testimonials

“From 1 to 12th of August my friend Christina and I cycled this tour which we enjoyed very much. For us Dutch people the quiet, the hills, the friendly people were a great comfort.
We want to thank you for the excellent organisation.”

Greet Kuipers & Christina Vierboom.  Highlights of the Highlands.  August 2019

“FromFamily cycling vacation in Ireland the start of planning to the final ride, it was very well handled. Nora helped me choose the best route for our level of cycling. We enjoyed the main route and several side attractions as recommended on the guide notes. The host families were all very nice with good suggestions for things to see and do in town. Overall a very enjoyable experience.”  Margot Theriault.Canada.  Yeats Country and Lakelands tour.  May 2019.

“We both really enjoyed the adventure! We especially liked Glengesh Pass on the ride to Ardara…….amazing beauty. Everyone needs to take the sea tour of Slieve League with captain Paddy! This trip was so exciting and we will always remember it. Finally, the Guinness really does taste better in Ireland!”  Jaymie and Rick Caster, Texas, U.S.A.  (Treasures of Coast and History Tour – April 2019.)

“It was a wonderful trip and we are so happy we did our first bike tour with Ireland by Bike.  Company was great and well organized.  Routes were great and distances just right.  One of our best trips ever!” Katharine and Causeway Coast Cycling Holiday with Ireland by BikeChuck Hope, CA, U.S.A. (Causeway Coast Tour, May 2019).

ThanCycling on the Causeway Coast with Ireland by Bikeks again for the flawless organization and support during our recent trips (August 2019).  We had a fabulous time and have recommended Ireland by Bike to all of our friends here in Switzerland.  Don’t be surprised if you soon see a deluge of Swiss adventure seekers.  We very much appreciated the personal attention from you and the friendly welcomes we received from everyone along the route… it seems you two are on a first name basis with everyone we met!   The “Backroads and Beyond” trip, with an itinerary that included both biking and hiking was a nice mix.  Chris particularly enjoyed the atmospheric walk from Glencolmcille over Glen Head to Port.

Chris and Bettina Venezia, (Prangins, Switzerland). Causeway Coast Tour + Backroads and Beyond Tour.  August 2019.

“We were pleased beyond words with the two tours (Yeats Country/Lakelands and The Causeway Coast) we took in August, 2019 with Ireland by Bike. The owners have planned extraordinarily beautiful routes through Northwest and Northern Ireland, chosen charming B&B’s, supplied near flawless cue sheets/maps paired with a GPS unit, and provided exceptional in-person and phone-call service. The scenery on The Causeway Coast tour was absolutely stunning with dramatic cliffs meeting the sea, lush farmland with roller coaster hills, and deep green glens. Seamus and Nora, your cycling tours top our list of favorites!”

Julane and Art Anderson, Maryland, U.S.A.  Yeats Country and Lakelands + Causeway Coast August 2019.  See Julane and Art’s wonderful photo album and commentry here: (External Link)

 

Cycling down Granny Valley, Ardara, County Donegal, Ireland, with Ireland by Bike.

Ray and Jen-jen in Granny Valley, Donegal, Ireland.

My wife and I loved our bike trip with Ireland by Bike. The routes Seamus designed are gorgeous – through open meadows, by oceans and inlets, and across mountain valleys. This is a truly stunning part of the world. What made it especially nice is that 80% of the roads had almost no traffic. We also loved the freedom of a self-guided tour. We started early some days, and after lunch on other

days – whatever we felt like. We took more or fewer side trips, based on how energetic we felt. If we found an especially relaxing spot, we stopped there for hours. No-one told us what to do, or when to do it. It was an adventure, that we could control.

It was also quite comfortable. The B&B’s were all well done, with wonderful hosts who often met us with tea and snack ready. Having our luggage transported every day by Ireland by Bike made things really easy. And the way they provided directions for the routes was simple to follow. We made it even more comfortable by using eBikes. We got lots of exercise, but those uphill climbs were so much easier, as were those last 10 km of each day’s biking. eBikes also make it easier to stop/start to take lots of photos, and as a couple in our 60’s, ebikes let us do more of the optional routes.

We’ll be coming back again, for sure. At least 10 times each day, my wife and I said to each other “this is so beautiful!” We met open and friendly people all along the way. We explored cliffs by the ocean, beaches with caves, a 4000 year old “dolmen,” lighthouses, castles, and farms. This was actually our 30-year anniversary celebration. It was perfect!

Ray Friedman and Jen-Jen Lin, TN, U.S.A.  Highlights of the Highlands July 2019

Highlights of the Highlands Cycling holiday in Donegal Ireland.

Cycling their e-bike to see the Sliabh Liag Cliffs

Ran and Jen-Jen cycling holiday Glencolmcille Donegal Ireland

Ray and Jen-Jen bike tour at Cloch an Aonaigh

“We all really enjoyed our visit this past July. Thank you for a great trip! The rides, scenery, B&Bs and (most of all) the people were phenomenal. Thanks again for a great trip.”

Skip and Martha Lankford (with Larry and Kathy Banner) VA, USA

Treasures of Coast and History: July 2018

Donegal, Ireland, Cycling Holiday 2018

“Great experience for us.  First time and our expectations were met or exceeded.  Thanks Seamus, Nora and family!”

-Bruce and Tracy Miller, BC, Canada. Treasures of Coast and History. August 2018

“One of our most enjoyable holidays ever.  The scenery is spectacular.  We loved the quiet roads.  The local people in the cities, towns and villages were so friendly and hospitable.”

Ed and Karen Dillon, Ontario, Canada. Highlights of the Highlands. August 2018