People Cycling Rides

Epic Ireland - Ancient East & Wild Atlantic Way.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Cork, Ireland (ORK)
End Location
Derry, Ireland (DUB)
Cost (est.)
$6950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1950 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
41 mi / 66 km
Avg. Elevation
1900 ft / 579 m
Ride Description

General Information & Ride Overview

This Epic Ireland ride is truly the ultimate Irish experience by bike.  Starting at the most southerly point of the Island, tracing the coastline eastwards to the Irish sea, then crossing deep through the heartland’s historic and religious sites (both ancient and modern), then joining the Wild Atlantic Way in the west before crossing into the north country and ending at Ireland's most northerly point, after 19 days and 700 miles of world class cycling. 

“How can a country so small have so many different, diverse & dramatic landscapes?”.  From the rugged coastlines of the west to the rolling hills of the East, through quaint towns and villages dotted along our cycle route Ireland offers diverse scenery, deep culture, fascinating history and a warmth and splendour rarely found elsewhere.   To really experience Ireland – you must feel its land, its rain, its temperate climate and most of all – its soul.  This is a country that cannot be rushed, and exploring it by bike is one of the best ways to do this.  Allowing us the opportunity to meet the “locals,” we come face to face with thousands of years of history, intriguing folklore, majestic natural beauty and see what makes the Irish people so unique.  

The total distance is just over 700 miles with a total ascent of around 35,000 feet. The shorte… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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