We share some of the wonderful reviews that our customers have kindly left for My Bike or Hike

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Went on a hike with Ben and a group of transition year students. We all really enjoyed it. Ben was very informative throughout the hike providing information on different stops throughout the hike from Glencullen to Tibradden. Would recommend Ben for future hikes. Thanks Ben!

Ruth, Google Review

Ben is a really great tour guide. You will get top class service from a friendly local who knows so much about Dublin and surrounding areas. Really professional in all aspects of his hiking and bike tour business.

Joanne, Google Review

Amazing experience Especially Trails Mountain I love it every miles is a gift beyond Belief

Jivee, Google Review

Really enjoyable hike with Ben in the Wicklow mountains. Plenty of info on what to bring and wear before we set off which made the hike easier.

Denis, Google Review

Great day out with Ben, we were all very happy of his knowledge and experience when the clouds rolled in and visibility was minimal. Nice to get a little video of the day out at the end too.

Colm, Google Review

Great experience hiking with a group of friends in Lugnaquilla. Having an experienced guide with extensive knowledge of the area enabled us to go off the beaten track without the fear of getting lost! Enjoyed the history lessons throughout the day as well. Would highly recommend. Thanks again Ben.

Peter, Google Review

Had a fantastic day with Ben recently in the mountains. His knowledge of the history and geography of the area made for a really interesting day. Finding, picking and eating wild Irish blueberries “Fraughan” was a favourite of mine. Ben was extremely professional and his own personal passion for the Irish outdoors shines through.

Ian, Google Review

First time out since lockdown for a proper hike up Lugnaquilla. Ben was very professional and very knowledgeable. We would have been lost without him… Literally! A really nice bloke.

Mr. King, Google Review
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Had a great afternoon hike with Ben. The tombs were interesting and the sights spectacular. Would definitely do another hike with Ben.

Lea, Airbnb Review

Definitely our favorite experience on out trip to Dublin. It was great to get out of the city and see a bit of Ireland’s natural beauty and legendary culture. As an American of generally good fitness, this experience was moderate/difficult, so definitely do not underestimate preparing with good hiking shoes, warm clothing (we went in January), and some snacks/water. Ben made us feel so welcome, and was extremely knowledgeable about Celtic culture and modern Irish trivia/current events. We thoroughly enjoyed the company and experience, and would definitely do it again on our next trip to Ireland!

Elizabeth, Airbnb Review

We weren’t really sure what to expect with this hike, just kind of looking for anything to do on Christmas Eve when most things were closed, but it was truly amazing and we’re so glad we did it. The views were stunning and Ben’s company was so enjoyable it was well worth the nasty bit of wind and rain for part of it. If you like hiking even a little bit I highly recommend this experience! If we ever come back in the spring or summer we hope Ben will still be around.

Valerie, Airbnb Review

Ben was an amazing guide! He shared so much about the history of Ireland and used his knowledge of the Gaelic language to give more meaning to his stories. The hike itself was beautiful. The landscape and foliage made it very special. We experienced rain and wind during the hike, but with proper gear, you will be comfortable. Ben went above and beyond during our experience. He stopped to take our photos during the hike and will be sending them to us later. After the hike, we ate lunch and visited a petting zoo. After lunch, we had time before the bus arrived and stopped to have a pint. When the bus dropped us off at the meeting point, Ben offered to show us a more affordable way to get back to our Airbnb. He went with us to get a Leap Card (the card used for public transportation) and showed us how to get on the LUAS (rail system). We are so pleased with our experience and with Ben! He is a superstar tour guide!

Kirsten, Airbnb Review

We had a great time today. Ben gave us more than we expected. We learned so much about the history of Ireland and it was evident that he sets his expectations very high. The audio system he used gave us a much better experience than with out it. It allowed us to look around and see the things he was explaining without having to be right next to him. He took us to out of the way bike paths that very few people know about and showed us landscapes few have seen. We also received an amazing map and pictorial that tracked our route. So fun and unique. Thanks for a day I’ll never forget, Ben!!!!

Laura, Airbnb Review

I’ve been on several bike tours when traveling to new cities. Ben’s tour really stands out, far above the others. The reasons are simple: 1. He provides an audio system. That way he can narrate as you’re riding. Soooo much more information can be provided to you given this simple solution! 2. Electrical bike kept your energy fresh all day. We cover so much ground without getting tired. Use the electric part as little or as much as you want. 3. He’s really flexible. Tell him what you’re most interested in and he’ll focus more on that. 4. A very nice lunch at a very quaint restaurant is provided. Yum! 5. Got such a good overview of the city and culture! Highly recommend spending a day in Dublin with Ben!

Linda, Airbnb Review

Ben was an excellent tour guide. He was very concerned with our safety. He knows the city very well and I would highly recommend this tour.

