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The Best Cycling Routes In Ireland [Infographic]


Whether you want a relaxed, scenic cycle or something a little more challenging, there is a route suitable for everyone in ‪‎Ireland‬. This awesome infographic says it all!   Image credit: Ocean Sands Hotel, Inishcrone, Co. Sligo   Read More »

Lucky 7: Ireland’s best bike-friendly trails, pubs and festivals


See the end of this post for an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day offer from Pure Adventures – you could be wearing a free Pure Adventures jersey on your next trip! Since 2004, Pure Adventures has offered self-guided cycling vacations in Ireland, the home of St. Patrick, the country’s most famous patron. While little is known about his early life, St. Patrick’s ... Read More »

How to prepare for a self guided cycling vacation

how to get ready for a bike vacation in Ireland

Congratulations! After months of saving and researching destinations, you’ve booked you self guided cycling holiday to Ireland! But now what? Four Pure Adventures travelers share their best – and often hilarious – advice for how to prepare for a self guided bicycle vacation in Ireland, with a surprising twist: their prep didn’t always include cycling! Learn Gaelic phrases Ride your ... Read More »

4 tips for vegans travelling in Ireland

expert tips for vegans going on vacation in ireland

In a part of the world where the number of sheep outnumber the people, vegan cyclists might cross Ireland off of their list of dream holiday destinations. But with research, patience with restaurant chefs, a willingness to compromise and a sense of adventure, adhering to a vegan diet IS possible when you are on holiday in Ireland. Last month, Pure ... Read More »

4 great gift ideas for moms who love cycling

what to buy women for mother's day

Forget breakfast in bed as a Mother’s Day gift you have a mom in your life who loves to ride – chances are she’s out cycling on the roads or trails long before her children are out of bed! With Mother’s Day around the corner, Pure Adventures Self Guided Tours has rounded up the best gift ideas for the special ... Read More »

Trip timing tips and the benefits of self-guided travel

Time your self-guided cycling trip to take part in Italy's Cavalcata Festival

Europe’s self-guided, active travel leader, Pure Adventures, designs game plans for adventurous cycling vacations throughout Europe and the UK, suggests that one way to get into the heart of a country is to drop into a local festival. In the case of Italy, it might be a culinary feast, or, this summer in Ireland, a return to emerald roots at ... Read More »

Postcard from Ireland

Friendly cycling guides in Ireland help out self guided travellers

Lovely, green and enchanting Ireland! A perfect place for a bicycle tour vacation, this small country is big on charm and hospitality. Enchanting villages, warm and quaint family run inns, quiet country roads and simply spectacular scenery await you; our self guided cycling tours can go any time and give all the support and freedom for a wonderful Irish bike ... Read More »

Western Ireland Towns

3 Towns to Visit in Western Ireland The country of Ireland has more to offer than shamrocks and frothy brew, although there is certainly plenty of that to go around.  Ireland is a destination filled with beauty, adventure and cultural discovery.  From rolling hills and peaceful pastures to ancient buildings that have withstood the test of time, and some of ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day

Pop the Top Off a Green Beer When people hear the term St. Patrick’s Day they often envision shamrocks, leprechauns and corned beef and cabbage.  Over the years, the holiday, celebrated annually on March 17th, has become synonymous with all the popular clichés of Ireland.  What many people don’t realize, however, is that St. Patrick’s Day is actually a religious ... Read More »

Cliffs of Moher

A Natural Wonder That Inspires When it comes to beautiful natural landscapes, the country of Ireland certainly has its fair share.  From rolling green hills to peaceful pastures and the many fascinating medieval structures found throughout the countryside, it’s no wonder this destination has found itself memorialized in so many pictures and works of art over the centuries.  One of ... Read More »