ABOUT MY BIKE OR HIKE

Have you ever gone on a holiday, a tour, or a day trip and wished you didn’t have to wait for so long in order to see the next site or visit the next place? Have you stood wishing you could short circuit the long queues, escape the crowds and have your own local expert to guide you to all the places you want to go, and do the things you want to do, and all at your own pace? What if your guide had a treasure chest of little known local stories and quirky trivia to share with you along the way? What if you could choose between a walk, a hike, a bike ride, an electric bike ride or any combination of these modes, tailored just for you? And what if all this was at an affordable price? If any or all of these are your wish, then it is happily our command. Mybikeorhike provides guided tours that are off the beaten path, delivered in a sustainable way, with a true local expert.

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ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Your guide, Ben, is Dublin born and bred. He spent most of his career in civil engineering and telecommunications and recently retrained as a tourist guide. A lover of the outdoors, hiking and cycling are his favourite pastimes,  to venture off the beaten path and discover and explore out of the way places. With interests in the Irish language, folklore and history, he will not just provide a tour, but an enriching and memorable experience that will leave you with a desire to come back again, or equip you with tips and pointers so you can venture out yourself.

Ben is easy going by nature and is as happy to engage in casual conversation about just about anything, as he is recounting stories or citing interesting facts. In short, he will happily adapt not just your tour, but also his own style to whatever works for you.

Ben is a Failte Ireland approved tourist guide and is a member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. He also is a certified Cycling Ireland Ride Leader, trained in first aid with a REC3 (rescue emergency care) and in mountain skills. For  over thirty years,  he has organised and led hillwalks for groups all over Ireland and regularly participates in road cycling charity events. He is fully insured as a guide. His vast experience and knowledge ensure you are in safe and capable hands.

ABOUT OUR TOURS

Welcome to MYBIKEORHIKE, where you can book your authentic tour with a real local guide.

My name is Ben, and I am a local tour guide who will tour you by bike, or a hike, as you like! I give day tours that are off the beaten path but never too hard to get to. Choose between a hybrid or electric bike tour and pedal with ease along the coast, river greenways or canal towpaths of Dublin and Kildare, or come on a guided hike in the Dublin or Wicklow mountains As a local  guide, learn about the local history, geography, ecology and more while taking in fresh air and getting in some healthy exercise, but at a pace that you decide. Skip the queues, the crowds, the strict schedules, and come with me on care free jaunt to the places you want to see and enjoy unique experiences to remember.

All our tours are carefully curated so they can operate in a sustainable way, while offering unique and memorable experiences. The localities they pass through are thoroughly researched so guests can enjoy learn about much lesser known local history, stories and folklore. Safety of all is paramount at all times, and all necessary measures are taken to ensure compliance with current guidelines. Both public and private group tours are available, and guests can select from a menu of pre-set tours, or request a bespoke tour tailored for their specific requirements.

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