Beautiful green Ireland is a fabulous place to hike and bike as a family and we loved doing lots of it during our long stay there. This photo was taken near Blarney, but we also loved exploring Killarney, Dingle, Rock of Cashel and much more as we encircled and criss crossed the entire Emerald Isle.
Exploring a country by foot or bike gives a deep and close-up appreciation like nothing else and is one of the great joys of slow travel. Because we travel Europe by motorhome, we always have our bikes with us, so that is handy although I am sure renting them is also quite easy.
Walking, hiking, and trekking allows us to enjoy nature more as well as keep to our $23/day per person budget! One warning though, Ireland in July and August is colder and rainier than Spain in deepest winter and the mass transit is the worst in Europe outside of Dublin.