Yes, you have read that right. You can now take electric bikes on a trip in Ireland.
Are you prepared to get on your e-bike and explore? We provided you with the top e-bike cycling routes in Ireland for all enthusiasts.
Throw out all of your preconceived ideas you have about electric bikes since they are incorrect. These days, e-bikes are quite stylish and virtually unrecognizable as push bikes, saving you the trouble of having to force yourself up a hill. These are the greatest routes in Ireland for both leisure cyclists and avid mountain bikers, if you are already a convert and the lucky owner of one or, alternatively, if you are up for renting one and taking it for a good spin.
Think again if you're picturing a scooter of any type. An e-bike, or electric bike, is a bicycle similar to any other in many ways, including use and design. E-bikes, on the other hand, were created specifically to function with a little engine. E-bikes are frequently just regular bikes with a little battery connected that the user can use to give himself a little boost.
These routes are perfect for e-bikers because of the mileage and hills. So, take pleasure in it and let us know how you like it!
Clifden to Roundstone, Co. Galway
From Clifden, there are four excellent loops that are perfect for e-bikers. The 18–20 km Sky Road Loop, the 14 km Errislannan Loop, and the 33 km Cleggan Loop are the first, second, and third, respectively. The Ballyconneely and Roundstone Loop, the fourth route, is preferred by most people. A 40km loop that passes notable locations such the Derrygimlagh and Roundstone bogs, the first transatlantic flight's crash landing location, and the former Marconi transatlantic wireless station Several other hidden gems are worth visiting, including Coral Strand, Gurteen, and Dog's Bay. And for lunch, stop in Roundstone, one of Ireland's oldest fishing communities, for some delectable seafood chowder.
The Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork
A great model for an e-bike excursion is West Cork. The Beara Peninsula, which extends all the way to Lamb's Head, is our favorite. The 138 km Beara Way Cycling Route is part of the National Cycling Network. In addition to Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, and Glengarriff, it also travels through some of Ireland's most scenic towns before returning to Kenmare. All are great places to pause for tea and cake or to call it a day and go home. You won't get lost because the route is also signposted with a logo and a bicycle symbol.
The Waterford Greenway, Co. Waterford
If you want to relax, head to the Waterford Greenway. There are 46 beautiful car-free kilometers along the Greenway, which stretches from Waterford City to Dungarvan. There are numerous rest spots along the way for those who want to make a day of it, and the scenery throughout is nothing short of magnificent. As a shared use greenway, individuals are welcome to run, walk, and cycle on it.
Howth, Co. Dublin
Swap the smog for the salty sea air by traveling north along the coastline promenade from Dublin's city center to Howth. Simply follow the coastline the entire way as you cruise by Bull Island to watch the kite surfers and past the recognisable Poolbeg chimneys. Take in the magnificent views from Howth's mast and its well-known cliffs before returning to the hamlet to explore its medieval castle and charming fishing harbor. Togs and a towel should be packed in your panniers in case you want to take a quick dip in Balscadden Bay's waters. Then proceed to Howth village for a pint, a coffee, or an ice cream cone.
Slieve Bloom Mountains, Co. Laois/Offaly
The upcoming launch of the new Slieve Bloom trails has us very excited. Coilte will build 37 km of mountain bike trails in the mountains, with the intention of expanding them to 100 km in three years. This would require two days of riding in total! The single-track routes will go across the mountains from north to south and, hopefully, give Offaly and Laois, two counties that are frequently disregarded, fresh vitality. Both the northern and southern trailheads will leave from the Dulour Valley communities of Kinnity and Baunreagh, respectively. From both trailheads, looped mountain biking circuits with a connecting track over the mountain are planned.