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    Ireland’s West Coast

    9 review(s)

    Next Trip: 22nd - 28th Jun 2024 Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Region: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Trip Type: E-bike
    Accommodation: Classic
    Max Group Size: 10
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    Imagine biking through the dramatic windswept boglands of Connemara on a mountainous backdrop and the lunar-esque limestone landscape of the Burren and the white sand beaches of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way coastline to pedal on your E-bike through Connemara’s rugged moors and the scenic Flaggy Shore before biking to the Cliffs of Moher.

    Remote and wild, Ireland’s west coast has its own distinct culture and traditions – the poet Seamus Heaney has drawn inspiration from the beauty of the Flaggy Shore and described it as a place to “catch the heart off guard and blow it open”. The Burren is one of Ireland’s most intriguing natural phenomena. On our West Coast E-bike trip, explore a landscape infused with the folklore, traditions, charm and spirit of the people by bike. Cosy pubs and warm conversation are natural compliments to the exhilaration of riding through these majestic landscapes.

    Looking for the perfect first-time bike trip in Ireland? You’ve just found it. E-bike rental is included in the itinerary letting you free to enjoy your trip and leave all the details to us. 

    Trip Highlights

    • Bike in Connemara National Park and along the famous Sky Road.
    • Experience the Cliffs of Moher from a different perspective.
    • Discover why the otherworldly Burren National Park is the hidden treasure of West Ireland.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Connemara's Sky Road

    After meeting in Galway, we head to Clifden, a small and charming village at the heart of Connemara. After a custom E-bike fitting, it’s time for a warm-up ride – and what a ride it is as we head out along the aptly-named Sky Road. There’s just enough climbing to warm us up for the trip ahead. But the climbs reward us with incredible elevated views over the spectacular Connemara Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Back in Clifden, discuss the journey that lies ahead over a delicious dinner. (L, D)

    Distance: 16 km/10 miles

    Day 2 – Biking Connemara National Park

    We spend our day biking through the majestic landscapes in the northern part of Connemara. Passing through Connemara National Park, we continue our journey towards Lough Inagh, where we enjoy lunch at a traditional fishing lodge. The final stage of our day in the saddle follows the ‘Bog Road’, an undulating country road that sweeps its way through the lowlands of Connemara’s bogs and brings us back to Clifden. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 64 km/40 miles

    Day 3 – Coastal Galway

    A bike route around Connemara’s most picturesque coastline awaits as we pedal along the beautiful shoreline through undulating stretches of blanket bog. The landscape opens out to panoramic sea views. For much of today, we will follow coastal roads, cutting across remote peninsulas and soaking up vistas encompassing rolling boglands lined by towering mountain peaks. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 70 km/43.5 miles


    Day 4 – The Flaggy Shore

    After a leisurely breakfast, we head towards our next stop on the Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare. Enroute, we stop at a coastal castle built in the 1500s, which was central to Ireland’s literary revival in the early 20th century. For the final stage of our day, we hop on our E-bikes for a short afternoon cycle that takes in the Flaggy Shore and gives us our first introduction to the magical landscapes of the Burren. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 28 km/17 miles

    Day 5 – The Cliffs of Moher

    At the edge of the wild, moon-like Burren region, our route zips through beautiful craggy terrain, ending at the Atlantic. Feel the fresh, salty breeze off the ocean and listen to the tune of crashing waves below as we bike along this scenic headland. We will have the chance to visit The Cliffs of Moher before hopping on our E-bikes again and pedalling back to base through the Burren’s rocky interior. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 68km/42 miles

    Day 6 – Biking the Burren National Park

    The Burren National Park may just be Ireland’s greatest secret. Its other-worldly limestone landscape contains a fascinating mix of unusual flora, fauna, geology and ancient archaeology alongside thriving farming communities. Our ride is full of intrigue as we pedal up short climbs and across rolling terrain, admiring sights such as the amazing Neolithic-era monument, the Poulnabrone Dolmen. The ideal way to end our trip through Connemara and the Burren is with a tasty celebratory dinner to toast our accomplishments. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 46 km/28.5 miles

    Day 7 – Depart

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the Burren, return our E-bikes, and start making our way back to Galway. On the way, we’ll have the chance to stop at the ruins of a lovely 13th-century Cistercian abbey or perhaps stretch our legs on the fascinating Flaggy Shore, home to rocks left behind by the Ice Age and a 19th-century Martello tower. (B)

    Please note this itinerary may be subject to changes as we continuously look for ways to make our trips even better each year.

