Do you want different dates?
Would you like to change the itinerary?
We can adapt.
We are willing to add new dates, for group or private tours. The price remains as advertised for a group of four or more on a guided trip, or for two people if it's self-guided. We may need to make changes if the original inns, etc. are already booked.
All you need to do is to fill out our reservation form, with your new dates. We will confirm quickly - usually within 24 hours on weekdays, and can then add the date to our advertising to attract others. If you prefer to keep it private, just tell us. The one proviso is that if there are just two of you booking a guided trip, you will be charged a 20% premium in the event that others do not join you. The bright side is that, once reserved, you can count on the trip, whether it remains private or becomes a larger group.
We are very flexible, and given enough time, can create a new departure, and even a new itinerary if necessary, to match your wants and needs.
To help you choose an appropriate level of daily challenge, we use elevation profiles to represent the route, and a challenge-rating system using symbols from the skiing world. Many of you will already be familiar with it; If not, here is a brief explanation. Note that these classifications may vary with weather and/or road conditions, and you should always arrive with a sense of fun and adventure. If you are unsure, choose a guided trip. The vehicle support can help you get over any hill, and can turn even the most difficult trip into an easy one.
The easiest routes we offer, these are generally flat and cover relatively relaxed distances. You will be comfortable riding a hybrid bike, walking in sneakers, or paddling a light kayak, and will normally have time to take many photos and enjoy extended lunches.
Requiring moderate fitness levels, these cover terrain with hills and valleys, and tend to include distances of 50-80km (30-50mi.)/day cycling, or 3-6 hours of walking per day. Most Freewheeling Adventures fall into this category, and are suitable for most ability levels.
The most challenging trips, these include longer distances, bigger hills, long hikes, exposed paddling, and full days of activity. We recommend a higher degree of fitness and training to make the most of the experience.
There is also a rare double black diamond, reserved for only the most difficult adventures.
“The scenery is gorgeous, the inns
are welcoming, and the Irish people
exceptionally hospitable. It is a great trip,
even if it rains!”
– Susan H. & Quincy S.
Cycling and Walking Holidays in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Have you ever enjoyed a bicycle ride over the moors of Scotland or Wales, or along the Irish Connemara coast? It should be on everybody's bucket list! Cycling holidays in Scotland, on beautifully paved, single track roads, takes you to soul-stirring places with mesmerizing history. Cycling the Irish coast of Connemara is an essential experience for any active visitor to Ireland; it's arguably the very best way to meet the locals and get a feeling for the green isle. Our bike trip in the Welsh hills and moors is truly breathtaking and only suitable for hill-lovers. Walking holidays in Northern Ireland will reveal a friendly, hospitable, and beautifully coastal collection of walks in a place seldom frequented by outsiders. Come, let us show you some hidden gems in the Glens of Antrim and along the Bushmills Coast. These walks and bike tours are chock full of old world wonder!
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Cambridge & East Anglia Bike Tour
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Antrim Glens & Coast Walk
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Connemara Bike Tour
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Donegal Bike Tour
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Kerry & Dingle Bike
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North Scotland Bike
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West Coast Bike
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