Cycling

bikingCycling tours are a great way to explore Laois and the surrounding counties. These tours are suited for both experienced bicycle tourists who prefer to cycle 25-100miles each day and to the cycling rambler who prefers a local ride to maintain a basic level of fitness and enjoy the freedom that cycling provides. The local Portlaoise cycling club has established several cycling routes to suit all levels.

The Forum will research for you using expertise and local contacts to build a tour to suit your specific requirements taking in historic sites, gardens, historic houses or mountain views etc.
You can use the route network to plan your day-by-day itinerary and we are always happy to advise and help with this.

If you need it, we will provide a regional handbook with details of other recommended accommodations, bike rental outlets, luggage transfer agents and airport transfer agents. Having decided upon your travel dates, you can then make the necessary reservations and arrangements to put your tour in place.

Some of the larger towns offer the full range of accommodation from hostels at one end of the scale to luxury five star hotels at the other – other smaller towns and villages are often more limited in their options.

As we are centrally located in Laois, using the Forum as a base for your cycling tour removes the hassle of carrying your baggage with you everywhere and will enable you to settle and relax in the evening and mix your cycling with a few local visits such as the Tullamore Dew distillery etc.

Dublin is within easy reach either by train or bus where you can visit many other sites such as the Guinness brewery, Kilmainham gaol or just walk around the historic streets. We especially welcome members of the UK cycling touring club CTC