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“Probably the best trip of my life”
Review of Ireland By Bike

Ireland By Bike
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Carrick
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Owner description: Ireland by Bike provide bike tours and bike rental in Ireland's beautiful North West Coastal region. We provide the option of high quality hybrid and electric bikes. Our self-guided tours follow well planned routes along mostly quiet backroads, taking you to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Seamus arranged a tour for me I could never have arranged for myself. I did the "Backroads & Beyond" tour, which lived up to its name. I spent very little time on main roads, and in fact saw very little traffic, most days. And, when I decided—mid-trip—that I wanted to spend more time hiking in the Glencolmcille area, one phone call to Seamus was all I needed to get the entire second week of my tour re-arranged.

Spectacular country side throughout the south of Co Donegal, solid to excellent accommodations, and constant, excellent support from Seamus and co. I really couldn't ask for more. It really might have been the best trip of my life—and I have the photos to prove it!

2  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Seamus and his wife Nora have arranged an individual nine-day trip through the county Donegal for us. The tour was perfectly organized with demanding, but feasible distances. The quiet roads through a lovely landscape with spectacular views on the coastline made the tour a lasting experience. The B&B's were all very nice and in close distance to town centers. The bikes were well maintained and the directions in the detailed documentation were very reliable. Meeting friendly people every day along the road and in the evenings made our holiday thoroughly enjoyable.

1  Thank B_und_R_60
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

A friend and I did the Donegal-Killybegs-Carrick-Ardara-Donegal loop in May 2014, and loved it! Seamus met us at the bus, gave us our bikes and maps for the trip, and went over the details with us. He was always on hand if we needed anything, and even gave us a cell phone to use for the trip in case we needed to reach him. (Which after the hills on the second day, I did, to call him and ask for one of his electric bikes!)

Donegal is absolutely gorgeous, and a great area to see by bike. Most of the time we were on small roads, with very little traffic, and for much of the trip, beautiful coastal views. All of the B&B's Seamus booked for us were very nice, with friendly, helpful owners. Very highly recommend!

1  Thank Jacqui W
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Seamus provided us with excellent routes for our cycling trip though northwest Ireland. We took the remote roads that traveled through beautiful countryside lined with ancient stone walls, dotted with sheep, and the occasional friendly farmer. Ours was the NorthWest Grand Tour which proved to be a fun challenge for us - and we are cyclists at home - that gave us everything we wanted workout-wise and allowed us to see miles and miles of Ireland.
His selection of B&B's was excellent and in general each host was accommodating and helpful. All the b&b's served a delicious breakfast that was filling for 4 hungry cyclists!
We saw more of Ireland than most do - each day's journey was the event, as well as the destination!

2  Thank Meleah C
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Seamus runs a great operation. 5 of us rode through the Donagal area. My 80 year old parents, my wife, brother in law and I. The rides were arranged to stay mostly to quiet country roads. There was almost no traffic to contend with. The hills are fairly gentle. Going from town to town on a bike is a great way to meet the Irish. It seems that everyone is anxious to carry on a conversation. I love Irish music an Seamus' son is a fiddler and introduced me several great fiddle sessions. The B&Bs that were arranged were very comfortable. Even though our trip was unguided Seamus checked on us periodically to make sure all was going well. He even gave my mother a lift over the highest pass. the bike were well maintained and everything went well

3  Thank biketravellers
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