This exciting tour brings you across the island of Ireland from Coast to Coast. Starting off in Galway City, frequently called Ireland’s most Irish city (easily reached from Shannon airport). This coastal metropolis is a place where Celtic culture and literature have long thrived, often in the traditional Gaelic language. ... Read More
This exciting tour brings you across the island of Ireland from Coast to Coast. Starting off in Galway City, frequently called Ireland’s most Irish city (easily reached from Shannon airport). This coastal metropolis is a place where Celtic culture and literature have long thrived, often in the traditional Gaelic language. Galway just won the acclaim to be the European Capital of Culture in 2020. That’s Galway – different, special and never, ever predictable! This city is also situated on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
This cycle route takes you across the Shannon River near Athlone to the ‘heart’ of Ireland - the Midland Region, which encompasses the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The landscape of the Midland Region is diverse, dominated by the River Shannon and its callows along the western boundary, interspersed with lakes, wetlands, bogs, agricultural lands and eskers throughout the central area, the upland area of Slieve Bloom Mountains to the south and the rolling landscape of the Barrow and Nore valley to the south east. This is an ancient landscape with plenty of attractions along the quiet back-roads. You are biking through Ireland’s Ancient East. Along the way cycle along the Canals before finishing in Dublin, the metro pole of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are renowned. Even though it is by far the biggest city in Ireland, its centre is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with the attractions being in close proximity to each other.
The tour is suitable for riders of all levels. It can be modified to suit riders of a more leisurely disposition by shortening the longer distances into half.
Petra House is a charming, family managed Guest House located on the main artery from the East and South as you approach Galway City Centre. All rooms are en suite and include multi-channel TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. Your hosts Joan & Frank Maher have a detailed knowledge of Galway City and County and will help you plan your trip to Connemara, the Aran Islands, the Burren and other places of interest.
Ireland Bike Tour Galway to Dublin
Loughrea Lodge is a 9 bedroom property ideally located on Main Street/Bride Street in the heart of Loughrea town. Loughrea Lodge is within walking distance of the town's amenities such as local businesses, both commercial and retail. Loughrea offers a variety of leisure facilities and activities.
Loughrea in Co Galway, lies north of a range of wooded hills, Slieve Aughty mountains and lake from which it takes its name. The town also has a famous cathedral which dominates the town's skyline.
Walcot B&B is a unique experience. The house itself is among the most beautiful and periodic in the Georgian town of Birr. Each room is nicer that the next with incredible window dressing and exquisite furniture, it is more than a B&B, it is an experience in luxury living. Combined with the professional, personable and friendly service, this is one not to be miss! Conveniently located beside the world Famous Birr Castle, it is not even 5 minutes walk to the entrance. Indulge and enjoy!
Shelmalier House is a superior Four Star approved family run Bed and Breakfast located in Athlone, County Westmeath.
Shelmalier House is a family run bed and breakfast situated in a quiet location approx. 2km from Athlone town centre. It is a modern home surrounded by beautiful gardens and a barbecue area.
Our facilities include seven tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and each room is equipped with tv, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The gardens are large and our guests may sit, relax and enjoy the wide variety of shrubs and flowers planted in both gardens.
You'll receive a very warm and friendly welcome at Erris House, situated in the quiet village of Kinnegad in County Westmeath in the heart of Ireland.
It is located off the main village street so has the convenience of all the village amenities including the local pubs and restaurants but is tucked away in a quiet spot for a peaceful and relaxing stay.
Boreen Bradach, a lovely 3 mile walk, is minutes away and is always a favourite with our guest. St Mary's, the beautiful local church, is also well worth a visit. The popular attractions Belvedere House and Trim Castle are also close by.
Dublin City and Dublin Airport are less that an hour away and there are regular bus services from Kinnegad to the City Centre and the Airport so for anyone wanting to experience tranquil village life with a buzzing city only a bus ride away Erris House is the perfect choice.
A warm welcome to Moat Lodge, a 17th century property in a mature sylvan setting, yet only a stone's throw from Lucan Village.
All bedrooms complete with en-suites.
Our beautiful garden can be accessed from the guest sitting room. The front of the property has an extensive parking area for guests and overlooks a tranquil wooded area.
- 6 nights accommodation (with breakfast) in selected B&Bs and guesthouses
- Luggage transfers
- Detailed itinerary including:
- route maps, cue sheets and written directions
- directions to and contact details for accommodations
- information about en-route attractions and interest sites
- details of en-route services including suggested refreshment stops
- information about trailhead town, staging towns and destination town
- telephone helpline
- Bicycle Rental
- Meet and Greet
- Trip preparation information
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