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 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.
This stunning route involves cycling and running through the Inagh Valley, Glen Valley, Maaumturk & 12 Ben Mountain ranges, Western Way Trail and kayaking on the crystal clear waters of the Killary Fjord in the shadow of Connaughts' highest mountain Mweelrea.
Quest Sligo is the latest and most exciting event to be added to the Quest series of adventure races. This brand-new, one-day, multi-discipline sporting event will give participants the opportunity to experience the beauty and hidden gems of South and West Sligo. The event will see participants run, cycle and kayak their way around stunning locations such as Temple House Lake, Ladies Brae, Ox Mountains, Tawnatrohaun, and Lough Easkey.
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
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.
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.
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.