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Bike Trips in Ireland

Cycle quiet country roads, rugged mountain passes and meandering lanes through the rolling fields, soaring mountains and stunning coasts that make Ireland special. Bike the Wild Atlantic Way, relax on a biking and yoga escape, pedal the backcountry of Donegal or discover the little-known corners of the iconic Kerry peninsulas!

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Pedal Through Ireland on our Bike Tours

On Wilderness Ireland’s guided bike tours, you’ll pedal through Ireland’s meandering, scenic routes – the perfect way to slow down and discover the most majestic and scenic corners of the Emerald Isle.

Discover the best of Ireland’s sublime landscapes, history and culture on a journey through the centuries. Rural Ireland is perfect for a biking vacation so let us take you on a journey through stunning scenery and rich cultural intrigue. Our bike trips combine cycling with other enticing activities such as boat rides, scenic hikes, great cuisine, and local pubs and traditional Irish music. In the evenings, enjoy Ireland’s famed hospitality in snug country houses and grandiose castles.

We offer a range of bike tours in Ireland from gentle exploration of the varied terrain of Connemara & the Aran Islands, a more challenging ride through the Kerry Peninsulas, a relaxing bike and yoga escape that focuses on activity and mindfulness, an off-the-beaten-path itinerary to discover the wilds of Donegal to the ultimate bike trip on the Wild Atlantic Way coast.

We'll Handle the Logistics

During our guided bike tours in Ireland, you’ll immerse yourself in a care-free cycling vacation – your two guides and support vehicle will take care of the logistics, such as setting the route, explaining local history and culture, providing drinks and snacks during the day, finding the best local eatery for meals, and providing a friendly ride in the support vehicle if you’re in need of a break! Our vehicle will also handle luggage transfers, so you’ll have everything you need close at hand while enjoying a light-weight bike on the path.

Developed by our local team of bike and cycling experts along with input from our counterparts in long-established sister company, Wilderness Scotland (founded 2001), our bike tours are the perfect combination of speed and

Trip Grading Read More

Each of our bike tours in Ireland are graded for difficulty so you can easily choose the right tour for you and your trip ambitions. 

Green Graded: Difficulty 1-3

Our green-graded biking trips usually include shorter days, with less ascents and more stops. Green graded trips are suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness who enjoy biking and want an active but relaxed trip, as well as for active people new to multi-day bike trips. Daily distances are generally 25 – 40 miles (40 – 65km), biking at an average speed of around 12mph. We ride on mostly rolling terrain with one or two notable climbs, with the option of riding in the support vehicle if you need a break. Expect to be on the bikes for 4-6 hours each day plus the odd longer day.

Blue Graded: Difficulty 4-6

Our blue graded road biking trips are suitable for people with a good level of bike fitness, who bike regularly and may have done a multi-day bike trip before. Daily distances range from 35 – 45 miles (55 – 70km), including the occasional steeper climb interspersed with opportunities to stop and admire the view. Blue trips usually have an easier day followed by a more difficult day. Expect to be on the bikes for  5 – 7 hours plus the odd longer day.

Red Graded: Difficulty 7-9

Our red graded trips are suitable only for very fit and experienced cyclists who love biking and enjoy the challenge of longer days in the saddle, with consecutive challenging days. Daily distances are generally from 45 – 60 miles (70 – 95km) on a variety of terrain from rolling countryside to hilly and mountainous areas. Most days will be challenging and the trip will include some of the more testing climbs in Ireland including high mountain passes. These harder climbs are rewarded with fast and exhilarating descents. We will often be on the bikes for 7 hours each day plus the odd longer day. There is also time each day for breaks and lunches plus visits to some sites of interest.

All trips include the option of getting a break from cycling in the support van for as much or as little as time as you prefer. One guide will be out on the the road cycling with the group while the other guide drives the support vehicle. 

Bike Rental Read More

At Wilderness Ireland, we have three bike categories available for rental.

  • Road Bikes – Trek Checkpoint ALR 5
  • Hybrid Bikes – Trek FX Sport 4
  • E-Bikes – Trek Verve +

Find out more here including specifications and prices for rental.

