On our group cycling holidays we bring together groups of people from all over the world.
Our daily cycle is a leisurely 30 – 40 miles which we find gives plenty of time to stop and explore your surroundings. Longer options are available for those who want to stretch their legs.
Our Antrim, Donegal and Kerry safaris are hillier than the other routes but happily there are no large mountain ranges to cross in any part of Ireland. We take up to 20 people on each tour and many come on their own. A great group spirit develops as people swap stories over dinner at the end of the day.
Although the guide will not be cycling with you, he or she will be driving the support van and shall make a sweep to ensure that all is well and offer lifts to those who want a break. This provides a sense of freedom in that you can travel at your own pace in the security that our guide is there for you in the event that you might need them.
All our group guided cycling tours start on a Saturday, simply click on any of the tours further down this page that you are interested in travelling to and discover our tours in the area along with the group departure dates.MAKE AN ENQUIRY
What to bring
*We would seriously recommend that you bring padded cycling shorts and / or a gel saddle cover that will definitely make your day’s cycling more comfortable. Cycling gloves are also a good investment. You can also bring your own saddle which we should be able to attach to our bikes.
*We provide small pannier bags (not waterproof) in which you can keep your day-to-day items. Otherwise you may prefer to use a daypack and there are back carriers on each bike for this purpose.
*We do not provide rain gear so be sure to bring your own light weight waterproofs.
*Although it is not obligatory to wear a helmet we strongly recommend that you wear one. If you own a bicycle helmet please bring it, otherwise there will be helmets available in the van.
*Don’t forget sun cream, sunglasses , sun hat as well as a bathing suit for that refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
*Finally if you wish to use toe clips please bring your own pedals with toe clips which can be attached to our bikes (the pedals on our bikes do not accommodate toe clips)
Please make an effort to pack lightly. This will make your travels easier and will be much appreciated by the guide when he/she is carrying your bags up a long flight of stairs to your room! Alternatively if you are travelling for a long time and do have a lot of luggage, maybe you could consider dividing your luggage into two bags, we could leave one in your first night’s B&B to collect at the end of the week and the other bag to take with you on the tour.
In 2018 we will be using the GIANT CITY bicycles for our tours.
Bikes come in different sizes and in gents and ladies style frames. It is important you give us your height on booking so that we can allocate the correct bike to you.
There are a number of hills to climb on this tour so we would recommend that you do try to do some cycling before the tour in order to make your week more enjoyable, if possible do it on varied terrain and include some hill climbing.
Group, Guide & Backup Service
The group size varies from 10 to 20 people. A guide driving a support van leads each group. She/He will sweep during the day to check on cyclists. In the afternoon they will be gone for about two hours to leave the luggage off at your accommodation, so may not be on hand to give you a lift, but there is no rush and you have all day to complete the ride. As soon as the guide has delivered the luggage to your accommodation they will sweep back to do a final check on cyclists.
Our aim is to allow you feel like an independent traveller, free to cycle each day at your own pace while at the same time having the security of knowing that a support van is nearby just in case you might need it. Most importantly, our guide is there to help in whatever way possible so that all you have to do is leave your worries behind and enjoy the many wonderful experiences that this cycling holiday has to offer.
Guided Cycling Tours Ireland
Clare and The Burren Guided Cycling Tour
Our Clare and The Burren Guided Cycling Tour covers all types of landscape, from the rolling green fields and quiet roads of County Clare to spectacular coastal rides along the limestone landscape of the Burren.
Connemara Mayo Galway Guided Cycling Tour
Our Connemara Mayo Galway Guided Cycling Tour explores the beautiful region of Connemara famous for its rugged granite landscape as well as its beautiful lakes and rivers.
Highlands of Donegal Guided Cycling Tour
Our Highlands of Donegal Guided Cycling Tour explores one of the undiscovered gems of Ireland.
Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula Guided Cycling Tour
Our Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula Guided Cycling Tour offers arguably the most spectacular landscape in the country and is home to Ireland’s highest mountain range.
West Cork and Kerry Guided Cycling Tour
Our West Cork and Kerry Guided Cycling Tour covers some of the most spectacular scenery that Ireland has to offer.
West Cork Coastline Guided Cycling Tour
Our West Cork Coastline Guided Cycling Tour travels quiet roads lined with wild, deeply scented flowers, this tour covers all types of landscape, from rolling green fields to spectacular coastal rides.
Wild West Mayo Guided Cycling Tour
Our Wild West Mayo Guided Cycling Tour is like stepping back 20 years in time to an Ireland before the Celtic Tiger!