Within Ireland’s Shannon Region in County Clare, there is a feast of great cycling options through a series of scenic routes, dramatic landscape contrasts and historic landmarks.
Bordered by the Shannon River to the east and south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Galway Bay to the north – Clare gives all the beauty and splendour found in all of Ireland, in one small area. Taking time to cycle and walk this region will give you the greatest insight into just what it is that makes Ireland so unique.
1. Cliffs of Moher
Ireland’s most iconic landmark and named top destination in Ireland for third year running – they are a natural beauty and a sight to behold. The Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8km along the Atlantic coast of Clare, the cliffs reach 214m at their highest point at Knockardakin.
The world famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking festival takes place from 30th August until 29th September. People come from all parts of the world to take part in the festival. Willie Daly, Ireland’s only official matchmaker, has made over 3,000 matchmaking marriages so he must be doing something right! Plus there’s plenty of great country music acts and dancing across the village so definitely drop by during your cycling tour.
Find time to visit Lisdoonvarna whilst on one of our tours exploring County Clare!
A small, welcoming and truly lively holiday resort, Lahinch has an atmosphere and energy that’s all its own. It nestles at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2km long beach of golden sands. The shape of the resort creates Atlantic breakers that attract surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and Lahinch has earned a reputation as a top ‘surf centre’ with surf schools, social life and great atmosphere to boot.
Take time out of your County Clare cycle tour to relax, put on a wetsuit and try surfing at one of Lahinch’s many surf schools.
4. The Burren
The Burren National Park is a unique area of stunning beauty said to resemble the surface of the moon. Touring the Burren by bike, you will enjoy the amazing natural history, breath-taking views this natural phenomenon has to offer. The locally produced artisan foods will leave you with a smile on your face and a desire to return again and again. The Burren is also home to the Hazel Mountain Chocolate Factory which does tours!
Cycle through the spectacular rugged beauty one of our tours!
5. Inis Mór
Hop on a ferry from Doolin and visit the largest of the three Aran Islands (7,635 acres) Inis Mór which is home to several ancient stone forts and churches including the stone Fort Dun Ducathair (the black fort) and Dun Aonghasa. The Worm Hole, a natural rectangular shaped pool into which the sea ebbs and flow at the bottom of the cliffs south of Dún Aonghasa and was home to the Redbull Cliff Diving Series in 2017.
These 5 are just a snapshot of the truly beautiful places to visit in County of Clare, to view more visit Our 8 day Self Guided Burren Clare Cycle.
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