What Type of Bike Rider are You?
Posted on Mar 08, 2017 by Darragh Devaney
So, you’d love to bike across the Irish countryside, but you aren’t sure what type of bike rider you are? Never fear, we’re here to help you choose the kind of tour that suits you best!
Read the descriptions below to choose what type of bike rider you are.
The Chill Rider:
You like to bike – but you also like to relax. You want to see Ireland from a bike saddle but you also want a relatively easy and stress-free week where you get to mix workout with relaxation in Ireland’s dramatic landscapes.
Staying off-the-beaten-path is important to you. You’re the type of bike rider that prefers a carefree and variable itinerary.
This type of bike rider appreciates a laid-back literary – which matches perfectly with the Sligo & Donegal Bike and Yoga Escape! With this tour, combine two activities in one – biking & yoga. Exercise the body while exercising the mind as well.
Bike through the little-known counties Sligo and Donegal and discover the some of Ireland’s best secret corners.
The pace is easy and the route flexible – though varied! Check out some of Europe’s top surfing spots, walk along quiet beaches, take in beautiful valleys and windswept landscapes.
This tour is designed for beginner cyclists, or those who simply want to slow down the pace and enjoy Ireland’s most laid-back regions.
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You’re the type of bike rider who loves the classics. You want to interact with your destination, learn about the history and the culture as well as pedal through some of Ireland’s most iconic and beautiful landscapes.
You like a little bit of a challenge but not so much that it may detract from the experience. You want to make sure you visit a few Irish landmarks, but you also like the idea of biking along the back roads.
Tick all the boxes on this tour! With a more moderate pace, this tour is designed for people with some cycling experience without an overly-challenging pace.
Don’t miss out on the classics like Connemara National Park, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, the exposed limestone of the Burren National Park or the Gaelic communities on the Aran Islands – experienced from a new perspective. You’ll get a mix of classic and off-the-beaten-path destinations.
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‘Challenge’ is your middle name! You like physically demanding itineraries that lets you put your skills to test. You prefer dramatic natural landscapes with hills and summits. You prefer point-to-point routes since a sense of accomplishment is very important to you.
While you enjoy learning about Ireland’s cultural and historical heritage, you’re the type of bike rider who appreciates spending most of your day on two wheels exploring the wilds.
With this trip, you’ll get to cycle from Ireland’s southern-most point point, Mizen Head, to its western-most point, Slea Head, on the Dingle Peninsula.
You’ll bike across the vast County Kerry, being sure to hit many of Kerry’s top spots. Challenge yourself by traversing four challenging mountain passes across four of Ireland’s most intriguing peninsulas.
This trip is designed for those with biking experience and who are looking for a challenge. While there’s no need to be a pro, the type of bike rider for this trip is someone who rides routinely, and has perhaps competed a multi-day biking trip before.
Expect some climbs, but know that our support van will always be there to give you a break if needed.
This trip is our most challenging, covering roughly 300 miles. You’ll explore three of our national parks, cross several peninsulas, and you’ll cover much of the Wild Atlantic Way. In fact, you’ll start at Ireland’s most southerly point – Mizen Head – and end at the island’s most northerly point, Malin Head.
This trip is designed for people looking for a challenge and who have some biking experience – perhaps having completed a multi-day cycling tour in the past. Expect some climbs but know there will be plenty of opportunities to stop, take a break and enjoy the view! Daily distance usually ranges from 30-50 miles with varying terrain.
Below is a list of our scheduled biking tours. We specialise in biking for a range of different fitness levels. Check out the table to find out when our next exhilarating biking tours are taking place!
|17th Jun - 28th Jun 2019||Bike Tour - Five Countries||€3,520||1 place(s) left||Book Now|
|20th Jul - 26th Jul 2019||Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas||€1,995||3 place(s) left||Book Now|
|3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2019||Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast||€1,995||2 place(s) left||Book Now|
|9th Sep - 20th Sep 2019||Bike Tour - Five Countries||€3,520||3 place(s) left||Book Now|
|2nd May - 8th May 2020||Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|16th May - 22nd May 2020||Biking and Yoga Escape||€2,240||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|30th May - 5th Jun 2020||Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands||€2,010||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|13th Jun - 19th Jun 2020||Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|27th Jun - 3rd Jul 2020||Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|4th Jul - 10th Jul 2020||Biking and Yoga Escape||€2,240||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|18th Jul - 24th Jul 2020||Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|25th Jul - 31st Jul 2020||Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands||€2,010||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|1st Aug - 7th Aug 2020||Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|8th Aug - 14th Aug 2020||Bike Tour - Wild Atlantic Way||€3,180||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|22nd Aug - 28th Aug 2020||Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands||€2,010||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|29th Aug - 4th Sep 2020||Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
|12th Sep - 18th Sep 2020||Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast||€1,995||8 place(s) left||Book Now|
As a general note, you do not have to be a pro to take part in our trips! The support van will always be there to pick you up if the need arises. The van will also be there to provide you with coffee/tea, water, snacks, and a change of clothing.
Got more questions? Try contacting us! Also, check out our grading scale.
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