To cycle tour in Ireland is not just to pass through the country, but to become part of it. The timeless mountains, valleys and lakes are waiting, as are the hostels, camp sites and traditional Irish pubs. Cycle Touring in Ireland describes 12 routes all around and across the country, seeking out the quiet, the quirky and the spectacular parts of this beautiful island in tours that can be fitted into a week's riding or combined into itineraries right up to a complete tour. The routes in the book have been ridden as fully loaded tours to ensure the most up-to-date and relevant guidance on road conditions and what is worth seeing. Illustrated with colored maps and step-by-step route cards, full information on how to get there, when to go and where to stay and historical points of interest are highlighted.