Wicklow County Tourism Members, The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt are now offering guests the opportunity to see the breathtaking landscape around Powerscourt Estate and further afield by bicycle. This is the first hotel in Ireland to offer guests complimentary bicycles, allowing visitors to take in the scenery and enjoy an exquisite Ritz-Carlton picnic at their leisure. Maps are offered to cyclists with three different routes, varying from easy to challenging.
Gourmet picnic baskets are available to guests who would like to explore the countryside at a more leisurely pace and stop for a picnic along the way. Guests can choose from delicious options such as traditional Irish smoked salmon and brown bread, creamy Colcannon soup, Slaney Valley lamb chops with potato mousseline, home made Paté with pickles and horseradish cream and Irish Guinness beef pie. There is also a children’s option and all picnics come pre-packed in custom-designed baskets.
The range of male and female Skeppshult Bicycles in bottle green to reflect the landscape, are of the highest standard and include a Brookes leather saddle, eight speed automatic gears and light sensor LED headlamp and rear light. The hotel will also be happy to provide guests with a safety helmet and a route map, depending on the guest’s preference, ensuring an enjoyable day for everyone involved.
If guests would like to be guided through more difficult terrain, they may avail of the Cycling Concierge who, at an extra cost will guide the more experienced cyclists through the Wicklow Mountains. Home to the Tour de France in 1998, this route is not for the faint hearted but the views are quite breathtaking and well worth the exertion for active people. As a past doctor to the Irish Olympic Team and an avid cyclist covering 100 miles per week, this concierge will not fail to impress and recommends bringing their own bicycle!
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