Mountain Biking on Inishmore

These two ladies have hired out two Mountain Bikes on one August's hottest days

These two ladies have hired out two Mountain Bikes on one August’s hottest days

If you are really serious about exploring Inishmore Island’s  hidden gems, and getting off the beaten track then it is important you have a solid, reliable, and sturdy mountain that can withstand some of the gravel roads. These ladies hired out two of the latest Raleigh Mountain Bikes and spent an entire day discovering the Island.

A birthday cycle on the Aran Islands

A growing ritual for groups of friends visiting the Aran Islands is to rent a cycle and explore the Inis Mor in theme style. This particular group are celebrating a birthday and have cycled with a blow up cake.

Sunny cycling on Inis Mor

Inis Mor this summer has once again bought us with excellent weather conditions. Here are a couple of snaps of two canadian visitors enjoying their rented bikes in the sun.



A romantic cycle on Inis Mor


Heading off for a romantic cycle ride on Inis Mor Island is this lovely couple who hired bikes from Boston. Jennifer hired the new 2015 red retro bike and Anthony hired the new 2015 male mountain bike model. For a romantic cycle ride we recommend to head up to Dun Aonghasa and have a picnic. Or alternatively, stop at Kilmurvey beach and enjoy watching the sea roll in. And remember the sunsets on the Aran Islands are particularly nice so  this is highly recommended.

Bike Hire Inis Mor – Red Bike


One of the more popular models for 2015 at Aran Bike Hire – The red bike


This particular red bike which is parked on a rail at the Pier of Kilronan next to Aran Bike Hire, is proving very popular with visitors. Apart from the swanky red color, it has a basket, a carrier, and a super comfy seat. Was it mentioned that the bike had 21 gears?……

3 reasons to Rent or Hire a bike on Inis Mor (Inishmore)


Summer is upon us here on Inis Mor (Inishmore).  We recently asked several people what were ‘the three best things about Renting a bike on Inis Mor (Inishmore) Island’. Here are the three main conclusions.


1. Renting a bike on Inis Mor (Inishmore) and cycling around simply helps you have a great day.

There is just something about arriving on Inis Mor (Inishmore) island and cycling. The journey is not very long and is easy for most people to do. The route to Dun Aonghasa is relatively flat. Most people seemed to like the isolation the island offered and simply enjoyed being the fresh air. They also liked the range of things to see such as; The seal colony, The various monuments and churches, The wild flowers and birds, The stone walls.



2. Dun Aonghasa is the main attraction on Inis Mor (Inishmore).

If you were isolate one event of the day, everyone interviewed really enjoyed the experience of being at Dun Aonghasa and saw this as a highlight of the day. The whole experience of being at Dun Aonghasa includes, The Cliff views and the view of The Cliffs of Moher, The view of the whole island, The fort itself, The fresh air, The sea rolling against the cliffs, the wonderful view of the whole island, the Heritage center.



3. Cycling around Inis Mor (Inishmore) Island is not an expensive day out.

Simply put, for the price of renting a bike on Inis Mor (Inishmore) Island, everyone felt that is excellent value for money




A touring group practicing Tai Chi on the Beach


After finishing a day of cycling, A tour group practices Tai Chi on the beach after returning their bikes. There is always a small crowd of people gathered around waiting for the boat before it leaves in mid afternoon. Kilronan Village Pier is a magnificent sight on a sunny day with clear views of Galway Bay and what better way to take some time out and practice Tai Chi.

Inis Mor – Cycling past the Lighthouse


Bike Hire on Inis Mor in Summer

This is a lovely evening photograph of a lady cycling on Frenchmans beach on Inis Mor Island. The bike hired here is one of the newest ones for hire on Inis Mor Island. It is a distinctive red color and features 21 gears, a sturdy front basket, a carrier on the back, a super comfy seat, and slightly retro design. The bikes have proved extremely popular through the summer so far

Happy days cycling on Inis Mor


A Canadian group posing for a snapshot at the end of a pleasant day’s cycling up to the fort of Dun Aonghasa

Moments like this are what it is all about. At the end of the day you can sense the happiness people feel after cycling around the Island and making their way up Dun Aonghasa and back. It is a great experience!!!.