Country roads wind past neolithic stone
ruins, and medieval castles stand in the middle of green fields.
Ireland has rugged mountains, sea-battered cliffs, quiet woodlands
and beautiful lakes, and each time you turn a corner the scenery
changes. Traveling through the countryside, the scores of castles,
Iron Age forts, and prehistoric burial sites constantly remind
you of the country's ancient past. In this fairy tale environment,
it's not hard to imagine that a leprechaun is watching you from
just behind an ancient stone fence.
The mild climate, quiet country roads and wandering trails make
bicycling or walking perfect ways to explore this colorful island
country, where there are no language barriers, and the friendly
Irish people make you feel at home.
Each trip begins on a Saturday and ends on the following Saturday.
You can link two or more trips together to tailor a vacation that
is perfect for you. You can also link the bicycling and walking
trips and explore this lovely country by both foot and cycle.
We start each morning with a hearty breakfast. Then, a few hours
of leisurely cycling brings us to our lunch stop, where we relax
and swap stories. Continuing on, we explore the countryside at
our own pace. There is plenty of time to stop, make a detour, or
grab a pint in a village pub. We bicycle about 30 miles a day and
our guide is always on hand in case we want a lift.
On these self-guided tours, we stroll through delightful countryside
and discover the history and natural history of this beautiful
Whether walking or cycling we spend our nights at small family-run
hotels and charming B&B's and, of course, we enjoy the music
and good cheer of Ireland's famous pubs.