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About CycleWest Ireland

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About CycleWest Ireland

Founded in 1997, CycleWest Ireland have been offering small group and family biking adventures for 25 years. Our bike tours are legendary and small group tours of the West Coast of Ireland are our speciality.  We love to personalise our tours to suit your needs. Our tours are immersive and celebrate the culture, food and landscapes and heritage of life in the West of Ireland. We take you through the spectacular coastline and islands of the West Coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.

In 2015 we also began to offer tours in Scotland, celebrating the iconic Scottish Isles, lochs, highlands and amazing culture. These trips are equally as immersive and memorable.

Our Passion is Your Next Adventure


Director, Fidelma Ray, founded CycleWest Ireland in 1998 and has been the lead guide and tour director from the beginning. She has been a tour guide, an operator, a mentor and a leader in EcoTourism in Ireland. CycleWest Ireland became the first Gold Certified Ecotourism operator on the Island of Ireland in 2012. Currently studying for her MSc in Responsible Tourism Managment at Leeds Beckett University, she also trains and mentors tourism businesses in sustainable practices.

Born and raised in Galway City, in the West Coast of Ireland, Fidelma spent fifteen years working in the hospitality and financial sectors in New York and Atlanta before returning to Ireland. She is passionate about ALL things Irish ~ and loves to introduce her guests to the same: from an amazing array of local food products,  culture, music, landscapes, heritage and history.  These provide the essential ingriedients to her tours. Added to that, a sprinkle of warm hospitality, welcoming accommodations and detailed planning, be prepared for a memorable experience!


Coastal Biking Along the Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland Tours

We are passionate about Ireland ~ its lush green fiels and beautiful coastline offer up an abundance of breathtaking scenery and wonderful backroads that make cycling the perfect activity. We find that the true way to enjoy this beautiful land is to immerse yourself, take things slowly; ENJOY AND DISCOVER. Come and experience Irelands deep rooted heritage and culture, including our ever evolving food and drink culture.  Join us in the SLOW LANE!


Life in the Slow Lane!

Guided or Self Led Bike Tours

We customise itineraries to showcase the best of accommodations, restaurants, coastline and island heritage. Our core tours include our West Coast Adventure and our Wild Connemara tours as well as our new Scotland partner bike tour range ~ these are offered as fully supported or self guided tours to suit your budget. Accommodations range from luxury castle hotels to small, family run inns. So you can choose which best suits your needs.


Unique and Welcoming Accommodations

Partner Tours

In addition, we offer a range of self guided partner tours from Dingle to Donegal, from Isle of Skye to Isle of Islay. We follow the WILD ATLANTIC WAY ~ one of the longest coastal routes in the world at 2500 km. Of course we dont expect you to do it all at once!  But here, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a trip of your chioce in some of the most beautiful scenery and colourful villages of Ireland and Scotland.


Unsurpassed Scenery

Our Family Adventures

CycleWest Ireland Family Adventures are everything a curious young traveller could dream of. From toddler to teen, there is something wonderful for everyone!  Pedalling along coastline trails, horse back riding, island safaris: just imagine the stories your family will tell for years to come!

Find a real fairy fort! Explore the Burren caves. Walk with a hawk. Take ferry boat ride to the Aran Islands. Visit the towering Cliffs of Moher. Ride a Connemara pony. Catch a trout! Come to the West of Ireland and see what fun you can have!


Family Adventure

Extra Activities and City Breaks

Why not add an extra activity or short escape while you are here – we offer the opportunity to extend your tour with walking and golfing escapes as well as horse back riding and kayaking and short city breaks. Let us know your true desires – from fairy tale castles to extended hikes. Let us know and we will do the planning.


Multisport Activities

No matter which tour you choose – with cycling as your main activity – you can rest assured that your chosen destination is exclusive, peaceful, uncrowded and friendly and is a jewel to be prized!

Contact us today and enjoy a trip that is created uniquely for you!


Contact us for more details:

Fidelma Ray
Founder and Director
CycleWest Ireland

What our guests are saying:

“Fidelma organised and hosted a fantastic cycling trip through the scenic and storied landscape of the Connemara in West Ireland. Each day was filled with stunning landscapes and memories that will last a lifetime. The trip was some of the most fun I’ve had on two wheels. Fidelma was an outstanding host and the accommodations along the journey were wonderful. I highly recommend Fidelma and CycleWest Ireland as an adventure and vacation” Steven Morris, Mth Degree

“Our trip was fabulous!. You really know how to organize a tour for the greatest scenery and  wonderful accommodations. ….the little lanes we spent the majority of our time on were so relaxing and fun to ride on. They also got us into the wilderness and I often felt we were a hundred miles from anywhere!”Dan Peters & Family, Superior, Colorado

“This was one of the best vacations of our lives. We will definitely be taking more vacations with you”~Barbara and Shane Treadway

“Our guides were knowledgeable and personable, dependable an genuinely caring for the quality of expereince for each cyclist. of our first you for all of the extra points and notes of interest we could take with us and get the richest experience out of our first vist to Ireland. You created an adventure that was truly enchanting and unforgettable” Dave & Nancy White

“The personal attention was wonderful and the attention to detail was phenomenal. Warm and courteous guides took great care of us. We felt pampered! Evening meals were well selected and offered a wonderful time to socialise and enjoy good food and good company! Visiting the cultural centres were such an added plus!  This trip was a marvellous expereince we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you for your warm hospitality!” Becky Utts


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