DAY 1: Depart for Galway
We leave our pick up point and make our way to the West of Ireland.
After about 2.5 hours driving we will arrive in the city of the tribes, Galway City. Here you will have ample time to explore the medieval streets of the city and listen to the many talented street artists along it’s busy streets.
Galway is truly a top class city, with it’s friendly people and lively pubs. It’s a city that promotes true Gaelic culture of Ireland.
Overnight in Galway City
Tips: Walk through Shop street to see the spectacular street musicians and artists performing. Make sure you take a wee visit to the old medieval St Nicholas Church in the centre of the city.
DAY 2: Galway to Croagh Patrick
This morning we will walk the sacred path to the summit of Irelands Holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick has reputedly been a site of pagan pilgrimage, especially for the summer solstice, since 3,000 B.C.It is now a site of Christian pilgrimage associated with Saint Patrick who fasted on the summit for forty days in the fifth century A.D. Thousands of people climb the mountain every Reek Sunday, which is the last Sunday in July.
A clear pathway will take you up the mountain. The climb can be challenging at times but well worth the effort for the views of Clew Bay from the top. You will meet people of all ages form 8 to 80 years old climbing this mountain, an experience that will stay in your heart forever.
Return to Galway city via Connmeara Valleys. We will drive into the heart of the Connemara region, with plenty of photo stops along the way of the Corrib Lake, Killary Fjord, Fairy trees and vast bog land.
Afterwards we will stop by the National park popular walking routes along the foot of Diamond Hill. This is a easy grade looped walk with fantastic views of clew bay and mountains.
Overnight in Galway
Tips: The view from the top of Croagh Patrick is incredible. The climb to the summit is achievable by almost all fitness levels.
DAY 3: Galway to the Aran Islands
Today we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Oirr. Enjoy the 40 min boat trip across Galway Bay, until we reach the quiet and peaceful island. This is a self guided tour of the island with optional means of transport, that will last up to 4 hours. Visit the ghostly Plassy Shipwreck and island lighthouse.
Sample some of the delicious seafood , straight from the sea onto your plate, before catching the last ferry to leave the island. The return journey will include a 20 minute tour of the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. See it from a different angle!!!
After a view from the top of the Cliffs of Moher, it’s time to make the journey homeward bound to your pick up point.
Tips: For a small fee upgrade your bike to electric and be sure to get somebody to take a photo of you leaning over the sheer cliff edge of the fort.