Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Biking Through the Aran IslandsInisheer is the smallest and closest of the Aran Islands, making for a perfect day trip. We took a half hour ferry from the charming town of Doolin.
The best way to explore Inisheer is by bicycle. You can rent one right by the dock when you get off the ferry.
There's plenty to see on the island -- castle ruins, beaches, a shipwreck from the 1960s, a lighthouse, interesting rock formations, just to name some of the landmarks. But in the space between all of this, the land is covered in grassy fields sectioned off by handmade rock walls, some containing grazing cows and sheep. It's not every day you see so many varied types of scenery in one day...