Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our tours.

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Mybikeorhike is owned and managed by an independent guide. Should additional guides be required for greated numbers of guests, or multiple tours run simultaneously, additional qualified guides can be provided

Mybike has a partnership agreement with The Bike Stop on Capel St, near the centre of Dublin city. For all tours, bikes and safety equipment are provided and included in the booking fee

In addition to the bike, safety helmet, high visibility vest and basic mechanical repair equipment are also provided.

There is no specialist equipment required for the guided hikes, but guests are expected to bring or wear appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions of the particular tours, such as weather, terrain, etc

No additional equipment is necessary, but guests are welcome to bring their own additional equipment if they wish

There is no specialist equipment required for the walking, but guests are expected to bring or wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions

In addition to the bike and equipment, guests will be accompanied by a qulaified local guide who will provide a live commentary via a safe audio device set while riding! After the end of the tour, guest can receive a 3D-Video map of the route cycled with photos, video clips and music as a memento, for no additional fee!

Guests will be accompanied by a qualified local guide who will provide a live commentary during the hike. After the end of the hike, guest can receive a 3D-Video map of the route hiked, with photos, video clips and music as a memento, for no additional fee!

Guests will be accompanied by a qualified local guide who will provide a live commentary during the walking tour. After the end of the tour, guest can receive a 3D-Video map of the route walked, with photos, video clips and music as a memento, for no additional fee!

Food, drink, entrance fees to attractions and purchased items such as souvenirs are not included

As the tours generally cover a certain amount of urban areas, they are not hazard free. However, all routes are carefully designed to minimise if not eliminate hazards, such as maximiasing the use of available, priority or dedicated cycle lanes, chosing quiet streets over busy ones, and sometimes using cycle paths that are separate to and away from any streets. Where there are obvious hazards, such as at busy junctions, guests’ safety wil always take priotity and will dismount from the bikes from time to time if necessary. The guide holds a ride leader certificate issued by Cycling Ireland, for aditional safey and assurnace of the guests.

All guided hike tours follow designated and waymarked paths and trails. The guided is trained in mountain skills through Mountaineering Ireland, and is vastly experienced in organising and leading guided hikes, commercially and non commercially. The guide also holds a REC3 certificated (Rescue Emergency Care Level 3).

Mybikeorhike is fully insured for the tours offered specific to their type and location, including public liability. Travelling guests are advised to check their own travel insurance requirements.

Qualified Regional Guide (QQI Level 6)
Failte Ireland Approved Tourist Guide
Member of ATGI (Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland)
Member of STU (Sustainable Travel Ireland)
Member of IAAT (Irish Association for Adventure Tourism)
National Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (QQI Level 5)
Mountain Skills 2 (Mountaineering Ireland)
REC3 (Rescue Emergency Care, Level 3)
Experienced Hillwalker
Dublin native with extensive local knowledge of routes, culture, history, etc
Professional navigational and Mapping Skills
Bi-lingual in English and Irish languages

The duration of each tour is provided in the tour details, but typically range from 2 and 7 hours. There is some flexibility in the published duration, depending on the duration and frequency of stops, and the average pace of the travelling group.

Walking tours are typically between two and four hours duration.

For private tours, yes, tours can be shortened or lengthened at the request of the guests, for reasons such as inclement weather, energy levels, unforeseen time constraints, etc. For public tours, the set duration can only be changed with the consent of all of the participating guests.

Generally, cancellations with full refund are allowed with 72 hours notice prior to the commencement of the tour, but guests will need to confrm the exact details on the booking form for each tour.

Guests are welcome to bring their own bikes if they wish, for a reduced fee agreed in advance of a booking. In such cases, guests are responsible for the good working order of their bike.

Tours will proceed regardless of the weather conditions provided it is safe to do so. Where weather conditions deem it unsafe to proceed, a rescheule date will be offered where possible. Where this is not possible, or is not suitable to the guest(s), a full refund will be given.

The minium age is 16 years of age. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The minium age is 12 years of age. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Guests should wear and bring clothing and footwear that are comfortable, appropriate for the activity, and suitable for the weather conditions. At all times, this should included raingear. In cold weather, this includes gloves, hat and sufficient layers of clothing.

Guests should wear and bring clothing and footwear that are comfortable, appropriate for the activity, and suitable for the weather conditions. At all times, this should includes raingear. In cold weather, this includeds gloves, hat and sufficiient layers of clothing. Ideally hikng boots should be worn, but at a minimum, flat soled waterproof or water resistant shoes, such as trainers. Guests are advised to bring a change of footwear. A full change of clothes is recommended in wet weather.

Guests must have good general health and fitness. Inlcuded with each tour description is guidance on what skill and fintess level is required; basic, moderate, advanced

The environment will vary depending on the specific tour, but generaally, it will be a combination of urban, suburban and parkland.

The environment will vary depending on the specific tour, but generally, hikes will follow waymarked track and trails on low lying hills between 300m and 700m in altitude.

Walking tours are in an urban environment close to the city centre.

All tours include visits to or pass by several attractions. Guests will have the opportunity to requests to visit specific attractions with sufficient notice in advance of the tour, which can be facilitated provided it is possible to complete the tour within the desigated timeframe.

For minor equipment failures or mishaps, every effort will be made to address the issue using the repair equipment availble, such as punctures, for example. Major incidents will be managed on a case by case basis, using emergency services if required

Requests for personsilsed tours can be accommodated by completing the details in “tailored tours” booking option.

Mybikeorhike does not offer self guided tours, but is happy to recommend equipment suppliers and suggested itineraries free of charge.

The duration of each tour is provided in the tour details, but typically range from 5 to 8 hours. There is some flexibility in the published duration, depending on the duration and frequency of stops, and the average pace of the travelling group.

Guests must have good general health and fitness. Inlcuded with each tour description is guidance on what skill and fintess level is required; basic, moderate, advanced.

If you cannot find an answer to your query above, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help.

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