Cycling Tours to suit everybody
From gentle family rides to exhiliarating mountain climbs, we have it all.
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Introducing Irish Cycling Safaris...
Irish Cycling Safaris have been organising bike tours the length and breadth of Ireland and Europe since 1989.
We know a cycling holiday can mean many different things to many different people. From taking on some of the most challenging climbs in Europe to the most gentle family friendly cycles and everything in between, we offer something for everyone.
We are a team of cycling enthusiasts with a genuine passion for what we do and with a wealth of experience behind us, we are perfectly placed to create the ideal tour for you.
If you know what you are looking for, then you can use our quick tour finder to filter the tours.
However, if you’d like to learn more about the different tours we offer and the locations we visit, then please read further down this page. or contact the team at email@example.com and we’ll be delighted to help.
You can choose your tour based on the tour type
Generally the tours are a week long and cover approximately 45 - 60km per day. The tours are all escorted by a guide who has local knowledge and the language!
Of course all tours include accommodation and the possibility of bike rental, however the format is slightly different in each country. In Ireland, Spain and Portugal, the guide follows in a back up van and gently shepherds everyone along each day, on hand in case of any problems.
Everyone has their own route details and can cycle at their own pace each day. In France, the guide cycles with you while your luggage is transferred locally. In Italy, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, the groups have a guide in a van as well as one of the bike with you. On our bike & boat trips, your luggage stays put in your cabin each day while you cycle with a guide and the rest of the group.
Self Guided Tours
One of the main advantages is that you can decide your own start date.
In Ireland you can start any day of the week, however there are some limitations on the days you can start on some of our other European destinations.
Generally the tours are week long and cover approximately 45 - 60km per day, but there is great flexibility on these tours to adapt them to specific requirements. We organise your accommodation, bike hire and your luggage transfers each day. You are given route details and a map to assist you following the tour and all tours include an emergency phone number you can call if you need help.
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Sportive tours can be organised in a group or self-guided format. These tours are not races but they do require training and preparation to complete.
The challenge can come from the terrain in the form of hills or from the distance (80km+) or from the combination of both of these. You can push yourself as hard as you want or take your time.
The thrill comes from the combination of a fantastic sense of achievement and the journey through wonderful scenery.
Bike and Boat Tours
Generally the tours are week-long and cover approximately 45 - 60km per day. T
he main advantage is without doubt, that your room travels with you!
Every day you visit a new location but you never need to pack up your bag.
In Croatia travelling by boat gives you a unique opportunity to visit various islands otherwise difficult to get to. The types of boats vary and are reflective of the area you are in.
In Holland you are of course, in a comfortable barge.
In Austria, a cruise ship takes you along the Danube including a pool on the sun deck!
For the islands of Croatia and Greece you are in sailing boats designed for open waters.
Fancy chartering one of our boats for your own tour? Would you like to take on one of our Sportive challenges for a group of friends, charity or cycling club?
We have extensive experience setting up and running numerous customised tours. This is a great option if you would like us to tailor make something to your needs. The world is your oyster!
We can increase distance, upgrade your accommodation, add or take away days, the possibilities are endless. We know that a cycling tour can be different things to different people and we enjoy the challenge of creating the perfect tour for all our customers. Please contact our office with your request and we will be happy to talk to you
It’s never too early to get younger legs in the great outdoors.
On these tours the mileage is lower, there are more possibilities for rest days and there are also plenty of suggestions for other things to do en route to keep everyone happy and engaged!
We have been running private group and self-guided walking tours for many years.
They are run in a very similar way to our cycling tours, without the bike and with lower mileage! We offer a number of self-guided tours in Ireland and in a number of other European locations.
We organise many luxury tours for private individuals and groups.
Some are ready to go and listed in our luxury section but we are able to upgrade many hotels on most tours so if you are interested just send us an email and we can advise you of the possibilities.