Places To Go In Ireland
CycleWest Ireland is an authentic Irish Company, located in the West of Ireland. We present the West of Ireland as a premiumcycling destination, whether this is your first experience in the Emerald Isle or a repeat visit.
We can create your own private bike tour of Ireland with a selection of our well planned bikes tours and in addition, short escapes prior to or following your bike tour: cultural, historical, adventure or pure leisure. In the West of Ireland you will find dramatic vertigo-inducing sea cliffs, pristine beaches and the awe-inspiring River Shannon which weaves its way through tranquil countryside and never fails to impress. Here also you will find Connemara which Oscar Wilde once described as ‘a savage beauty’ and the unique limestone landscapes of the Burren, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. In the midst of this wilderness, is the bustling, medieval Galway City with its cobblestoned streets and its unique offering of culture, gourmand and heritage.
Traveling north of Galway into Mayo, following the Killary fjord, Ireland’s only fjord into Westport, Foxford and Ballina into Yeats Country and Sligo you enter the realm of the fairies and mythical Ireland. Continuing along the NorthWest Coastline you cannot escape the beauty, the culture and everchanging landscapes of Fermanagh, Leitrim and Donegal. Ireland’s hidden gems have much to offer.
There is much to see in Dublin, the capital, with its selection of superb public buildings, libraries, museums and elegant Georgian townhouses and squares. From here it a quick jaunt to the Garden of Ireland – Wicklow and Glendalough with its fine example of a 7th century monastic site. Crossing to County Cork and the Kingdom of Kerry – with their beautiful peninsulas and charming villages, the Lakes of Killarney and the remote beauty of offshore islands in this region. Suddenly, we are back, full circle on the banks of the Shannon River, celebrating the quietude and poignancy the ruins of the great Abbey of Clonmacnoise.
Let us create your journey – or choose from our selection of well planned, memorable trips.
The Beara Peninsula, West Cork, is a wild landscape with magnificently rugged mountain and coastal scenery. Rich in myth and legend, in landscape and in ancient history, in the form of standing stones and ancient burial sites. The small villages such as Allihies and Eyries, along the route are colourful and rich in history. Terrain consists of quiet roads, cliff and woodland paths and open moorland. The combination of rugged landscapes, natural beauty and varied history makes the Beara peninsuala a very special destination.
Causeway Coast & Glens
The Causeway Coastal Bike Route is rated as one of the most scenic routes worldwide and when you cycle it ~ you will see why. Follow the dramatic coast road through the Glens of Antrim, winding between various picturesque villages and unforgettable scenic locations. Here you will find an ever changing tapestry of scenery and colours, set against a dramatic coastal backdrop that has inspired artists, poets, writers and musicians - the perfect place for a leisurely tour. Be inspired!
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. This are offers the cyclist a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. Come join us in Connemara and experience the roads less travelled!
It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage, which ranges from prehistoric times through the Early Christian period to the Middle Ages. At almost every turn there are spectacular views of mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline where deep fissures have been carved, over the centuries, by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. A truly unique destination.
Dublin is one of Europes most vibrant cities. The city is steeped in history and can boast of literary giants and grand architecture. But Dublin is also a city brimming with contemporary culture and design as well as experiencing an awakening of food and flavours, rich in local produce and seafood. Its pubs testimony to the Irish welcome, music and culture. And its compact size makes it possible to take it all in, even on a short trip.
Considered the real cultural capital of Ireland, on a summer weekend in Galway City you will find brightly painted pubs heaving with live music, cafes, street performers, festivals galore and serene river walks. Steeped in history, the city has a contemporary vibe. The Spanish Arch holds fort over the salmon-filled River Corrib. Remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings, artisan food products and colourful bookstores.
Mayo's wild beauty and haunting landscapes are reminiscent of Connemara but you'll find far fewer tourists here. If you long however to escape from the marauding hordes, head for Clare or Achill islands. Both are havens for walking and cycling while Achill boasts fabulous surfing, horse riding, kitesurfing, kayaking, sea angling and even an archaeology summer school.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry in SouthWestern Ireland is the longest and the most diverse of Ireland's circuits. Starting in the town of Killarney – made famous by the magnificent “Three Lakes of Killarney” the “Ring” then continues anti-clockwise through Killorglin, to Caherciveen, on to Waterville and Sneem before returning to Killarney. The route winds along the island-dotted Atlantic, medieval ruins, mountains and lakes. It can get busy in summer, but even then, the remote Skellig Ring can be uncrowded and serene and starkly beautiful.
The Aran Islands
Wild, rugged and beautiful, the Aran Islands have captured the imagination of travellers, writers, prehistoric settlers, early christian monks pirates, farmers and fisherman alike! It is easy to see why ~ there is no feeling like standing on an island in the West of Ireland and gazing out into the Atlantic Ocean, sensing the salt on your cheeks and the wind on your face. A visit to the Aran Islands is a unique visitor experience.
Nothing could adequately describe the resplendent limestone rock garden that is the Burren, with its abundance of exotic flora, birds, wildlife and megalithic stone tombs. The Aran Islands, three timeless islands in an endless sea showcase weathered monuments on awesome cliffs.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a the longest tourist route showcasing the diverse attractions of the West Coast of Ireland. Spans seven of Ireland's counties, it takes in some breathtaking scenery along the way. From Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery. The Wild Atlantic Way is creating a big impression worldwide - come and see for yourself what everyone is talking about!