    Ireland’s West Coast

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Trip Dates for 2024AvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    22nd Jun - 28th Jun 20241 place leftGuaranteed £3,320Book Now
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    21st Sep - 27th Sep 202410 places leftAvailable £3,320Book Now

    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    This trip features local accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. All accommodations provide breakfast. Relax by the fire in comfortable, countryside hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses snuggled into some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery surrounding the famous Connemara National Park, and the craggy Burren National Park.

    We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room you will have to pay the single supplement charge which is subject to availability.

    Meals Read More

    Breakfast is provided each morning, and all lunches and snacks are provided throughout the trip. Dinner is provided every night as stated in the itinerary.

    All meals are included in the price of this trip. Local pubs and restaurants offer a wide choice of local dishes.

    On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 7 days of cycling with a lead guide plus an assistant guide/support driver
    • 6 nights of accommodation in unique and cosy 3 star and 4 star guest houses and hotels
    • 7 days of E-bike rental
    • All Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Pickup and transport during trip, starting and finishing in Galway
    • Vehicle transport throughout including ride support
    • Regular luggage transfers
    • Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary
    • Ride snacks and drinks
    Trip Grading Read More

    Green Graded 1-3

    Our green graded trips would usually include shorter days, with fewer ascents and more stops along the way.
    The green graded trips have been designed to be accessible so that they appeal both to active people who enjoy road cycling but prefer flatter terrain and to people new to cycle touring but want a new way to experience the country.

    On most days the itinerary is a relaxed combination of saddle time, scenic lunch stops and time to explore the natural and cultural history.

    As with all of our road cycling trips, we have a guide riding with you on the road but also have a dedicated support vehicle, so if you need a break at any time, you can jump in the minivan and give your legs a rest.
    Distances typically range from 25-35 miles each day with possibly one or two slightly longer days between key stages of the itinerary. The terrain is generally flat with one or two short climbs.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Ireland guide at Galway Ceannt Train Station at 12:00 on Day 1 of your trip. We will drop you off at Galway Ceannt Train Station by 13:00 on the last day of the trip. For details on how to get to Galway, please see the travel section of our website.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Patricia Doe

    An avid cyclist and hiker, Patricia enjoys exploring Ireland’s wild landscapes every chance she gets – she particularly loves the under-appreciated regions of Mayo, Connemara, Sligo and Donegal. Having spent nearly a decade in the hospitality industry, Patricia is an expert on Ireland’s luxury and unique accommodations. As Wilderness Ireland’s General Manager and head of the sales team, Patricia is ready to help make your Irish adventure spectacular.

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    Trip Reviews

    Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 review(s) of E-bike – Ireland’s West Coast



    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.


    Sherman Alfors

    Reviewed on 21/09/2023

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 09/09/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    This was an excellent trip and I would recommend to anyone. Wilderness Ireland is a good company providing the best services from accommodations to guides. We will be looking into other trips with your company in the future. Thank you!


    Stewart Kennedy

    Reviewed on 19/09/2023

    Age: 60 - 70
    Trip Date: 09/09/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    In our group, we discussed the title “Wilderness Ireland “ we thought that Wilderness might weed out certain people who would have unreasonable expectations. Certainly our group was a cohesive bunch with right sized thinking for what a bike trip in Ireland would mean.


    Jim Kolbenheyer

    Reviewed on 06/06/2023

    Age: 50 - 60
    Trip Date: 13/05/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Excellent and smooth from the beginning to the places of housing and Restaurants. Boat Cruise along the Cliffs of Mohr. I’ highly recommend this Crew. Thanks for these Guys

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