to Cycle Holidays Ireland, the local bike tour operator along
the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.
aspect of our bike tour has been meticulously built and perfected
over the past 16 years. I'm always looking to improve and tweak
the tour to improve everyone's experience. For 2016 the big
improvement will be the two night stay in Connemara. This adjustment
will allow us to harness more of the south westerly as a tailwind.
Customers have always suggested they enjoyed two night stopovers
as it allowed them to "explode the suitcases" without
having to pack everything away the following morning. Our approach
will afford you all the support to explore the villages and
countryside at your own pace. Because of our ability to transfer
the entire group you will get to explore different regions including
Connemara National Park, Burren National Park the
Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher as well
as much of the Wild Atlantic Way. I almost forgot to mention
the important thing ,,, there will be Guinness !!!
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. Take
a look at many of the photos in this website. Note how often
people are off their bikes doing stuff. Its all about the journey,
not the destination. This
will be your tour, ridden at your pace, tailored to your ability.
We don't run tours in any other part of the world, we just make
a mighty job of this one.
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 2015 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 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.
forward to guiding you through my part of Ireland next Summer,
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