Connemara Getaway – 3 nights luxury cycling tour
Self-guided luxury bicycling tour in Ireland
Even in the short space of 3 cycling days, you will see the most beautiful areas such as Killary Harbour, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, and the Sky Road.
You will be collected from Galway and brought to the spectacular Ashford Castle, a 19th c. castle and former home of the Guinness family. We fit you to your bike before your warm up ride around the village of Cong, where you can stop and admire the imposing ruins of the medieval Cong Abbey.
Enjoy dinner in the George V Room, where luxurious period furnishings offer a perfect setting in which to enjoy the traditional art of elegant dining.
(58km/36mls climb 547m)
from € 1,800pps
gentle, some occasional climb, options available on most days
Starting Dates 2022
depending on travel restrictions – normally April – Oct
Trek 1.5 Sport road bicycle or Trek hybrid bicycle
Accommodation & Meals
3 nights in 5* & 4* deluxe hotels, inclusive of 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
transfer from Galway to Cong, transfer from Ballynahinch back to Galway, all luggage transfers
Personal meet and greet
emergency breakdown cover
Detailled daily route notes, maps, and route notes, gpx files
Starting / Departing location
Galway City (we will collect you in Galway to bring you to your first hotel and also bring you back to Galway at the end of the trip)
Luxury Cycle Tour Accommodation
You are opting for a luxury bicycling tour in Ireland and your hotels at the end of each day are handpicked to represent the most luxurious, welcoming, comfortable, and authentic accommodation in castles or manor houses. Each one has character, charm, a magnificent setting and excellent standards of service. Their spas offer the pinnacle of relaxation and care, the perfect way to be pampered after a rewarding bicycle ride. And their restaurants are home to award-winning chefs, sophisticated dining rooms, and well-stocked cellars, all ready to provide you with gourmet meals using the best of local produce.
Ashford Castle Hotel
The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle now enters a new chapter in its history, as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With 82 guest rooms, a wealth of activities and thoughtful touches, enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale.
Ashford Castle has been named the 12th Best Hotel in the World on Condé Nasts Gold List
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
This beautiful Castle Hotel has been home to the Martyn family of Galway before being owned by a Maharajah, and then becoming a hotel. The hotel owns the rights to the river and fly-fishing for salmon and sea-trout is very popular. It has won many awards for the cuisine, the service and is just simply stunning, yet still very relaxed.
Gallery of Tour Pictures