I may live beside the Alps, a dream cycling destination for most people but a trip home for Christmas confirmed what I’ve said before. Ireland is the best place to ride bikes. Seriously. There are so many deadly trails in such a small area right beside Dublin, always changing improving and being added to. You can ride year round with non of this seasonal cycling nonsense and winter schlomp teaches you great technical skills. Views of mountains , the city and the sea are amazing. The road biking is good too. Most importantly the people are great fun.
Go to Ireland, ride bikes!
Cait ElliottIrish Elite Enduro Mountain Bike racer. Cycling and other adventures. Based in Zurich, Switzerland. I am also an architect. Follow @CaitElliott_mtb