Join us on our award winning mountain bike tour of Ireland. On the journery we will take in the best mountain biking trails in the country, experience the beauty of Ireland's ancient landscape and feel the warm of a true Irish welcome. The riding is all mountain, mixture of enduro and cross country with the focus on fun trails and lots of bike time. This tour is suited to riders with a minimum level 3C abilities.
Each morning we will have a short drive to our riding spot, this varies from location to location but typically 20 minutes. We use bike specific trailers to keep bikes separated and stops them from getting scratched in transit. After the ride you can put your feet up and relax, we will wash your bike and ensure it is in perfect mechanical order for the next day.
- 5 days biking
- 5 nights accommodation (Single supplement applies)
- All breakfasts included
- Airport transfers
- Shuttle service to get to trails
- Group size: Max 8 people
- Optional Bike Rental: €200 Escarpe VR 2018
- The cost is €795 per person.
- 24th - 29th May 2019
- 19th - 24th July 2019
- 20th - 25th September 2019
Day One - Arrival
We will collect you at Dublin airport and take you to your hotel in the picturesque village of Roundwood, right on the Dublin/Wicklow boarder, where you can relax after travelling and get ready for tomorrow's biking. If your flight is early in the day, why not seize the opportunity to see the capital city and soak up the electric atmosphere. Stroll around the grounds of Trinity College or take a tour of the Guinness factory.
Day Two - Wicklow Mountains / 35km
Riding straight from the hotel door we quickly climb into the hills and offroad. Again the trails are sweetly crafted singletrack with high speed flowing corners, switch back climbs and even a few technical rock and root sections. They call Wicklow the 'Garden of Ireland' and it's no wonder with the picture postcard views of Powerscourt Waterfall and Lough Tay. Riding into the sun as we make our way south, to the highest point on today's ride is just over 600 meters, near Djouce Mountain- a popular spot for local mountain bikers.
Day Three - Dublin Mountains / 40km
Saddle up and get ready for some amazing singletrack trails and stunning views from the Dublin Mountains. At just over 500 meters above sea level, Three Rock Mountain boasts commanding views over Dublin Bay. On a clear day you can even see the Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland and Mount Snowdon in Wales. The mountain bike trails are a perfect mix of man-made tracks which have jumps and berms and the more natural single tracks with plenty of rocks and roots. A trip to the Dublin Mountain wouldn't be complete without a stop at Johnny Fox's Pub, the highest pub in Ireland.
Day Four - Cork and Limerick Mountains / 50km
It's an early start today with a 2.5 hour drive to Limerick on the west coast of Ireland. This is one of the biggest days on the bikes as we visit the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. The Castlepook loop is over 50 kilometres in length- tough forest road climbs are rewarded with sweeping fast descents guaranteed to leave you smiling.
Day Five - Cork and Limerick Mountains / 35km
Another day in paradise. For our second day in Ballyhoura we will show you the best local trails, including some epic enduro descents off Seefin Mountain. Home to some of the most natural bike trails in Ireland, the Enduro trails here offers a mix of terrain and the longest stages in the Gravity Enduro Ireland Series.
Day Six - Wicklow Mountains / 20km
We saved the best for last. Our final stop is to Carrick Mountain, home of the best hand crafted trails in the country. Host mountain the the Enduro World Series for an incredible 3 years on the trot, Carrick is a real gem which you'll just have to experience to believe. In the afternoon we will drop you back to the airport or help you to your next accommodation if you are staying on for a few more days.
Trust us, the scenery is epic and the people are super friendly but we'll save you the tourism spiel, we know you're here to ride! Each venue is pretty unique with a mixture of soil, rock type and diverse woodland. Each day will be about 40km long and 1500mtrs climbing, we can do more or less depending on how we're feeling as a group. We've picked a video from each of our venues which we hope capture the friendly vibe at the events and also the type of trails at each location. Enjoy!
Fast, flowy and fun. Ballinastoe in County Wicklow has some of the best trails going and is part of a trail centre, so lots of hard wearing routes here. The views are just epic and there are plenty of places to explore. One of the easiest places to ride in terms of transitions to the next trail.
Rocky hard wearing trails that have been around for donkeys years. If you like tech trails there are a couple of nice runs here. The Dublin mountains are rich in heritage and culture and we know a couple of small traditional Irish pubs where you can experience some live Irish music over the best pint of Guinness around.
Carrick has hosted the Enduro World Series an incredible 3 times which speaks volumes about the trails. Check out the video below or search for EWS Ireland and you'll find tonnes of nice edits.