This fully guided 2 day tour starts in Dublin and finishes in Galway, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Stretching from the west coast to east coast, the route takes in counties Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare and Dublin.

The tour starts from Dublin which is well known for the Guinness factory and the famous Temple Bar. Dublin may be a small capital, but its cosmopolitan bone fides have been firmly established. Beyond its impressive collection of museums and galleries, and its choice of food from all four corners of the globe. It will be a relaxed start in the morning giving everyone time for breakfast before we depart mid morning.

The tour stops in Tullamore for the night  – Tullamore is a town in County Offaly who’s famous export is Tullamore Dew – an Irish whiskey distilled by Tullamore Distillery.

We arrive in Galway at the end of the second day. Galway is often referred to as the ‘most Irish’ of Ireland’s cities, it’s the only one where you’re likely to hear Irish spoken in the streets, shops and pubs. Bridges arch over the salmon-stuffed River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, on Galway Bay, the source of the area’s famous oysters. Accommodation will be provided in Tullamore and Galway.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Dublin
DEPARTURE TIME The tour is due to depart from Dublin at 10:30am
INCLUDED
Welcome pack including – Training advice, Nutrition advice and samples, Route details including profiles, maps and itinerary & Kit list
Accommodation and breakfast in Tullamore and Galway (shared in twin room)
Scenic, low traffic routes that have been thoughtfully created and tested
Experienced cycling guide who will navigate and support you throughout the ride (maximum group size is 1 guide to 6 cyclists)
Support van to help with mechanical issues and refuelling
Transfer of luggage from Dublin to Tullamore to Galway
Train tickets for travel back from Galway to Dublin at the end of the tour
1 spare female and 1 spare male bike available should mechanical issues on your bike be unrepairable
Transfer of bikes from Galway to Dublin
Champagne celebration
Personalised certificate and medal to proudly show friends and family
NOT INCLUDED
Flights or Transport to Dublin.
Insurance for you or your bike – kindly note that we require evidence of suitable travel insurance and European Health Insurance Card (where applicable), a minimum of 1 month in advance of the ride start date.
Evening and daytime meals.
Onward travel from Dublin train station following return from Galway.

 

On-Bike Statistics: Totals: 138 (miles), 1,024 (m), 3360 (ft) elevation across 2 days of riding
Available Dates: Friday 30th June 2017 – Sunday 2nd July 2017
Start Point: Dublin
Finish Point: Galway

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Day 1: Friday 30th June 2017

Meet the RTE team and your fellow cyclists at the starting location in central Dublin at 10:30am
Cycle 70 miles West to Tullamore (Irish triple blend whiskey making town)
Arrive at hotel/B&B early evening
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Day 2: Saturday 1st July 2017

Meet for breakfast at 7am before cycling 65 miles West to Galway
Arrive in Galway mid afternoon, champagne celebration by the coast!
Arrive in hotel late afternoon
*Meet for pre-booked celebratory meal at 8pm
(Meal – £30 cost payable to RTE, includes 2 courses and some wine/beer/Guinness)
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Day 3: Sunday 2nd July 2017

You will be provided with train tickets valid for travel back to Dublin on 4th June
*The RTE team will transport your bikes back to Dublin
*Collect your bikes from the RTE van in central Dublin between 12 and 1pm
Make your way home or why not stay and enjoy more of the craic!
Guinness Factory
Temple_Bar
Kilbeggan Distillery