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Clare in World TOP 10 CYCLING Destinations

CLARE is one of the 10 best places in the world for a cycling holiday, according to the Lonely Planet.

Cycling enthusiasts from RMHC stop off at Mc Donald's Shannon, Co. Clare

In the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2010, the world’s best cities, regions and attractions are listed, with County Clare recommended as one of the best places in the world to explore on two wheels. Other destinations also on the list include the San Juan Islands in the US, La Farola in Cuba and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy.
Flan Quilligan of Shannon Development said that a lot of money has been put into cycling in Clare and that inclusion in the guide should attract more visitors.
“Under the Shannon Development led €2 million Shannon Region Trails programme a number of new tourism cycling routes and tracks were developed in recent times.
“Currently 102,000 overseas visitors participate in cycling holidays in Ireland annually generating €78 million in annual revenue.  The fact that the Lonely Planet Guide recommends that County Clare should be on every cyclist’s wish list is a great endorsement of our product.”

McDonald’s Restauants in Co. Clare are ideally situated for cyclists, in both Ennis and Shannon. Both stores provide specific and secure bicycle parking and the fact that both restaurants offer free WiFi connectivity to customers makes it an ideal pit-stop while visiting Co. Clare.