Returning to Ireland in the summer of 2021 to enjoy some of the best cycle touring in Europe along the western coastlines, outlying islands and Northern Ireland. Looking to share the adventure with one other sociable, M/F cyclist over 40. If you've never been there before or reside in western Montana, even better.
Fly to Shannon from Boston. Three to four weeks. B&Bs, 40-60 miles a day. Light, daily rainfall, cool temps. Little sun. Prehistoric settlements, lots of stone walls, blue and red painted sheep, conviviality, Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) regions. A ride on the "Happy Hooker", plus a ferry trip to Skellig Michael or Inishturk (Clare) Island as well.
An extensive network of peaceful, winding, narrow backroads, rolling hills, stunning mountain passes, beautiful greenery, lovely towns and villages, the world's friendliest people and finger-tapping trad music in the pubs at night make Ireland ideal for bike touring.