Exploring Dublin

Cycling in Dublin

by stephaniehiggins
20 July · 2 min read

Cycling all over the world is becoming increasingly popular as the streets are crowded by cars and buses and traffic jam is becoming worse day by day. Cities are providing schemes to follow and they are being improved and expanded all the time. Bikes make your life much easier to get around, especially in a busy and urban city like Dublin. Save some time in the mornings and get to work on time by using a bike. Besides, it’s fun and good for your fitness:

Dublin bikes is Dublin’s local bike scheme and is very well known among both locals and tourists. The Dublin bikes are generally meant for short term use and are very much used by locals, however there are other options such as a pay-as-you-go service and a 3-day pass for tourists and visitors. Locals would usually make a subscription and cycle the first 30 minutes for free. That’s the easiest way of getting to work and back and luckily, the bike stations are all around the city and without a doubt, there will be one right next to your hotel, work, or wherever you’re going to.

For all locals living in and around Dublin, we strongly recommend buying an annual pass which will save you lots of money and makes you go from A to B quicker than ever before. Do not pay any repairing costs on your own bike but register online now.  The AllBikesNow app allows you to plan your journey in advance and find the closest station at all times. The Cycle Planner app allows you to find routes with less traffic and makes sure you’ll reach your destination as quick as possible.

For all those who are visiting the city and only cycling for fun, Phoenix Park bikes are ideal to explore the city from a different perspective and at your own pace. Book your bikes online a day in advance and pick them up at the gates to Phoenix Park. Helmets and safety vests are provided and you’re ready to kick off to a fun-filled day with family and friends. Explore the city or drive along Dublin’s coastline and bring the bikes when your legs have worked enough.

For everyone not brave enough to cycle on their own in a city as busy as Dublin, we have good news: City biking tours are very popular in towns and people from all over the world love them each year (especially the Dutch with more bikes as inhabitants in their country). Dublin city bikes tours start in front of Isaacs Hostel at 2-5 Frenchman’s lane, each day at 10am. See Dublin by bike tours can be recognized by their blue safety vests and start at 10am each morning and 11:30am on Sundays (for lazy mornings) at the Daintree building in Pleasant’s place, Dublin 8. See Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s cathedral by bike and enjoy a fresh breeze as you cycle past the cars waiting for the light to turn green.