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Discover Ireland by bike

Bicycle Touring

Découvrir l'Irlande en vélo - Cyclotourisme Irlande

If you want to improve your fitness and you want to discover a country from a different angle, or if you have a taste for adventure, a cycling holiday in Ireland will meet all your expectations. The country has an impressive road network, with many secondary roads that are a joy to cyclists of all abilities.

Although Ireland does not really have very high mountains, the beautiful Irish landscape consists of valleys, hills, plains, mountains (about 800m on average) and steep cliffs. Ireland has some rugged terrain, narrow roads, which sometimes slope considerably. Good stamina is needed if you wish to discover Ireland on a bicycle, and you should ensure that you adjust your route according to your level of fitness.

Discovering Ireland on a bike is a great way to enjoy the numerous landscapes on offer in this beautiful country, each more different and exciting than the previous one.

In addition, the distances between each town and each new landscape are quite reasonable, allowing you to travel and visit in peace and comfort, taking time to enjoy the many breathtaking views the Irish landscape offers you.


The weather in Ireland is quite unpredictable, and sometimes you can see the 4 seasons in a single day! The rain gives way to sun, and in between you can see a beautiful rainbow in the sky, indicating typical Irish weather. Although Ireland has a temperate climate, where you can ride a bike all year, the springtime is still the best. However, be sure to take a windbreaker with you, and some warm clothes in case of a cold snap or a sudden downpour.

As regards the bike itself, you should have adequate cycling equipment of good quality. You can come to Ireland directly with your bike, if you come by ferry. We recommend that you do not take your bike by air, since the prices are expensive and your bike could be damaged during the trip. Alternatively, you can rent your bike in the area you are visiting. There are many bicycle hire companies throughout Ireland where you can hire cycling equipment.

cycling in County Clare in the west of Ireland

Where to go?

It is extremely difficult to make a choice. Indeed Ireland has numerous routes, one more pleasant than the next, and each region, each county has its own unique attractions. If you want to know more about Ireland, and particularly the West of Ireland and its attractions, visit West Ireland Holidays. Then you can decide the route you want to do.