3 Day Shannon Highlands Tour

Cycling tour with glamping accommodation

This 3 day tour of Leitrim, a land of lakes and legends will whet your appetite to return and explore the best kept secret of the North West of Ireland.

Midweek €245 per person sharing

Weekend €260 per person sharing

Included in the package:

  • Top quality Kalkhoff Electric Bike
  • Equipment supplied includes safety helmet, high vis vest, rain cape, 52 liter waterproof double pannier bag for your luggage, trail map with information about the places of interest along the route.
  • Glamping accommodation at Pink Apple Orchard including self-service continental breakfast with freshly baked homemade bread and barbecue facilities for evening meal.
  • Packed lunch for day 2 and day 3.
  • Puncture repair kit and spare tube
  • Back up services of phone contact and breakdown assist
  • Transfer from Carrick on Shannon Train/Bus Station at no extra cost or if you come by car there is ample car parking at our premises

Transfer from Ireland West Airport Knock at an additional cost of €25 per person sharing, (€20 single supplement).
Cycling time: 18 Km to 35 km per day

Optional Extras:

Barbecue Pack for 2 people €50, booking required
1 Hour Guided Walk of Organic Farm at Mount Allen Organic Farm with historic house, farm animals, bog walk, river bank, bee hives, herb garden and more, €10 pp. Booking required.

Details of Tours

This 3 day tour of Leitrim, a land of lakes and legends will whet your appetite to return and explore the best kept secret of the North West of Ireland.
Day 1 (30 km cycle)

Cycle on the Kingfisher Cycle Trail and marvel at the majestic Lough Allen and Sliabh An Iarainn, the Iron Mountain as you cycle along a quiet country road with only the bird song and an occasional baa of the mountain sheep to disturb the peace. Discover holy wells; sweat houses (ancient form of a sauna unique to this area of Ireland), famine memorabilia, and much more. Stay in a luxury Eco-Glamping retreat surrounded by nature and the peaceful Leitrim countryside for complete rejuvenation for another day of breath-taking views. This is self-catering accommodation with facilities for cooking with separate kitchen facilities and a barbecue area (and/or communal kitchen area with gas cooker) for evening meal. Food for barbecue can be purchased en-route or taxi can be arranged to take you to a local Restaurant (25 mins drive).

Day 2 (18 km cycle with a longer route option available)

Cycle the Dawn of Hope Loop for stunning views over Lough Allen and surrounding drumlin countryside with many hills, glens and babbling brooks to explore. A picnic lunch with homemade soup and freshly made bread will be provided for a memorable lunch break at the Dawn of Hope Bridge while you marvel at the amazing landscape surrounding you. It really lives up to its name! Relax or take a swim at the sandy shoreline at Lough Allen’s Corry strand before returning to your Celtic Yurt accommodation at Pink Apple Orchard.

Day 3 (35 km cycle)

A packed lunch will be provided for your final day which takes you around the western shore of Lough Allen, one of the largest lakes on the River Shannon. Take a little detour up the side of Corry Mountain for stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges. Get up close to the wind farms to marvel at these giants on the landscape. Take a stroll on the winding pathway to discover the hidden waterfall at Scarden and see the full expanse of Lough Allen before you cycle downhill to Bellantra Bridge at the outfall of the River Shannon. Cycle back to base along the Lough Allen Canal for a really peaceful trip by the waters edge.

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