Dublin, Kings and Castles of Ireland

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8 days





The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!

4/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Difficult, between 50 and 100 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 700 and 1300 meters.



The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Day 1: Malahide
Individual arrival in Malahide. After checking in (from 2:00 pm) and settling your luggage, you'll have time to explore this lively medieval town with timeless charm. Stroll through the narrow streets and admire the quintessential coloured doors, sloping roofs, large flower baskets hanging at the shop signs, typical uphill streets, and the port.

Day 2: Malahide – Drogheda (50 km)
After having breakfast, you will leave the scenic coastal town of Malahide following the estuary's coast. Subsequently, you'll cycle on quiet roads, cross the towns of Laytown and Bettystown until reaching the Boyne River. You will then follow this beautiful river to the historic city of Drogheda, which was occupied by Cromwell in 1649. Today, it is a vibrant place, full of pubs and small restaurants where you can take pleasant breaks.

Day 3: Drogheda – Carrickmacross (56 km)
Today's stage is the shortest one, but you'll need to wake up early if you want to have time to visit all the magnificent sites. Then, on your bike, you will once again follow the Boyne River that will lead you to the site of the Battle of Boyne fought in 1690 between Catholic King James and Protestant William of Orange. Later, you will arrive at Bru na Boinne, one of the most important historical sites dating back to 3200 BC, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Crossing vast green fields and enjoying views of the Cooley Mountains, you will arrive in Carrickmacross.

Day 4: Carrickmacross – Carlingford (67 km)
Today's stage will take you north on pleasant, mostly flat roads through meadows, pastures, and peaceful villages. You will then proceed to the small Cooley Peninsula, which creates a true glacial fjord with its vibrant colors, stone walls, and shaded paths. You'll climb up to the Long Woman's tomb before descending into the northern part of the peninsula, enjoying a spectacular view over Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains. You will then cycle along the coast to the charming medieval town of Carlingford.

Day 5: Carlingford – free day
Today, you will have the chance to discover Carlingford, a wonderful place to spend a relaxing rest day visiting nearby villages and their historical buildings. Alternatively, we suggest climbing to the top of the Slieve Foye, the highest mountain in the Cooley Mountains. There's an adventure center in the town center that can cater to all sorts of activities, from a quiet kayak paddle to a double rope descent on the mountain.

Day 6: Carlingford – Trim (54 km)
After a hearty breakfast, the day will start with a transfer to Kingscourt. Cycling, you'll reach Kells or Ceannus Mor, the place where the Book of Kells was found: a hand-illustrated manuscript, made by Irish monks in the eighteenth century, considered one of the greatest masterpieces of art from that period. Eventually, you'll cross lush, predominantly flat agricultural lands in the Gaelic-speaking Racthcarin region before reaching Trim. In this enchanting place, on the south bank of the Boyne River, you'll have the chance to visit its famous Norman castle dating back to the twelfth century, which has been a backdrop in numerous films like Braveheart, Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning movie.

Day 7: Trim – Dublin (55 or 76 km)
Today's segment is mainly flat. Departing from Boyne, you'll head towards Hill of Tara, a site of great archaeological, mythological and religious significance from where it is said 142 Kings have ruled. Then you'll cross the county of Kildare and enter the Liffey Valley, the river that flows into the Irish Sea and crosses Dublin's center. As you continue cycling, you'll discover Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe, also known as Dublin's green lung. The day will end in the port city of Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin's south coast, where you'll spend the night.

Day 8: Dublin
After breakfast, the services end, and individual departure.


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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

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  • More 29 days of departure
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Dublin, Kings and Castles of Ireland

  • To cycle through an extraordinarily varied and rich landscape, among hills, rivers, lush countryside and breathtaking views of the coast
  • To discover the place of the Battle of Boyne fought in 1690 between the Catholic King James and the Protestant William of Orange
  • To travel in time moving from the sepulchral rooms of Newgrange, born 5000 years ago, to the villas built in the period of economic expansion of the 21st century Celtic Tiger
  • To visit enchanting medieval cities and the mythical Tara, legendary archaeological, mythological and religious site where Irish rulers were chosen and crowned
  • To admire the small Cooley Peninsula, which creates a real glacial fjord, with its bright colours with its stone walls and shady paths
  • To cycle on the quiet roads of Ireland, away from the routes most frequented by tourists, slowly savouring the magic of these places
  • To get to know the city of Trim, located on the south bank of the Boyne River, and visit its famous Norman castle dating back to the 12th century which has formed the backdrop to numerous films such as Braveheart, Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning film
  • To discover Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe, nicknamed the green lung of Dublin
  • To have a unique experience discovering the historically most important areas of Ireland and Dublin by bike

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