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Tlalpan Oscar Wilde once described Connemara as 'A Savage Beauty'

Connemara

”Few places names in Ireland are more evocative than Connemara and no region more steeped in the romance of harsh beautiful, remote and alluring country” – National Geographic.

From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll know you’re in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape. Rich in culture and culture – we invite you to slow down and experience the richness of Connemara.

This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the cyclist a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland. Join us for a true Connemara Biking Adventure!

Lodges

Ashford Castle

This 13th Century Castle is a monument to a fascinating history. Once the estate of the Guinness Family, the Castle opened its doors as an exclusive hotel in 1939. Activities include falconry, fishing, cruises on the Corrib, Spa & horse riding. Just a short distance from Ashford Castle and Cong, you can sample magnificent mountain vistas, enchanting seascapes, and the broad expanses of wild and colourful countryside for which Connemara is famous.


Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest 4 star luxury castle hotels in Ireland.  It is set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. This authentic Castle Hotel is nestled beneath the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is the perfect base for a touring or activity break or simply relaxing.

Delphi Lodge

A delightful 1830s country house in the heart of Connemara, Delphi Lodge is renowned for being a beautiful house in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland Qo‘qon . Delphi is a dream destination, so much so that you’ll pinch yourself every now and then to be sure you are not dreaming! Enjoy the ambiance, the food and the activities that abound in Delphi.

Lough Inagh Lodge

Lough Inagh Lodge 4 Star Connemara Hotel is nestled in spectacular scenary, in the heart of Connemara  resting on the shores of Lough Inagh, one of the region's most beautiful lakes. The Lodge is a perfect haven for complete rest, relaxation, and romance. Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel offers you all the comforts and pleasures of an elegant, modern hotel in an old-world atmosphere.

Renvyle House Hotel

The home of poet, Statesman and surgeon Oliver St. John Gogarty (Buck Mulligan of James Joyce's "Ulysses") Renvyle House is a unique hotel with an excellent location, a long and varied history and is renowned for its food, hospitality and entertainment.Here, the only stress is on relaxation. Since becoming a country house hotel in 1883, Renvyle House has played host to many famous people - Augustus John, Lady Gregory, Yeats and Churchill among them.

The Quay House

Located at the water's edge at Clifden in Connemara. the Quay House is renowned for the Foyle family's West of Ireland warm hospitalty and award winning breakfasts. This is the perfect location from which to explore the Connemara wilderness: biking, hiking, golfing, flyfishing, horse back riding, driving, or simply relaxing by the waterfront and watch the world go by...

Activities

Family Adventures

We offer itineraries especially designed with children in mind. Our selection of child friendly hotels and lodges offer family suites and activities. Our programmes for children include hill walking; fishing; surfing; kayaking; biking; cookery classes; organic farm visits and island safaris. Join us for a never to forget family travel experience!

Guided Tours

CycleWest Ireland's guided bike tours in Ireland, bring you to some of the most unspoilt landscapes and immerse you into the culture, the history and culianry delights of the regions to which we visit, your experience enhanced with expert, local guides. We believe that our trips should be an opportunity to meet people and make new friends. With us, you can enjoy the benefits of group travel without the hectic pace of a larger group tours.

Heavenly Honeymoons in Ireland

Whether you are planning a luxury romantic retreat in a majestic castle or quaint cottage, an adventure honeymoon touring throughout the traditional wonders of Ireland or an activity honeymoon, Ireland has all that you would wish for.

Irish Country Escapes

From family getaways to foodie heaven and blissful relaxation, we offer a variety of unique and personalised Private Escapes in Ireland. From cottages to castles, for great food, stylish interiors and spectacular landscapes. It is all on our doorstep and we are happy to arrange your stay.....

Private Escapes

Our Private Escapes enable us to create a journey that is exclusively yours. Celebrating an anniversary or special occasion? Planning a honeymoon? If you wish to celebrate in style and have a little exclusivity, the CycleWest Ireland team have created a portfolio of destinations that will ignite your senses.  Our escapes are designed to immerse our clients into a world of culture, wildlife and hidden gems. We aim to deliver a memorable experience tailored to your needs.

Self Guided Bike Tours In Ireland

CycleWest Ireland’s self guided, luggage free bike tours take you to some of Europe’s best and most unexplored countryside. Carefully designed to suit your travel needs and dates, we take care of all of your details so you are free to immerse yourself in the culture and scenery in which you are travelling. Pedal at your own pace, luggage free and discover the beautiful sights, sample the local fare, take time to walk on a sandy beach and stop to digest the breathtaking landscapes.

Small Group Adventures

Our small group sizes and professional, yet informal and contemporary style makes our trips a welcoming, personal and safe way to see the off-the-beaten-track side of Ireland, to learn all about its history and culture, its myths and legends, to take part in some refreshing activities and to enjoy great Irish scenery, welcome, music and pub life. Come join us!