the town of Westport and brings you south, through some of the most spectacular countryside and coastal cycling in Ireland. Combine the cycling with the toe-tapping music in traditional pubs and kaleidoscope landscapes in this ancient land for a cycling adventure of a lifetime.
Cycling holiday in Westport. A view of the town centre by bike.
Westport is a charming, vibrant town right on the edge of Irelands west coast. It is one of the largest towns in County Mayo and is known as the adventure capital of Ireland. With the famous peak of Croagh Patrick dominating the skyline to the south and the island dotted Clew bay to the west, this part of Ireland is perfectly suited to those who revel in the outdoors life style. On Day 1 you will explore Westport and its character filled shops, cafes and pubs. In the summer time these pubs come alive with the sound of traditional music most nights of the week.
| Westport and the Greenway
Cycling holiday Westport. Cycle a long the famous greenway.
Westport is also the location and start of a 41km purpose build cycling Greenway. The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands. From Westport to Achill Island is 41km on the Greenway.
Cycle holiday Westport. A coastal view from the bike.
Today gets even better, this route is one of our favourites. It takes you south to Louisburgh, Delphi and to Leenane and is simply breathtaking with its beautiful valleys, lakes, windy hills and forests, which I’m sure you will treasure for a long time to come. For the more adventurous person, you have the option to climb Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig), nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) high mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo.The last 20km cycle bring you through the Doo Lough Valley, a sensually stunning cycling experience through an area steeped with history and wonder. The day ends in Leenane, where you will spend the night.
Cyclin holiday in Westport. A view of the visit to Clifden.
Cycle Westward from Killary Harbour towards Tully Cross. Find those hidden gems that include Lettergesh and Gurteen. You may like to explore Connemara National Park in Letterfrack. And such a route should not end in Clifden without taking a spin out to see the views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Sky Road. Where River Owenglin meets the Atlantic, you’ll find Clifden, often called “the Capital of Connemara”. South of Clifden is Derrygimlagh Bog. In summertime, when heather and other wild flowers are in bloom, the usually dark boggy landscape comes to life in a wonder of colour.
Also, South of Clifden is Ballyconneely and the picturesque, Dog’s Bay with its turquoise blue waters and sparkling white sandy beaches. From here you can cycle a remote road through Cashel down into Carna. Carna is right in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) region of Connemara. It is believed that some Spanish Armada sailors whose ship ran aground settled in Carna.
| The Aran Islands
cycling holiday to Westport.
From Carna, you will be transported to Rossaveal harbour where you will catch a ferry to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. The islands are an extension of the limestone landscape found in The Burren. The quiet roads are ideal for cycling as you meander through the maze of oddly shaped stone walls. One of the most impressive aspects of Inis Mór is Dún Aengus. It is a spectacular pre-historic stone fort that hangs on the edge of a 300 foot cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
After touring Inis Mór, you will enjoy a refreshing ferry journey back to Rossaveal. From there, you will be transported back to Galway City where you will spend the final night of your cycling holiday.
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