Wild West Family Adventure

Wild West Family Adventure

PRICES FROM

€495.00

DURATION

6 days

DIFFICULTY

PRICES FROM

€495.00

DURATION

6 days

Wild West Family Adventure

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Activities and new experiences abound including Kayaking on Killary Fjord and watching sheep dog demonstrations on a working mountain farm.

The family-friendly hospitality shown wherever you go by the people of Connemara and the gentle pace of life are ideal for a stress-free family holiday.  

Compared to other scenic areas and urban centres, Connemara boasts low-traffic roads which are perfect for family cycling in Ireland.

This is a great introduction to Irish history, geography, culture, tradition and custom for all ages and will hopefully have you returning to discover more.

Chloé's favorite family moment:

For me, it has to be a moment spent together. I love paddling along the shores of the Killary Fjord in kayak, splashing each others and try to keep an eye out for the seels colony or dolphins even.

YOUR TOUR IN BRIEF

Tour Essentials:

This is a 6 day (5 night) tour starting every Saturday from April to October.

The tour starts in Leenane and finishes in Clifden, both in Co Galway.

Your tour consists of gentle cycles, some occasional hill, average of 20km daily with shorter and longer options available on most days.

Equipment and information:

Your touring bikes, children’s bikes, helmets, front handlebar bags, water bottles, puncture repair kits and locks are all included.

Before your arrival, you will need to download our app on which you will have all the details of your tour (routes, accommodation, vouchers, things to see...). 

Hospitality:

You can choose from two accommodation options - 3* hotels or approved B&Bs and guesthouses – where you will enjoy a full Irish breakfast on each morning.

A packed lunch is included on Day 2.

Your luggage will be transferred every day to your next accommodation.

Extras:

A half day of activity in Killary Adventure Centre

Entrance to the Killary Sheep Farm

Ticket for the Killary Cruise sightseeing trip

Entrance to Kylemore Abbey 

Electric bike - €240 per bike (not available for children) 

Alternative start days - €70 extra per person

Printed route notes + meet & greet - €125 per booking. 

Tour Essentials

This is a 6 day (5 night) tour starting every Saturday from April to October.

The tour starts in Leenane and finishes in Clifden, both in Co Galway.

Your tour consists of gentle cycles, some occasional hill, average of 20km daily with shorter and longer options available on most days.

Equipment and information

Your touring bikes, children’s bikes, helmets, front handlebar bags, water bottles, puncture repair kits and locks are all included.

Before your arrival, you will need to download our app on which you will have all the details of your tour (routes, accommodation, vouchers, things to see...). 

Hospitality

You can choose from two accommodation options - 3* hotels or approved B&Bs and guesthouses – where you will enjoy a full Irish breakfast on each morning.

A packed lunch is included on Day 2.

Your luggage will be transferred every day to your next accommodation.

Extras

A half day of activity in Killary Adventure Centre

Entrance to the Killary Sheep Farm

Ticket for the Killary Cruise sightseeing trip

Entrance to Kylemore Abbey 

Electric bike - €240 per bike (not available for children) 

Alternative start days - €70 extra per person

Printed route notes + meet & greet - €125 per booking. 

Further information on getting to/from Ireland can be found here

ITINERARY

map

We will collect you from Galway City, Westport train station or Knock Airport on arrival. Your starting point of the tour is Leenane village in Connemara, to which we will bring you. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, and nestled at the foot of the Maamturk Mountains, the village has one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Your bikes and equipment will be waiting for you at your accommodation, giving you the chance to try them and make sure everything fits you perfectly before your adventure begins the next day! 

Today is a full day of adventure activity! You will begin by cycling a short distance (5 kms) to Killary Adventure Centre where you will be able to choose from sea kayaking on the fjord and taking on the High Ropes Course and Giant Swing at their activity site on the shores of the fjord. A tasty homemade lunch will be provided before you continue with another short cycle (5km) to reach Killary Sheep Farm. With entry included in your package you will visit this traditional working farm with 200 ewes and lambs roaming freely on the mountainside, overlooking Killary Fjord. You will have the chance to view sheepdog, sheep-shearing and turf-cutting demonstrations. After your action-packed, fun-filled day you will return to Leenane village to enjoy all this friendly village has to offer.

