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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.
On quiet country lanes and paths along the rugged west coast of Ireland, cycle from seaside village to village in the area called “Wild Connemara.” Find an area rich with megalithic tombs, craggy mountains, moorland and loughs, with glittering islands of the Irish Sea never far in the distance. Learn how — in a land that has been inhabited for more than 6,000 years — the old ways live on in the crafts, language, music and stories the locals still love to tell.


Highlights

• Cycle alongside the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea with magnificent views of islands in the distance, as you learn about local life and history in quiet coastal villages of “Wild Connemara.”
• Discover places where Irish Gaelic is still spoken, hear riveting Celtic tales and plenty of traditional music.
• In Galway, find the cultural core of Ireland in its winding medieval lanes and traditional pubs.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Bike 15-35 miles per day following the group leader at a rate of 10-11 miles per hour, with breaks every 20-25 minutes. Varied terrain from flat to moderately rolling hills; secondary roads with local traffic. Weather conditions may affect biking difficulty. Walking and standing up to two hours. Personal bike helmet required.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Shannon, coach to Ougherard, 1 night; bike to Furbo, 2 nights; bike to Carna Bay, 1 night; bike to Clifden, 2 nights; bike to Kylemore Pass, 1 night; coach to Galway, 1 night; coach to Shannon for departure.

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

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