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Biking Vacation Ireland: Galway & Connemara Coast ​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 18 – 38 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Cork · 2 nights $295

Post-trip Extension:
Dublin · 2 nights $295
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Aran Islands Hotel

This small, family-run hotel is located in the harbor town of Kilronan. The largest settlement on the island, Kilronan offers a pub, a few shops and wonderful views over the bay.

Kilmurvey House

Kilmurvey House This small, quaint, family-run guesthouse is located at the base of Dun Aengus, a famous Druid site. Its 12 cozy rooms are tucked away in an 18th-century stone house. And you’re invited to call one of these rooms home while you explore the beautiful and historic Aran Island of Inishmore, off the Galway coast. Complimentary WiFi is available in the reception area.

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel On the shores of Connemara’s sparkling Lough Inagh, this elegant lodge boasts spectacular views. The warm hospitality you’ll enjoy is borne of the true Irish friendliness that is so typical of this region. After exhilarating cycling days, put you feet up in front of an open log fire in the library, or hoist a pint in the oak-paneled bar. Hikes, fly-fishing and golf are also available. All 12 rooms offer a view of either the lake or the Twelve Bens mountain range and are furnished to the highest standards. Your room features a TV, private sitting area and private bath with shower.

Old Ground Hotel

Old Ground Hotel The Old Ground Hotel is a former manor house dating to the 18th century. A magnificent ivy-clad exterior retains the splendor of a bygone age, while the interior boasts the conveniences of a modern hotel.

Park House Hotel

Park House Hotel At the Park House Hotel, Galway, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, luxury accommodation and an experience that will bring you back for more. With its superb and convenient location in the heart of the city center, the Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with the style and luxury of a contemporary 4-star international hotel.

Sheedy's Country House Hotel

SheedyWelcome to one of Ireland’s best-loved small hotels and restaurants! Located next to Ireland’s only natural spa, at the scenic edge of the Burren, Sheedy’s Country House Hotel was built in the early 1700s and is now a true Irish institution. A renovation in 2002 ensures that the hotel offers thoroughly modern comfort while retaining its historic charm. The pubs in the center of the village of Lisdoonvarna are just a two-minute walk away—but you’ll also want to experience the tasty creations of John Sheedy, owner of the hotel, who is also considered one of Ireland’s finest chefs!

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel This is one of Cork’s most exclusive properties. Historic architecture merges with contemporary design to create a magical environment. The Imperial Hotel has been serving Cork since 1813, when the Cork Committee of Merchants commissioned architect Sir Thomas Deane to design and build The Commercial Rooms. In 1816, the merchants requested Deane to extend the original building along Pembroke Street to serve as a hotel and coach-yard. The Imperial Hotel, originally the place where merchants met to discuss business, remains the most popular business and social center in the city today.

The Schoolhouse Hotel

The Schoolhouse Hotel Unique, intimate and ideally located within a 10-minute walk of Trinity College, the National Museum, Grafton Street and other city attractions, this 4-star hotel exudes a warm, friendly atmosphere and is a hidden gem close to the center of the city. While here, perhaps you’ll indulge in a pampering treatment at the spa. Savor a choice of French and Irish specialties at the hotel restaurant. And relax amid luxurious appointments in one of 31 guest rooms, each named for a famous Irish writer.

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