After breakfast, your destination today is the Renvyle Peninsula, an area which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and has been shaped by it over the years. Before you reach Renvyle you will come to the pier from where the Connemara Lady catamaran departs and you will have the chance to take an excursion along Ireland's only fjord by boat. A fascinating commentary is provided onboard about the fjord and the surrounding area, its history, wildlife and people. You might even spot a pod of dolphins which often accompany the boat! On return to dry land you will cycle on through a deep valley to emerge on the coast once more. Pristine white sandy beaches will provide the perfect location for a beach picnic before travelling on to your accommodation in Renvyle.

Distance:

25 km

There is just so much to do and see that we have allowed a full day for exploring and a second night in Renvyle. You could choose to spend the day at the beach or exploring the peninsula by bike. Alternatively, you could decide to visit the Connemara National Park in the village of Letterfrack where the landscape is preserved and accessible via looped trails and an excellent visitor centre. You could also visit Kylemore Abbey where there is so much for all the family to enjoy. Explore the restored rooms of this nineteenth century Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Discover woodland walks, lakeshore walks, nature trails and a children's play trail throughout the 1,000-acre estate. An added option of horseriding on the beach in the nearby village of Cleggan for an extra charge is also available.

After another delicious traditional Irish breakfast you take to the road with Clifden as your destination for today. Your journey will take you through Letterfrack and later through the small fishing village of Cleggan where you can stop off for lunch. Leaving Cleggan you will follow the coast and you will have the chance to cycle one of the most beautiful roads in the country, the Sky Road, before arriving in Clifden for your final night. Clifden is a lively spot where you will find good shopping, restaurants and traditional music.

Distance:

38 km

Breakfast and depart Clifden for your onward journey.

We will collect you from Galway City, Westport train station or Knock Airport on arrival. Your starting point of the tour is Leenane village in Connemara, to which we will bring you. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, and nestled at the foot of the Maamturk Mountains, the village has one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Once you have settled in, Conor or Gabriel will meet you, either on the evening of your arrival or the following morning (depending on your arrival time), to go through your itinerary and answer any questions you may have about your tour.

Today is a full day of adventure activity! You will begin by cycling a short distance (5 kms) to Killary Adventure Centre where you will be able to choose from sea kayaking on the fjord and taking on the High Ropes Course and Giant Swing at their activity site on the shores of the fjord. A tasty homemade lunch will be provided before you continue with another short cycle (5km) to reach Killary Sheep Farm. With entry included in your package you will visit this traditional working farm with 200 ewes and lambs roaming freely on the mountainside, overlooking Killary Fjord. You will have the chance to view sheepdog, sheep-shearing and turf-cutting demonstrations. After your action-packed, fun-filled day you will return to Leenane village to enjoy all this friendly village has to offer.

After breakfast, your destination today is the Renvyle Peninsula, an area which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and has been shaped by it over the years. Before you reach Renvyle you will come to the pier from where the Connemara Lady catamaran departs and you will have the chance to take an excursion along Ireland's only fjord by boat. A fascinating commentary is provided onboard about the fjord and the surrounding area, its history, wildlife and people. You might even spot a pod of dolphins which often accompany the boat! On return to dry land you will cycle on through a deep valley to emerge on the coast once more. Pristine white sandy beaches will provide the perfect location for a beach picnic before travelling on to your accommodation in Renvyle.

Distance:

25 km

There is just so much to do and see that we have allowed a full day for exploring and a second night in Renvyle. You could choose to spend the day at the beach or exploring the peninsula by bike. Alternatively, you could decide to visit the Connemara National Park in the village of Letterfrack where the landscape is preserved and accessible via looped trails and an excellent visitor centre. You could also visit Kylemore Abbey where there is so much for all the family to enjoy. Explore the restored rooms of this nineteenth century Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Discover woodland walks, lakeshore walks, nature trails and a children's play trail throughout the 1,000-acre estate. An added option of horseriding on the beach in the nearby village of Cleggan for an extra charge is also available.

After another delicious traditional Irish breakfast you take to the road with Clifden as your destination for today. Your journey will take you through Letterfrack and later through the small fishing village of Cleggan where you can stop off for lunch. Leaving Cleggan you will follow the coast and you will have the chance to cycle one of the most beautiful roads in the country, the Sky Road, before arriving in Clifden for your final night. Clifden is a lively spot where you will find good shopping, restaurants and traditional music.

