Cycle Touring in Ireland
The south coast of Ireland is great for long distance cycling and bike touring, so why not rent a bike and explore it yourself? Kinsale is the southern gateway to Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km route along the west and south coast of Ireland. Although it is primarily a driving route, it’s also is a great starting point for a long distance cycle.
The EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast Route also takes in Kinsale on its 11,000km journey through the best cycling in Europe.
Cycling is an amazing way to really see the countryside, the stunning coast and meet the friendly, welcoming Irish locals. We have a fleet of dedicated touring bikes to hire and also all our electric bikes are suitable for touring with sturdy rear racks, panniers and lights.
CYCLE THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
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BIKE COLLECTION & DELIVERY
We deliver/collect bikes from Cork city, West Cork and Kenmare, Killarney in Co. Kerry and Dublin. Plan your cycle trip in Ireland with ease.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION
“Can I bring my bike on the bus or train in Ireland?“ You’ll find all the information you need on bringing your bike on public transport in Ireland.
Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way
Hire your touring or electric bike and start cycling from Kinsale, Co. Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way. Cycle for a week and finish in Killarney in Co. Kerry.
We’ve put together notes on this route which are aimed at the cyclist who is happy with a relaxed pace; those with an adventurous spirit and a good level of fitness. Days vary from 40-65km, 4-5 hours cycling a day, (remember you’ll be cycling with a load!). One of the best things is that If you need a short day, it’s possible to ‘cut across’ a peninsula, and enjoy a short day!
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Public Transport Information
Bus from City/Cork Airport to Kinsale
Bus Eireann bus no. 226 travels between Cork city and Kinsale via Cork airport. The journey takes about an hour and costs approx. €10 for an adult, one way.
Travel with a Bike by Bus:
Bikes can travel in the hold on all Bus Eireann buses. However, they do require a ticket (buy from the driver, approx. €10 for full journey) and it’s advisable to avoid busy times.
Travel with a Bike by Train
Bikes travel on the train for free, however, places are limited and must be booked online in advance on the Iarnrod Eireann/Irish Rail website. Bikes are generally stored in the front or rear carriage.
Bike Collection & Delivery
Most cyclists return their bikes to Kinsale using public transport. If you’re not planning on returning to Kinsale, we can collect bikes from Cork city (bus station or train station) or Cork airport.
Not returning to Kinsale or Cork city/airport? In this case, we can offer bike collection from most parts of West Cork or Killarney in Co. Kerry. For even multi-week cycling trips, we can arrange for you to drop your bike in Dublin.
* Bike Transport Fees:
|Cork City / Airport||Skibbereen||Killarney|
|1-4 bikes (total price)||€50||€75||€100|
|5 bikes or more||Above + €10 per additional bike||Above + €10 per additional bike||Above + €10 per additional bike|
|* Please note that fees above cover bike delivery OR collection (not both).|