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.
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.
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.
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.
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.