The Glenlo Abbey Hotel is part of a 138 acre lake side estate which incorporates the Glenlo Abbey Golf Course.

Cycling on the Estate

Enjoy a cycle ride around Glenlo Abbey Estate with views overlooking Lough Corrib and the rugged landscape into Connemara.

Make use of our estate bicycles, complimentary to our hotel residents. We can arrange a picnic for you, to get away from it all and take advantage of the 138 acres. 

Download a map of Glenlo Abbey Estate.

Galway City Cycling Tours

Take a cycle tour of Galway City with Galway City Cyle Tours. . Starting in Salthill, you will cycle to the Famine Monument and Nimmos Pier. Cutting through the west you visit the home of actor and author Walter Macken and continue onto the beautiful and peaceful Eglington canal before entering the grounds of the National University of Ireland Galway. 

Mountain Bike Trails in Connemara

For the more adventurous why not take on the magnificent Derroura Mountain Bike Trail.
Derroura Mountain Bike Trail Network, is over 16 km in length and lies at the gateway to Connemara. The trails offer you massive views north into the Maam valley and westwards to the Twelve Pins.
Derroura offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Connemara. You will face long climbs and thrilling descents with great views overlooking the entire of Lough Corrib from the halfway point of the trails.
There are fabulous views of the Twelve Pins and Connemara landscape and it is a must for anyone who wants to experience Wild Ireland.


Using specially designed bikes with suspension to absorb the lumps and bumps of off-road terrain, this is all about feeling the squelch of mud under your tyres and the backsplash from puddles spattering your face as you explore rough forest roads, narrow twisting routes through the trees and hair raising descents.

Bike hire available from Derroura Bike Hire

We can arrange a guide and transfers upon request from the hotel.

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Cycling in Connemara

Connemara is known for its wild, rugged and “savage beauty”-(Oscar Wilde).

With our unique location, only 4 miles from Galway, yet we have the beautiful Connemara just on our doorstep. Choose from a number of nearby cycles. We can arrange for you to be collected here at Glenlo Abbey Hotel where you can choose from a number of nearby cycles, depending on what level or distance you wish to travel.

Easy: Moycullen to Oughterard 24km/ 15 miles 
Easy to Moderate: Moycellen to Spiddal and Glenlo Abbey 36km / 23 miles
Moderate: Oughterard - via Shanaghfeistin - Maam Cross 57km/ 35 miles 

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Cycling in Connemara, 2 Night Package

Take advantage of our unique location on the doorstep to Connemara and enjoy a Cycling Package to include:

  • Two Nights accommodation in a Classic King Room or Twin Room 
  • Start your day with a sumptous breakfast served in the elegant surroundings of the Riverroom Restaurant each morning.
  • Meet your cycling guide, who will arrange bicycles and route maps. Choose from three route options with drop off and collection included.
  • Take in the wild and rugged Connemara scenery and enhance your cycle with trips to local cultural experiences enroute, such as Aughnanure Castle, Brigits Celtic Gardens or Cnoc Suain a 17th century Connemara Clochán (Additional fees & pre-booking may apply)
  • Return to the hotel for Dinner on one evening of choice aboard the Pullman Restaurant.
  • Check-out at your leisure
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