to Cycle Holidays Ireland, the local bike tour operator on the
West coast of Ireland
aspect of our bike tour has been meticulously built and perfected
over the past 16 years. Our approach will afford you all the
support to explore the villages and countryside at your own
pace. Our route explores both Connemara National Park and Burren
National Park as well as much of the Western coastline including
the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher.
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.
will spend each night in coastal fishing villages complete with
harbours and old fishing boats. We provide you with the opportunity
to 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 the tour.
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 2014 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. Just
like any owner operated business the tour benefits greatly from
the constant presence of the person with ultimate responsibility.
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 present maps and profiles each evening before dinner.
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.
This is your tour, ridden at your pace, tailored to your ability.
We don't run tours anywhere else in the world, we just make
a mighty job of this one.
forward to guiding you through my part of Ireland next Summer,