Cindy, Airbnb Review

Absolutely fantastic!!!! So so so much fun. Ben is the best tour guide. This was by far the best bike tour I’ve ever been on!!! My husband and I went on the tour together, and it was phenomenal. We rode out of the city and along the river and we rode out by the sea wall and sand bar. Our safety as bike riders always came first and he was very careful at every intersection. We went to a fantastic pub for lunch that was very intimate and affordable. Everything we did was either extremely interesting, or it was scenically very beautiful. The electric bikes aide you as you pedal so you don’t get too tired. Ben has a great knowledge of history, culture, and athletics. He shared candid stories with us about growing up in Ireland. I felt like we were friends by the end of the day!! And he NEVER rushed us, and he was never condescending to us because we were tourists. He treated us like friends that came to visit and didn’t lecture us on how to be “good tourists.” I can not recommend him enough!!!! Take his tour and you are guaranteed to have the best day ever!

A, Airbnb Review

An experience like nothing else. All back road routes, awesome parks, seaside, great food stop and our chose of optional tours. Ben is a very natural guide. Cares deeply for safety of his guests and went out of his way to make our e-bike tour unique, safe and extremely enjoyable. We all loved him! — Ann

Gordon, Airbnb Review

Ben was wonderful – he customized a bike tour to fit into our schedule and went over and above what was expected. With his direction, we felt comfortable and safe riding through the streets of Dublin as well as the parks and neighborhoods surrounding the city center. The electric bikes and this tour are a great way to see a lot of Dublin in less time (and without getting too tired!)! You can’t miss out on this tour with Ben!

Julie, Airbnb Review

Ben goes above & beyond to accommodate you & make your experience special & unique! We absolutely loved our ride with Ben! It has been a favorite experience!

Private Feedback: Thanks so much, Ben! We had a great time & will remember it for the rest of our lives! May the Lord bless you abundantly!

Angie, Airbnb Review
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“Ben had a nice relaxed and calm delivery and was very knowledgeable, with answers to all the questions that we threw at him. Ben tailored the tour to suite us as a stag party and as well as showing us the history of Dublin in all its glory, he also took us to some of his favourite watering holes, where we could soak up the atmosphere and buzz of Dublin with a cold pint of Guinness. Ben also sent all that he talked about via WhatsApp, which allowed us to refer to this and use his knowledge of where to go and when for the entire weekend. great value for money and well recommended.”

Greg, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

“Die Brückentour mit Ben war einfach grandios. Sehr informativ mit wenig Schnickschnack an überflüssigen historischen Daten. Ben konnte sich gut auf die persönlichen Interessen einstellen. Hat sich Zeit genommen und diese verging wie im Flug.”

Helmut, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

“It was a wonderfull experience, we got so much info and we all were so happy (kids and adults). Ben was caring and we understood everything he explained. He knows so much about history and makes it so atractive!! We would totally recommend the experience.


Olga, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

What a fantastic experience it was landing in a new place, Dublin, and having our very own friend, Ben, to show us the ropes. Ben met us at our hotel shortly after we checked in and took us on a very fun and informative tour of the city. He answered all of our questions and pointed out fun places for us to visit. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. After our tour, we all felt comfortable and excited to start our vacation. We referenced Ben many times on our vacation as we set out to explore. I will definitely do this every time I travel. I hope I will always have as good of an experience as I had with Ben. Rent a Friend

Melissa, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

Ben is a very friendly and helpful Dubliner who gave us a good impression of the city and also helped us out with extra information such as opening hours, availability of tickets, recommendations for eating and drinking. We had a great time, thanks! Alice and Jutta. Great Tour With Ben

Jutta, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

We booked an electric bike tour for 4 with Ben on our recent trip to Ireland. It was one of the highlights of our trip! We had so much fun! Ben’s communication from the time of booking to after our trip was top notch! We felt safe and confident riding the streets of Dublin with him. We gained a huge appreciation for how pretty the city was because we took this tour. We would have missed out on so much. Highlight of our trip….

Kalynn, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

Ben guided us safely inside and outside of Dublin, while providing geographical and cultural information, during a full day of one of the best introductions to Ireland. Thank you, Ben! Adventure tourist enthusiasts rewarded!

Terri, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

Thank you for the terrific tour which much to our surprise included pictures, relive and music. Thoroughly enjoying your thoughtful, detailed presentations, historical context and personal stories of the various sites, and neighborhoods we departed today w a richly textured appreciation of your lovely and vibrant Dublin. Best of Dublin Highlights and Hidden Gems

Patti, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review

Ben understood us right away, the two (2) foreigners who, for some reason, needed to know how a Dublin neighborhood looked and felt. We cycled safely through the city and learned a bit about how the city surrounds the harbor and was built at the mouth of a river and with the Grand Canal that once allowed access across the whole island country. Ben is a native Dubliner who knows some interesting facts about persons who should be more historically famous than they seem to be. He can explain why street names and place names are what they are, not to mention real stories of the “Luck of the Irish.” We had a thoroughly active, educational, and entertaining bike ride with a true Irish Sports Fan. We did not expect to come away curious and wanting to learn more about Irish sports and how they are governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association. Ben taught us more than enough to make us anxious to visit again, because now our interest is peaked due to his well-led peek into Dublin, Ireland. BTW – Perhaps booking with Ben helped us with our luck; we had three (3) days in Dublin with cloudless skies and warm weather in late September. Lucky Cycling with Ben-the-Irishman who knows his Luck

Neil, Tripadvisor/ Viator Review
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Walking Tour of  Dublin with Ben

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Ben was a fantastic tour guide! He was extremely engaging and tailored our tour based on our personal interests, sharing his knowledge of the history of Dublin through funny anecdotes and showing us parts of the city we would not have found on our own. He also shared great insights on other places in Ireland that we plan to see when we come back and is a fantastic photographer to boot – I loved the bonus photographic video map that he created and shared with us following the tour. 5 stars!

