Name a better way to explore a new city than by bike.  If you’re short on time, hopping on a bike is the ideal way to see and do what you want without the hassle of traffic and figuring our public transport.  Alternatively, you can take your time cycling through the city, stopping at famous attractions, taking in the views, and seeing Dublin in a way unique to you.

With pedestrian streets and an ever-growing network of cycle lanes, Dublin is more bike friendly than ever!  Now Dublin Bikes provide both regular and electric bikes all over the city, with stations to be found everywhere you go.  The nearest bike stations to the hotel are just 2 minutes away on foot, perfectly located to start you trip around Dublin.

Renting a bike is easy!  A single day pass will cost €3.50, a three-day pass with cost €5.00 and the first thirty minutes of your ride is free!  Buying your pass couldn’t be simpler.  Click here to purchase your pass on the Now Dublin Bikes website or download the app for IOS here or Android here. Alternatively, you can purchase your pass at credit card enabled bike stations.

We’ve put together a guide of some of Dublin’s most iconic attractions that are easily reached by bike.  Follow along for a fun filled and scenic day out or pick and choose your favourites.

Pick Up Your Bike

2 Minute walk from the hotel

The nearest stations to the hotel are Sir Patrick Dun’s and Mount Street Lower.  With the app, you can see all the stations in your area, see how many bikes are available and more!  If you need any guidance to the stations, our reception team will be more than happy to help! 

Stop One - Trinity College

5 minutes from bike station

The first destination on your city tour is Trinity College. The setting of many movies and TV shows and home to the Book Of Kells the oldest book in the world!  With stunning green spaces Trinity has so much more on offer.  Trinity College is an integral part of Dublin’s history. 

Stop Two - Molly Malone Statue

1 minute from Trinity College

A short 1-minute cycle from Trinity, Molly Malone stands proud on Suffolk Street.  Originally erected on Grafton Street in 1988 to celebrate Dublin’s first millennium has become a must-see attraction and no visit is complete without getting your picture taken with her.

Stop Three - Dublin Castle

2 minutes from Molly Malone

Dublin Castle was constructed in the early 13th Century on the site of a Viking settlement.  For centuries it served as the headquarters of British administration in Ireland until it was handed over to the new Irish government following our Independence.
Home to regular art and photography exhibitions and the national archives, Dublin Castle is ideal for exploring Irelands history from the inside out.

Stop Four - Christ Church Cathedral

1 minutes From Dublin Castle

Withstanding the test of time, Christ Church Cathedral has stood proud in the heart of Dublin for nearly 1,000 years.  Originally a Viking church, the Anglican cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, complete with crypts, world famous bells and Strongbow’s final resting place, it is a must see.  

Stop Five - St Patrick's Cathedral

2 minutes from Christ Church

One of the most important and historical landmarks in Dublin, St Patrick’s Cathedral was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint.  The site includes over 200 monuments and offers daily tours that delve into the history of Ireland.
 

Stop Six - Guinness Storehouse

8 minutes from St Patrick's

The Guinness Storehouse needs no introduction.  Perhaps the most famous destination in Dublin, the storehouse holds a wealth of history and knowledge within its walls.  Lock up your bike at one of the nearby stations and immerse yourself in one their unique tours that bring you through the history, heart, and soul of Ireland’s most iconic drink.  To end the tour enjoy a delicious pint of Guinness at the Gravity Bar with stunning views across the city

Stop Seven - Kilmainham Gaol

10 mins from Guinness Storehouse

An integral part of Irish history, be sure to stop off at Kilmainham Gaol.  For over a hundred years, the jail held thousands of men, women and children for crimes that ranged from minor offences to being involved in some of the most momentous events in Irish history.
A tour through the jail will bring you through the history of the fight for Irish independence, the 1798 rebellion, the 1916 Easter Rising and the so much more.

Stop Eight - Jameson Distillery 

12 minutes from Kilmainham Gaol

Founded in 1780 by John Jameson, the former factory now stands as a monument to Irish Whiskey.  Stop here for world leading tours, cocktail-making classes, incredible whiskey tasting sessions and to learn how you can blend your own whiskey.

Stop Nine - General Post Office (GPO)

7 minutes from Jameson’s

A permanent visitor attraction located within the historic GPO building on O’Connell Street, the museum has won numerous awards with Irish and European cultural industries.  Immersive, interactive, and engaging, the GPO tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and Modern Irish History.
When visiting, keep your eyes peeled for the bullet holes in the iconic columns outside…

Stop Ten - EPIC Museum

7 minutes from GPO

The Irish Immigration Museum is a must see during your trip.  With 20 interactive exhibitions exploring the history of Irish scientists, politicians, poets and artists and the story of why so many left Ireland.  Winner of Europe’s leading Visitor Experience 2021, the EPIC museum is not one to be missed.

Stop Eleven - Grand Canal Docks

3 minutes from EPIC

A trip around the city wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the docks.  Home to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, water sports like paddleboarding and windsurfing, and so much more, the docks are the ideal last stop to enjoy the incredibly scenic views, complete with the iconic red lights across from the theatre.

Stop Twelve - Drop Your Bike Off

3 minutes from Grand Canal Dock

You’re done! You’ve cycled around Dublin, discovering, and exploring the city’s most iconic and historical attractions in a way completely unique to you. Drop your bike off at the station and head back to our Gasworks Bar for our famous beef pie and a pint of the black stuff!

 


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