Three Day Cycle Trip

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3 Day Cycle Trip
Trip Grade: Blue:  These tours demand a better standard of fitness and ability, usually gained through regular exercise. There will be some hills and clients may be active for 3-4 hours per day .
Day 1: Tubbercurry to Enniscrone via Lough Talt
Highlights:
  • Mass Rock
  • Lough Talt Crannog
  • Bealanassa Waterfall
  • Enniscrone Beach
Our trip starts in the small town of Tubbercurry and we travel west to the Ox Mountains. The Ox Mountains are the least visited Mountains in Ireland and this adds to the charm. This beautiful Mountain range is home to many lakes that have been beautifully carved out by glaciers. Wild goat and Fallow deer roam these lands which brings home that you are in one of Irelands Wildest places. As the cycle continues to the small Village of Bonniconlon we have a chance to visit some of the many Ring Forts and Crannog’s en route . We cycle through the village to the famous fishing town of Ballina on the banks of the River Moy to arrive at your accommodation. If your still full of energy there are plenty of things to do in Balllina with Seaweed baths , golf, fishing and castles to be visited and much more. Your guide can sort all this out for you.
Day 2: Ballina to Aughris head
Highlights:
  • Stunning Views of Ox mountains and Atlantic Ocean
  • Easkey Tower
  • Split Rock
  • 300 year old Thatch Pub
We say goodbye to Ballina and head for County Sligo famous for its big waves, artists and poets. It's most famous being WB Yeats. Sligo is been dubbed Ireland's adventure capital and after spending time here it's hard not to be influenced by that sense of adventure. Our first stop is the seaside town of Enniscrone. This is a popular place for Irish families to visit and its easy to why as you pass through. We continue east along the Wild Atlantic Way. Cycling along the coastline with the most spectacular views of the Ox mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The next stop is Easkey Tower where we will visit the castle and watch the world lass surf. Next up is the Spilt rock. This rock stands out form the surrounding landscape. It's said that Fionn mac Cumhal thru this rock here, furious that it did not reach the sea he jumped from the mountains and spit the rock with his sword. Legend has it that if you walk thru the rock three times it will close on you. Are you brave enough? Assuming the rock did not close on you we continue cycling to Aughris Head where will we stay for the night. It's the perfect place to sip on a well earned pint of Guinness, The beach bar is a 300 year old pub that has been in the mc Dermott family for 300 years and is a regular spot for Irish Trad musicians. Feel free to explore the pristine beaches and cliff tops walks before settling in for the night.
Day 3: Aughris to Glencar via boat trip
Highlights:
  • Boat trip across Sligo bay
  • Cycle through Dartry Mountains
  • Glencar Waterfall and Valley
After breakfast we load our bikes onto a boat and sail across Sligo bay to Raghly harbour. We take our bikes off and begin our day of cycling on the quiet back roads of Maugherow. As we hug the wild Atlantic coastline for the morning we then head into the Dartry Mountains. These flat top mountains were formed as a result of glaciers retreating into the ocean and carving out the beautiful table top mountains and valleys that are here today. Cycling through this limestone region will take your breath away with every corner offering a better view than the last. We stop for Tea in the heart of Glencar valley - There is no better place to sip on tea and look out over the lake. We will also visit two of Irelands most famous Waterfalls. The highest and the most beautiful. You can choose to stop here and transfer back to accommodation or continue cycling.