Tailor Made Cycling Tours & Walking Tours Ireland

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WISH FOR AND MORE

Explore the past and walk in the footsteps of your forefathers. Find an authentic, off the beaten track experience surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Gain true insight into a unique place and way of life. Whether you see yourself pedalling through winding country roads in the shadow of rugged peaks or walking an ancient pilgrim path at sunrise, we can make it happen!

Our bespoke tours bring together the natural wonders of coastlines and deep valleys, mountains and empty golden beaches, traditional island living, history and heritage in one extraordinary vacation.

DREAM HOLIDAYS IN IRELAND FOR GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS

We hand-pick experiences that make your dream biking, walking or driving tour in Ireland come true. If you are a solo traveller, a couple, a small group of family & friends, we will plan and organise your tour, taking care of every detail, giving you the freedom to explore and the flexibility to really get to know this beautiful island of ours.

We’ll create and organise your perfect tailor-made tour - itinerary, accommodation, activities and transfers - based on your budget and timeframe, leaving you with nothing to worry about but having the experience of a lifetime.

CONNEMARA & BEYOND

We live and work in Leenane in the heart of the Connemara region of Co. Galway, Ireland. We have in-depth knowledge of the Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara, in particular. We organise tours of this spectacular region as well as all along the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal, and almost anywhere else in Ireland*. We can arrange starting and finishing points to suit your travel arrangements.

*Though we can start and finish your tour in Dublin, we don’t organise tours in Dublin City – we prefer the fresh country air!

YOUR TOUR, YOUR WAY

We will work with your timeframe, your budget, the areas you want to explore and activities you want to try, to design a bespoke tour just for you.

You can choose a guided or self-guided tour and select from a range of unique, charming and luxurious accommodation options to suit your budget. You can walk, cycle or drive, or we can arrange all your transport*. You can come for a day, a week, a month or more. The choice is yours!

How does it work?

  1. Fill in the contact form, tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll get in touch to discuss your requirements.
  2. We’ll design your holiday - itinerary, accommodation, activities and transfers - in accordance with your preferences.
  3. Once you are happy with everything, we ask for a non-refundable 30% deposit payment.
  4. We’ll send your final itinerary and confirmation, and you can download your “Roadbook for Discovery” app which has all the details of your tour - itineraries, vouchers, things to do and lots of insider info!
  5. It’s time for you to get excited! And we’re always at the end of a phone if you have any questions.
  6. A month before arrival, we ask for full payment for the trip.
  7. And that’s it! We will be waiting for you in Ireland with every detail in place!

 

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OUR TEAM

EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL & LOCAL

We’ve been creating dream holidays in Ireland for over 30 years. From your first enquiry through to your arrival in Connemara and all the way to the end of your adventure trip in Ireland you’ll be treated like a good friend coming to visit.

Our expert team is led by led by Irmi with the support of the Killary Adventure Group team. The combined wealth of experience of this well-travelled group and the highly personal service we provide means that your experience will never be that of just another customer! And because we’re local, we’re always on hand if you need us.

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Irmi Martin

Originally from Bavaria, Germany Irmi loves the hospitality of the Irish, their deep connection with nature & music and their incredible sense of humour.

'Blown In' to Connemara two years ago, Irmi enjoys exploring Connemara together with her kids in her Camper Van. When she is not in Ireland you can find her travelling around the world and doing yoga. 

With years of experience in the travel industry, she wants to share her insider tips and her knowledge to help to create unforgettable experiences for those who come and visit us on the Emerald Island.

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Mary Young

Founder and Director of Connemara Adventure Tours, Mary has lived the adventure of their 35 years in existence!  Sailing to America for her honeymoon in a 26’ boat, working on an 80’ ocean racing yacht whilst sailing 30,000 miles around the world – all before starting up Killary Adventure Company with husband Jamie in 1980. She has travelled extensively but has yet to find anywhere better to live and work than Connemara. Mary and Jamie are now joined by their children who have also travelled widely but chosen to return home to Connemara -  what better testimony to the power of this place.
Mary and her team look forward to welcoming you to the place where the Wild Atlantic Way combines mountain, seashore and island and where a warm Irish welcome awaits you.

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Jamie Young

Founder and Director of Connemara Adventure Tours. The real adventurer in the company, Jamie has sailed the Atlantic in a 23’ boat, skippered Ondine around the world, sea kayaked around Cape Horn, sea kayaked in the Islands off Guinea Bisseau, re-enacted Shakleton’s small boat voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia and most recently led a three-month sailing, climbing and sea kayaking expedition to Greenland.  And as he says himself, he is not finished exploring yet! Our trips are not of this hard-adventure level, but we offer you the chance to explore a more remote part of Europe, knowing you have the comfort of a reliable and well-organised back-up team.

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Ciara Young

Ciara, daughter of Mary and Jamie, grew up immersed in the outdoor lifestyle and stories of grand adventures. She finished second level education and headed off to explore the world for four years visiting Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central America, Africa and Asia. On her return to Ireland in 2006 Ciara completed a degree in Marketing and Events Management. She then returned to Connemara where she grew up to run the marketing office for Connemara Adventure Tours. Most days she can be found running or cycling the hills of Connemara during her lunch break! Ciara now lives in Leenane with her French husband Jerome and their three small children.

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Shane Young

Born and raised in the west of Ireland Shane (brother to Ciara) has been playing in the outdoors since he was born. In between living in New Zealand and Argentina he has fostered a love of wild places and great adventures.  He has made various trips across the world in search of out of the way places including Georgia and Greenland, where he participated in the 2013 sailing and kayak expedition with his father Jamie. Shane now manages Killary Adventure Centre and spends every free moment training for and planning his next extreme outdoor adventure challenge!

WHAT WE DO

  • We work with your budget, timeframe, the areas you wish to explore & the activities that interest you to design a bespoke tour just for you.
  • We offer cycling, walking & driving tours so every interest and pace can be catered for.
  • We offer guided & self-guided tours and work with a strong network of high-quality accommodation, activity & tourism partners. 
  • We provide a bespoke app to download before your arrival with all the details of your tour - itineraries, vouchers, things to do, insider tips & more.
  • We make every effort to facilitate any special wishes you might have & we will be available to assist you if you need anything during your trip. 

OUR GUARANTEE


With over 30 years’ experience in organising dream Irish holidays and tours, you can be sure that ours is a smooth service covering every eventuality.

We have researched widely to make sure what we offer is the very best there is. You won’t find tours like Connemara Adventure Tours anywhere else!

We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland very soon.