Explore not one but two of the most exciting destinations on the Wild Atlantic Way!
Begin your tour in County Donegal — which is among the best regions in the world to visit in 2024! — according to “Lonely Planet”. You will cycle the spectacular coast from Historic Donegal Town all the way around to the Heritage Town of Ardara. Then we will transfer you to Westport, where the Connemara part of your adventure begins.
For this self-guided bike tour we use a mixture of traditional family run bed and breakfasts and we occasionally use small hotels.
Your host will serve you a delicious breakfast in the morning that will set you up perfectly for the day ahead. All of the accommodations we work with cater for people with special dietary requirements. All rooms have their own bathroom.
Choose a single, double (one double bed), twin (two beds), or family (one double and one single bed) room. Rooms have their own private bathroom.
This bike tour starts in Donegal Town and finishes in Clifden. It is easily accessible from Dublin Airport, via regular direct buses.
If you are flying Trans-Atlantic, it is worth noting that most flights are overnight, arriving in Ireland in the early morning. Therefore, you may want to consider a “recovery day” before starting to cycle.
Use the links below to check the bus timetables:
Getting to Donegal Town From Dublin Airport and Dublin City
By Bus: Direct buses (route 30/X30) run to Donegal Town from Dublin Airport and City every 90 minutes. For timetables see https://www.expressway.ie/ Look for route 30/X30
Getting to Donegal Town From Ireland West (Knock) Airport
By Bus: Frequent buses (route 64) run to Donegal Town direct from the Airport. See https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables Look for route 64.
Getting to Donegal Town From Belfast Airport
If you are arriving in Ireland at a different location and would like advice on how to get to Donegal Town, please let us know and we will help you to plan your journey.
This tour finishes in Clifden. A local bus service will bring you to Galway City where you can get connections to all of the major airports and to locations around Ireland. See https://www.buseireann.ie/ Look for route 419.
To book this self-guided bike tour with Ireland by Bike:
1: Make a Booking Request
Please use the booking request form Once we receive your request we will confirm availability. You will be asked to pay a deposit of €100 per person to secure your booking. Please note that this deposit is non returnable, so it is important that you have all your travel details correct before proceeding to book.
After receiving your deposit we will contact you to confirm your booking. We will send you your invoice for the balance along with some other details.
3: Pay Balance
Full payment is required at least 4 weeks before your arrival date. Once we have received full payment we will email you your bike tour accommodation list, along with your bike tour guide notes and any other essential information. If you would like the GPX tracks we will send them to you at this stage.
4: Enjoy Your Adventure
We will meet you either on the evening you arrive or on the morning of your first cycle and get you set up with your bike, notes, GPS etc. Time to start exploring!
Please see our Booking Terms and Conditions.