Galway group takes the hassle out of organising exploration holidays

Do you dream of driving Route 66? Would you love to explore the Wild Atlantic Way? Or the Cotswolds? Don’t know where to start? A Galway company has solved an age-old problem for people organising walking, cycling or driving holidays.

People organising adventure or exploration holidays to date have had to invest a great deal of time and effort into organising a trip that suits their budget, the time they have off work and their personal preferences.

And, while tour operators can help by offering holiday packages, it can be difficult to find a package that exactly suits.

Every true explorer knows that the adventure lies in creating your own unique holiday… if only you had the time. is a free online service that makes it easier for people to book accommodation on key walking, cycling and driving routes in Ireland, the UK and beyond.

As many walkers, cyclists and road-trippers prefer to set their own pace and their own itinerary, allows them to find and book local accommodation along pre-set routes and will email them their itinerary.

They can then relax and take in the rugged beauty of such spots as Ireland’s West coast, the Scottish Highlands or the Cotswolds in England and further afield without worrying where they are going to lay their head that night.

Michael Flanagan, CEO Ways to Explore Ltd, said that people are becoming more adventurous and they want to get out and explore. What better way to do so than along those beautiful natural landscapes by way-marked walking or cycling trails, such as the South West Coast Path along the English coastline and such iconic driving routes as Route 66 in the US.

“There is, of course, our very own home-grown and soon-to-be iconic driving route of the Wild Atlantic Way. Our own experience has shown us that it’s very hard to find a good choice of accommodation along a route with online booking in one single site. What we have created is a site where people have complete control over their whole planning and booking process by selecting a route with their own start and finish points and every stage in between.”

Ways to Explore Ltd has partnered with Expedia, an on-line travel aggregator, to ensure the lodgings, whether bed and breakfast, inn, guest house, hotel or even castle, will be booked, confirmed and paid for in advance and can be changed at a moment’s notice using a smartphone, computer or tablet.

Once booked, customers receive their fully booked and mapped accommodation itinerary for their whole trip, be it three different hotels, or ten nights in a different B&B, or hotel for every single night.

It's a new age solution for an age-old problem and anyone can avail of it for free simply by logging on to


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