A ride on EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route before conquering the world!
Last summer Ben van Baardwijk and Linda Reimersdahl went on a 30 day test ride in Ireland to prepare for an upcoming round-the-world adventure.
Circling the emerald Isle, EuroVelo 1 explores the wild and rugged Irish coastline. Starting in the village of Bridge End in Donegal County, the route winds along quiet rural roads and cycle routes, all the way to Rosslare in the south east of the country. You will experience popular greenway routes along the way including the Great Western Greenway, the Great Southern Greenway and the Waterford Greenway. More greenway sections will be added soon. Cyclists can connect with ferries to Wales and Scotland to cross the Irish Sea and continue on the Atlantic Coast Route through the United Kingdom.
With over 2,000km of unspoilt scenic cycling to explore, Ireland is quickly becoming a mecca for cycling holiday enthusiasts. West Ireland Cycling tours takes you through quaint little Irish towns and villages with B&B and hotel options that are perfectly suited to cycling holidays and very welcoming to tourists. Highlights: Connemara National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren National Park, The Aran Islands, The Wild Atlantic Way, Traditional Irish Music pubs, quiet country roads
National EuroVelo Coordination Centre
Sport Ireland Outdoors is a unit of the Sport Ireland. This organisation maintains a database of signposted walking and cycling routes in Ireland.
This new website showcases the stunning cycling opportunities across the Northwest of Ireland through counties Donegal, Sligo and Mayo. Discover the wild and rugged landscapes, stunning heritage and cultural sites and inspiring views of the Northwest coast along with warm and friendly hospitality in charming cafes, restaurants and accommodation along the route.
Cyclist.ie is the ECF member and part of the National EuroVelo Coordination Centre for Ireland. It has been advocating since 2008 for cycling to be a normal part of everyday life in Ireland - both everyday cycling and recreational / tourism cycling. Cyclist.ie is a federation of over 20 member organisations, including larger groups in Ireland's cities and very active groups in many of our towns and rural areas. These include greenway promotion groups and bicycle festival organisations.
This is the national tourism body's website and it provides useful information for those who want to cycle in Ireland.
This website provides a guide to cycling in Donegal County. There you can find maps of the different sections of the route and information about the route itself, as well as available accommodation and restaurants along the route. The website also informs about events and bike services in Donegal.
This website provides maps and other information about the Great Southern Trail which is along the route of EuroVelo 1. It provides links to acommodation providers and other serrvices.
This website provides a map of the Great western Greenway, part of which folows the route of Eurovelo 1. The wesbsite includes information about the greenway, activities and attractions nearby, accommodation and bike rental.
Tourism information in Sligo County.
Cycling holidays and bike hire in the West of Ireland.