Connemara Best Of
From April 1st to October 30th. This tour takes in the highlights of Connemara, Joyces Country and South Mayo. The starting point and your first night's accommodation location is Clifden. This colourful town is often labelled the metropole of Connemara. The loop ride takes you around the coast to Augrusbeg and Cleggan and out along the Sky Road. Leaving Clifden you will ride to the Lough Inagh Valley via Roundstone. From there we travel to Kylemore Abbey and Leenane on the shores of Killary Harbour into the beautiful Delphi Valley. From here you turn east into the Maam Valley and Joyce's country to finish in the quaint village of Cong located on Lough Corrib and served as location for the film the Quiet Man and home to Ashford Castle (one of Ireland's finest hotels with magnificent park). The last day is an easy ride through the East Galway countryside to Galway, a bustling historic city. The tour is suitable for riders of all levels.
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Day : 1, 2
Foyles Hotel Clifden is the ideal central point from which to explore Connemara and enjoy the many amenities it has to offer. The 18-hole championship golf course is 15 minutes drive from the hotel, with a beautiful sandy beach running alongside the course. Deep sea fishing is available from Clifden Harbour and arrangements can be made for fresh water fishing and also for horse riding.
Day : 3
Enjoy our unique tranquil and serene mountain-side retreat surrounded by woodland & wildlife. Kylemore Pass Hotel provides second to none Bed&Breakfast on the WildAtlanticWay, owned since 1979 by Rose Rima and managed by son Stuart. We promise, rest, and renewal to one and all as a refreshing change from your typical hotel. Wake up each morning to the comforts of home, linger over a second cup of coffee whilst enjoying our stunning views. Situated on almost 5 acres. overlooking the Inagh-Valley, voted by Lonely Planet as one of Ireland's most scenic drives. Modern Amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, all round good value here in Connemara. Situated in an area that hosts a multitude of activities, offering scenic drives and boat trips, close to top attractions Kylemore-Abbey, the National-Park and Killary-Fjord.
Day : 4, 5
Located in the village of Leenane in Co Galway, Ireland. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, the Hotel enjoys what is perhaps one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.The Leenane Hotel has played host to Kings and Mortals for the last three centuries and like all good things, has improved with age! Originally established as a Coaching Inn, the earliest records show that there has been an establishment in existence here since the 1790's. As you would expect, standards have come a long way since then but you will still find that the essential character of the Hotel and the surrounding area remains. We pride ourselves in providing a warm welcome, the highest standards of hospitality and a fine dining experience.
Day : 6
Ranked 4th best hotel of Europe by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. Sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle, County Mayo, overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally built in 1865, it’s now part of the award winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering mellow country house hospitality, exuding classic refinement with modern appeal. Enjoy fine dining in Wilde's Restaurant, a rejuvenating beauty treatment, an exceptional range of estate activities and warm smiles at every turn. A host of thoughtful touches will ensure your stay is one to remember.
Day : 7
Make the most of our waterfront location in the heart of Galway, where just a 3 minute stroll from our hotel will take you to Eyre Square and the city centre, including Shop Street and the bustling bars & cafés of Quay Street.Meander along the cultured streets and enjoy the pace of life unique to the West of Ireland.You are assured of a very warm welcome upon arrival.Our team will welcome you to our modern, comfortable, family owned hotel and take excellent care of you throughout your stay.