Our Biking Trips

6 Biking Trips with 22 Reviews

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  • Explore Slieve League, some of Europe's highest sea cliffs!
  • Cycle Donegal's remote landscapes - National Geographic's #1 Coolest Place on Earth.
  • Reach Ireland's northernmost point of Ireland, Malin Head - a Star Wars filming location.
Next Available Trip:
13th June | 18th July
Region:
North West – Donegal & Sligo
Duration:
6 night(s)
Difficulty:
Blue Grade 6
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  • Traverse the 3 wild and diverse peninsulas of Kerry: Beara, Iveragh & Dingle.
  • Explore classic cycling routes: Molls Gap, the Gap of Dunloe & the Healy Pass.
  • Pedal through Ireland's highest mountain range & Killarney National Park.
  • Cycle to Ireland's westernmost point at Slea Head .
Next Available Trip:
16th May | 27th June
Region:
South West – Cork & Kerry
Duration:
6 night(s)
Difficulty:
Blue Grade 5
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  • Experience a stress-free biking escape with yoga classes tailor-made for cyclists each day.
  • Bike beautiful valleys and majestic coastlines idealised by Irish poet WB Yeats.
  • Far from major tourist routes, discover a more relaxed pace of life in the northwest of Ireland.
Region:
North West – Donegal & Sligo
Duration:
night(s)
Difficulty:
Green Grade 3
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  • Bike along the Wild Atlantic Way from Ireland's extreme south to its northernmost point.
  • Bike through 3 Irish National Parks, 8 counties & cover 672 km or 418 miles!
  • Tick off classic Irish biking routes such as the Ring of Kerry, Corkscrew Hill & Mamore Gap.
Next Available Trip:
8th August
Region:
Multi-Location
Duration:
11 night(s)
Difficulty:
Red Grade 7
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  • Bike in Connemara National Park and along the famous Sky Road.
  • Two nights island retreat on the Aran Islands & off the beaten path visit to the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Discover why the otherworldly Burren National Park is the hidden treasure of West Ireland.
Next Available Trip:
25th July | 22nd August
Region:
West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
Duration:
6 night(s)
Difficulty:
Green Grade 3
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  • Ride through the fantastic 5 countries of Great Britain & Ireland.
  • Experience the culture of 5 different nations journeying through the best of scenery from wild mountains, to scenic coast, castles and charming villages.
  • Explore the roads made famous by the Tour de France, Tour of Britain & Tour of Ireland.
Next Available Trip:
14th May
Region:
Multi-Location
Duration:
0 night(s)
Difficulty:
Blue Grade 6

Our vacations reviewed in your own words...

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Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made vacation with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your vacations truly memorable.

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Bill Phillips

Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast

Age: 70 - 80
Country: United States
Trip Date: 03/08/2019
Trips Taken: 1

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Fantastic trip in every way. Even the rain just added to the memories (and I never thought I would say that!) By the way, the rain only soaked us one day, and we were prepared! We also had sunshine every day and this made our sightseeing spectacular. I have a titanium travel bike, but due to logistics, we decided to rent and the Trek bikes we had were perfect for the terrain, hills, and weather. This was the right choice. I would advise renters that water bottles are provided and the bike packs on the rental bikes are really spacious for virtually all necessities. ( I know you said something similar, but for some reason, I thought I should bring an extra pack anyway....not needed :-)! Providing Garmins with route guidance was very much appreciated and added real security for the routing. Some of us would have liked a handlebar mirror as well, though everyone was a safe rider and no significant accidents occurred. Thanks again for providing a great travel experience to Ireland. We loved it! By the way, we spent another week in the more touristy areas in the south.... also a great experience in other ways, but Wilderness Ireland was great Craic!

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Karen Alexopoulos

Bike Tour - The Kerry Peninsulas

Age: 50 - 60
Country: Canada
Trip Date: 20/07/2019
Trips Taken: 2

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

It was an amazing trip. Great cycling, great food and great people. I can truly say that this trip has improved my cycling. I have gained confidence and skills!

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Beth Steucek

Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast

Age: 60 - 70
Country: USA
Trip Date: 03/08/2019
Trips Taken: 1

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Yes I will being telling all my friends

Popular Biking Trips

Trip Next Departure Price Duration  
Bike Tour – Connemara and the Aran Islands 25/07/2020 €2,010 6 Nights Trip Details
Bike Tour – Biking and Yoga Escape N/A N/A 6 Nights Trip Details
Bike Tour – Donegal From Cliffs to Coast 13/06/2020 €1,995 6 Nights Trip Details

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