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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.

  1. 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.

Bike Lough Gill, Sligo - Chill type of bike rider

Biking Lough Gill, perfect for chill riders

  • Try Sligo & Donegal Bike & Yoga Escape

    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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  1. The Traditionalist:

    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.

    Connemara biking Ireland

    Cycling through Connemara National Park, perfect for traditional riders

  • Try out our bike tour of Connemara and the Aran Islands

    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.

More About Cycling in Ireland

  1. Challenge Yourself By Cycling Through 5 Countries
  2. Learn about the Best Bike Rides in Ireland
  3. Cycling to Ireland’s Westernmost Point – Slea Head
  4. What to Pack for your Cycling Holiday
  1. The Challenger:

    ‘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.

  • A few options! Choose our Coast-to-Coast Bike Trip for a tour through Kerry

    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.

    Gap of Dunloe cycling in Ireland type of bike rider: challenger

    Biking the Gap of Dunloe is the perfect route for the Challenger

  • Or, choose our challenging tour, Mizen Head to Malin Head

    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!

Trip Date Name Price Availability Book
17th Jun - 28th Jun 2019 Bike Tour - Five Countries €3,5201 place(s) leftBook Now
20th Jul - 26th Jul 2019 Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas €1,9953 place(s) leftBook Now
3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2019 Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast €1,9952 place(s) leftBook Now
9th Sep - 20th Sep 2019 Bike Tour - Five Countries €3,5203 place(s) leftBook Now
2nd May - 8th May 2020 Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
16th May - 22nd May 2020 Biking and Yoga Escape €2,2408 place(s) leftBook Now
30th May - 5th Jun 2020 Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands €2,0108 place(s) leftBook Now
13th Jun - 19th Jun 2020 Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
27th Jun - 3rd Jul 2020 Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
4th Jul - 10th Jul 2020 Biking and Yoga Escape €2,2408 place(s) leftBook Now
18th Jul - 24th Jul 2020 Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
25th Jul - 31st Jul 2020 Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands €2,0108 place(s) leftBook Now
1st Aug - 7th Aug 2020 Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
8th Aug - 14th Aug 2020 Bike Tour - Wild Atlantic Way €3,1808 place(s) leftBook Now
22nd Aug - 28th Aug 2020 Bike Tour - Connemara & the Aran Islands €2,0108 place(s) leftBook Now
29th Aug - 4th Sep 2020 Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
12th Sep - 18th Sep 2020 Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast €1,9958 place(s) leftBook Now
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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.

About the author

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Darragh Devaney

Joining Wilderness Ireland in 2015, Darragh is our Trip Operations Manager. He's also Wilderness Ireland's resident cycling expert! Darragh has travelled throughout the world - cycling across France, living abroad in South Korea, travelling through Canada and the US, but still prefers cycling in Ireland to anywhere else!

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