Cycling on the Aran Islands

If you are lucky enough to go to the Aran Islands in County Galway, West Ireland I would most definitely recommend that you consider hiring a bike. The main Island is Inish Mór  which houses the impressive semi-circular stone fort of Dún Aonghasa perched atop the towering cliffs.

Cycling on Inis Mór
Cycling on Inis Mór

The island is approximately 14km long and 3.8km wide and  its small narrow lanes and tracks make the bicycle the ideal means of transport. While these images were taken on a flat grey day and on an old camera, hopefully you will get a sense of why I would recommend a bicycle to get around. There are many bicycle hire places on the Island and  a free drop off and pick up service can be provided by most.

Scenic Cycling on the Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Scenic Cycling on the Aran Islands, Co. Galway

On this last Photo Mr Sage shows Mrs Sage the way, right until the road began to climb anyway.

38 thoughts on “Cycling on the Aran Islands

    1. Paddy,
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  1. Those photos really bring back a strong memory of cycling the Aran Isles many years ago. Being on Dún Aonghasa and looking over the edge of the cliffs, and out to the endless grey Atlantic, is hard to forget. All my photos are pre-digital and I can’t remember the last time I looked at them…maybe time to revisit.


  2. Wow! There will be so much to see when I finally cross “over the pond” to visit one day…. I’ll just keep a link to your blog so I can choose where to go! Who needs a travel guide when you have MM?


  3. Wow, stunning pictures….that’s one place I have not been too. Have tried many times to get there,but it has evaded me somehow….now on my “bucket list” 😉 I would love to camp there !


    1. Just met a lovely lady in the park from Whitby who flies to Newcastle from Cork. Nothing wrong with Cork and the tunnel under the Shannon saves you having to go through Limerick now. Hhhmmmmmmmm…😉


  4. wow! this is what I call happiness and freedom! away from buildings, electricity poles, far away from pollution and human touch. breathtaking landscapes and very nice photos! Have a wonderful day, you surely made mine better!


  5. Mick, looks like a great place to go biking! I LOVE cykling around- and use my bike everywhere!
    Have a good day! 🙂


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