Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a Sean Kelly, or you just like the idea of enjoying the scenery from a different, more leisurely angle, Ireland is a great place to enjoy a cycling holiday. Cycling Ireland's winding roads.
Far from the noisy urban gridlock lie thousands of quiet, meandering country lanes, where nothing lies between you and pure fresh air.
Mind you, if you want to take a more gruelling approach to your two-wheeled trip, then try pushing your limits around craggy mountains, soaring cliffs and deep valleys.
The rush will stay with you for weeks.
And don’t forget that part of the fun is finding quiet villages where you can get off the saddle and settle down for a few well-deserved pints and some hearty food in a traditional country pub. Bliss
Escape the bustle of urban life on the Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. Meandering along the old Westport to Achill Island railway, this 42km traffic-free route is ideal for stretching your legs or getting out on a bike for a spin. Traveling this greenway, you’ll be surrounded by idyllic countryside. And you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the views as there are no steep hills and the route is well mapped and signed.