Distance:

38 km

Breakfast and depart Clifden for your onward journey.

ACCOMMODATION

B&B/3* ACCOMMODATION

When you select this tour you will have the chance to stay in either 3* hotels or Bed & Breakfast/guesthouse accommodation. 
The 3* hotels that have been selected are all comfortable, well-appointed properties which also boast their own character and style. You may find yourself in a historic manor house hotel, one with a modern twist or get a 'room with a view' overlooking a shimmering lake or a golden beach.
Staying in B&B/guesthouse accommodation is a unique experience where very often you are staying in a family home, with your hosts being the owners of the property. You will receive a warm welcome and will have access to plenty of local stories. Best of all you will catch a glimpse into the lives of the local people of the areas through which you travel. Accommodation is warm, cosy and homely and breakfast is home-cooked by your host. 

B&B/3* ACCOMMODATION

When you select this tour you will have the chance to stay in either 3* hotels or Bed & Breakfast/guesthouse accommodation. 
The 3* hotels that have been selected are all comfortable, well-appointed properties which also boast their own character and style. You may find yourself in a historic manor house hotel, one with a modern twist or get a 'room with a view' overlooking a shimmering lake or a golden beach.
Staying in B&B/guesthouse accommodation is a unique experience where very often you are staying in a family home, with your hosts being the owners of the property. You will receive a warm welcome and will have access to plenty of local stories. Best of all you will catch a glimpse into the lives of the local people of the areas through which you travel. Accommodation is warm, cosy and homely and breakfast is home-cooked by your host. 

TOUR DETAILS

ACCOMMODATION

Room TypeLow SeasonHigh Season 
Child (Family of 4 or +)€495.00€545.00Book now
Child (Family of 2 or 3)€545.00€595.00Book now
Adult (Family of 4 or +)€695.00€745.00Book now
Adult (Family of 2 or 3)€795.00€825.00Book now
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LOW SEASON: April, May, September & October

HIGH SEASON: June, July & August

GROUP DISCOUNTS

We offer group discounts when a group size of 4+ is booked online, as part of one order. The discounts, outlined below, are automatically applied during the online booking process:

  • 4/5 people = 5% discount
  • 6 to 9 people = 10% discount
  • 10+ people = 15% discount

What's included

Meals

  • All breakfast
  • Packed lunch included on day 2

Transport

  • All luggage Transfers from accommodation to accommodation leaving you free to explore at your ease.
  • Taxi from Galway to Leenane, Westport or Knock airport on arrival day

Accommodation

  • 6 nights accommodation (includes private en-suite)

Extras

  • Touring Bicycle (Including helmet, small handlebar bag, pump, lock, tubes and repair kit)
  • A half day of activity in Killary Adventure Centre 
  • Entrance to the Killary sheep farm
  • Ticket for the Killary Cruise sightseeing trip
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

BIKES

  • Each bicycle is equipped with a bottle cage, small front handlebar bag, bike rack (with option to add pannier bags).
  • Safety – we provide a helmet (various sizes) and a high visibility jacket for our customer’s safety on the road.
  • Spare tube, repair kit with tyre levers, pump and bike lock are all provided.
  • Cyclists are expected to be able to have a general knowledge of the function of bicycles, i.e. how to change gears, how to brake properly, replacing a slipped chain, changing a flat tyre. Please check out this link if you are looking for few tips.
Sizes: 17", 19", 21", 23"
Frame: ALUXX aluminium, Fluid Formed
Fork: CroMo rigid
Shock: N/A
Handlebar: Aluminium riser
Stem: Adjustable ahead
Seat post: Aluminium
Saddle: GIANT Memory Foam
Pedals: Steel with resin body
Shifters: Shimano EZ Fire 50 24 speed
Front mech: Shimano C051
Rear mech: Shimano Acera
Brakes: Tektro linear pull
Brake lever: Shimano
Cassette: SRAM PG830 11-28
Chain: KMC Z7
Cranks: Shimano FC-M191 28/38/48
Bottom bracket: Cartridge
Rims: Matrix 750 700c
Hubs: Shimano RM40
Spokes: Stainless steel
Frame Material: Aluminium
Frame Angles: 71.5 head, 73.5
Sizes: 15", 17.5", 20", 22.5"
Colour: Dark Blue
Fork: RST CT-COM C4
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: aluminum, 2" rise
Stem: aluminum threadless
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless headset
Front Der: Shimano C102
Crankset: Shimano FC-203
Rear Der: Shimano Alivio
Pedals: Resin
Tires: 700 x 35c Bontrager

