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Backroads Ireland, 10-Day Activity Holiday from €1,410

Biking Backroads in Ireland to Kylemore Abbey
Walks Bike Rides Kayaking/Canoe Culture & Discovery

Tour Style: Cultural Activity Holidays

Comfort Level: Hotels

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Backroads Ireland | Galway to Dublin

Experience the 'Real Ireland' as you discover quaint rural villages, colourful market towns and vibrant cities on this fun packed, 10-day tour of Ireland.

  • This small group tour is packed with cultural encounters and activities, exploring an ever-changing sea of landscapes from the ‘Wild West’ of Connemara to the verdant ‘Sunny South East’, before ending in the vibrant capital of Dublin.

    Taking the roads less travelled, we'll wind our way all along the Atlantic coast, with its quite rural lanes, rolling green hills, stunning mountain vistas and beautiful seascapes. The path we take is filled with history and heritage, giving us the opportunity to learn about Ireland past and present whilst engaging with local culture and traditions. With leisurely walks and bike rides each day, our activities take us through many pretty rural villages, with ample opportunity to experience some of the best-known attractions and many of Ireland’s hidden gems! We'll venture off the beaten track to engage with local people and experience the bounty of traditional Irish culture and music along the way.

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  • We Include ~ No Hidden Extras!

    • 10-day activity holiday with an experienced tour leader
    • 8 nights' hotel accommodation in 3-4* hotels
    • 1 night in local guest house accommodation on the Aran Islands
    • All entrance fees for guided visits, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Bike hire, with fully equipped bicycle, helmet and accessories
    • Stunning walks each day, with route notes & maps
    • Exhilarating bike-rides each day, with route notes & maps
    • Picnic lunch in Killarney National Park  & Waterford Copper Coast Park
    • Breakfast each morning
    • All our buses are fitted with drinking water tanks, to refill your water bottles, as well as a fruit basket and cookie jar to refuel along the way!
    • All ferries, tolls and taxes
    • Heaps of fun along the way!


    Included Activities & Excursions ~

    • Cong Abbey visit
    • Kylemore Abbey visit
    • Walk or cycle Doo Lough Valley
    • Walk Killary Fjord
    • Cycle Lough Inagh Valley
    • Return boat to Aran Islands
    • Dun Aengus Fort visit
    • Walk or cycle Inis Mor, Aran Island
    • Cycle Black Head Coastal Route or walk the Burren Way
    • Walk or cycle Salthill Promenade, Galway
    • Visit Kinvara's Farmers Market
    • Visit the Cliffs of Moher and entrance to the Atlantic Edge Exhibition Centre
    • Slea Head walk or cyle
    • Open boat ride across Killarney lakes to the Gap of Dunloe
    • Visit Torc Waterfall
    • Walk or cycle Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park
    • Walk the Gap of Dunloe
    • Ring of Kerry
    • Valentia Island
    • Mass path walk in Derrynane Park
    • Kenmare heritage town
    • Irish Farmhouse Cheese discovery and tasting
    • Walk or cycle on Sheep's Head Peninsula
    • Walk or cycle the back roads of west Cork
    • Visit 17th Century Charles Fort, Kinsale
    • Visit Blarney Castle and Stone
    • Walk Ardmore coastal path to St. Declan's monastic site
    • Cycle Copper Coast Geopark in Waterford
    • Walk or Cycle the Barrow Towpath, Graiguenamagh
    • Visit Avoca Woolen Mills Visit Glendalough monastic settlement
    • Walk Glendalough lakes to Poulannass Waterfall
    • Cycle the Sally Gap in Wicklow National park


    We Don't Include ~ Giving You The Choice!

    • Optional* activities, as outlined below
    • Lunch & dinner, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Transport to tour meeting point
    • Any additionally requested pre- or post-tour services
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses


    Optional Activities & Excursions ~

    • 3-hour kayak in Killary Fjord with a kayaking supplier = €50
    • 3-hour kayaking tour of Killarney lakes = €50
    • Medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle, including dinner, wine and entertainment = €60
    • Dolphin boat trip, Dingle = €16
    • Starlight kayaking in west Cork = €50
    • Irish Home Cooking class at a farmhouse in Cork = €40
    • Paddling on the river Barrow by canoe = €45
    • Tour of Cork City by kayak on the river Lee = €50
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • This tour is available on the following dates:

    All of our tours are subject to a minimum amount of bookings - if you can see a green tick green tick to show the tour is guaranteed to run, this means we have already met the minimum amount of bookings required.

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