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Posted on: Mon, 08 August, 2022

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. Ireland's mild climate and flat land provide the ultimate setting for the cycling tourist.


Examples of Cycling Routes around Ireland

Wild Atlantic Way - 2,500 km

The Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo

Lake Lands

The Kingfisher Trail Cycle Loops, Co. Leitrim and Fermanagh

Loop Routes

Slieve Bloom Mountain Cycle Loop, Co. Laois 

great western greenway

Dublin has Dublinbikes, launched in 2009 there are centres all over the city enabling the user to park and leave. Like a leap card, annual card costs €25 and a three-day cycle pass costs €5. Each centre has 15 bike stands and you will find near a lot of Irish hotels and guesthouses in the city centre. The first 15 mins are also free on each bike. Good exercise and friendly to the environment, the bikes have created a new type of tourist to Ireland.


dublin bikes canal


Most towns and cities in Ireland will have bikes to rent and tourist information on local routes.