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Cycling is an ideal way to experience the breathtaking scenery and tranquility of the West of Ireland.
 
Galway has a great network of rural roads, where traffic is likely to consist of sheep and tractors rather than SUVs or buses.  Bicycle hire is widely available and inexpensive.  Guided cycling tours are also available.
 
Specific marked cycling routes include The Humbert Route which starts at Kilcummin in North Mayo and follows the route taken in 1798 by the French forces of General Humbert.  It leads all the way to the scene of his final defeat in Ballinamuck, Co. Longford.

The Green Heartlands Cycle Route is a cycling tour which takes you through 217km (135 miles) of the splendour of the South Roscommon countryside. Features include Lough Ree and the River Shannon. Further north the 'Great Western Greenway' has become a hugely popular route for cyclists to the West of Ireland. It is a 42km walking and cycling trail from Westport to Achill that mainly follows the line of a famous old railway which closed in 1937.
http://www.aranislandsbikehire.com
Aran Bike Hire is located on Inis mor Island and provides premium bike hire for visitors to Inis Mor Island. There is a wide range bikes available for hire for either for the day or for a holiday. Aran Bike Hire is conveniently located at the beginning of the pier on Inis Mor Island when you get off the boat so you don''t need to walk for ages to find a bike. You will also get with a free map of Inis Mor which details the Islands hidden treasures as well as the more famous ones. As the island is small the best way to explore Inis Mor island is by bike!
http://www.aranislandsbikehire.com
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http://www.cyclewest.com/
CycleWest Ireland offer a unique range of fully supported, guided tours, self-led and multi-activity packages. Tours can be tailor made to suit your needs. Family adventures and golden years adventures are our speciality. Activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, hillwalking and fly fishing can be included as optional extras. Multi-sport options are available. Experience the best of Irish hospitality, culture, heritage and great local cuisine. CycleWest Ireland, not just an ordinary adventure.<br><br> Enjoy the freedom of exploring the heartland of Ireland while we take care of your luggage. Immerse yourself in the Irish hospitality, the history and folklore, traditional music and the ever changing scenery. We ride along the remote backroads of Connemara or the limestone hills of the Burren National Reserve. We explore the wonderful traditions of the Aran Islands and Inisbofin. <br><br>Possible tours include the Ireland West Coast Extravaganza, 6 to 9 days. Ireland Celtic Journey Family Tour, 7 day tour. Ireland Wild Connemara Adventure, 5 to 7 days. All tours must be booked at least 30 days in advance. Environmentally friendly and responsible green holidays.
http://www.cyclewest.com/
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http://www.galwaycitycycletours.ie
Galway City Cycle Tours invites you to jump on a saddle and join our Guided Relaxed Informative bicycle tour of Galway City. Cost is E25 and includes your bike helmet and high viz jacket. Tour last 3 to 4 hours. Route is mainly flat. As you explore the Streets and Waterways of Galway you'll discover some hidden gems as well as some interesting facts and fables from our informative tour guide.
http://www.galwaycitycycletours.ie
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http://www.greenmarblecycletours.com
Green Marble Cycle Tours was founded with the notion that bike tours should emphasize great bicycling along outstanding scenic spots rather than notching off all the “must-see”. With over 20 years’ experience in leading trips, we have an outstanding team of guides and professional bicycle mechanics, ensuring your trip will be most memorable. Visit our website to see what we have to offer!
http://www.greenmarblecycletours.com
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http://www.inismor.net
Newly opened Bike Hire on Inis Mor, The Aran Islands. We help you get up to Dun Aonghasa with ease. Inis Mor Bike Hire offer a fantastic selection of new bikes available including Raleigh Mountain Bikes, Aluminium Frames, Low Bar Bikes, Tandems, Tag-Alongs & Child seats. Free Helmets, roadside assistance and map for all rentals. Discounts available for small groups and families.
http://www.inismor.net
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Connemara Adventure Challenge (06th May 2017)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Fleadh na gCuach (29th April - 01st May 2017)
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Connemara International Marathon (23rd April 2017)
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Clifden Traditional Music Festival (06th - 09th April 2017)
A weekend of the very best of Irish music, song and dance with concerts, sessions, workshops and outdoor entertainment.
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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.


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Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.


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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.


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