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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
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.
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.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Ride the land of saints & 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 into 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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Day by Day
Begin the first ride through dramatic, remote landscapes towards lunch in a quaint village café. Tonight, we’re in for a treat with some traditional entertainment before dinner at our lodge’s convivial communal table—serving the best cuisine in the area!
Marvel at Croagh Patrick this morning—the highest peak in the region—as we roll by on our way to lunch. Tonight, our host, Mick, will regale us with a bit of famine history, sharing some context behind the 19thC disaster that forever changed Ireland.
After a typical Irish breakfast, we head down the Inagh Valley between the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens. Pedal to meet a sheep farmer and try your hand at peat cutting. Lunch is at a fantastic fishing lodge overlooking Lough Inagh.
This morning, pedal out into the Connemara bogs—filled with dramatic moonscapes of rock, lakes and stunning mountain peaks. After lunch, a local skipper will bring us to the picturesque deserted island of Inishlacken, where we'll visit a local seal colony!
Cycle from Ballynahinch Castle to the picturesque village of Letterfrack for a tasty seafood lunch. Then, continue to Renvyle, where we'll be joined by B&R's friend and expert archaeologist for a guided tour of the ancient ruins throughout town.
After breakfast this morning we’ll drive you just over an hour back to Galway in time for the Dublin train.
Delphi Lodge, Delphi
An intimate 1830s country house, Delphi Lodge sits mid spectacular natural beauty. Delphi prides itself on being an experience more than a hotel, with a warm and convivial feel. Try your hand at snooker, or book a ghillie ahead of time and grab some tackle to engage in its legendarily good fishing. View hotel website »
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 »
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
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The terrain is generally rolling, with rare flat sections. That said, the climbs (and descents) are generally neither long nor steep. Daily distances average around 41 km (25.5 mi.), with several challenging longer options available.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts\ and entrance fees
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes.
- B&R water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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