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    Private Departures

    Biking & Yoga Escape


    Deposit From: €813€813
    Region: North West – Donegal & Sligo
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

    All you need to know about your trip, this essential document is a must for all adventures.

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      Trip Overview

      Created by: Darragh Devaney


      This biking and yoga escape in northwest Ireland winds through some of the quietest backroads and most laid-back parts of Ireland—a perfect duo to immerse mind and body. From our start in the coastal surfing village of Strandhill to the beautiful valley of Glenade, your biking and yoga journey will lead you through a hidden Ireland full of culture, tradition, and majestic scenery.

      We have found yoga to be the perfect partner for a day in the saddle and a great way to get your body and mind in the mood for a cruise in the wilderness. So, if you like to feel especially connected to the places we visit on this biking and yoga escape we would very much like to welcome you to some of the peaceful backroads of northwest Ireland.

      Note: This trip includes daily gentle yoga sessions designed for cyclists to help you get the most out of your journey. These sessions can be tailored to fit you and your group’s ability levels.

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      Day by Day
      Itinerary

      Day 1 – Biking the Coolera Peninsula Read Less

      Day 1

      Biking the Coolera Peninsula

      From Sligo, we set off to Strandhill, a surfing village with a chilled-out vibe, to stretch our muscles with our first yoga class that is custom-designed to fit cyclists. Then it’s off to explore the magic of the Coolera Peninsula. Once the centre of an ancient civilisation sustained by the abundance of local shellfish, Sligo is littered with ancient megalithic sites from the enormous cairn on top of Knocknarea Mountain to the passage tombs at Carrowmore. Our gentle afternoon cycle weaves through the rolling hills and quiet coasts of the Coolera Peninsula – a perfect introduction to Sligo.

      Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

      Day 2 – Ox Mountains Read Less

      Day 2

      Ox Mountains

      This morning, we head south into the rugged Ox Mountains. This remote mountain range offers some gentle climbs and fun descents. Our first stop is Coolaney, a charming village hugging the narrow shores of the Owenboy River, before heading down the meandering country lanes of Sligo, a quiet haven of country life. The day finishes up with a pint at a traditional pub overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic and a relaxing yoga session.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 – Lough Gill Loop Read Less

      Day 3

      Lough Gill Loop

      A favourite route with the local cycling community, our route follows the glittering, silent shores of Lough Gill. Made famous by Irish poet WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Inisfree,’ Lough Gill is the picture of serene wilderness. Along the way, we’ll visit Parke’s Castle, a 15th century fortified manor house perched in an idyllic setting on the shores of the lake. The lush rolling countryside, wooded shores and tiny islands paired with the lovely lakeside panoramas seem to have fallen straight from the pages of a fairytale.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 4 – Rosses Point Read Less

      Day 4

      Rosses Point

      Starting off at the picturesque Rosses Point, we’ll take our time discovering the rocky peninsula. We’ll bike past the historic Lissadell House, once home to a local revolutionary, as well as the little-known Streedagh Beach, where we’ll listen to the soft pounding of the waves. Exploring nameless headlands and rocky outcrops of Yeats Country, you’ll even have the chance to bike past the famous poet’s final resting place under the shadow of the local icon, Benbulben Mountain.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 5 – Glencar & The Two Valleys Read Less

      Day 5

      Glencar & The Two Valleys

      Perhaps the most picturesque route of the trip, we turn the bikes inland to the glaciated valley of Glencar and the spectacular Glencar Waterfall. Formed in the last ice age, this valley contains some of the most beautiful and yet hidden scenery in Ireland. Biking along winding country roads, drink in the brilliant emeralds and romantic remoteness of this magical place. After emerging from the enchanted valley, we’ll pass under the shadow of the impressive mountain of Ben Bulben as we follow the rugged coast of Mullaghmore Head, crowned with Classiebawn Castle – a scene fit for a fairytale.

      Day 6 – Cycling the Dartry Mountains to Donegal Read Less

      Day 6

      Cycling the Dartry Mountains to Donegal

      A coastal bike ride with a spectacular finish. Leaving County Sligo behind, our bikes take us north into County Donegal. We pass through the busy market town of Ballyshannon before the road begins to rise towards the cliffs overlooking Donegal Bay. The final stretch of our route is a gentle downhill ride before views of the Atlantic steal the show once more. Afterwards, shake out your muscles with a final yoga class. With Rossnowlagh Beach stretching out into the distance, this is the perfect place to raise a toast before our final dinner together.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 7 – Rossnowlagh Beach & Departure Read Less

      Day 7

      Rossnowlagh Beach & Departure

      After a relaxed morning, we have time for a stroll on the lovely Blue Flag Rossnowlagh Beach to enjoy our final views before it’s time to say goodbye to the northwest and transfer back to Sligo Train Station for you to make your onward journey.

      Meals Included: Breakfast

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      Trip Details

      Accommodation Read More

      This private cycling and yoga trip features classic-graded accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. Expect small, comfortable and characterful lodgings. You will have the choice between cosy B&Bs or 3-star family-run hotels or guesthouses, with options in towns or rural communities. Accommodation rooming is a choice of double or twin rooms, which are en-suite with a shower.

      Inclusions Read More

      This trip includes the following:

      • 6 nights accommodation in a hand-picked, family-run guesthouses, B&Bs & boutique hotels
      • Meals as indicated incl. all Breakfasts and Lunches.
      • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout
      • All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing at a single point of your choice
      • Activities stated in the itinerary, including daily yoga classes designed for cyclists and tailored to you

      Speak to an Expert

      Darragh Devaney

      One of our team members, Darragh is Wilderness Ireland’s Operations Manager. As the team’s resident bike expert, Darragh has helped research, design and even guide nearly all of Wilderness Ireland’s bike trips. When not in the office, Darragh can usually be found exploring a little-known corner of Ireland on two wheels or camping in the countryside with his family.

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      Our holidays reviewed
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      A wonderful holiday. I saw some of the best Irish scenery. I did some of the most memorable walks in my life. And I spent a week being guided by a very charismatic guide who tirelessly shared his love of Ireland.

      Jane Warren
      Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
      Reviewed on 16/05/2022

      Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 1,913 reviews

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