Ireland's Connemara Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Windswept Coast & Castles on the Emerald Isle
From $4,499 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights
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Way out west on the Emerald Isle is a land beckoning your family to explore. Bike through traditional villages and visit ancient castles that feel as lost in time as they do in the gentle mist. Follow the winding curves of the Wild Atlantic Way and climb up to the Twelve Bens mountain range. Rocky inlets jut dramatically into the sapphire blue sea. Rustic stone fences stretch across sheep-dotted green pastures. And the melodious sounds of the sea resonate in the lilt of the Gaelic language, heard widely along the coast. Ride to your heart's content. Ireland's Connemara was made for this.
- Delve into Connemara, a sparsely populated land sprinkled with postcard-perfect villages, stone fences and lively pubs
- Discover a wealth of traditional Irish culture—from the haunting sounds of bodhran music to the nuanced flavors of local whiskey
- Bike along the Wild Atlantic Way, with spectacular views of rugged cliffs, labyrinthine inlets, billowing grasslands and craggy mountains
- Luxuriate at our magnificent abodes nestled on sprawling private estates, with the option to golf, fish or indulge at world-class spas
Days 1-2 Bike through sparsely populated Connemara, a land peppered with small loughs (lakes) and villages | Traditions thrive here, where the lilt of Gaelic is ubiquitous | Rest your head at the glorious Ballynahinch Castle | Explore the Wild Atlantic Way, a winding route along Ireland's windswept western coast | Pedal meandering country roads, where breathtaking views of the sapphire ocean, windblown grasses and golden beaches abound | Taste mouthwatering salmon on a lively smokehouse tour | Hear the heartbeat of pub music with a stirring bodhran demonstration.
Days 3-4 Spin beneath the jagged Twelve Bens mountain range | Wander the quintessentially Irish town of Clifden | On the Aughrus Peninsula, ride amid a rock-strewn seaside landscape | Savor fresh oysters during a visit to an oyster farm | Cycle around majestic Croagh Patrick, a sacred pilgrimage site | Pedal along a picturesque fjord, where otters, seals and dolphins play | Sip some of the area's best whiskey | Relax amid the old-world charm of a local pub.
Days 5-6 Bike through a kaleidoscope of landscapes, including craggy shores, soaring mountains, a deep fjord and shimmering lakes | Spin into Joyce Country, a region rich in Gaelic speakers and rolling farmland | Rejuvenate at the Lodge at Ashford Castle, set on an expansive royal property | Take a peaceful stroll in Cong, a quaint village with medieval abbey ruins | Enjoy one last ride past beautiful farms framed by ancient stone walls.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more Guests: from $4,499 pp dbl occ
- 9 Guests: from $4,999 pp dbl occ
- 8 Guests: from $5,199 pp dbl occ
- 2-7 Guests: Give us a call or reach out here!
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