Great Explorations

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Trip Dates:

May 7-13
June 7-13
June 21-27
July 5-11
August 18-24
September 2-8

May 6-12
June 6-12
June 20-26
July 4-10
August 17-23
September 1-7

Self-guided and custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.


Trip Size:

8-16 participants

Total Days:

7 days/ 6 nights




Atlantic View House, Doolin

Kilmurvey House, Aran Islands

Zetland House, Cashel Bay


Activity Level:

20-40+ miles daily


Mostly level with some rolling hills


Land Cost (current year):
US $2450
Includes 6B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $600

Bike Rental:
US $180

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Having cycled all over Ireland, we have found the western coast region including Ennis, the Aran Islands and Connemarato have the most spectacular scenery, with a tremendous abundance of historical monuments, a rich and unique culture, warm and inviting people, and surprisingly few tourists. The hotels and food are a highlight with genuine hospitality. This should be our most popular tour!


Atlantic View House, Doolin

A family run hotel with spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, the Atlantic View House has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The O’Brien’s have been welcoming guests here since 1974 and with just 12 tastefully decorated rooms they offer comfortable intimate lodging and a friendly welcome.

Kilmurvey House, Aran Islands

This venerable B&B is steeped in history and has been hosting guests for over 3 generations. This eighteenth century home has been recently renovated to the highest standards while maintaining its old style charm. Recent guests have included Hollywood celebrities who come, as we do, for the wonderful hospitality.

Zetland House , Cashel

Built in 1850 as a fishing lodge for Ballynahinch Castle, this hotel has been recently refurbished and under new management. There are large grounds with tennis courts, large billiard lounge, and a pub next door. The restaurant boasts views over Cashel Bay and fruit and vegetables come from the property.

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What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

  • Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • 6 nights lodging
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
  • Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • Detailed map and route instructions
  • All baggage transportation (right to your room)
  • All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

The extension includes 2 nights at the Hostellerie de Plaisance, St. Emilion. It is described as ‘the most luxurious hotel in St. Emilion with an elegant gourmet restaurant and terrace.’

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247



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