The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt, in Ireland, is now offering guests the
opportunity to see the breathtaking landscape around Powerscourt Estate
and further a field by bicycle.
The luxury hotel is one of the first 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 quality range of male and female Skeppshult Bicycles in bottle
green to reflect the landscape,
include a Brookes leather saddle, eight speed automatic gears and
light sensor LED headlamp and rear light. The hotel can also
provide guests with a safety helmet and a route map.
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,
the Cycling Concierge recommends guests to
bring their own bicycle and any other preferred
Set amidst one of the most scenic and historic
estates in Ireland, The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow
is a 200- room resort showcasing Palladian style architecture and
offering guests a host of amenities.
Two championship-calibre golf courses on the
grounds, a 30,000 square foot luxury spa by ESPA and a Gordon
Ramsay signature restaurant are among the distinctive attractions
of this hotel, the first Ritz-Carlton in Ireland.
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