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

DIFFICULTY Easy

Represents a low level of activity with maximum 35 kms on the bike or 12 kms by foot per day – 3 hours physical activity

DIFFICULTY Medium

Represents a medium level of activity with maximum 50 kms on the bike or 15 kms by foot per day – 4 to 5 hours physical activity

DIFFICULTY Hard

Represents a higher level of activity with maximum 80 kms on the bike or 25 kms by foot per day – 6 to 7 hours physical activity

CUSTOMISE THIS TOUR

You can add extra days or shorten this holiday to suit your needs or schedule.

We are very fortunate to have hundreds of kilometres of magnificent coastal and scenic routes and paths to enjoy. So the options are endless.

We understand that the duration of this tour may not be the ideal amount of time for everyone so if you would like a longer or a shorter version, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will design a custom tour for you to suit your needs.

GETTING TO TOUR START POINT

The tour starts in Leenane and finishes in Clifden, both in Co Galway.

We will bring you to Leenane for the start of your tour from Galway, Westport or Knock airport. 

You can take a Citylink bus www.citylink.ie or a Gobus www.gobus.ie directly from Dublin airport (or from Dublin city centre) to Galway (approx. 3 hours trip).

Visit Irishrail for a daily train timetable from Dublin to Westport or from Westport to Dublin. From Dublin airport you will have to take the bus Airlink to the Heuston train station.

You can fly to Knock airport from UK, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy:

  • With Ryanair: flight from and to Alicante, Bristol, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Faro, Girona Barcelona, Glasgow Prestwick, Gran Canaria, Kauras, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Milan Bergamo and Tenerife Sth. 
  • With AerLingus: flight from and to Birmingham, London All Airports and London/Gatwick

Reviews

Alice

28 Jul 2018

5/5

Thank you again for your time during our stay that will leave us with fond memories (as the weather was with us, 10 days without rain should not be normal!).

Pamela

18 Apr 2018

5/5

Thanks to you, we had a wonderful stay and the return to Switzerland was difficult! Thank you very much for your excellent organization and congratulations for the weather. You very well planned with Madame Soleil.

Sylvie, Batiste and the kids

12 Jul 2017

5/5

Very nice escape, programme well organized and well thought out for parents and children (10 and 14 years old), wild and beautiful landscapes, warm Irish welcome, appropriate bikes, impressive breakfasts and very talented musicians in pubs!

ACCOMMODATION

Room TypeLow SeasonHigh Season 
Child (Family of 4 or +)€495.00€545.00Book now
Child (Family of 2 or 3)€545.00€595.00Book now
Adult (Family of 4 or +)€695.00€745.00Book now
Adult (Family of 2 or 3)€795.00€825.00Book now
Displaying 1-4 of 4 results.

LOW SEASON: April, May, September & October

HIGH SEASON: June, July & August

GROUP DISCOUNTS

We offer group discounts when a group size of 4+ is booked online, as part of one order. The discounts, outlined below, are automatically applied during the online booking process:

  • 4/5 people = 5% discount
  • 6 to 9 people = 10% discount
  • 10+ people = 15% discount

What's included

Meals

  • All breakfast
  • Packed lunch included on day 2

Transport

  • All luggage Transfers from accommodation to accommodation leaving you free to explore at your ease.
  • Taxi from Galway to Leenane, Westport or Knock airport on arrival day

Accommodation

  • 6 nights accommodation (includes private en-suite)

Extras

  • Touring Bicycle (Including helmet, small handlebar bag, pump, lock, tubes and repair kit)
  • A half day of activity in Killary Adventure Centre 
  • Entrance to the Killary sheep farm
  • Ticket for the Killary Cruise sightseeing trip
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

