Ireland by Bike Blog

A Very Special Place To Cycle

When you picture a cycling holiday or bike tour in Ireland, what destination comes to mind? The chances are that destinations such as Connemara, Donegal or the Ring of Kerry are high on the list. There and several other iconic destinations and wonderful places to visit by bicycle, but perhaps the best Irish cycling destination of all is missing off most bike enthusiast's list. The area forming a rough triangle between the towns of Sligo, Ballyshannon and Enniskillen is an area of quiet country roads, tranquil lakes, green valleys and small villages. It includes parts of counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal...

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Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for an amazing 2,500 km (1,500 miles) along Ireland's west coast. It's a route that brings you past every possible seascape; from towering cliffs, hidden inlets, pebble and sandy beaches, tiny harbours, tranquil bays and everything else a coastline can offer. Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way has become a dream for many. It can be done in one (very long) holiday or spread over several holidays. Here are some of our top tips if you would like to turn your Wild Atlantic Way bike tour into the experience of a lifetime. Plan your route This...

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Hills Are Easy… Just Use An E-bike

Have you ever been on a family cycling holiday, or even on a one day group cycle, over hilly terrain? Then you will know that as soon as the road starts to go uphill, your groups cohesiveness goes quickly downhill. It's an all too familiar occurrence. While the fitter cyclists among the group cruise effortlessly up even the steepest hills, those of us who exhibit the normal human frailties are left to puff and pant our way to the top. It can be both frustrating and a source of tension between group members. If a cycling holiday destination appeals to...

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Preparing for your Irish Cycling Holiday

Perhaps you are thinking about a cycling holiday in Ireland. Mabye you are wondering if it is really for you, or indeed if you will be fit for the cycling. Well if the idea appeals to you there's no need to worry. With a little preparation and by choosing the correct tour, just about anyone can enjoy all the thrills that and Irish Cycling Holiday has to offer. It might seem obvious but the most important part of your preparation is to do some cycling. Not only will this improve your fitness, but even more importantly it will provide you...

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When to go Cycling in Ireland

What is the best time of year for a cycling holiday in Ireland? You've seen the photos of the green fields, the sandy beaches, the rugged coast and the heather covered hills. You're sold! It's time to make Ireland the destination for your next cycling holiday. So is there a best time to go?… and if so, what is it? The months from November to March are best avoided. Short days, restaurants and other attractions closed and the possibility of snow or ice could make any bike tour very challenging. April and October can sometimes be very pleasant. That said,...

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