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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Sandra Soper Jul 21, 2015 at 04:48 PM

This is our first trip with Road Scholar. Have you done others?
William Danenhower Jul 21, 2015 at 06:01 PM

I did the Connemara trip last September. I enjoyed it very much, although some of the group were not used to traffic. I think their main cycling at home in the US had been on bike paths or very quiet streets. One man didn't follow the rule to maintain an adequate space between riders so vehicles could tuck in to let oncoming traffic get by.The traffic was NOT bad. I had delightful trip..

Sandra Soper Jul 21, 2015 at 04:37 PM

My husband, George is also participating. We live in New Buffalo, MI

Richard Brualdi Jul 21, 2015 at 09:49 AM

My wife Mona Wasow and I (Richard Brualdi) are participating in Sept 2015. We are from Madison, WI.

Sandra Soper Jul 19, 2015 at 01:46 PM

Who out there is participating in this program in Sept 2015?
William Danenhower Jul 19, 2015 at 04:56 PM

I will be, Sandra. I'll be flying in on the starting date and leavine for Florence on the last date. Where are you flying in from?
William Danenhower Jul 19, 2015 at 04:56 PM

William Danenhower Jul 19, 2015 at 04:58 PM

Whoops! I'm going to the bicycle trip in Sicily. I went to Ireland last September. Sorry, I wasn't reading things as I should have been. Bill.

William Danenhower Aug 28, 2014 at 03:56 PM

Bringing my own helmet doesn't bother me. In fact, I prefer it. What gripes me is the prohibition of a mirror. Yes, turning your head does warn motorists of possible changes of course, but I want to know what's behind me at all times. I can check on that without constantly turning my head and taking my main focus of attention away from what is in front of me. And I always turn my head when making a turn anyway. I think a mirror should be optional. Hell, I'll sign any releases Road Scholar wants.

William Danenhower Aug 15, 2014 at 07:00 PM

After the program is over, I'll be spending a week in Dingle Town. Have already reserved a bike there. I'll be using it and the buses for transportation. The rent-a-car outfits discriminate against geezers over 75. Just hope they send any expected rain to California to compensate for the injustice.

Sidney Lockaby Jun 27, 2014 at 05:18 PM

I went to get a type G adapter plug for iphone and camera and there was no such thing. I got a Voyage Valet D type plug. Any reason this will not work?
Helen Sternheim Jun 29, 2014 at 08:18 AM

At walmart and other stores with travel departments you can buy a kit with plugs and a transformer for many countries. Then you can use your USA phone or Camera charger using the correct converter plug for Ireland. If your US plugs say 120/200 volts you do not need a transformer. AAA may also have what you want.
Helen Sternheim Jun 29, 2014 at 08:21 AM

Staples may also carry adapter plugs
Sidney Lockaby Jul 09, 2014 at 09:27 PM


Thomas Coe Mar 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I am thinking about joining the group in Shannon after arriving in Manchester, England. I will be riding bike to Colchester to complete some genealogy research. Afterward, my plan is to take the ferry across to Dublin and meet up in Shannon. Would like to discuss this with someone.

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