Everything you will need for the perfect cycling holiday: detailed maps, accommodation, travel advice and all you need to know for an unforgettable trip.
Author: Paul Benjaminse
Why would someone set out on a bicycle tour of Ireland? Because Ireland is as stunning a country as any you'll ever visit. There's the extraordinary light, which adds intensity to everything, making greens and whites appear greener and whiter. It's all there: moss-covered mountains rising ominously from the mist, bright blue skies over white sandy beaches; the ghostlike ruins of ancient monasteries on misty days... With picturesque routes and breathtaking landscapes, Ireland is beloved by cyclists in search of an exhilarating yet memorable experience. In Green Tour of Ireland, avid cyclist Paul Benjaminse explores the a route around Ireland from Belfast to Dublin via the most spectacular and scenic routes in the country and offers his expert advice on the best way to see the beautiful parts of Ireland. Includes detailed routes and maps of; Ulster Sligo Cork Connemara The Burren Leinster and the Dublin Mountains.
Tour de Ireland (A cycling fan's ride around Ireland) is the story of a cyclist's return to his native country.
Author: Emmet Ryan
Tour de Ireland (A cycling fan's ride around Ireland) is the story of a cyclist's return to his native country. It is an attempt to re-engage with home and re-discover the ancient land of saints and scholars that is Ireland. The journey, which takes place during the 2012 Tour de France, is also an engagement with the sport of cycling both past and present. It is informative, perceptive and very funny.
This book documents the best cycling that Ireland has to offer.
Author: David Flanagan
This book documents the best cycling that Ireland has to offer. With eighty routes spread across the entire island, there is something for everyone; from gentle, traffic-free cycles, ideal for the whole family, to long challenging routes packed with relentless climbs. The routes range in length from 8km to 207km on a variety of surfaces including tarmac roads, gravel tracks, canal towpaths and singletrack. Each route description includes - A full-colour map - Turn-by-turn directions - A route profile - A detailed description of the route - Advice on variations, extensions and shortcuts - A downloadable GPX navigation file. The book also includes details of over fifty family-friendly greenways and trails, information on Ireland's long-distance cycle routes and sixteen pages dedicated to cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way. This comprehensive guide is packed full of detailed information and inspiring photography that is sure to appeal to everyone interested in cycling in Ireland.
Spokes, Blokes and Blarney is the story of one woman's three-month journey on a bicycle around Ireland in search of the Irish male.
Author: Tamara Pitelen
There are many good reasons to travel to foreign parts. Broadening the mind, experiencing different cultures and all that. One reason that's perhaps not so good is 'because a fortune teller said I'd meet my perfect man over there'. But heck, who needs a good reason?Spokes, Blokes and Blarney is about what happens when a woman who'd ridden no further than to the shops for milk and who can't fix a puncture, decides to buy a bike, fly half way round the world and cycle around a foreign country in a very large circle... to do some first-hand research on Irish men. It's about going in search of those charming Irish rogues with a twinkle in their eye and a 'to be sure' at the ready. It's about wicked times and loitering in Irish pubs with folk who say things like “it's all arseways”. It's about doggedly seeking out find the famous craic… even if it means spending every night in a different pub, nursing saddles sores and singing Whiskey in the Jar over a pint of Guinness with charming rogues. It's also about the thoughts and musings that rise from the blackest depths of the psyche when you cycle alone for six to 11 hours most days. Thoughts which wander from masturbating sheep to nappy rash issues from rain-sodden cycling pants. It's about dealing with seduction attempts by lads in Sligo, as well as with evil monks, bog ghosts and crazy, cat-killing, chain smoking old ladies who run hostels in the mountains. Spokes, Blokes and Blarney is the story of one woman's three-month journey on a bicycle around Ireland in search of the Irish male.
' When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts.
Author: Edward Enfield
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts. He takes readers with him on a ride up the west coast, eating fish and enormous breakfasts along the way, and stopping to chat to peat-cutters, fishermen, tourists and a matchmaker.
And, as usual with Eric Newby, this beguiling account is enlivened by a cast of eccentric and utterly engaging characters.
Author: Eric Newby
Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle, even when protected by thermal underwear. From the Cliffs of Moher to St Brigid's Vat, Dublin, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and Croagh Patrick, their rain-soaked journey is beset by minor disasters ranging from ferocious storms to even more ferocious dogs. Along the way they come across a moving, miracle-working statue of the Virgin, spectacular ruins and the traces of twentieth-century violence, in between stops for Guiness, tea and soda bread. Woven into the narrative is a wealth of information around Irish history and custom - hermits, horse-fairs, peat-cutting and poetry are all touched on in this deft and dazzling blend of myth, fact and quirky details. And, as usual with Eric Newby, this beguiling account is enlivened by a cast of eccentric and utterly engaging characters.
A guide to cycle touring in Ireland, with 12 one to two-week cycle tours for road bikes all around and across Ireland.
