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Cycling & Kayaking

Miles of cycling routes to explore

Cyclists of all abilities will enjoy discovering the wonderful countryside by bike – getting fit and having fun at the same time! The Lodge at Ashford Castle has mile upon mile of great cycling trails, from leisurely pathways to more challenging routes.  We are able to provide cycle hire and a map of the most popular routes to help start you off! 

Cycling tuition

For those looking to brush up on their cycling technique, we offer lessons from a qualified MBLA instructor and our guided cycling tours cater for all levels and are ideal for discovering the fascinating history and heritage of the area – with breathtaking views along the way. 

For the more enthusiastic rider we can arrange guided bike tours which provide an amazing opportunity to see Cong and learn of its history and heritage. Departing at 10am or 2pm daily, the tour duration is 2 hours and caters for all levels of ability. 

Cycling at Ashford Castle

Please note: Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Kayaking on Lough Corrib

Glide along the Lough

Spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon kayaking on the River Cong, accompanied by an experienced guide.

The Ashford Adventure three hour Pedal & Paddle experience caters for all levels from beginners to the more experienced. The tour starts with a cycle along the quiet leafy lanes that lead to huge expanses of mountain and valley followed by a paddle along the river bank and out onto the sparkling waters of Lough Corrib.  It’s a great combination for all ages and fitness levels, and no previous experience is required.

Depart at 10am or 2pm.



Half day bike rental - €25 per adult, €20 per child (under 16)

Full day bike rental - €40 per adult, €30 per child (under 16)

Private 90 minute cycle tour - €55 per adult, €35 per child, minimum 2 people and age minimum 8 years

Connemara three hour guided cycle tour - €110 per adult (three people minimum)

2-3 hour mountain bike lesson & trail ride - €90 per adult, €60 per child (minimum age 8 years). Minimum of two people 


Two-hour Corrib kayaking -  €75 per adult, €55 per child (must be at least 8 years old). Minimum of two people. Departure at 10am or 2pm

Pedal & Paddle experience

Three-hour Pedal and Paddle tour (cycle and kayaking tour) - €90 per adult, €65 per child (minimum age eight). Minimum of three people

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