5 Reasons to Cycle in Ireland

Ireland evokes green landscapes, with amazing views over lakes, cliffs, colorful towns and a unique and rich history. With its quiet country roads and rolling hills, Ireland is also a paradise for cycling lovers, who wants to discover this beautiful country at their own rhythm. Moreover, there is no need to be a cycling-addicted to enjoy a biking tour of Ireland !

Here are our top 5 reasons to cycle in Ireland, enjoy!

Connemara National Park

Clifden is the perfect start for a Connemara tour. Here you can dive into the Irish atmosphere and start exploring the region and its heritage, for example by visiting the Clifden Castle. But perhaps one of the most iconic Irish buildings of the region is Kylemore Abbey, with its beautiful Gothic church and Victorian walled garden. The many lakes of the region are the perfect landscape for a quiet ride in nature.

connemara

Inns and B&Bs

During both of ours Ireland tours, you will stay in picturesque and cozy accommodations, where you can truly experience the Irish way of living. A special mention goes to The Lodge at Ashford Castle (County Mayo), voted N°4 in the Top Hotels in the UK and Ireland 2016 in Condé Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards. You can stay there during our Connemara Best of tour! With its great restaurant and romantic atmosphere, your stay here will be one to remember!

The-Lodge-at-Ashford-Castle

Sky Road and Outstanding Views

Ireland is renown for its breathtaking landscapes and outstanding views, and the Sky Road is probably one of the best places in the country to experience that! While you cycle along the route overlooking Clifden Bay, you will see the amazing Irish landscapes, where the blue of the sea meets with the light blue of the sky, which turns orange, pink and red at sunset. A once in a lifetime view!

clifden bay

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry abounds in natural wonders and charming cities and villages with their unique atmosphere. Starting in the town of Killarney made famous by the magnificent “Three Lakes of Killarney” the Ring then continues anti-clockwise through Killorglin, Caherciveen, on to Waterville and Sneem before returning to Killarney.

ring of kerry

Local traditions and heritage

The Irish heritage and traditions are still very alive all around the country, but it is perhaps in some of the small villages you will cycle through that you will truly experience them! Always welcoming and willing to help you during your stay, the Irish people will be a delight to tell you more about the local history and legends. Don’t forget to stop in a pub along your way, there is at least one in every village!

irish pub

You can visit Ireland with Discover France during our Ring of Kerry and Connemara Best of the tour. Ireland is waiting for you!

Author Valentina Perego

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