Johanna, Withlocals Review

Walking Tour of Dublin with Ben

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We highly recommend Ben after he took us on a walking tour around Dublin City centre.
We also loved the video he sent us afterwards which showed the route we walked and the photos he took of us at each place of interest .. .. a special memory to keep.

Teleri J, Withlocals Review

Withlocals Tour of River Liffey Bridges Tour with Ben

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This was a brilliant tour with Ben of the 18 bridges of the River Liffey. It lasted over three hours and was packed full of interesting information and anecdotes. Ben is a very hospitable and well-informed host and guide. There was a very welcome coffee-break about half-way through the tour and, since it was my birthday, he arranged a small birthday cake for the occasion. This was and is a great way to feel the life and history of Dublin and, for me, a great birthday present from my two brothers.

Kieran M, Withlocals Review

Arthur’s Way in a great company!

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My husband and I truly enjoyed individual bike tour with Ben of My Bike or Hike and hope to be back for more soon :). Ben took good care of everything from planning and tailoring tour to our interests and fitness levels to arranging access to local exhibitions, provision and collections bikes on the day and of cause live commentary! All the details were carefully planned and agreed in advance and notes of special interests were taken into consideration. On the day Ben (literally) went extra mile taking pictures and videos of us as we cycled and created precious mementos of our journey! We can’t thank Ben enough for fantastic day out! Great option for a present to celebrate special occasion! (our wedding anniversary will be now well remembered :) All in support of love for local knowledge and heritage, being active and supporting good causes!

824galinav, Withlocals Review

Beautiful Bridges!

Tripadvisor Review: MYBIKEORHIKE

We did the Bridges of the Liffey tour with Ben in Dublin. An excellent tour. Ben was a fantastic host, very knowledgeable with a passion for bridges! but, not only a fab tour about the bridges, Ben told us about the history, the background, the politics…I could go on! He recommended some bars and restaurants too, and we had a lovely refreshment break in Epic near the end! Thank you Ben, and thank you for the photos and route you took for us at no extra cost :)

Ruth M, Withlocals Review

Wonderful and unforgettable experience!

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On Friday the the 20th of August I joined Ben for “The Valley of Thieves” hike. I just loved, loved everything about this hike. Ben was most knowledgeable and a really interesting guide. I rate Ben 20 out of 10.. Thank you so much Ben, as, I really enjoyed myself and the other People on the hike were pleasant company, which was a lovely bonus for me as I was solo on the hike. I recommend Ben highly as a guide and I hope to join you on another hike soon. Sonya

sonyamsonyamsonyam, Withlocals Review

Excellent E Bike Ride around Dublin

Viator review: Electric Bike Tour Along The Historic Waterways Of Dublin

Ben was a fantastic host and tour guide. We were informed about the local history and felt safe and comfortable using our E Bikes, highly recommend this tour!

Footprints307882, Withlocals Review

Electric Bike tour along the waterways of Dublin

Tripadvisor review: Electric Bike Tour Along The Historic Waterways Of Dublin

We had a wonderful day with Ben cycling around some beautiful parts of Dublin many do not see. We
travelled along the coast, hit some tiny little coastal towns, and drove through some beautiful parks.
Each part of our journey our guide Ben gave us some wonderful talking points about the area

Adventure770056, Withlocals Review

The best in the business

Tripadvisor review: MYBIKEORHIKE

Fantastic day overall – everything was well organised and flowed great. Ben was a delightful guide and
knew his stuff! Can’t recommend him enough. Will surely be booking with him again this summer.

Curious26065866642, Withlocals Review

Beautiful and interesting route

Tripadvisor review: MYBIKEORHIKE

i really enjoyed the cycle it was a lovely route on the west of the Dublin mountains and down into Kildare with streaches along the canal and the river liffey. It was a cycle off the beaten track and yet through the Dublin hinterland and suburbs. Ben shared a lot of interesting nuggets of local history.
it was a great way to spend the day

owenmaginn, Withlocals Review

A Wonderful Tour of Dublin.

Tripadvisor review: MYBIKEORHIKE

Ben gave us a great comprehensive, entertaining, and informative bike tour that was truly satisfying.
This beats any bus or walking tour. We thought of it as a great sampler of the Dublin sites. And a great
way to covers lot of ground in a short time. Highly recommend it to anyone.

MammothB, Withlocals Review

We are now Dublin experts.

Tripadvisor review: Electric Bike Tour Along The Historic Waterways Of Dublin

What an amazing day with Ben. His knowledge of Dublin and the surrounding area was fantastic. We
learnt so much, had a beautiful electric bike and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Dean1121, Withlocals Review