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Many of you will have come to hear about my tour by chatting with a previous customer. It’s a great form of reassurance and direct referrals are my largest source of customers . The next best thing I can offer those of you who haven’t spoken with a previous customer is an opportunity to read through a few customer testimonials. In the past I presented the reviews on this website. That was fine back in the day but nowadays people like to get their information from a more independent source.  You can read through over 80 reviews hosted on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews by clicking on the two links below.

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Cycle Holidays Ireland
5.0
Based on 51 reviews
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Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
19:10 24 Sep 19
Once in a lifetime adventure I'm going back for For TheThird time!!!
Eddie Moloney
Eddie Moloney
16:24 22 Aug 19
Top class service
Andy Shen
Andy Shen
01:26 26 Sep 18
Have you heard the line "I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out"? Well, last week we went on a... bike tour of western Ireland, and an amazingly enlightening experience broke out. A week cycling with John is part history class, part culinary safari, part comedy show, plus a geology lesson and some good old fashioned pub-singing too. Oh, and the cycling was superb. Highly recommended. September 2017.read more
Mary Ann Apfeld
Mary Ann Apfeld
20:11 21 Jan 18
This was a marvelous tour! John was a fabulous host who accommodated all skill levels and abilities. The equipment... was well-suited for the type of riding we did and John and his crew were always ready to perform any maintenance if needed. We saw the best of western Ireland, ate wonderful meals, heard fabulous local musicians, cycled with a variety of fellow enthusiasts and stayed in very pleasant inns. Our family had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend this trip to others.read more
Sharon O'Brien
Sharon O'Brien
21:56 13 Oct 17
Steve and I have ridden with John and Cycle Holidays twice now and I'm hoping to do it again. John and John Joe are... very knowledgeable about biking and the Irish country side. We have been on many bike tours and this one is our favorite. You see and learn so much about Ireland and the lodging and food are excellent. I would recommend this tour to anyone seriously looking to cycle Ireland. Thank you John and John Joe for another wonderful biking experience. You guys are the best.read more
Daliborka Trainor
Daliborka Trainor
03:57 31 Aug 17
As this was my very first bike tour in another country (well in all fairness, in any country), it could not have been... made any better! John, the owner/operated made this something extra special. A trip to Ireland has been a dream of mine for a very long time and let me be frank, the bike tour portion of the trip scared me to death. I am not an experienced cyclist to say the least and was very unsure of what I was getting myself into. The longest bike ride I had down before was about 60km and that was once before the trip. The detail and attention put into this cycle tour was second to none. Every detail was taken care of from the bikes we rode, the equipment we needed, the endless supply of power bars (or in my case the Snickers bars), the tour maps, the mobile phones (which we didn't have to use because every detail was thought out ahead of time), the yellow guide arrows (oh the yellow arrows), the excellent B&Bs chosen, the fabulous three course dinners, and the entertainment and tours! I was never made to feel bad if I couldn't ride a hill. I just got to ride in the support van with Joe or John and had great conversations with both. It was an absolute pleasure to take part in this tour and it will be my first recommendation to anyone traveling to Ireland who wants to experience Ireland in such a grand way! I wish I could only afford to come every year but sadly I can't. Thank you so much!read more
Robin Knight
Robin Knight
14:54 29 Jul 17
You won't go wrong if you book with John! John and his cohorts (Paddy, in our case) will go the extra mile to make sure... you get the most out of this trip. We were 8 from Edmonton of varying cycling abilities and interest and everyone came away happy. John has researched this route for 17 years and continues to tweak it and buy great equipment - plus he is so funny that his stories will almost have you falling off your bike as you think about them as you ride! The only advice I'd have is (a) most people were happy with storage provided in handlebar bag, but I found it made my steering more difficult and switched to a small backpack that I'd brought along (b) come ready to eat lots! The Irish breakfasts are huge and will easily tide you over a day of cycling - plus John provides granola bars, Energy bars and chocolate bars as needed. I personally didn't want to stop for lunch as I find it too hard to get cycling again, but most people did stop to enjoy local pubs along the way. Suppers are huge and scrumptious, so save some room! Accommodations along the way were superb and friendly people were everywhere! Three of our group were returnees for a second trip with John and now I know why! This outfit is owned and operated by John, who really knows his Irish history and folklore and is passionate about his country and cycling. Thanks so much, John and Paddy at Cycle Holidays Ireland.read more
Sarah Woelfel
Sarah Woelfel
14:16 30 Jun 17
Our family had the best time on Cycle Holidays Ireland. We rode 35 to 50 miles per day through the beautiful wonders of... Ireland's West Coast. The bikes were fantastic, the group was so much fun, the accommodations and food were perfect and the memories made were the absolute best. Most importantly, the tour guides John and John Joe made the trip A++. John knows exactly how to lead a group of 20 through the countryside of Ireland on great equipment and is so helpful and supportive of all of his guests. John Joe is the perfect complement to him as he is an expert in the country's history. This trip is an amazing combination of cycling/fitness, history, scenic wonders, delicious food, great company and an abundance of fun. Would highly recommend this trip for individuals, couples or families (with adult children).read more
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