Why not get on your bike this summer with these great freewheelin' adventures. Travelling by bike gives you a great opportunity to experience some of the breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer. Here with Discover Ireland we have ten of the best ways to enjoy the country by bike.
Setanta Cycling tours
First up we have Setanta Tours, who offer guided tours by experienced archaeologists around Carlingford Lough, the ring of Gullion and the Mourne mountains. So if you want to learn the history, archaeology, mythology and landscape of these great regions hop on your bike.
Great Western Greenway
Escape the busy life of the city and get involved in the Great Western Greenway. The longest off road cycling trail in Ireland follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which has been closed since 1937.
Cycling Holidays Ireland
If you fancy turning your cycling trip into a tour why not consider Cycling Tours Ireland who offer hotel based cycling holidays. This is for cyclists of all abilities, so why not gather up a bunch of your friends and head to the east coast of Ireland.
Connemara is one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland so how would you like to cycle one of the most beautiful off road trails in Western Europe? This trail is made for cycling, starting in the picturesque village of Cong your guide will take you on a mystical journey weaving it's way through a nugget of Ireland scarcely seen. There will be plenty to be see in the beautiful forests and caves and castles one of which is 1,500 years old!
Go Cycle Ireland: Cycle Tours of County Clare
Go Cycle Ireland offer you organised biking tours for all capabilities in the Sixmilebridge, County Clare. They offer a tour called 'Rings Around The Ancient World', which involves taking the cyclist from the medieval ramparts of Bunratty Castle to the outermost rim of the ancient world. They explore the geological wonder that is the Burren with its limestone plateaux and prehistoric sites.
Tramore bikes tour
Head to the Sunny South East with Tramore Bike Tours. Welcoming all levels of cyclist from complete beginners, to experienced racing competitors. An unforgettable cycling experience, bringing you to areas that most people would otherwise not be able to find and experience the amazing scenery, nature and wildlife that the south east has to offer.
Kilkenny Cycling tours
Hop on your bike and experience the best of medieval Kilkenny has to offer. Enjoy a easy paced cycle around the medieval capital of Ireland.
Ballyhoura Mountain Bike
The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike trails are nestled into the beautiful Ballyhoura mountains straddling the counties of Cork and Limerick. The trails were designed by Daffy Davis and run over 90km of the most wonderful undulating hills and forests that Ireland has to offer. The surrounding villages of Ardpatrick, Ballyorgan Charleville, Doneraile, Kilfinane, and Kilmallock will offer a warm welcome and a mountain biker friendly range of accommodation to suit individuals and large groups alike.
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
The Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring is a brilliant way to see the countryside and is a must for everyone at some point to experience the country by bike.
Dublin bike tours
Enjoy the capital city with this eco friendly bike tour. Taking in all of the famous tourist spots in the city and surrounding area guided by local guides. A great way to meet new friends and have loads of fun as you learn the history of our fair city.
Ticknock Recreation Woods,
Ticknock Recreation Woods, Dublin Bike Rental have been providing high quality bicycle rental and bike tours in Dublin since 2011. Located near Dundrum, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the quiet roads leading into the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains and direct access to the public mountain bike trails which are free of charge, waymarked and easy to follow.