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Connemara, Galway and Mayo
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Connemara is perfect cycling country, where roads go around the hills rather than over them. The scenery changes from dramatic mountain ranges and fjords to sweeping open bogland and a rocky coastline.
Tour Highlights: - Lough Mask - Westport - Croagh Patrick - Aran Islands
DAY 1 (Saturday) Arrival Meeting in the centre of Galway with the tour guide and the rest of the group for briefing and get-together dinner.
DAY 2 (Sunday) Lough Mask to Westport Following a coach transfer to the village of Cong, the roads are traffic free. The route skirts Lough Mask and continues to the busy market town of Westport.
DAY 3 (Monday) Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay Cycle west between the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay, before heading south through the dramatic Delphi valley tot he village of Leenane.
DAY 4 (Tuesday) Connemara National Park Initially follow the coast road and then head inland across the open bogland of the Connemara National Park to the 2 day stop in the seaside village of Roundstone.
DAY 5 (Wednesday) Rest Day - Roundstone Gurteen Beach, close to Roundstone, is the ideal location for this day of relaxation.
DAY 6 (Thursday) Gaeltacht Continue cycling alongside fields of bog and stone to the Irish-speaking village of Carraroe, in the heart of the Gaeltacht.
DAY 7 (Friday) Aran Islands and Galway Take the morning ferry to the Aran Islands to explore for the day, before returning by bus to Galway City for a night on the town.
DAY 8 (Saturday) Departure The tour finishes with a final breakfast together.
Price Includes 7 day cycle tour, accompanied by experienced guides. Use of TREK 700T hybrid bicycle, equipped with 21 speed grip-shift gears, carrier, mudguards, water bottle and a front pannier bag. Maps, route directions and information (e.g. historic sites, etc). Luggage transportation 7 nights accommodation on B&B basis. Single supplement applies.