The Best Cycling Routes in Ireland
Over the past decade, Ireland has steadily become obsessed with cycling. Whether you’re old or young, cycling is a pastime that everyone can enjoy. Whether you prefer scenic cycles, guided tours, short sprints or even a quick urban loop, there are plenty of options throughout Ireland. All over the country, numerous official cycling routes are being established. They vary in difficulty level so there truly is something for every persons’ cycling preference. Ireland’s moderate weather allows cycling enthusiasts to enjoy these routes throughout the year. At present, there is a large network of ‘’National Waymarked Trails’’. These routes established range in distance from 25km to over 200km.
Around the island of Ireland, cycling trails vary from easy going off-road flat land trails to more rugged and difficult mountain bike trails. If you enjoy road cycles, it might interest you to know that Ireland has more than 99,000 kilometres of surfaced county roads. Off road greenways are currently available and in development all over the country. These coupled with the local county roads, make Ireland one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world for cyclists and cycle holidays.
We are truly spoiled for choice with the many loop routes on Ireland’s coastal peninsulas. In addition to this, Ireland’s Ancient East, the Wild Atlantic Way and the lake lands all have tons of picturesque cycle routes that are sure to suit everyone’s taste and fitness levels. Whatever your cycling level, this infographic from The Ocean Sands Hotel features some of the greatest cycle routes in Ireland from the Burren in Co. Clare to the Kingfisher Trail. It details the route length, shape and difficulty level as well as key information such as the nearest towns and if it is dog/family friendly. For more, let’s take a look at this infographic!
Which is your favourite cycle route? Let us know in the comment section below!