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Aran Islands

Written by Super User. Posted in Attractions

aran islandsThe three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) are situated in a north westerly, south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland.

They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish(Gaelic) language is still spoken here and in the twenty first century all native born islanders are bilingual in both Irish and English.

Micheals Aran Bike Hire is a family owned business that provides premium bike hire for people visiting the Aran Islands. There is a wide range bikes available for hire for people visiting the Aran Islands either for the day or for a holiday. Aran Bike Hire is conveniently located at the beginning of the pier when you get off the boat so you don''t need to walk for ages to find a bike. Aran Bike Hire also provides you with a free map which details the Islands hidden treasures as well as the more famous ones and gives this map free before you get on the boat so you time to make decisions about where you cycle to.

As the island is small the best way to explore the Aran Islands is by bike!!! and as such has become a national traditional for local and international tourists. Most people who visit the Aran Islands will hire a bike and cycle to Dun Aongahasa which is a world heritage site located on 300m cliff and is just 8 kms from the pier where the Aran Islands ferry will drop you off. On this 8km cycle which over 200 000 people per year you will literally be cycling through an outdoor museum of ancient artifacts, villages, forts, lighthouses, and standing stones.

You will also be finding yourself cycling past thousands of man made stone fences and which criss cross the entire island. You will also be cycling past world class beaches and near majestic cliffs, farm animals, and breath some of the freshest air in the world.