Best Of Connemara
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
Welcome to Nymphsfield House which is located 100 metres from Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo. This beautiful bed and breakfast consists of four bedrooms, all of which have ensuite facilities. The rooms vary from single to large family bedroom with a double and two singles. The property is family friendly and a cot is available on request. In room facilities include hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A babysitting service is also available on request.
Day : 7
Anbelle Lodge is located in the renowned village of Salthill and is within short walking distance of Galway city centre. Salthill is the ideal base for exploring Galway city, the Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara, the Aran Islands & the Burren. Each room at Anbelle Lodge B&B has an en-suite, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. There is private car parking available to the rear of our residence and additional free on street parking. Bus Stop to city centre is across the road. In the morning you can enjoy an extensive continental breakfast which includes a choice of juices, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit salad, cheese, home cooked ham, pastries & homemade breads.