At Camden Court Hotel, we believe that one of the best ways to get around Dublin’s fair city is by foot or bike. Especially on a mild day (when it’s not raining). Not only is a bike ride in Dublin city reasonably cheap and convenient, it’s great for sightseeing and exploring.
Dublin Bikes Scheme
Cycling has become a popular mode of transport to the city centre with locals. The Coca Cola Zero Dublin Bikes scheme has been partially responsible for this with many locals using this service each year. While annual cards are available for members, the bike scheme offers visitors to Dublin the option to avail of a 3-day pass. The cost of this 3-day pass is €5.00. During each use of the bikes, the first half hour is free and a service charge of €0.50 applies after an hour and €1.50 for up to two hours. For further information please click here. A number of bike stations are present in Dublin city centre and these cover popular areas in the city such as St. Stephen’s Green, the GPO, Guinness Storehouse, Dublinia, Trinity College and the 3Arena. The closest Dublin Bike station to the Camden Court Hotel is located just across the road on Grantham Street.
If you fancy a trip to the Phoenix Park to visit Dublin Zoo, attend a show or whatever your trip may be, why not rent a bike from Phoenix Park Bikes and make a day of it? At Phoenix Park Bikes, a single bike costs €5.00 per hour, €10.00 per 3 hours or €15.00 for a full day. Tandem bikes are also available to rent starting from €10.00 per hour. Guided cycling tours are also available in the Phoenix Park or Dublin City with an experienced instructor. Both half day and full day tours are available. Please visit Phoenix Park Bikes for further details.
Dublin City Bike Tours
Another recommended company for cycling tours is Dublin City Bike Tours. Tours take place twice daily at 10.30am and 14.00pm and costs €27.00 per adult. A bike, basket, helmet, bottled water and the guided tour itself is included in this price. They also have 1916 cycling tours available. What a great way to spend some free time in Dublin! Visit their website here for more information.