Frequently Asked Questions
We are located in Dooagh, at the rear of Teach Cruachán B&B, Eircode F28 R2P7.
We are 20km from the Greenway, which is why we only offer bike hire on Achill Island.
We’re open from 10:00am to 7:00pm, but please ring 087 2437686 before arrival to be sure there will be someone here to serve you, especially off-season (September to April).
We have EU-manufactured electric bikes, hybrid touring bikes, superior touring bikes, and youth-sized and child-sized mountain bikes.
Daily hire prices: Electric bike €55-€60, Superior hybrid €30, Standard hybrid €25, Youth €20, Child bike, tag-along or trailer €15, Child seat €10.
Yes, if you hire bikes after 2:00pm the price for eBikes is reduced by €10 and standard bikes are reduced by €5.
Every bicycle rental includes a helmet and a high-visibility vest.
Yes, we accept credit and debit cards.
The best way to book and secure the bikes you want is to do it online here. You can also phone +353 87 2437686 if you need more info before booking.
For children we have:
- Youth and child-sized mountain bikes;
- Tag-alongs - a half-bike with a rear wheel, handlebars, seat and pedals, attached to the seat post of the adult bicycle. For 6yrs-8yrs who can balance on the seat while pedalling;
- Trailers - for 12mo+ whose neck is strong enough to support their own head while wearing a lightweight helmet; and
- Child seat that is fixed behind, or in front of, the cyclist on our adult bicycle.
No, for insurance reasons our child accessories can only be attached to Achill Bikes’ bicycles.
Depending on the terrain and the level of assistance you choose, our German and Dutch manufactured eBikes should give you at least 70km on a single charge. That’s enough to get you around Loop 3 of the Achill Cycle Hub if you have the stamina!
Yes, we have a good supply of standard hybrid bikes. Electric bikes numbers are limited, so they should be booked in advance. We also offer a group discount.
We know that families come in all sizes, so every booking that includes at least one adult bicycle and one child/youth bicycle will receive a 5% discount.
Yes, there is plenty of parking at the rear of Teach Cruachán B&B for vehicles of all sizes. Please don’t park at the front of the B&B as those spaces are reserved for residents only.
Yes, we offer multi-day rates for standard hybrid bikes. See here for prices.
Yes, we’ll give you a printed map showing the cycle routes, and we’ll tell you about the best places to stop for refreshments. There are also interactive maps of the routes on https://www.achillbikes.com.tsdtesting2.com/cycle-routes/ that show all the points of interest around each of the three Cycle Hub loops.
Yes, a delivery and collection service is available for multi-day hire only, priced from €10 to €15 per bike, depending on location.
There are no marked off-road routes, but traffic is mostly light on Achill, especially on the local roads that spur off the main R319. The main road can be moderately busy during high season in July and August. Most drivers in Achill are bike aware, but you do need to take care when sharing the road.
Yes, if you have a puncture or a breakdown anywhere on the island of Achill we will bring you a replacement bicycle so you can continue your cycle with as little disruption as possible. Please keep in mind you can avoid most mechanical problems by selecting gears gradually and progressively, allowing each gear to engage properly before selecting another. Also, take care when parking your bikes not to damage derailleurs, pedals, etc.
No, but we can give up to two passengers a lift in our bikes van if necessary.
If you have booked and paid for a bike and the weather is too wet or windy to cycle we will cancel your reservation and refund your payment in full. If you’ve booked over the phone just ring us to cancel.
No, bicycles must not be transported in or on your vehicles. They must be cycled away from and cycled back to our HQ in Dooagh. We can deliver and collect bicycles to/from your accommodation for multi-day hires (an additional fee applies).