8-Day Self-Guided Burren Cycle

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Self Guided

The perfect way for the independent explorer to see our hidden gems & discover the many routes less travelled.
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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.
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7 nights stay,
5/6 days cycles
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It is hard to find a tour in Ireland that captures some of the finest coastal scenery, inland charms, historic monuments & dramatic landscape contrasts as those found on our Burren Cycle.

Bordered by the Shannon River to the east and south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Galway Bay to the north – Clare gives all the beauty and splendour found in all of Ireland – in one small area. Taking time to cycle this region will give you the greatest insight into just what it is that makes Ireland so unique.

8-Day Self-Guided Burren Clare Cycle Supplement costs are as follows;

Single Room Supplement €190 | Solo Traveller Supplement €335

Hybrid Bike Supplement – €130.00 | Road Bike Supplement – €180.00 | eBike Supplement – €350.00

Upgrade options are in the downloadable itinerary here.

Should you decide to choose Solo Traveller Supplement please note the single room supplement costs are already included.

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team here.

To see a short video of some of the highlights on this tour check out our YouTube channel here.



Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way

Visit the Burren

Take a boat trip to Scattery Island

Experience the Cliffs of Moher

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Digital Route Notes & Maps or GPS Navigation app
Holiday specialists to handle the details of your trip
24 hour telephone support service
Upgrade option available – Please see downloadable PDF itinerary for details

Upgrade Options

Prices quoted are for the Silver Option. If you would like to upgrade please mention your desired option from the below table on the booking form page.


8-Day Self-Guided Burren Clare Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €750


Day 1 - Ennis
Arrive in Ennis and check into your B&B. Collect your bicycle (if hiring) and Information pack, if you have time take the short circular cycle to Quin and Knappogue Castle returning to Ennis for your overnight.
Day 2 - Ennis to Kilrsu
Leaving Ennis for Kilrush you cycle along the north shore of the mighty Shannon River Estuary which hosts beautiful views over North Kerry and Scattery Island. The town of Kilrush has a wonderful marina and offers the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip to the prized Scattery Island boasting a wonderful monastic settlement dating back centuries.

Total Distance: 61km | Total Ascent: 544m | Total Descent: 535m
Day 3 - Kilrush to Kilkee
Today’s cycle takes you from Kilrush to Carrigaholt & the beautiful Loop Head cycle. Overlooking the Shannon Estuary, south to County Kerry & north up towards the Cliffs of Moher. Completing your circuit, you end your day in the seaside town of Kilkee. Overnight in Kilkee.

Total Distance: 40.3km | Total Ascent: 423m | Total Descent: 426m
Day 4 - Kilkee to Lahinch
From Kilkee, your cycle takes you along the south-western shores of County Clare as you follow north through the seaside village called Spanish point which takes its name from the stories of Spanish Armada ships washing up on the coastline and many Spanish sailors who made it ashore. This region of Clare is a very traditional region & many Irish people holiday here, making it a great place to “meet the locals” while enjoying some super coastal scenery. Overnight in Lahinch.

Total Distance: 54.5km | Total Ascent: 530m | Total Descent: 528m
Day 5 - Lahinch to Doolin
Continuing north from Milltown Malbay, you pass the famous Lahinch Golf Course before reaching the coast town of Liscannor – famous for its stone work. Continuing on to the Cliffs of Moher, we encourage you to stop here and enjoy a walk out to these impressive cliffs with wonderful views across to the Aran Islands. Continuing to your accommodation in Doolin – you will have a chance to enjoy some great traditional Irish music as you overnight here.

Total Distance: 27.4km | Total Ascent: 396m | Total Descent: 386m
Day 6 - Rest Day or Doolin Loop
This is your opportunity to take a rest day & we recommend you take this opportunity to visit one of the famous & beautiful Aran Islands. If you are unable to make a 9-Day holiday, then we suggest you enjoy this loop in place of the Aran Islands.
As you cycle to the northern corner of County Clare this is one of the most spectacular regions in Ireland – known as “The Burren”. You will be amazed by this landscape & the variety of rock formations. It is wonderful just to park up your bike for a short time & walk across sections of these “paving slabs” to explore the amazing flora hidden in the cracks & crevices. Reaching the village of Ballyvaughan offers you a beautiful place to refresh & enjoy some local cooking or snacks before you return to Doolin.

Total Distance: 42.4km | Total Ascent: 579m | Total Descent: 576m
Day 7 - Doolin to Ennis
Your final cycle will take you through the heart of County Clare, through farming communities giving you a great immersion into rural Ireland. You will meander through villages such as Corofin and other mystical sounding places on a network of backroads as you return to Ennis for your last overnight.

Total Distance: 48.4km | Total Ascent: 452m | Total Descent: 476m
Day 8 - Ennis to Dublin
After breakfast you leave your cycles behind you and return to Dublin.

Departure Dates

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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.

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