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Glorious Connemara Cycle

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Address: Abbey St, Cong, Ireland
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+353 87 217 2937
09:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:30

A three and a half hour bike tour starting and finishing in Cong,...

A three and a half hour bike tour starting and finishing in Cong, Galway/Mayo border. This beautiful 3.5 tour is largely off road and includes a visit to a cave. castles, lake shores, pretty much a little bit of hidden Ireland up close and personal The package includes your bike, helmet and guide. A light meal in Ashford Castle Hotel is an optional extra. This tour is now fast becoming a must do for visitors to the Galway region. Fully approved Tours start at 10am mini Tour and 1.15pm for the main tour

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Scenic bike ride with friendly guide!

Noel gave us a great tour of his native Connemara. We were able to bike for ~3 hours; the bike ride was challenging, but not too difficult for a group on vacation. Would... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Rameez T
New York
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New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Noel gave us a great tour of his native Connemara. We were able to bike for ~3 hours; the bike ride was challenging, but not too difficult for a group on vacation. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Rameez T
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a great time. The local guide Noel was very friendly and fun, and extremely knowledgeable about the local area and its history. The ride itself is mostly on a wooded path with just tiny bits on the road here and there. There are some amazing views of the Irish countryside and the lakes. I would recommend this to... More 

1 Thank brianlQ9622MZ
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I booked a tour for a group of 17 french teenagers and Noel and Steve managed to take them to all the different sites while challenging them on the bikes ! Everyone was really happy, beautiful views !

Thank Kathleen O
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I couldn't have asked for a better tour or guide (Steve) to take us around the Cong area. My boyfriend and I ended up being the only two on the tour and he actually extended it for us. We were able to see so much of the real Ireland from a cool perspective. Steve was very informative with the history... More 

Thank LuckyGirl0717
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Noel provided a great tour with an interesting variety of scenery, bike challenges, history, and adventure. Noel knows every inch of the tour, and was very concerned about our safety throughout the trip. If you are looking for something fun for a few hours near Cong, we would recommend this trip.

Thank knutec
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Noel took myself (female adult), my sister-in-law and my daughter out. He is a lovely, very relaxed man who made our day great fun, relaxing and one to remember. I'd be repeating other people's reviews with my comments so I will only add.... I would highly recommend!

1 Thank Grimsby_Girl_11
Ramsey, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Noel led a great tour through the villages and parks through and near Cong with scenic stops along the way including the incredible Ashford castle. Great exercise with breath taking views with a stop for lunch and a Guinness along the way. Would highly recommend to anyone sight seeing around Cong and Connemara. Thanks Noel and Steven!!

1 Thank Megc0825
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We did a 3 hour bike ride with Noel Mannion in December for our 30 year anniversary. (I know, in December?) We were incredibly lucky with the weather. He took us through the Ashford Castle property (which is stunning), down to a cave, and also a tower ruin which we climbed. He was very safety conscious, the price was more... More 

1 Thank Tmmillot
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Took a day trip from Galway to Connemara and was very impressed with the scenery and the historic sites. This will be a repeat visit whenever we are in Ireland. Totally awe-inspiring.

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Being wanting to do this cycle for a whole let now and finally got the chance yesterday. It was everything I wished and hoped for. A real hidden gem. Noel is informative, accommodating and knowledgeable, everything a guide should be. We did the mini-tour as we had a 12 year old girl with us and it was more than enough... More 

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