East to West - guided group cycling tour in Ireland

A guided cycling tour across the entire island of Ireland, in 5 exhilarating cycling days, you will cycle all the way from Dublin in the East to Galway in the West of Ireland. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are renowned and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland. It’s disproportionately large for the size of Ireland with nearly two million in the Greater Dublin Region – well over a third of the Republic’s population! The centre is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with most of the population living in suburbs. Located in the ‘heart’ of Ireland, the Midland Region encompasses the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The landscape of the Midland Region is diverse, dominated by the River Shannon and its callows along the western boundary, interspersed with lakes, wetlands, bogs, agricultural lands and eskers throughout the central area, and the upland area of Slieve Bloom Mountains to the south and the rolling landscape of the Barrow and Nore valley to the south east. There are plenty of ancient monuments along the way. Frequently called Ireland’s most Irish city, the coastal metropolis of Galway is a place where Celtic culture and literature have long thrived, often in the traditional Gaelic language. But these days you’re just as likely to hear Spanish, Polish or Japanese along Galway’s historic streets in this increasingly international college town (the National University of Ireland, Galway, is located here).
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Beginner (Green)
Ride Duration: Multi-day
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 310.0
Elevation Gain (metres): 1720
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
Start Date: Jun 11, 2017
End Date: Jun 17, 2017
Website: http://www.greenmarblecycletours.com/east-to-west/
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