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 rocky fractured coastline. From the bustling bohemian city of Galway travel north by Lough Mask to the scenic riverside town of Westport in Mayo. Enjoy wonderful coastal and mountain views on the route to Leenane and Roundstone. Carraroe is famous for its fine beaches and the nearby ferry from Rossaveal takes you to the Aran island of Inis Mor. Explore the island's sandy lanes, historic Iron Age forts and early Christian stone churches before ending your enjoyable tour in Galway.
Saturdays only, 20th May; 3rd, 24th June; 8th July; 5th, 19th August; 2nd Sept.
(advice only, not included) By air to Galway/Dublin/Shannon Airport, bus/train to Galway