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Cycling the Coast and Villages of Ireland’s Connemara

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Program #20946RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Sep 7, 2014
11:00 AM transfer from Shannon Airport to first program site.
You will be staying at the Ross Lake House Hotel that night.
Location: Oughterard
Nearest airport: Shannon Airport
Transportation to site: On arrival at Shannon Airport take Bus Eireann (Route 51) to Ceannt Station in Galway. Departures are every hour at a cost of approximately €15 per person. The transfer takes about two hours. Fares and schedules may be reviewed at www.buseireann.ie. From Ceannt Station, take a taxi to Ross Lake Hotel in Rosscahill, Oughterard which will cost approximately €30. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from Shannon Airport to the first program site in Oughterard. Taxi will cost about €150 and distance is about 70 miles (110 kilometers). If you are departing the U.S. prior to the group departure and plan to connect with the group at the airport on the day the program commences, be sure to be at the meeting point at the time indicated. If you plan to meet the group at the Ross Lake Hotel in Oughterard, please notify our office prior to your departure: (860) 767-7005 or info@internationalbicycletours.com.

End of Program
Sep 15, 2014
Early morning group transfer to Shannon Airport for independent flight departures.
You will be staying at the Forster Court Hotel the night before.
Location: Galway
Transportation to site: Take Bus Eireann (Route 51) from Ceannt Station in Galway to Shannon Airport. Departures are every hour at a cost of approximately €15 per person. The transfer time is approximately two hours. Review fares and schedules at www.buseireann.ie. Alternatively, take a taxi from the hotel in Galway to Shannon Airport. The distance is 50 miles (80 kilometers) and taxi costs about €125.
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Elegant bedrooms reflect the Georgian period, but provide modern comforts. Mature gardens with magnificent trees and rolling lawns surround the house.

Contact info:
N59 Clifden Rd., Rosscahill
Oughterard, Ireland
phone: +353 (0) 91 550 109
web: www.rosslakehotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms are ensuite with direct dial phone, TV and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, library bar, tennis court

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact the hotel directly.
Should you wish to extend your stay prior to the start of the program, please contact the hotel directly for rates and to secure reservations.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated just steps from Eyre Square

Contact info:
Forster Street
Galway, Ireland
phone: +353 91 564111
web: www.forstercourthotel.com

Room amenities: Shower, WC, Coffee/Tea making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Telephone, Dry Cleaning Service, Iron & Ironing Board on request

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Free WiFi, Business Center

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


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8 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

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