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This loop takes you around the quietest roads of the Phoenix Park in Dublin City.
It’s the perfect way to unwind, for both Dubliners and visitors, who play all sorts of sports in the park. There is bike hire available at the main entrance.
This route packs a lot into a relatively short distance, taking you from Rathdrum Wicklow immediately into some of the best Wicklow countryside, past ancient Glendalough and over the spectacular Wicklow Gap.
You continue to Dublin over two smaller, virually unknown passes.
This route takes you out of Dublin City and traverses the Dublin and Meath countryside to reach an important historical site in the Hill of Tara.
You return on a route close to but different from the way you left the city. It’s a loop – nobody likes out-and-backs, do they?
This tour visits a vast array of important historic sites in the Boyne Valley before riding into Dublin.
There are a few small hills in the first half of the route but after you leave the Hill of Tara it is flat all the way back to Dublin.
This is a classic ride for Dublin cyclists – a short but tough loop taking you as far as Sally Gap.
You descend past Lough Tay before returning to Dublin via Enniskerry. You will have fantastic views for most of the length of the route.
The Military Road is legendary among Dublin cyclists.
Built by the British government in the early 1800s to help them root insurgents out of the Wicklow Mountains, it passes over 3 classic passes and through some of the nicest landscapes in Leinster. It’s tough, but a ride you will never forget.
This is the toughest ride we could find – the big one, starting at the train station in Thomastown, County Carlow.
You ride north to Dublin over most of the toughest climbs in the area, including Mount Leinster – the highest climb in Ireland.
This ride takes you on a tour of the scenic North Dublin countryside to the seaside town of Skerries. You then return by Malahide, the Coast Road and past Howth.
It is a great option to get out to the countryside from the centre of Dublin and avoid a lot of climbing.
This ride takes you from the DART station in Bray past the spectacular Great Sugarloaf.
You then ride up to Sally Gap on its most scenic climb, and then on through the mountains to a thrilling descent into Dublin.
Ride out through the suburbs of North Dublin to Malahide Castle and then take the scenic Coast Road to Howth – a popular seaside village.
A short climb here offers the best views of Dublin Bay that you will get before you ride back to the city.
This route takes you from the pretty seaside town of Greystones past the majestic Great Sugar Loaf, up over Lough Tay and on to the heart of the Wicklow Mountains before a spectacular, twisting descent into Dublin City.
The best way of seeing the Dublin Mountains.
The climb up the mountain of Kippure is the second highest in the country, and offers magnificent views over Dublin City, Bray and the Wicklow Mountains.
It is tough, and suited only to the the bravest riders. Is that you?
This short ride takes you out to Howth Head from the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin.
You pass through the seaside village of Howth before a short climb takes offers you amazing views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains.
Three Rock is a tough, short climb up a partially traffic-free road in the Dublin Mountains with fantastic views of the city from the top.
It’s a great place to watch the sunset before hurtling back down to the city. It’s just about the shortest ride you can do up the Dublin Mountains.
Glencullen is famous for one thing – Johnny Fox’s Pub. This loop includes part of the most popular climb up the Dublin Mountains, before breaking off to go through Glencullen and past Johnny Fox’s.
The views are fantastic and the main climb is tough – you will earn your beer/meal at the top.