Circling the emerald Isle, EuroVelo 1 explores the wild and rugged Irish coastline. Starting in the village of Newtowncunningham in Donegal County, the route winds along quiet rural roads and cycle routes, all the way to Rosslare in the south. You will experience the North West Cycle trail, the Great Western Greenway and the Great Southern Trail along the route, as well as sections of the regional and local routes maintained by Ireland’s counties. 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.

National & Regional Information

0. National Trails Office (NECC)

The National Trails Office (NTO) is a unit of the Irish Sports Council. The NTO maintains a database of signposted walking and cycling routes in the country.


Discover Ireland

This is the national tourism body's website and it provides useful information for those who want to cycle in Ireland.

Donegal Cycle Route

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.

Great Southern Trail

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.

Great Western Greenway

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.