Galway Biking

MBW Bike Shop
MBW Bike Shop is the West’s premier specialist bike service centre.

As well as bike sales, products such as clothing, safety gear, spare parts, streetwear and accessories are also available. High-performance bikes, as well as budget and recreational bikes are available.

On Yer Bike
Cycle Centre, with sales, service and repairs, located in Galway City Centre.

Same day and on the spot repairs.

Bike to work scheme available. Electric bikes now in stock.

The ‘On Yer Bike’ Centre specialises in kellys bicycles – top-class quality at reasonable prices.

Student discounts available.

At the ‘On Yer Bike’ Centre, they provide the following services:
* Take trade ins against second-hand and new bikes
* Sell new and second-hand bikes
* Repairs and Service
* Restoratio, rust removal, spray painting and rust prevention
* Fully restore old raleighs (roadsters, all steel and high nellies)
* Sell fully-restored raleigh and other old types of bikes
* Fit any accessories you buy to your bike for free
* Same day repairs, and minor ‘on the spot’ repairs
* Collection and delivery

Bicycle Hire – Rothar Arainn Teo
This is a Premier Raleigh Rent a Bike agent. Premier Raleigh Rent a Bike is an additional service available from a number of specially selected Rent a Bike dealers. Bicycles can be rented from, and returned to, any of these dealers.

This is the ideal way to get right to the heart of the Irish countryside. Reservations can be made by contacting the Raleigh Rent a Bike dealer closest to your destination. It is recommended that bicycles be reserved in advance particularly during July and August.

The hirer will be responsible for for the cost of replacement tyres and tubes if this is necessary during the period of hire.

Derroura Bike Hire
Derroura Bike Hire is located at West Side Cycles in Galway City,
supplying a professional bike-hire service with a range of top-end quality mountain bikes.

Our Merida bike hire fleet suits a wide range of budgets and experience levels.

With bikes supplied free with cycle helmet, mini pump, repair kit & spare tube, we can offer you a chance to experience real off-road mountain biking in the heart of the West of Ireland with the best views of Connemara by Trail.

Rothaí Inir Oírr
Inis Oírr Bike Hire is located just off the pier. Hiring a bike for the day gives you the luxury of spending as much or as little time as you choose at any of the places of interest on the island.
All day Bike Hire for just €10.
Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm.

Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
The Derroura Mountain Bike Trail has recently been opened at Derroura Mountain in Connemara.
The 14 km long track is located approx. 7 kms to the West of Ougherard between the N59 and Lough Corrib, i.e. at the gateway to Connemara. The trails will offer you wonderful views north into the Maam valley and westwards to the Twelve Bens.

The Derroura Mountain Bike Trail offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular senery in Connemara. You will face long climbs and thrilling descents with great views overlooking the entire of Lough Corrib from the half-way point of the trails.

Clifden Cycle Hub
Route 1: Sky Road Loop
16 Kilometres: 1+ hours
Overlooking Clifden Bay to the South and Streamstown Bay to the North, this route rises more than 150 m above sea level and has spectacular views of the Atlantic, the islands of Inishturk and Turbot and Clifden town. You will also see the ruin of Clifden Castle, former home of John D’Arcy who founded the town at the start of the 19th century. The terrain is relatively flat towards the end of the peninsula. Follow the coastline of the tranquil Streamstown Bay back towards the main road.

Route 2: Errislannan Loop
14 Kilometres: 1+ hours
This is a short loop. From Bridge Street pause to view the Owenglen Cascade where salmon can be seen leaping upstream. Continue on up a steady hill while enjoying fine views of Clifden Bay. A signpost indicating the Alcock & Brown monument is your signal to turn. The monument offers a magnificent panoramic vantage point. Water and stone are the themes of this circuit; the rocky landscape is typical of Connemara.

Route 3: Cleggan Loop
33 Kilometres: 2+ hours
Route 3 is a longer trip north to the rocky Connemara coast around Cleggan, following the fringes of Streamstown Bay. The route passes Omey Island and you can opt to visit this small but beautiful island on foot when the tide is out. Near the charming fishing village of Cleggan you can climb to the top of Cleggan Head where you can admire the views of the village below as well as Inishbofin, Inishturk, Clare Island and the imposing Twelve Bens mountain range. There is an option to catch the ferry at the pier in Cleggan to the island of Inishbofin. From Cleggan a mountain road climbs more gradually through a forested area before a speedy descent back down to the town.

Route 4: Ballyconneely and Roundstone Loop
40 Kilometres: 3 hours
Route 4 is a longer trip. On this route you can take in the lovely natural wilderness of Derrygimlagh and Roundstone bogs. You will see the site of the crash-landing of the first transatlantic flight by Alcock & Brown in 1919, as well as the old Marconi transatlantic wireless station. Further on towards Ballyconneely, Coral Strand makes a lovely photo stop. At Roundstone, one of the oldest fishing villages in Ireland, you can experience the local fishermens’ catch of the day direct from its busy harbour. Nearby you can visit the stunning beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay with their pristine white sands and azure waters. On the coast road there are fine views and generally gentle gradients.

Bicycle Hire – Clifden
Bicycle hire – many types of bicycles available, from children’s to adults.

It is advisable to reserve bicycles in advance by contacting us.

Inishbofin Cycle Hire
Inishbofin Cycle Hire bicycles available on arrival on pier and collected there again. A bicycle route map given free with each bike hired. Deposit taken on bicycle hired overnight or weekly. Group rates are also available. Good quality Raleigh Mountain bikes, ladies, gents and childrens. Also child seat and helmets. Fully covered public liability

Europa Bicycles
Based in Galway, Europa Bicycles have been renting bicycles to the tourist trade for a very long time. We provide various models of bikes, including: tandems, a.t.b, hybrids and tag – a -l ongs and childrens trailers. Battery operated bikes for local commuting.