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