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Clare & The Burren Self-Guided Tour (7 nights)

Tour code: WOISG7A

Tour Overview

The tour is an exploration of the region and includes the Loop Head peninsula, the Clare coastline and the Burren.

Click here to download the Clare & The Burren Day-by-Day Daily Programme

Your start point and the location for your first night’s accommodation is the medieval town of Ennis. The first biking leg leads west to meet the Atlantic Coast at Kilkee, where you stay for two nights. The loop ride from the town is around the aptly named Loop Head Peninsula. Leaving Kilkee you ride north along the Atlantic Coast to the spa town of Lisdoonvarna for another two-night stopover. The loop ride from here takes you around the Burren coastline. From Lisdoonvarna you explore the remote eastern Burren en route to Kinvarra on the shores of Galway Bay. The final leg gives you the option of either returning to Ennis, or continuing north to finish in Galway.

For information on the en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.
Routes followed are L, M, N, O, P, R or S.
The tour is rated A – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Exploring the narrow lanes and shops in medieval Ennis
  • Riding around the Loop Head Peninsula
  • The dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • Lunching in Ballyvaughan after the spectacular ride around by Black Head
  • Enjoying a traditional music session in one of Doolin’s pubs
  • Browsing in the Burren Visitor Centre
  • A visit to the Burren Purfumery
  • A wander around Dysert O’Dea archaeological site
  • Looking over Galway Bay from the ramparts of Dunaguaire Castle
  • Photographing the Galway hookers (traditional sailing boats) in Kinvarra harbour

Gallery

  • Bell Harbour
  • Cliffs Of Moher
  • Doolin
  • Galway Hooker
  • Loop Head Lighthouse
  • Loop Head
  • O'Brien's Tower
  • Poulnabrone Dolmen
 

Options

  • To lengthen the tour, consider spending a night in Galway or at Bunratty (near Ennis) before or after the riding.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at ENNIS      
2 route L Ennis Kilkee    
Quin Abbey; Kilrush
3 route M Kilkee Kilkee    
Loop Head Peninsula
4 route N* Kilkee Lisdoonvarna    
Spanish Point; Lahinch; Cliffs of Moher; Doolin
5 route O Lisdoonvarna Lisdoonvarna  
The Burren; Ballyvaughan; Ailwee Caves; Poulnabrone Dolmen
6 route P Lisdoonvarna Kinvarra    
The Burren; Kilfenora; Burren Perfumery
7 route R Kinvarra Ennis      
Dunaguaire Castle; Kilmacduagh; Dysert O'Dea
or 7 route S Kinvarra Galway      
Dunaguaire Castle; Clarinbridge; Oranmore
8 depart from ENNIS or GALWAY        

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
695
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
170
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
Trek Hybrid
120
Trek Road
170
pannier rental per pair
free
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
275
additional charge per rider
15
All inclusive price for scheduled self-guided tours per person sharing
825

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