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CycleWest Ireland

CycleWest Ireland offer premier bike tours in Ireland: Connemara, the Aran Islands and the West Coast of Ireland. 
Company rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 reviews
CycleWest Ireland

International Bike Tour Operators

Website: http://www.cyclewest.com/

COMPANY DETAILS

Phone: 353 91 877323

Location: IRELAND

Price: Value Upscale Luxury

CycleWest Ireland offer premier bike tours in Ireland: Connemara, the Aran Islands and the West Coast of Ireland. 


USER REVIEWS

Average user rating from: 4 users

Overall rating
4.2 (4)
Guide Quality
4.8 (4)
Hotel / Accommodations
4.5 (4)
Food
4.3 (4)
Bike Quality
3.8 (4)
Value
3.8 (4)
Customer Service
4.0 (4)
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REVIEWED BY Sue on Jul 22, 2016

Wild Connemara Bike Tour

I agree with Toby's review. Fidelma was a great and attentive guide and support person. The routes that she chose were interesting, beautiful and without much traffic. I stayed in the inn accommodations and both the food and the room/inn were very good. The people were friendly, the countryside and villages were beautiful and the food was wonderful! I would highly recommend this bike tour and company for anyone who wants to see Ireland by bicycle. I only wish that the tour was more than 4 days of biking. It would be great to have 6-7 day bike tour. One additional suggestion is to update the tour information so that it's clear what is covered by the tour and what the traveler is expected to cover. In my case it was a wonderful surprise to find out that all the meals and side stops/tours were included in the cost of the tour itself.

REVIEW

Location of Tour

Connemara, Ireland

Your Location

USA

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Overall rating
4.5
Guide Quality
4.0
Hotel / Accommodations
4.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY judy j. on Jul 22, 2016

We had a tour group of 13 women. Each of us had sent in our height and inseam sizes to Fidelma many months before the trip. The trip was six days long with four days of biking planned. When the bikes arrived they were all men's bikes, too large for about six of the women to ride safely. They did not all have water bottle cages, panniers and pedal baskets as advertised. So we were left following the owner around as she scrambled to rent bikes that would fit us. About 4 of us lost time on the bikes and had to ride in the sag wagon at different times because of the mistake. Very disappointing to miss out on biking when we only had four days in total to bike. The owner did not apologize for her mistake or compensate us for the inconvenience. The lodging, food and our guide Patsy were all wonderful!

REVIEW

Location of Tour

west connemara, ireland

Your Location

bellevue, wa usa

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Overall rating
2.9
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
4.0
Bike Quality
1.0
Value
1.0
Customer Service
1.0

REVIEWED BY Brian on Jul 22, 2016

West Coast Adventure tour

My wife and I took the West Coast Adventure tour at the end of August. It was late in the season and we were the only two people on this particular tour. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed a lot of personal attention from our tour guide. We loved the itinerary. We had two days to ride in the Burren and on a coastal road in County Clare, a day in the Aran Islands, and two days in the Connemara. We had some rain during our tour but we were able either to ride through it or just spend more time in the car getting a personal driving tour from the operator and chatting about all sorts of local matters. Our time on the Aran Islands was a highlight of our vacation. The ring forts on the cliffs on Inishmore were breathtaking. I'll admit that when I initially reviewed our agenda I questioned the value of visiting the islands in light of the amount of time it took to travel out and back on the ferry. It proved well worth the trip. Our tour operator went to all ends to make our experience interesting, comfortable, and efficient. She acted as a support car on the road and then stayed with us at all sightseeing stops, always adding interesting bits of information on top of what we otherwise would have gotten. The only time we were alone was on the one-day Aran Island excursion. We loved the inns that were selected, especially the Quay House in Clifden. The prearranged restaurants were varied and food was good. I would recommend staying at the inns instead of paying for the 'lux' option unless you have some special zeal to stay overnight in a castle. One thing to be aware of is that unless you are an extremely competitive cyclist (and maybe even if you are) you will probably not have time to complete the extra-mileage extensions on this tour. There is simply too much to see and do at the planned stops, plus you will want to pause here and there to take photos during your rides. I suppose you could race around like mad to tally up the extra miles, but if you do then you are probably missing the point. All in all a great trip. Hope to go back again one day.

REVIEW

Location of Tour

the Burren, Aran Islands, Connemara

Your Location

North Carolina (USA)

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Overall rating
4.7
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
4.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Toby Marwil on Jul 22, 2016

Fidelma was an excellent and attentive guide and bike support person. The routes she chose were interesting, scenic and safe. She let us ride at our own pace, never rushing us or pushing us. She was a font of interesting information at our various stops along the way. The equipment was fine, and on the one occasion where there was a small problem, she had it fixed immediately. We stayed at two different bed and breakfasts. One was outstanding, but the other was just fair. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and truly the highlight of our trip to Ireland.

REVIEW

Location of Tour

From the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher

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Overall rating
4.7
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
4.0
Food
4.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0