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Ireland Bike Tour

The Land of Saints and Scholars

This region of Ireland is steeped in history, with thousands of years of endurance and evolution recorded in the very landscape. The mountains dip down and level out into the lunar landscape of the bog, pocked with small lakes and golden ponds, and all of this runs right in to the Atlantic. The diversity of nature, coupled with the constantly changing weather, breeds a character all its own, and this week will be full of such encounters. In the numerous villages and towns we’ll bike through, one can’t help but feel the true Irish welcome.

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Trip Details

Hotels:
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Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

Level:
Enthusiast
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Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Type:
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Small group

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

Custom

Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Support:
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Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.

Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Galway to Galway
6 Days / 5 Nights
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This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.

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Hotels

Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

Surrounded by 350 acres of beautiful wooded grounds, Ballynahinch Castle offers all the attractions of a large private estate. Its rooms are tastefully and individually furnished in casual country elegance, and its superb restaurant offers fresh local produce. View hotel website »

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Delphi Lodge, Delphi

Focused around an 1830s country house, Delphi Lodge sits mid spectacular natural beauty. Delphi prides itself on being an experience more than a hotel, and truly the options to be active beyond biking are legion. Try your hand at snooker or horseback riding, or grab some tackle to engage in its legendarily good fishing. View hotel website »

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Ashford Castle, Cong

Set amidst 140 hectares (350 acres) of private woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib, the 13thC Ashford Castle was purchased by the Guinness family in 1852 (and remembered by some for President Reagan’s stay there in the 1980s). The hotel’s beautiful grounds and golf course are surpassed only by the opulent Connaught room, where we dine the final night of the trip. View hotel website »

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Activity Level

Enthusiast

The terrain is generally up or down, with rare flat sections until the fi nal two days. That said, the climbs (and descents) are generally neither long nor steep. Daily distances average around 46 km (28.5 mi.), with a couple of challenging longer options available.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding customized Bianchi; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet.
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Accolades

"I have never seen so many shades of green and trying to count them all eventually proved impossible. We did try to capture all the beauty Ireland has to offer and again this proved to be impossible but we brought home the memories of this amazing country."

— Linda Moudry,
Ireland Biking

Ireland Biking

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Notes from the Road

St. Patrick and County Mayo

Known as Naomh Pádraig in Gaelic, St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle.
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Of Fairways and Fairy Tales

"There is a place where the land is so steeped in golf that it can sometimes be hard to distinguish a city, or even a country, from a golf course."
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An Awakening Tiger

Since 2008 things have been on the go in Ireland at a slow, but undeniable pace and I have high hopes for the island.
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