EuroVelo 2 Capitals Route

Republic of Ireland

The Capitals Route reaches its westernmost point in the city of Galway in the west of Ireland. Currently under development, this route when completed, will be traffic free for all of its length. A major section of the route between Maynooth and Athlone is complete and follows the Royal Canal Greenway and the Old Rail Trail for over 100km. Work is progressing to Athlone to Galway section.

National & Regional Information

Sport Ireland Outdoors

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.

+353 86 8571008 - the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network 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. 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.

Discover Ireland

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

Galway to Dublin Cycleway

The Dublin to Galway Cycleway is set to be a world class recreational trail, providing a unique means for visitors and domestic users to access the beauty and diversity of Ireland over a 276km corridor linking the two cities . This website has the most up to date information on the progress of the route which is due to be finished by 2020.