Where is your shop situated?
Paddy's bike Shop is situated in Dykegate Lane, in the centre of Dingle town 50 metres from the Main Street, .
What are your hours of business?
Paddy's Bike Shop is open from 9 am to 7pm , seven days a week from May to September. In March, April and October the shop closes at 6 pm. The shop is closed completely from November to February. If the weather is particularly bad, on any day, the shop may close a bit earlier.
What is included when I rent a bicycle?
With the bicycle you will be provided with a helmet, a lock and a free local route map. Pumps and repair kits are available at no extra charge on request.
What do I need to rent a bicycle?
You will need the following, (a) The rental fee (b) A small refundable deposit of €25 per bike and (c) A photo ID card such as a driving licence, passport or national ID card
Can I book, reserve bikes on your website?
To book a bike please send an email or telephone + 35366-9152311. For one day rentals bike will only be reserved until 1pm at the latest. (Due to customers booking bikes and then not showing up). If you are renting bikes for more than one day please specify the time you are going to collect your bikes.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you have booked bicycles with me and would like to cancel for any reason, Please let me know by email or telephone (+ 35366-9152311 at least 24 hours before the date you have booked.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
What happens if I get a flat tyre or other problems with my bicycle?
Contact Paddy's Bike Shop using the phone number provided. A replacement bike will be conveyed to you to continue your journey (this normally takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour).
Where do people cycle in the Dingle area?
If you plan cycling for one day the most popular route is the Slea Head route which winds along the Atlantic Ocean coast road. Enroute you will pass and may visit many archaeological sights, this area is particularly rich in archaeological sites, before coming to Slea Head and the Blasket Island archipelago the mostly westerly islands in Ireland. The roads on the north western side of the peninsula wind along the base of mount Brandon before reaching the small inlet where according to the tale St. Brendan left to sail to America.
The Dingle Peninsula Cycle Route is not an official route, therefore is not sign posted as a cycling route, or mapped. Two recommended routes are laid out below:
(1) - Dingle-Ventry- Dunquin-Ballyferriter-Murreagh-Dingle - 38km (24 miles)
1km main roads, 37km other roads.
Elevation Range sea level-125m.
Discovery Sheets 70, 71.
What are the roads like?
All roads on the Dingle Peninsula have a tarmacdam surface. The roads can be narrow in places.