Begin the first ride through dramatic, remote landscapes towards a rustic and elegant lunch. Head into the heart of Connemara, towards the mountain ranges through wild, treeless, open bogland. Tonight enjoy classic Irish specialties at our fairy-tale castle.
||Ballynahinch Castle||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Ballynahinch Castle||Breakfast, Dinner, Snack||
The next morning, visit a bodhran-making shop before continuing on a beautifully rolling route along the coast into the town of Clifden. This afternoon we'll enjoy spectacular views during our ride along the Sky Road. Tonight, join our friend and historian John for a pint and introduction to Connemara history.
||Delphi Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
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. After lunch, learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters and mussels as we zip across Killary Fjord on a Zodiac!
||Delphi Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Bike to Louisburgh in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, the region's highest peak, and later roll into the vibrant market town of Westport. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel, gourmet fare around their convivial wooden table.
||Ashford Castle||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Cycle out to the lovely, wild remoteness known as Joyce Country.Dramatic sweeping views abound as we ride past Loughs Na Fooey and Corrib. We’ll stop in a cozy pub for some chowder or soup and good brown soda bread, then it’s just a wee bit further to our spectacular castle home for the evening.
After breakfast this morning we’ll transfer you just over an hour back to Galway in time for the Dublin train.
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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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