GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN THE WEST OF IRELAND
Hiking & Biking in Connemara & Mayo
This trip has a bit of everything, hillwalking, sightseeing, historical famine road, holy mountain and the famous Greeeway.
What's Included in this tour:
• 7 day tour
• 7 nights B&B accommodation
• 7 Irish breakfasts
• 3 and a half days walking
• Greenway cycle
• Pack lunches provided on walking / cycle days
• Experienced local guide
• All transport to and from the walks
• Transfer to your accommodation from Westport Railway station – this applies to
the 15.55 arrival only
• Transfer to town each evening
A taxi is necessary for your return home. This costs no more than €8.
What's not included in this tour:
7 dinners, drinks, entrance to Kylemore Abbey – the group rate in 2016 was €9.
Price: €800 – no single supplement.
Departure Dates 2018:
Arrive: Arrive Westport train station on the afternoon train due at 15.55 hours and transfer to your B&B just outside Westport by minbus. Your accommodation is the Belclare View B&B, Belclare, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland. Tel / Fax + 353 (0)98 26090
Dinner in Westport town at a restaurant of your own choosing. For anyone who wants some musical entertainment. Westport is a veritable Mecca for traditional music with a member of the famous Chieftains owning a bar in the main street.
Arrive: Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park followed by a visit to Kylemore Abbey afterwards. Please note that tour price does not include entrance to Abbey
Walk time: 3 hours – Height gain 465m, distance 5 miles.
Day 3 Killary Harbour & Western Way
Beginning just outside the village of Leenane our walk commences on the Western Way. This is followed by a 15 minute road walk before we join the famine road that runs through to Rosroe village.
Walk time 5 hours – 12 miles
Day 4 Croagh Patrick
Westport’s special mountain, this conical shaped mountain that dominates the landscape standing at 764m high offers breathtaking views of Clew Bay. The path to the summit has started to erode somewhat, and the climb to the top may not always be achieved as the weather and group fitness has to be factored in.
Day 5 Free day
The bus will take you to Westport town after breakfast.
Westport is a very special town and is unique in that its one of the few planned towns in Ireland. It has won the tidy towns completion several times and has been voted as Ireland’s best place to live. With its lively pubs and great choice of restaurants you will pass your day off very nicely.
Day 6 Bike the Greenway
You will be dropped in Achill and cycle the 25 miles back to Westport on the now disused Westport – Achill rail line.
Today is a half days walk. We start on the north side of Clew Bay wand walk a section of the Burrishoole bog roads. We will be back in Westport town by lunch time where you will have the opportunity to catch up on any last minute shopping.
We say farewell to each other .The bus will drop you at Westport railway station for the 09.45 departure.