Posted on: Tue, 11 December, 2018
CYCLING BREAKS IN IRELAND Want to keep those New Years’ resolutions and have a break at the same time? Now the evenings are beginning to become brighter why not try a cycling break. You will find lots of good value breaks in Irish Hotels and some hotels across Ireland even provide bikes! You can work off those calories guilt free and still have fun!
A lot of cycling trips are safe for all the family. If you want to cycle on the open road seeing the beautiful green landscapes, or cycle the coast or lakes of Ireland or tour cities and towns and islands of Ireland, taking a stop at local museums and landmarks you will find a great selection of Hotels and Guesthouses throughout Ireland which provide a hearty Irish Breakfast to start your day! Guided tours are available if you want to combine your cycling into a short break. Irelands mild climate and flat land provides the ultimate setting for the cycling tourist.
Examples of Cycling Routes around Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way - 2,500 km
Insert image of Aran Islands, Bay Coast Clare Islands, Grassroute Donegal
The Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo
The Kingfisher Trail Cycle Loops, Co. Leitrim and Fermanagh
Slieve Bloom Mountain Cycle Loop, Co. Laois
Dublin has Dublinbikes, launched in 2009 there are centres all over the city enabling the user to park and leave. Like a leapcard, annual card costs €25 and a three day cycle pass costs €5. Each centre has 15 bike stands and you will find the near a lot of irish hotels and guesthouses in the city centre. The first 15 mins is also free on each bike. Good exercise and friendly to the environment, the bikes have created a new type of tourist to Ireland.
Most towns and cities in Ireland will have bikes to rent and tourist information on local routes.