I'm taking a 30-day trip along the coasts of these two ruggedly beautiful and hospitable countries sometime between mid-June and late July of 2022. Exact dates TBD. I would love to have one other friendly, sociable cyclist (M/F, age 35+) join me for some of the most pleasurable cycle touring in Europe.
We'll fly into and out of Shannon and bike clockwise around the island, ending at our starting point of Ennis, Co. Clare. Overnights in B&Bs. About 1,000 total miles and 40 miles a day average. Dinners in restaurants and pubs, the heart of Irish social life, with lively traditional music sessions most nights.
The itinerary includes a few short train rides and ferries to the Aran Islands and other offshore islands. An expansive network of small, peaceful back roads is ideal for cycling, and the summertime weather is cool and comfortable. Expect daytime highs in the upper 50s F to lower 60s F with intermittent light rain nearly every day.
Magnificent scenery, exceptionally friendly people, wonderful B&Bs, grand food and beers and requisite pastry, tea and hot soup stops along the way make Ireland ideal for a bike tour.