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 with more than ninety "5 star" reviews and awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018. This tour 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.
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.
The starting location may vary but you will be notified of the exact starting location when you book your tour. Our current starting location is St Judes Lodge B&B, College Road, just off Eyre Square and identified on Google maps.
Tour Dates and Times
Tours will start at 10:30am each morning during Summer months (21st June to 31st August). Please arrive at 10am. Alternative start times may be accommodated - contact us for details.
FOOD & CYCLING TOUR
CYCLE AND EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE CITY OF THE TRIBES
This combination tour (cycle for 2 hours followed by 2 hour food tour) allows you to discover Galway in a new light.
As you explore the streets and waterways of Galway by bike, you’ll discover some beautiful sights and hear fascinating tales from our informative tour guide. This popular tour format will delight and entertain you.
Following our breathtaking cycle we will be stopping in the city center to explore and discover some of Galway's hidden food gems. Galway Food Tours (http://www.galwayfoodtours.com) is a 2 hour culinary walking tour of Galway. It gives a great overview of our passionate people and our beautiful produce which combine to make Galway one of Ireland's gourmet jewels. During the tour you will meet artisan producers and sample their products with an experienced guide, giving you insights to our local favorites and treasured ingredients.
Bookings On Request. Minimum number of 4 people per group. Cost €55 per person.
Contact Sheena on +353 86 733 2885 to book or John +353 83 858 8899
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
Frequently Asked Questions
The tour will start from St Judes Lodge B&B, College Road, Galway but sometimes the starting point will vary. Confirmation of any change to the starting point will be advised at the time of booking or prior to the start of the tour. St Judes Lodge B&B, College Road is just off Eyre Square and identified on Google maps.
Tours can be booked every day (June-August) and on Saturdays and Sundays (September-May). Please check reservations to enquire or contact us to confirm.
To avoid disappointment, it is recommended to make a reservation.
Cancellations can only be made 48 hours in advance.
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.
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.
The tour has been developed to suit all levels of fitness.
Participants of 15 years or older may take the tour. People who are not clearly confident on a bike may be refused.
The tour will be on a mixture of cycle paths and public roads. The standard safety requirements and courtesies will apply when cycling.
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.
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.
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