Inishmaan Bike Tour

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From EUR 99

Inishmaan, the middle of the chain of Aran Islands, is like no other place. It has been long sheltered from tourism and has only recently been welcoming visitors to it's Irish speaking shores. As with the other two islands, Inishmaan is a limestone paradise, teeming with wildlife and flowers. It is also home to a large amount of important archaeological sites as there is evidence of inhabitants on the island dating from 2500 BC.

 

Dún Chonchúir (Conor's Fort) is the largest of two stone forts on Inishamaan. It's an ancient oval stone fort, dating to pre-Christian times while Dún Fearbhaí is the smaller of the two and dates from the 4th century AD and is unusual in being almost rectangular. It is thought that these forts, along with others on the Aran Islands were constructed by chieftains from wealthy communities. They served as not only to defend settlements and offer refuge in times of danger but also as a status symbol, a demonstration of rank. These forts also serve in a more romanticised myth surround the Fir Bolg people, who were fleeing west after being overthrown by a rapacious conqueror. Either way, these ancient sites offer amazing insight into a long, storied history.

 

Inishmaan also served as a home to famous play write, John Millington Synge, who stayed on the island every summer from 1898 to 1902. It was his publication, The Aran Islands in 1907 which offered the outside world a glimpse into the traditions and beauty of Inishmaan. Synge's Chair or Cathaoir Synge which was the writer's favourite place on the island, overlooks Inishmor and the Atlantic, offering spectacular views and inspiration for those who have come after Synge.

 

Our guided cycling tour takes in these spectacular sites and much more. This tour offers an escape from the fast-paced modern world and brings you back to a more easier way of life.

We organize everything needed for our day out, including your ferry tickets and lunch, not to mention bikes and guides! So what are you waiting for?

 

 

From EUR 99

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Highlights

  • Price per person is €99
  • Included in the price is: a guide, bike, helmet, ferry ticket to and from the island, and a packed lunch
  • This tour operates from April 1st to October 31st
  • Tour starts from Doolin pier, first ferry leaving Doolin at 9am  (this may vary depending on time of year) and returning to Doolin on the last ferry from the Island at 5pm (this may vary)
  • Group sizes up to 8 people
  • Decent level of fitness and cycling experience required
  • We can put together packages for team building, stags, hens, family groups with our sister company North Clare Sea Kayaking, and accommodation providers and restaurants

Route

  1. Doolin (IE)