to Cycle Holidays Ireland, the local bike tour operator in the
West of Ireland
aspect of our bike tour has been meticulously built and perfected
over the past 15 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
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
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,