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Galway, Ireland

Miami, Florida
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Galway, Ireland

I am staying in Galway for three nights and we would like to use one of the days to explore nearby towns by bike as my husband and I are training for triathlon and could use the mileage. Another post I read says "It is very reasonable that people would cycle to Spiddal, Athenry, Tuam ect depending on the level of fitness you have - Tuam is roughly 25 miles away, Spiddal 15 miles away and Athenry is roughly 15 miles also." So with that in mind, we are pretty sure we have the fitness level to go that mileage. The question is, where do you rent these bikes?? Anyone has recommendations? We will not have a car so ideally it should be close to the Asgard Guest House since this is where we are staying. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Galway, Ireland

I can't think of a reason to go to Tuam unless I'm going up to collect someone from Knock? Spiddal fine possibly go Moycullen? even Oughterard and drop back down onto the bay. as you say it depends on your fitness level.

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Miami, Florida
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2. Re: Galway, Ireland

So, is it worth going to any of these towns in bicycle?

boston, ma
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3. Re: Galway, Ireland

The big draw in Athenry is the medieval castle which you can tour.

Galway, Ireland
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for Connemara, The Burren, Galway, Western Ireland
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4. Re: Galway, Ireland

The lads at West Ireland Cycling will sort you out with the bike hire. The store is located right next door to Monroe's Bar.

https://westirelandcycling.com/

https://goo.gl/TXjFJL ---- This route is a tough one but the scenery is amazing. Galway to Oughterard and over the signposted Seanafeisteen Pass. Take the N59 to Oughterard and it's the left-hand-turn just before the small bridge as you leave Oughterard. Heading back to Galway via the R336 Road. It's a challenge to say to least but I'd sat you're well up for it.

Miami, Florida
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5. Re: Galway, Ireland

Thanks so much!

Galway,Ireland
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6. Re: Galway, Ireland

Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross and back in via Maum, Clonbur and Cong. Might be pushing it but the scenery would be superb. Definitely go as far as Oughterard and Maam Cross anyway.

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