Author: Tom Cooper
Publisher: Cicerone Press
A guide to cycle touring in Ireland, with 12 one to two-week cycle tours for road bikes all around and across Ireland. The routes described are suitable for both novice and expert cyclists, with detailed route cards and advice on choosing, transporting and loading your bike. Ireland is an cyclists paradise - quiet roads and spectacular coastline.
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have to travel more than 30 or 40 miles to ... cyclists are incorporated in the
pretrip sections of the book to make the logistics of going to and getting around
Author: Robin Krause
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
In Ireland by Bike you'll find accurate, point-to-point directions and descriptions; details on attractions amenities, pubs, and bike shops; recommended two-, three- , and four-week itineraries; plus tips on trip planning, outfitting a bike, getting there, what to see and do, finding accommodations, road customs, history, and more.
Shortly after her tenth birthday, inspired by an atlas she was given, Dervla Murphy decided that she would one day cycle to India.
Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: Dufour Editions
The diary of Dervla Murphy's bicycle trek from Dunkirk, across Europe, the Middle East, and the Himalayas, to India. An amazing narrative from an amazing woman.
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Author: Cheung, Stephen S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Authoritative, yet accessible, this guide provides the latest on science and technology from the world’s top cycling coaches and researchers. Comprehensive and cutting edge, coverage includes the rider–machine interface, environmental stressors, health issues, the planning of training programs, racing techniques, and more.
It was time to slow things down for a while , to get more than six hours ' sleep a
night , to cycle less than sixty miles a day . I had , at any rate , decided to get back
on the bicycle . The more I thought about it , the more hitch - hiking across Ireland
Author: David A. Wilson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Just as traditional Irish music is characterized by ornamentations and elaborations on a melodic theme, Ireland, a Bicycle, and a Tin Whistle is full of variations and wanderings on the theme of the trip itself. And just as traditional Irish musicians will follow a sad slow air with a lively foot-tapping reel, Wilson's mood ranges from the nostalgic and reflective to the irreverent and mischievous. If there is a lament in one ear, there is always a song in the other.
The big decision in getting around Ireland is whether to go by car or use public
transport. ... Bicycle. Ireland's compact size and scenic landscapes make it a
good cycling destination. However, unreliable weather, very narrow roads and
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet's Ireland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample Guinness in Dublin, wander wild Connemara, and take in traditional pub music- all with your trusted travel companion.
Finally they end up in a bar in Tralee, dancing the night away. This book follows the misadventures they have on the journey, the people they meet, the places they visit, and their struggle with the Irish weather.
Author: Prof James Kelly
Publisher: Bookend Publishing
Searching for the Ireland of his youth, James Kelly travels a section of the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Dingle by bicycle...with a teddy bear called Kieran. The aim of the trip was to see if the Ireland of James' childhood was still around, and more importantly, if the fabled warm Irish-welcome to strangers still exists. Their journey starts in Dublin then snakes along the gorgeous west coast of Ireland, taking in some wonderful sights on the way. Finally they end up in a bar in Tralee, dancing the night away. This book follows the misadventures they have on the journey. The people they meet, the places they visit, and their struggle with the Irish weather. There are many travel books, memoirs and novels about Ireland. But there's only one adventure with A Bear, A Bike And The Wild Atlantic Way.
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Author: Elizabeth Albertson
Publisher: For Dummies
From Dublin and Belfast to the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, Ireland offers cosmopolitan flavor and natural beauty. So have a pint and make a friend; this lucky guide offers everything you need to make your Irish eyes smile: Four fun itineraries Quick and easy side trips from Dublin to Counties Kilkenny, Meath, Tipperary, and more Where to find the best shopping in Dublin and elsewhere Fun trips to ancient castles, beautiful gardens, coastal scenery, and more Like every For Dummies travel guide, Ireland For Dummies, Third Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
For IR £ 95 you can travel by bus BICYCLE around Ireland from hostel to hostel
with no A large number of visitors explore Ireland by time limit on when you
complete your trip . bicycle . Although the distances are relatively To beat the
Author: Janet Austin
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Profiling the best places to eat and stay on any budget, this handbook includes a language guide with useful words and phrases in seven languages. Travelers will find all the transportation options from the Channel Tunnel to Rhine cruises. of color photos. 192 maps.
The flagship guide in the series delivers the freshest take on Europe in years, featuring the low-down on 25 countries, including Turkey and Morocco. The guide features 90 maps total, including 11 color maps which are bulleted with sights and lodgings to help travelers find things fast. "PAcked with things budger travelers have to know . . . solid and sensible".--New York Times.
In mountain bikes there was nothing worth buying under £200. From £200 to £
300 the choice was very limited and it was only in the £300 to £500 range that
one started to find high quality bikes. From £500 to around £1000 or more, one
Author: Eric Newby
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice.