Ireland Bicycling Maps. There is not a specific bicycling map series for Ireland, however the 1:50,000 topographic map series are excellent, detailed maps for cycling the backroads of Ireland. If you are doing more long-distance cycling and want an overview of your region of interest, we suggest the 1:250,000 topographic map series as the best maps.
Cycle Touring in Ireland. Cicerone Guides. A guide to cycle touring in Ireland, with 12 one to two-week cycle tours for road bikes all around and across Ireland. The routes described are suitable for both novice and expert cyclists, with detailed route cards and advice on choosing, transporting and loading your bike.
Ireland is a cyclist's paradise -- quiet roads winding along spectacular coastline, through tiny villages, over mountain passes and past countless historic sites. The routes described here cover Ireland and Northern Ireland from the Causeway Coast in the north to Mizen Head in the south and from Dublin in the east to Connemara in the west. They seek out the quiet, the quirky and the spectacular parts of this beautiful island in tours that can mostly be fitted into a single week's riding.
The mountains, valleys and lakes are waiting, as are the hostels, camp sites and traditional Irish pubs -- and this guide tells you all you need to know, whether you're a cycle touring novice or an old hand. What are you waiting for?
12 routes in Ireland and Northern Ireland, ranging from 250km to 500km, and suggestions for five grand tours
Ireland by Bike - 21 Tours Geared for Discovery. The Mountaineers Books, 2nd ed. 1999, reprinted 2004. The tours in this guide give you maximum access per mile to teh uncrowded roads and magical scenery of the Emerald Isle. These 21 trips make touring from charming villages to bustling towns to ocean cliffs as carefree as a country breeze. Whether you want to glide among rolling hills, explore sites of ancient history, or chat with the locals at friendly taverns, here is the extensive first-hand research and travel advice you need to make the bike trip of your dreams.
Includes 21 trips, many linked to each other.
Trips range from 12 to 61 miles in length.
Accurate, point-to-point directions and descriptions.
Attractions, amenities, pubs, and bike shops
Recommended two-, three-, and four-week itineraries.
Tips on advance planning, accommodations, and "rules of the road".