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Old 11-05-13, 03:23 PM
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Suggestions for 4 day self-supported tour of Ireland from Dublin

I'm planning a solo, self-supported bike tour from Dublin next year over Labor day weekend. I'm hoping to find a bike-friendly hotel near the airport where I'd stay the first and last night to store my bike case. I'll carry all my gear on the bike and stay at a hotel wherever I end up each night. Here's my tentative itinerary I need to populate:

Day 1 - Land, get to the hotel, prep bike and tour the local area on foot. Get to bed early to adjust to the time difference
Day 2 - Ride 80-100 miles.
Day 3 - Ride 80-100 miles.
Day 4 - Ride 80-100 miles.
Day 5 - Ride 60-80 miles ending in Dublin. Pack bike.
Day 6 - Fly home

I'm going to pick up a cycling guide for Ireland and do some more research online, but I'd appreciate on any pointers on routes, lodging, sights & restaurants I should hit
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Any pub in Ireland if you'd like a few drinks while on tour!

Ireland is generally a very nice place - though I've not toured, I've driven around Ireland, smooth surfaces, perfect for touring. Although hilly at some parts! Best of luck!
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I know it's an old Irish joke "if I were you I wouldn't start from here" but I'd either take a bus (they'll take your bike) from Dublin to either Cork or Galway which will take half a day then start cycling. If you really want to start from Dublin I'd head out through Rathfarnham up to Glencree, over the Sally Gap and straight on to Laragh calling to visit scenic Glendalough. From there head down Waterford/Wexford direction before coming back via Kilkenny.

Keep to the smaller roads. Some American cyclists coming here find the narrow roads without a 'run off' shoulder intimidating.

Things to see in Dublin: Trinity College, cycle around the Phoenix Park, maybe take an open top bus tour as you won't be here long.
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