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This page lists all reports that for Ireland only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|Ireland - Ring of Kerry
tour started June 2003, submitted 11 August 2010
We couldn't t stop us... We have heard so much about this tour; so we tried it. As longer you travel as more lonely the road become. Worth to go. Good luck to all the followers!
tour started July 2005, submitted 31 March 2008
Unsere Tour führte uns letztlich immer entlang der Küste. Von Dublin über Cork nach Galway. Wir schafften dabei mehr als 1100 Kilometer und erlebten auf den spannenden Tourtagen die Gastfreundschaft der Iren, die uns mehrrmals einluden. Zudem war das Wetter ausgesprochen gut - es regnete nur an 2 Tagen!
|County Clare, Ireland
tour started March 2007, submitted 14 August 2007
A few days spent exploring County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. I live in the UK and travelled via Dublin on the ferry and train. This was a short and rather windy trip based around the coastal village of Doolin, and included a visit to the Cliffs of Moher.
|Bicycle trip in rainy, windy Ireland
tour started October 2002, submitted 17 April 2007
This was our third trip, I think, and this time we went to Ireland. A big warning to all travelling in the area: check the almanach for the rainy season. It may sound obvious but we didn't do our homework well and biked through a very rainy period which wasn't fun. Ireland is windy too so watch out and get in shape.
Ireland is absolutely beautiful and friendly and a lot of fun, it is also very green as everyone knows and I love green. Enjoy the pictures and stories.
|Travelogue 'cycling around southern Ireland
tour started April 2001, submitted 28 December 2005
I followed roughly the coastline of the Ireland, but I didn't see the sea in the first week because I cycled trough the interior of the island, from Dublin via Kilkenny to Cork. Between Cork and Killarney I cycled mostly right next to the sea, along the coastline of the south-western peninsulas. For me this was the most exciting part. I took the bus from Galway back to Dublin. In the end I had cycled 1004 miles.
|Biking in Ireland
tour started 2001
A trip that I took in 2001, starting in Cork, biking north up the west coast, and ending in Galway. There are nine chapters here, one about planning the trip, and one for each day of biking. The descriptions are quite detailed and there are lots of pictures.
|Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
tour started July 1997
[I rode] a small road near Ballydavid on the northeast tip of Dingle Peninsula in Smerwick Harbor. I was bicycling to a pub there because I'd heard there'd be a session with good craic and without the ever present, suffocating crowds that fill the pubs of Dingle town. In Ballydavid I got to experience a real Irish pub without the usual mob of tourists.
When I got there the place was near empty, but slowly the Ballydavid locals trickled in for some dinner and pints. The four musicians I'd met at O'Flaherty's Pub the night before were jamming away on pipe, whistle, guitar, bodhrain, and mandolin. The evening sun was making framed boxes of light on the floor. Little kids chased a puppy under the tables, around the bar and out the door. A toddler swayed around the floor like a drunken fisherman. Glasses were being lifted and clinked together. You could hear the tap breathing nitrogen and Guinness into pint glasses. The aroma of home cooking swirled about the room. I had brown bread with some lamb stew, with my Guinness, of course.
|Bicycle trip in the South West of Ireland
tour started July 1996
Not your average text-cum-pictures tour report: along with the textthere are gorgeous watercolours. Highly recommended.
|Cycling the Emerald Isle
tour started June 1996
Take good rain gear! seemed to be the unanimous recommendationof everyone who had been to Ireland on a bicycle. "There's areason that everything is so green over there"! Our experiencewould be different - a single day of rain in two beautiful weeksexploring the South and West of Ireland on bikes.
| A trip to Ireland
tour started June 1996
Brian's trip starts out miserably, with a double puncture before even hitting the road. The rest is ``downhill'', and the report is packed with many enlightening observations:
``I was also suffering a double dose of culture shock--an American urbanite in rural Ireland. It took me a day or two to adjust [...] If you are from the city, start in Dublin, if you're from the country, start in Shannon. This will help you make the transition better.''
|Ireland by Bike - 1,000 Miles around Republic of Ireland
tour started June 1995
This is an outline of a 1,000 miles trip around perimeter of the Republic of Ireland that my boyfriend and I took. [...] Based on everything we heard, we were prepared for rain, rain and more rain. In thirty days, we only had two full days of rain, and a few other light showers. By the last week of June, the weather was in the 70s -80s (F), which I guess is rather unusual for Ireland, and the Irish were ecstatic.
|Two Wheels Through The Irish Mist
tour started August 1992
Three self-contained cycle tourists leave sunny dry California and meander through the green rolling hills of Ireland.
|Cycling the Northwest Coast of Ireland
[...] we took the ferry to Rossaveal, which is at the southern coast of Connemara. Connemara is a mountain area with the well known Twelve Pins which are up to 2300 feet high. In spite of the mountains, cycling in this area is easy and a lot of fun. The roads are not very steep and usually between the mountains. Also, this area is sheltered from the wind by the mountains. Connemara is a must for all cyclists because of the beauty of the nature. If you use side roads you will encounter very quiet areas where you can cycle for miles and miles without crossing a town or village. [...] We set up our tent close to Lough Inagh where we found a beautiful spot with a little river that provided us with water for cooking and washing. Worthwile is also a little trip to Lough Fee, northeast of Lough Inagh. Connemara is also a highlight for photographers who should not forget to take plenty of filmrolls along.
|Kerry e Cork
|Galway e Connemara
|Grading Ireland's cycling routes
, submitted 29 October 2010
Independent assessment of Irish Cycle Touring Routes
Do you want an independent assessment of Ireland's Official Cycling Routes? If you do read on. My name is John Walshe and I have decided to cycle them all. According to the Failte Ireland website we have about 79 cycling routes in the Republic of Ireland which came as news to me when I happened upon that claim earlier on this year (2010). Since then I have been cycling them one by one and I have uploaded my report on each route onto my web page.
Some of them are o.k. but most of them are dreadful. I intend to assess each and every one of them. I am cycling them solely from the viewpoint of a touring cyclist i.e. the kind of person who uses his holidays to cycle bringing with him all his luggage, tent etc. on the bike. As I cycle these routes I also bring along with me a theoretical nine years old daughter and an equally theoretical 10 years old son. This is the standard test that is used internationally. Would you let your two kids cycle this route? If the answer is 'yes' then the route qualifies all things considered. If the answer is 'no it's too dangerous' then the route does not qualify. It's as simple as that. Of course scenery has to be factored in and the degree of difficulty. [...]
Once you get out of Dublin, not quite the right direction, but you will find Newgrange (a bronze age burial site within easy riding distance) well worth the visit. From then on, Ireland is your oyster. If you are trundling over to the west coast, make sure you bring your granny (gears)! Don't neglect the North if you have time, some of the most stunning scenery is in Antrim (and the toughest cycling).