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Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way - Pure Adventures
Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way - Pure Adventures
Richard "Though the weather was frightful our tour was delightful. We managed to bike, most days, between the raindrops. Ireland has a lot of rain SHOWERS. Most days it does not rain all the time. The wind can be quite strong as well. That being said, the biking was great. The hotels, we upgraded, were fabulous, some of the nicest we've ever stayed in. The Irish food, which we had no expectations about, wa..."
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Starts
Galway
+9 Destinations
Southern Ireland
Ends
Galway
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Start and end in Galway! With the bicycle tour Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Galway, Ireland and 9 other destinations in Ireland. Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way includes meals and more.

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  • ML
    Written on September 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was as expected - great places to stay, nice bike route, weather held out for us for most of the trip. The tour guide (Wilma) was super.
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  • CR
    Written on July 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Did the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. The bikes, B&Bs, luggage transfers and anything else connected with the tour were exceptional. We're very lucky as weather also cooperated!
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  • NP
    Written on June 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    We loved most of the trip. The views, the hotels,the people. We were a bit disappointed that we found ourselves on some very busy roads where we were riding with a lot of traffic.
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  • JS
    Written on August 13, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wilma greeted us in Galway, gave us detailed instructions, reviewed the written itinerary and maps provided, and then "fitted" our bikes. Very impressed and please. Elizabeth picked us up from Clifeden and brought us back to Galway. All we can say is that she was a real treat! Very happy with accomodations; treated like royalty. Luggage always ready for us when we arrived.
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  • CR
    Written on June 13, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a very good trip. I could have ridden longer! I was cycling on my own. The contact person in Ireland was very responsive and helpful. The luggage transfer worked very well, except it was a bit difficult for the Aran Island part of the trip. There was no forewarning about that. A few times, the directions were subject to some interpretation, but I got used to that. The B&Bs were very nice, although I found Pier House in Inishmore to be rather shabby and not as clean as the others. On the next page, some of the questions are not applicable, such as transportation. However, it seems it must be filled in, so I will rate the bicycle. There was also no guide. I would also suggest that you add "very good" as an option between "good" and "excellent." That's what I would prefer to put for the "guide." She was not really a guide, but a contact person.
    Pure Adventures commented on this review
    Good feedback, and thanks! it is self-guided, but your review of our local contact and support is correct, thanks!
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  • M
    Written on June 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • A
    Written on August 19, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wilma was teriffic - fitting the bikes and, she gave us a ride out of Galway to avoid very busy rush hour roads. Loved Gregan's Castle and Abbyglen Castle.

  • Ireland - Best of the Wild Atlantic Way reviewer 8
    Written on August 5, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Though the weather was frightful our tour was delightful. We managed to bike, most days, between the raindrops. Ireland has a lot of rain SHOWERS. Most days it does not rain all the time. The wind can be quite strong as well. That being said, the biking was great. The hotels, we upgraded, were fabulous, some of the nicest we've ever stayed in. The Irish food, which we had no expectations about, was glorious. Wilma gave us a very thorough review of the trip before we left AND a lift out of central Galway so we didn't have to deal with the busy traffic in Galway proper. The bikes were excellent.
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  • A
    Written on July 19, 2015
    3.0 - Average

    We happened to choose a very bad summer weather-wise to visit Ireland .. it poured with rain.. often blown horizontally with the wind.. so the "scenic" aspect was a bit lost as most of the countryside was covered in mist. The accomodation was excellent. All of the owners commisserated about the weather and apologised for it (!) along with taking all our wet clothes and shoes to dry off. One place sent fresh tea and biscuits to our room to warm us up.

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  • Day 1: Arrival Day
  • Day 2: Ride from Galway to Ballyvaughan - 55 or 68 km
  • Day 3: Ride from Ballyvaughan to Doolin - 28 or 46 km
  • Day 4: Ferry to Inishmore and ride on the Island
  • Day 5: Ferry and ride from Rossaveal to Carna - 44 km
  • Day 6: Ride from Carna to Clifden - 42 or 59 km
  • Day 7: Departure Day

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • January 1, 2016

    When is the best time of the year to do a bicycle adventure in Ireland because of weather?

    Usually traveling between June and September is recommend, but in Ireland, rain is expected at any time of the year so we always recommend bringing rain gear.

  • January 1, 2016

    What are the inclusions of this tour?

    What's included:

    - 6 nights lodging in top quality guest houses and small inns
    - all Irish breakfasts (substantial hot and cold dishes)
    - luggage transfers from each point of lodging to the next
    - local emergency support throughout your tour during daylight riding hours
    - GPS navigation (1 per 2 persons) - arrival orientation and bike setup
    - route maps, route cue sheets with suggestions for visitation and site information
    - all pre and post travel planning services
    - a package of pre-travel documents sent electronically to help you prepare for your trip

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 225 km.
    • Galway (Ireland)
    • 14 km
    • Kilcolgan (Ireland)
    • 9 km
    • Kinvarra (Ireland)
    • 14 km
    • Ballyvaughan (Ireland)
    • 25 km
    • Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
    • 6 km
    • Doolin (Ireland)
    • 27 km
    • Inishmore (Ireland)
    • 20 km
    • Rossaveel (Ireland)
    • 29 km
    • Roundstone (Ireland)
    • 12 km
    • Clifden (Ireland)
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