We want you to enjoy your holiday as much as possible & therefore preparation is key. This information is given to help you do just that. We have included general information specific to your Holiday preparation & also some useful information which we hope will make things easier for you if this is your first visit to Ireland.
(ESSENTIAL for your bike holiday) It is a tremendous advantage to have “breathable” waterproofs. This helps to avoid excessive over-heating in warm weather.
Jackets: we recommend jackets with a good hood and neck collar and a full-length zip with a cover over it or behind it to ensure no leakage. Pockets should be large enough to hold bits and pieces without straining or bulging. An inside pocket that is large enough to hold a map is also a great advantage.
Trousers: should be waist high with a zip on the side of the leg (from the knee down) to make it easier to get them on or off over shoes. Experience has taught us that rain capes are NOT a good idea for cycling in Ireland.
All bikes are hybrids (a cross between a mountain & a road bike) as these are best suited to Irish roads. All come with panniers & a basic repair kit. You are expected to be able to repair a flat tyre & do minor adjustments with your bike. Any major problems – please contact us for support. We recommend you wear a cycle helmet which is required by law in Ireland. We also recommend you wear a “high visibility” vest on the outside of your clothing at all times.
When the bicycles are not in use they MUST be locked at all times. If bicycles are left unattended during the day they must be locked to an immovable object. At the accommodation they must be stored on the premises, in a garage or lock-up and secured using the bicycle lock. The panniers and handlebar bag are the responsibility of the cyclists and should remain with them at all times.
The following is our “Check List” for items we recommend you bring:
Breathable underwear (if desired)
Breathable tops or t-shirts but not cotton (Base Layer)