Cycling and Walking Tours
Vast tracts of County Clare are awaiting exploration by travellers willing to steer clear of well-worn paths, and find true Ireland for themselves. County Clare is a great spot for cycling or walking, it has many country roads and byways leading to seaside coves, rural villages and towns, castles and historic sites. Walking through the countryside is very carefree as Ireland is free of snakes, because St. Patrick drove them all out, but remember to bring your rain gear because summer showers are common.
If you fancy a Self Guided Walking Tour or Self Guided Cycling Tour of County Clare a number of walking trails and cycle routes give access to the richly scenic countryside. Information about these routes can be obtained from tourist offices throughout County Clare and the routes are sign posted for ease of use.
There are several places to rent bikes for cycling tours with daily and weekly rates available:
Tierney Cycles and Fishing and Hobbies - Abbey Street, Ennis.
Gleesons Cycles Bicycle Hire, Main Street, Kilrush
Loop Head Adventures Ltd, Cycling tours and bike rental
Burren Bike, rental, Ballyvaughan
Williams Rent A Bike, Kilkee
Shannonside Activity and Sailing Centre, Mountshannon
Irish Bike Hire, Ennis
Self Guided Cycling Package Tours and Guided Cycling Package Tours are also available; join a group of like-minded travellers, with whom each new experience can be shared. Let somebody else organise bike hire, accommodation, maps and daily luggage transfer, so you can focus on enjoying your vacation.
Irish Cycle Hire
Irish Cycling Safaris
Simply Cycling Ireland - John Clinton, Co. Clare
Loop Head Adventures Ltd, Cycling Tours
Clare and Burren Cycling Safaris
Iron Donkey, cycling touring
Easy Rider Cycling Tours
REI Cycling Tours
Guided Walking Tours are also very popular, pick up some local knowledge while out and about, and learn about the history and geography of the terrain you are travelling through. Stop for a chat along the way and find out the best local pub to have a pint of Guinness.
Burren Hill Walks
Heart of the burren walks
Burren Outdoor Education Centre
Footfalls Walking Tours
Ennis Walking Tours
Burren Wild Guided Walking Tours
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