8 days/7 nights with at least 6 of days cycling

Any start date between April 1 and October 31

We recommend to start this tour on a Thursday to see the open air market in Ennis held every Friday

Moderate 20-40+ miles daily

Terrain: Mostly level with some rolling hills

Classic Accommodation:   US$1695
Luxe  Accommodation:US$2295
Single suppl. classic: US$520   

  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers (we enlist your help to take your baggage onto and off the ferry)
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

Your tour begins from Ennis, which is close to Shannon airport. There are frequent buses that leave from the airport to Ennis, and take approximately 45 minutes.

If you prefer to fly into Dublin, there are train connections to Galway (approximately 4 hours travel time); from Galway buses depart frequently for Ennis and take approximately 1 hour.

Reservations for trains can be made at Rail Europe at 1-800-387-6782 or visiting their web site at www.raileurope.com

Our recommendation would be to fly into Shannon and leave time after the trip for visiting Galway.

After your trip You can transfer to Galway from Clifden easily by bus; Bus Eireann has departures at 9:00 arriving at 11:05.

If you are continuing on to Shannon airport there is a departure from Galway at 12:05 which arrives at Shannon airport at 1:50.
For info and booking www.buseireann.ie

We will provide you more information with your confirmation package.

Randonnée Tours


Ireland Cycling 8 Days
Having cycled all over Ireland, we have found the western coast region including Galway, Connemara, & the Aran Islands to have the most spectacular scenery, with a tremendous abundance of historical monuments, a rich and unique culture, warm and inviting people, and surprisingly few tourists. The hotels and food are a highlight with genuine hospitality.

Temple Gate Hotel Temple Gate Hotel,
In the centre of the historic town of Ennis, rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history.
Atlantic View House Atlantic View House,
A very charming family run hotel with views of the Cliffs of Moher.
Kilmurvey House Kilmurvey House,
Aran Islands
This venerable b&b has been hosting guests for over 3 generations. Recent guests have included Hollywood celebrities who come, as we do, for the wonderful hospitality.

The Zetland country house,


This 4 star hotel stands on the edge of Cashel Bay in Connemara and is set amid a landscape of mountains, lakes and a sea-coast brimming with white sandy beaches. Truly an oasis of tranquility and warm hospitality, a superb hotel to finish your stay in Ireland.


Old Ground Hotel,


This ivy covered former manor house, dating back to the 18th century, offers luxury hotel accommodation in the center of Ennis. With modern amenities and an attentive staff, this hotel is deserving of its 4-stars.


Sheedy's Country House Hotel,


Built in the 1700s, Sheedy's offers an idyllic escape with beautiful gardens and award winning cuisine. Lisdoonvarna is an interesting town with natural spa (next to the hotel). The hotel, a member of Ireland’s Manor House Hotels, has been recommended by Fodors, New York Times and others.


Ballynahinch Castle,


Built in the late 18th century, and boasting over 300 acres, this luxurious castle-hotel is one of Ireland’s finest. Comfort without ostentation is the hallmark here- the restaurant is excellent and welcome friendly.


"Many thanks to Eve Cabanel for setting up a great trip, and for being incredibly helpful with all my questions and backup information. Your personal help was invaluable. It was a good trip and I am glad I went. The route descriptions were quite accurate, and the restaurant recommendations accurate and good to boot. Again thank you for your help throughout this trip."

- A. Rosen

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