BIKES

  • Each bicycle is equipped with a bottle cage, small front handlebar bag, bike rack (with option to add pannier bags).
  • Safety – we provide a helmet (various sizes) and a high visibility jacket for our customer’s safety on the road.
  • Spare tube, repair kit with tyre levers, pump and bike lock are all provided.
  • Cyclists are expected to be able to have a general knowledge of the function of bicycles, i.e. how to change gears, how to brake properly, replacing a slipped chain, changing a flat tyre. Please check out this link if you are looking for few tips.
Sizes: 17", 19", 21", 23"
Frame: ALUXX aluminium, Fluid Formed
Fork: CroMo rigid
Shock: N/A
Handlebar: Aluminium riser
Stem: Adjustable ahead
Seat post: Aluminium
Saddle: GIANT Memory Foam
Pedals: Steel with resin body
Shifters: Shimano EZ Fire 50 24 speed
Front mech: Shimano C051
Rear mech: Shimano Acera
Brakes: Tektro linear pull
Brake lever: Shimano
Cassette: SRAM PG830 11-28
Chain: KMC Z7
Cranks: Shimano FC-M191 28/38/48
Bottom bracket: Cartridge
Rims: Matrix 750 700c
Hubs: Shimano RM40
Spokes: Stainless steel
Frame Material: Aluminium
Frame Angles: 71.5 head, 73.5
Sizes: 15", 17.5", 20", 22.5"
Colour: Dark Blue
Fork: RST CT-COM C4
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: aluminum, 2" rise
Stem: aluminum threadless
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless headset
Front Der: Shimano C102
Crankset: Shimano FC-203
Rear Der: Shimano Alivio
Pedals: Resin
Tires: 700 x 35c Bontrager

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

DIFFICULTY Easy

Represents a low level of activity with maximum 35 kms on the bike or 12 kms by foot per day – 3 hours physical activity

DIFFICULTY Medium

Represents a medium level of activity with maximum 50 kms on the bike or 15 kms by foot per day – 4 to 5 hours physical activity

DIFFICULTY Hard

Represents a higher level of activity with maximum 80 kms on the bike or 25 kms by foot per day – 6 to 7 hours physical activity

CUSTOMISE THIS TOUR

You can add extra days or shorten this holiday to suit your needs or schedule.

We are very fortunate to have hundreds of kilometres of magnificent coastal and scenic routes and paths to enjoy. So the options are endless.

We understand that the duration of this tour may not be the ideal amount of time for everyone so if you would like a longer or a shorter version, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will design a custom tour for you to suit your needs.

The tour starts in Leenane and finishes in Clifden, both in Co Galway.

We will bring you to Leenane for the start of your tour from Galway, Westport or Knock airport. 

You can take a Citylink bus www.citylink.ie or a Gobus www.gobus.ie directly from Dublin airport (or from Dublin city centre) to Galway (approx. 3 hours trip).

Visit Irishrail for a daily train timetable from Dublin to Westport or from Westport to Dublin. From Dublin airport you will have to take the bus Airlink to the Heuston train station.

You can fly to Knock airport from UK, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy:

  • With Ryanair: flight from and to Alicante, Bristol, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Faro, Girona Barcelona, Glasgow Prestwick, Gran Canaria, Kauras, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Milan Bergamo and Tenerife Sth. 
  • With AerLingus: flight from and to Birmingham, London All Airports and London/Gatwick

Reviews

Alice

28 Jul 2018

5/5

Thank you again for your time during our stay that will leave us with fond memories (as the weather was with us, 10 days without rain should not be normal!).

Pamela

18 Apr 2018

5/5

Thanks to you, we had a wonderful stay and the return to Switzerland was difficult! Thank you very much for your excellent organization and congratulations for the weather. You very well planned with Madame Soleil.

Sylvie, Batiste and the kids

12 Jul 2017

5/5

Very nice escape, programme well organized and well thought out for parents and children (10 and 14 years old), wild and beautiful landscapes, warm Irish welcome, appropriate bikes, impressive breakfasts and very talented musicians in pubs!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

To secure your booking, we will request 30% deposit per person. Please note this is a
non-refundable payment. The balance payment is due 30 days before the tour starts.

If your tour start date is within 30 days of booking, the full, non-refundable payment is required upon booking.

We do not organise travel to/from Ireland. However there is plenty of useful information on our Getting to Ireland page.