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Cycling the Burren and Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling the Burren and Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way or cycling through the Burren National Park in Clare is something that a lot of people have on their bucket lists. Of course they do, the scenery in the Burren rivals anything else like it in the world and the Wild...

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The Burren – Not What You Think

The Burren – Not What You Think

The Burren in North Clare is a tough nut to crack. When it's described as a rocky, moon-like landscape it's hard to see it as  a place that supports such a diverse range of life. It's the kind of place that invites further exploration and requires deeper...

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Secret Shoppers…

Secret Shoppers…

Last Summer, West Coast Cycle Tours was entered into a Business Excellence Awards Competition in County Clare. Our category was the Top Tourism Experience - and it was hotly contested! With so many great places to visit and things to do in Clare, it was always going...

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FAQ

FAQ

In case you were wondering If you’re thinking about taking a cycle holiday here on Ireland’s west coast, have a look through our Frequently Asked Questions to inform yourself of what you may need, what weather to prepare for etc. If you have any other questions,...

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Just when you think you've seen the Burren and Clare's Wild Atlantic Way at their most amazing and from every angle, someone comes along and improves everything! For West Coast Cycle Tours it has always been a dream to produce an inspiring and beautiful promotional...

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If You Hadn’t Already Heard…

If You Hadn’t Already Heard…

Lots of people are planning tours of the Wild Atlantic Way - and if you're reading this, so are you!! To give you some idea of how popular the Wild Atlantic Way is becoming then get this: in 2015 over 1.4 million people visited the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare....

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Drink. Feck. Arse. Girls.

Drink. Feck. Arse. Girls.

You haven't really had the proper of experience of Clare's Wild Atlantic Way and Burren National Park until you've stood at the gates of Father Ted's Parochial House and kicked your friend up the arse. Really, you haven't! If you've never seen or heard of...

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Clare – The French Connection?

Clare – The French Connection?

Clare, a beautiful county in the west of Ireland, is largely surrounded by water. The wild Atlantic attacks the shores to the west, down south the tranquil Shannon Estuary meets the sea and to the east Ireland's longest river - The Shannon pours into Lough...

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On the advice of Seamus Heaney…

On the advice of Seamus Heaney…

It's easy sometimes to let the time slip by. To let the days melt into one and let the seaons change without acknowledgement. It's easy to forget how easy it is to find and explore the gentle, rugged beauty on our own doorstep. We often get stuck in uninspiring ruts...

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What To Know Before You Go…

What To Know Before You Go…

Planning your Wild Atlantic Way journey with West Coast Cycle Tours? Wondering what exactly you'll need to make the day as comfortable, fun and enjoyable as possible? We've thought of everything... Clothing With the ever-changing weather on the West Coast...

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Don’t Get Me Anything Too Big…

Don’t Get Me Anything Too Big…

We all lie. Everyone does it. The little white lies. The more serious lies. Lies to save someone's feelings. Lies to save your bacon. Lies are common. None more common than that little lie we tell each other around this time of year: "Don't get me anything too big..."...

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8 Reasons To Get On Your Bike

8 Reasons To Get On Your Bike

We've heard all the talk about biking popularity on the rise. We've seen the Lycra-Lads whizzing by. We've probably even thought about cleaning the old bike in the garage. But what are the advantages to cycling? Why hop on the saddle and pedal for a few...

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Get Friendly With Cairde!

Get Friendly With Cairde!

A cycling holiday in Ireland is a great way to explore the country as it offers spectacular scenery, breathtaking landscapes and endless opportunities to find your adventurous side! People often say that cycling is a great way to stay in shape - and it is! - but when...

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Take a Holiday with a Difference

Take a Holiday with a Difference

It's the August bank holiday 2014, the weather is just perfect and everyone in Ireland - it seems - is going somewhere! A line from Christy Moore's famous 'Lisdoonvarna' springs to mind... "We go there and they come here..." People are sampling sections of the Wild...

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Follow The Squiggle

Follow The Squiggle

It's at the stage where you're beginning to lose hope. Your "helpful" back-seat drivers start to shift in their seats and mumble about trying their phones or asking someone for directions. In my case, male pride kicks in and just as I begin to state my case and insist...

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Spirit of Adventure in Lahinch!

Spirit of Adventure in Lahinch!

If ever you've dreamed of travelling along Ireland's rugged west coast it's probably safe to assume you're a fan of adventure. If you find yourself here on Clare's west coast then there's one place you have to look up! It's a wild February night and I'm at the new...

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The Wild Atlantic Day

The Wild Atlantic Day

The Wild Atlantic Way is fast becoming Ireland's most recognized brand and most talked-about and travelled roadway. Have no doubt, The Wild Atlantic Way will become Ireland's rite of passage destination for a huge number of visitors in much the same way as Route 66 or...

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About West Coast Cycle Tours

About West Coast Cycle Tours

A few words of thanks... That's me. The clown in the picture above. Don't worry about the other guy in the background. He won't be joining us... My name is Enda McGuane, owner of West Coast Cycle Tours. Where I’m from is a source of great pride to me and whenever a...

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