Connemara at its Best
one of our most popular week long self-guided Ireland cycling tours
Connemara which can roughly be defined as the area north-west of Galway from Barna, Oughterard to Clifden and as far north as Killary Harbour is one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. It is in many ways a very unique landscape with dramatic mountain peaks being dominated by the Twelve Ben Mountain range, expansive sandy beaches, rivers rich in salmon and sea-trout, and plenty of bogs with lakes strewn throughout. This leads to a dramatic contrast of sea, sky, land and bog, and you will be surprised at the changes in the landscape even after a relative short cycle.
Connemara’s rich tapestry of history, culture and heritage is woven into the very fabric of the landscape and you can for example hear the Irish language still be spoken, not to mention the traditional Irish music and dancing (sean nós style) that is thriving in Connemara. All of this you will be able to experience during your Ireland cycling tour.