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Join us and explore Galway by Bike


Bike Tour Operator of the Year

Galway, Republic of Ireland

Riding your bike through the streets of Galway
is undoubtedly the best way to experience Galway City.

Galway City Cycle Tours is a new City Cycling Tour Company established in 2016. It is a marriage of a love of cycling and a passion to showcase the beautiful, historical and thriving city that is Galway. Having cycled, studied and lived in Galway for 30 years and enjoyed several city cycle tours in other countries around the World, it became apparent to me that Galway had all the ingredients necessary for a similar cycling tour.


The result is Galway City Cycle Tours, a tour which offers an insight into the history, beauty and fun of this wonderful place in the West of Ireland, recently awarded European Capital of Culture 2020. Galway is the midway point on the Wild Atlantic Way - the longest defined Coastal Tourist route in the world. So come join us on a guided city bike tour and see for yourself. You may not find your love on a bike but you will love what you find on a bike in Galway city.

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"fantastic...I will do it again.....".

Cathriona from Killarney

"stunning tour of a stunning city.....".

Turaseoirai from Galway

"we've done a few city tours around Europe but this was our favorite.....".

Annapapa from Kerry

"excellent way to appreciate Galway City and it's fascinating history.....".

Humf  from UK

"pace of tour suited me.....a non cyclist".

Fiona from Donegal

"We had an amazing time, we learned so much about Galway...had so much fun...".

Laura (Facebook)


"I'd highly recommend the tour if your looking for something different but great to do".

Sarah (Facebook)

"what a fantastic day with John and the gang cycling around Galway...this tour is a must when visiting Galway...".

Lorna (Facebook)

Explore Galway

As you explore the streets and waterways of Galway, you’ll discover some interesting facts and fables from our informative tour guide. This popular tour format will delight and entertain you. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and discover some of Galway city’s hidden gems.

The tour will last for 3 to 4 hours and will include a stop at a garden cafe where you can purchase tea/coffee and refreshments. The route is mostly flat and people with moderate fitness should be able to complete the tour comfortably. “Walk ups” or turning up on the day is an option subject to availability for that day but booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.


Tour Details

Price and Duration

The price is €30 and the tour will last for 3 to 4 hours. Shorter tour times can also be accommodated on request.

Starting Point

You can pick us up at the Aquarium, Salthill (see map for details).

Tour Dates and Times

Tours will start at 10:30am each morning. Please arrive at 10am. Contact us to discuss other start times.

Customised Tours

Please contact us for details in relation to Customised Tours, Company Outings or Private Tours.


Some of the sites visited on the tour…

  • The Claddagh
  • The Salthill Promenade
  • ‘The West.’
  • Walter Macken’s Birthplace
  • The Eglington Canal
  • The National University of Ireland
  • The Corrib River
  • Nora Barnacle’s home
  • St. Nicholas’ Church
  • Eyre square
  • The Spanish Arch
  • Galway History Museum


Bike Tour Operator of the Year

Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the tour start from?

The tour will start from the Aquarium, Salthill (see map for details).

Do you run tours all year round?

Tours will run all year round unless specific dates are not available when making a reservation. Please check reservations to enquire or contact us to confirm.

Do I need to make a reservation?

To avoid disappointment, it is recommended to make a reservation.

Is it possible to cancel a reservation?

Cancellations can only be made 48 hours in advance.

What is the duration of the tour?

The tour will last for 3 to 4 hours and will include a coffee break where you can purchase Tea/Coffee and refreshments. Shorter tour times can also be accommodated on request.

Do the tours take place even when it is raining?

The bike tours will take place even if it is raining. Tours may be cancelled in the event of severe weather warnings. Please phone in advance of travelling if in doubt.

What level of fitness is required?

The tour has been developed to suit all levels of fitness.

Is there an age or other restriction for the tour

Participants of 15 years or older may take the tour. People who are not clearly confident on a bike may be refused.

Will the tour take place on cycle paths or public roads?

The tour will be on a mixture of cycle paths and public roads. The standard safety requirements and courtesies will apply when cycling.

Do you accept cash or credit or debit cards for payment?

Cash is required as payment on the day. There are several ATM's in town and also in Salthill, not far from the Aquarium where you can withdraw cash.

How should I dress for the tour?

Wear clothing suitable for activity that you can add or remove depending on the weather. Good idea to bring along a raincoat or jacket, gloves, scarf and hat – just in case? Good idea to check the weather in advance so you can decide what is the most appropriate clothing.

What does the cost of the tour cover?
  • Guided Bike tour
  • Safety information
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Insurance

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Tel: 083 858 8899


Bike Tour Operator of the Year

Galway, Republic of Ireland