Eco Experiences in the Burren… 

EARLY BIRD CYCLING TOUR

Guided cycling tour through limestone pavements in the BurrenAn early morning guided cycling tour through the heart of the Burren followed by a delicious mouth-watering breakfast at Burren Fine Wine & Food. This experience was acknowledged as one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Activities along the Wild Atlantic  Way in 2014. Included on Failte Ireland’s original 50 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way it was also featured on RTE’s Eco Eye programme.

Starting at 7.30am when the roads are quieter and the birds are singing, peacefully pedalling through this spectacular landscape is a magical experience for you and your family to remember for many a day after your Burren visit.

Inner Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath). Photo by J. Demetrescu 2008As well as magnificent scenery you will also enjoy a visit to Ballyallaban Ring Fort with its earthen bank.

Cahermore Stone Fort - The BurrenCahermore Stone Fort with the remains of internal structures.

One and a half miles from Cahermore is the town land of Gleninsheen famous for its Irish Bronze Age Collar of Gold found here in 1934 and of course Gleninsheen wedge shaped gallery grave (another of Ireland’s many Diarnaid’s and Grainne’s Bed).


Also on route are the world famous Poulnabroune Portal Tomb, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulawack Cairn, the Kilconrney Caves and Cahermacnaughten the cashel that served as a law school until the 17th century.

Best place to eat in the burrenFinally, cycle to the top of the famous Corkscrew Hill to enjoy amazingly beautiful views of the valley, and Galway Bay, before coasting down to Burren Fine Wine and Food for breakfast.

Here you will be greeted with aromas of freshly brewed coffee and home baking.

You can choose a breakfast of fresh free-range eggs from a neighbouring farm and hot scones straight from our oven or an Organic Smoked Salmon Bagel using salmon from the Burren Smokehouse and bagels from New Quay.

Free Optional extras:
Burren Fine Wine & Food is ideally situated for further exploration of the Burren either on foot or by bike. If you are availing of the morning bike hire you may drop the bike back to us. If using your own bike you are welcome to lock it up and leave it at Burren Fine Wine while you explore the Burren on foot.

Step out in style and eat without guilt as you make a very light footprint on the planet!


Please visit our Ecotourism page for more information on Burren Ecotourism and Environment policies.