The Grand Tour of the West of Ireland

Self-guided bike tour Ireland – long distance cycling holiday

This bike tour in Ireland is especially designed for guests who have 3 weeks at their disposal. Whilst on this cycling holiday in Ireland you visit the most beautiful spots all the way from Kerry to Mayo. You are starting in the Kingdom of Kerry, cycling parts of the Ring of Kerry. You then venture out to the Dingle Peninsula before heading into the fertile lands of County Limerick. Setting over the Shannon river you arrive in Co Clare where you will find the famous sites of the Cliffs of Moher and the limestone landscape of the Burren. A little bit of island hopping will bring you into the wildly wonderful Connemara region. Continuing north still mainly along the coast you come to Ireland’s only fjord of Killary Harbour, before heading into Joyce’s Country and Co Mayo and you finish the trip in Galway, the bustling, historic city in Ireland’s West.

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The Ring of Kerry is the most spoken about cycle route in Ireland and beyond. It has gained enormous popularity in Ireland due to the annual Ring of Kerry event in July raising funds for charity, attracting thousands of cyclists to enjoy the scenery and the challenge. But whilst they cycle the “Ring” in one day you are going to bike it over multiple days, leaving you to enjoy a more serene adventure away from the crowds and on quieter roads.

The Ring of Kerry will be followed by a steady move up the phenomenal coast of the Southwest and West of Ireland. This is truly the ultimate bike tour in Ireland.

Map
The grand cycle tour along the west coast

Tour Details
Tour Accommodations

This self-guided bike tour in Ireland is designed to stay in comfortable, friendly, wonderful guesthouses and small hotels. Please find a selection listed underneath. Accommodations can be upgraded if you prefer.

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Nolan’s

Nolan’s is a long established family run B&B offering guests a friendly welcome and the hospitality for which Ireland is so famous for. Ann was nominated for the Irish welcome Award by Failte Ireland! You will feel at home the minute you arrive! The safe bicycle storage and washing and drying facilities are an added plus for cyclists.

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Seamist House

This beautiful house is located within a stones throw of the centre of Clifden in Connemara. Enjoy the elegance, unrivaled hospitality and all the benefits of modern conveniences, like orthopaedic matresses, and free wifi. This is one of our favorite houses in Ireland.

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