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“Fantastic for ALL the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Electric Escapes

Electric Escapes
Ranked #8 of 15 Tours in Westport
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Owner description: Cycle tours in Ireland.Electric bike tours in Ireland.Bike & cycle hire in Ireland.Kalkhoff bike sales in Ireland. Explore the Wild west of Ireland with ease on the best electric bikes in the world a Kalkhoff. We'll pick you up with the bikes and take you off the beaten track to explore with ease the hills and valleys of Mayo. You'll have jeep support, maps, binoculars and everything you need to enjoy the wilderness experience. We'll be there to enhance the experience but not intrude on your time. We'll guide, not lead, and inform, not lecture, enabling you to have a unique experience, finding secrets and tales only the locals know. The picnic provided is all local award-winning cheeses, clew bay Salmon, local baked bread. And don't worry about carrying it either - we'll set it up with a vista to die for and even do the washing up! Everything is taken care of. You just cycle off into the sunset and enjoy.
Roscommon
1 review
“Fantastic for ALL the family”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

In the august 2012 we were looking for something to do with the kids before they went back to school. Our kids ages are 1, 7 & 13 so as you can imagine it was quiet difficult having an activity we could all do. We decided to try the electric bikes leaving from newport. I have to say it was the best day we have had and it worked brilliantly with a small baby as there was a carriage that attached too the back of our bike and he slept for most of the trip:-). Paul was always on hand to help and we always felt that if we needed to stop paul would be there within minutes. I would highly recommend it and will be going next year. It suits ALL the family and we also had a lovely picnic on route. Thanks a million Paul.

Visited August 2012
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paulelectricescapes, Owner at Electric Escapes, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi , thanks for taking the time to add your kind comments & saying that ElectricEscapes is for everybody . It's our aim to provide an outdoor experience everyone can enjoy . It's not all about the Lyrca Lads ! We ' re busy now searching out new routes & experiences for next year . Look forward to seeing you and family again soon . Once again many thanks , Paul .
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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I cannot recommend this activity enough. For my best friends hen we booked a bicycle ride and picnic along the greenway from Newport to Mulranny with Paul from Electric Escapes. We were provided with electric bikes which was great as most of us hadn't cycled in years. They were great bikes, so easy to ride even for the slow coaches of our bunch! Paul couldn't have been a better host. We met at the bike hire depot to collect the bikes where he explained how to use them, where our journey would take us and where to stop for the picnic. The food was amazing and the scenery was to die for. If you are thinking of a trip with a difference the picnic option is definitely the way to go. I hope this business does really well as we found Paul to be very nice and helpful. Paul if you are reading this we actually had our trip in May 2011, I hope all is well and I hope someday to have another picnic trip!

Visited May 2012
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paulelectricescapes, Owner at Electric Escapes, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
HI , thanks for the kind words . Glad you enjoyed getting back in the " electric" saddle. It's good to know that what we are doing is being enjoyed . We ' re out now developing more tours so keep in touch ! Once again , we really appreciate the pat on the back . Happy cycling !
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Castlebar, Ireland
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86 reviews
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“No.1 Thing to do in the West of Ireland”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Myself and two friends were guided by the absolutely brilliant and freindly guide Paul around Mayo coast and through the countryside. It was brilliant because it was up to you whether you wanted to race through or take your time, Paul will leave it up to you whether you want to head off on the trail by yourselves or if you want him to meet you along the way occasionally with coffee and a picnic (I would HIGHLY advise this so as to take a moment and enjoy the scenery). The routes pass by beautiful landscape and attractions such as Grainuaile's Castle, such a shame the owner had it locked up. Im Irish myself and I enjoy the countryside but never have I experienced my own country the way Paul shows it to you, worth the trip and well worth the cost!!

Visited August 2012
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Wicklow
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Don't Miss This”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We've been enjoying lovely holidays in Westport Co. Mayo for fifteen years, and this was the best ever Mayo experience we've had. Paul is wonderful, he picked us up at our hotel after breakfast and discussed our hopes for the day, He drove us miles away from the busy tourist areas, into the wild and amazing Nephin Mountains.and he had us all confidently peddling along the beautiful, and deserted, Bangor Trail in no time. We were a mixed group, with one experienced road cyclist, one biker veteran of the Isle of Man TT, one with a bad back and gammy knee, and one who hadn't cycled for twenty years, some of whom were very sceptical about the whole idea.
Everything people have written about Paul, and his Electric Escapes Trips is true, do yourself a favour, and Don't MissThis.

Visited August 2012
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“The most exhilarating way to appreciate the magical beauty of the west”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

We rented our high quality german electric assisted bicycles from Electric escapes, uber friendly paul briefed us as to exactly where to go and not to miss. We ended up cycling 72 kms on Sunday going through the Connemara loop and giggling at every turn stunned by the sheer beauty of the place that unfolded before us. My wife and I are independent travellers and love to go outside the beaten paths , following the Electric Escape experience we have decided to rent e bikes in Spain for our next mini adventure . Our break to the west was our best one in years , we will be back for sure .

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ElectricEscapes, Owner at Electric Escapes, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable trip, the Connemara Loop is stunning alright and glad to hear the Kalkhoff electric bikes added to your experience!

Best regards,

Paul

Paul Harmon
Electric Escapes
Kalkhoff MyBike
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