Connemara is perfect cycling country, where
the roads go around the hills rather than over them. The scenery
changes from dramatic mountain ranges and fjords to sweeping open
bogland and rocky coastline. The route takes us around the lake
at Lough Mask, then between Croagh Patrick, a mountain considered
holy from Stone Age days and later renowned for its pilgrimage
to honor Saint Patrick. Then it continues to Clew Bay, with its
365 islands, and through the dramatic Delphi valley and the open
bogland of Connemara National Park. We have a free day to explore
the village of Roundstone and Dogs Bay Beach. We can also take
an optional ferry ride to the Aran Islands. The trip begins and
ends in Galway City.
Level of difficulty: Easy.
What's included: Use of bicycle, accommodations, experienced
guide, support van, and breakfasts.