This tour takes in the highlights of Connemara, Joyces’ Country and Southern Mayo.
The start point and your first night’s accommodation is located in the bustling, historic city of Galway, easily reached on public transport from the international airports at Dublin, Knock and Shannon.
The first leg of the itinerary takes you to Oughterard, a small town labelled the gateway to Connemara.
From there you cycle through the south Connemara countryside to the village of Carna and to the town of Clifden. Leaving Clifden you ride through the Lough Inagh Valley to Leenane on the shores of Killary Harbour.
From here you turn east into the Maam Valley and Joyce's country to finish the trip in the quaint village of Cong located on Lough Corrib and location for the film the Quiet Man and home to Ashford Castle (one of Ireland's finest hotels with magnificent park). From here the trip brings you on quiet backroads back to Galway City.
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