Into The West - Self Guided Cycle Tour

6 Days Starts in Dublin & Ends in Dublin

Tour highlights

Extreme Ireland cycle tours of Ireland will take you to the most scenic routes for an experience that will last a lifetime.

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Ancient Sites
  • Glassilaun Beach
  • Self guided Cycle in Connemara
  • Killary Sheep Farm

Departure Time: 6:30am

Departure Location: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street

Rooms: Pricing per person sharing - Single supplement €320

€200 refundable deposit required before departure for loss or damage.



Cliffs of Moher Day tour to Galway

You will be picked up in Dublin to start this amazing tour to the county of Clare to see the world famous Cliffs of Moher. This day trip is completely free and at Extreme Ireland compliments for booking your self-guided cycle tour with them! After being amazed by the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, the tour will drop you to the City of Galway, where you will spend your first night. Galway is a magical place with street performers and buskers coming from all over the world. The next morning your bike will be delivered to your accommodation and you will start your cycle adventure to the magical Connemara region. 

Highlight of the day: Shop Street

Overnight: Galway

Restaurant Suggestion: Oran Tandoori


Oranmore to Oughterard

Distance: 35km

Time: 2hrs

Once you leave Oranmore, you are not far from Galway city, where you can stop to experience the energy of this young bohemian city. From there you will cycle through many little villages until you reach the gateway to Connemara - Oughterard. This small traditional village in the West of Ireland offers stunning scenery of the Connemara mountain range and a 16th century Irish Tower House (Aughnanure Castle).

Highlight of the day: Galway City &  Aughnanure Castle, Cycle in Connemara

Overnight: Oughterard

Restaurant Suggestion: Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant


Oughterard To Leenaun

Distance: 60km

Time: 3hrs

From Oughterard you are set for an approximately 30 km exquisite ride through the gorgeous Inagh Valley. You can also cycle to the amazing Kylemore Lake, which leads you to one of the most romantic places in Ireland - the Kylemore Abbey, which looks more of a castle than an abbey. Surrounded by a Victorian walled garden, there is also a chapel next to the abbey, which is a miniature replica of the Norwich Cathedral. After viewing these magical sights, you can have a rest next door at Mitchell’s Café. A convenient place to stop for a bite to eat after the morning's adventure!

Highlight of the day: Visit the Romantic Kylemore Abbey

Overnight: Leenaun

Restaurant Suggestion: The Leenaun Hotel


Leenaun to Westport

Distance: 55km

Time: 3hrs

From the wonderful village of Leenaun, which sits on the Galway/Mayo border, you will travel to the popular town of Westport. Before you get there, you will be treated to an amazing ride through Lough Dooagh and up to the little hamlet of Louisburg, where you can take a ferry to Clare Island for a few hours, if it takes your fancy. You will also pass Ireland’s holy mountain of Croagh Patrick before reaching Westport. There, you will find some of the best pubs and restaurants in the west of the country – a lovely town and great craic!

Highlight of the day: Lough Dooagh

Overnight: Westport

Restaurant Suggestion: The Pantry & Corkscrew


Westport to Maam Cross

Distance: 55km

Time: 3hrs

After a wonderful night's entertainment of traditional live music in the many pubs of Westport, it's time to get on your bike again. Today you travel on a beautiful road from Westport to Leenaun, with Croagh Patrick in the foreground. There are fantastic views along this road with lush green fields and crystal streams at every corner. You will pass through Leenaun and on through a mountain pass toward the crossroads at Maam Cross. The cycle will take about 3 hours and you can stop at Leenaun along the way.

Highlight of the day: The Westport House, Croagh Patrick, Clare Island

Overnight: Westport

Restaurant Suggestion: The Pantry and Corkscrew


Maam Cross to Oranmore

Distance: 69km

Time: 3.5 hrs

Today is the last day of the cycling tour, so make sure to enjoy it to the fullest! You will make your way back from Maam Cross to Oranmore and be collected by your coach heading for Dublin. The ride is just 3.5 hours and you will have all day to make your way to the meeting point before the coach arrives. You will pass through Galway city on the way. The time until your coach collects you is yours to choose how to spend. Have a relaxed ride, stop to explore one of the towns along the way or just take in the stunning vistas. This marks the end of your Connemara cycle tour. The experiences and memories along with the spectacular scenery over the last 6 days will stay with you forever. The countryside you travel through is truly magical and your photos are sure to wow your family and friends! Once you arrive back in Dublin, you will be dropped at the center of the city at College Green. Extreme Ireland hope that this cycle tour in the west of Ireland will have you coming back for more!

Highlight of the day:  Galway City

End Of Services: Thank you!

Tour operator

Extreme Ireland (EI) Travel Group are experts in travel in Ireland and beyond, offering both local and international tours and experiences. The group operates across six brands including Irish Day Tours, EI Travel Coach Hire, Extreme Ireland Adventures, Irish Whiskey Museum, The Riddler Restaurant, and the Tourist Office Dublin.

EI Travel Group attribute their success and exceptional growth to their focus on customer care and service along with offering great tours to Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. If international travel is more your style, EI Travel Group also offer tours to countries such as Norway, Slovenia, Romania and Spain.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed day tour, multi-day adventure, walking, cycling, or mountaineering EI Travel Group have the tour that suits you.

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What's included

  • 6 full days of pure adventure
  • All your luggage transport
  • 5 hearty Irish breakfasts
  • Touring bike
  • Route maps and details
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
  • Free Cliffs of Moher tour
  • Killary Fjord
  • Glassilaun Beach

What’s not included:

  • Lunches, evening meals, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Kylemore Abbey House & Gardens; Optional Ex - €15
  • The Westport House; Optional Ex - €13
  • Killary Fjord boat tour; Optional Ex - €21
  • Clare Island; Optional Ex - €15
  • Glengowla Mines; Optional Ex - €10