Sport Ireland Outdoors
Sport Ireland Outdoors is a unit of the Sport Ireland. This organisation maintains a database of signposted walking and cycling routes in Ireland.[email protected] +353 86 8571008
Cycling is a popular and growing activity in Ireland and a great way to experience the countryside up close. There are a number of ‘greenways’ including the Waterford Greenway, the Limerick Greenway and the Great Western Greenway. Each of these provide a standalone scenic traffic free cycling experience of over 40km while also making up sections of EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route.
The Royal Canal Greenway provides another traffic free route over 130km in length. Combined with the Old Rail Trail Greenway, which is also over 40km long, they make up a significant part of EuroVelo 2 - Capitals Route.
Other new greenways are under construction or at the planning stage throughout the country and will be opened soon. Some of these are aligned with the EuroVelo routes and will be incorporated when they are completed.
There are also local sign-posted cycle routes on quiet rural roads throughout the country, some of which are circular routes that start and finish in a designated Cycle Hub Town. As well as the greenways, EuroVelo 1 also uses quiet roads along its length, in some places incorporating parts of these local sign-posted cycle routes. Details of signposted cycle routes can be found at www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/find-your-trails.
Discover the wild and rugged landscapes, and cultural sites, along with friendly hospitality in charming cafes, restaurants and accommodations along this route. This website provides maps, section details, GPX files and information on points of interest on all sections of EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route in the Republic of Ireland. This sometimes challenging but always inspiring route connects Rosslare Harbour in the south and Bridge End in the north over a distance of 2300 km.
Cyclist.ie is an ECF member and part of the Irish National EuroVelo Coordination Centre. Since 2008 advocates for cycling to be a normal part of life in Ireland - both everyday cycling and recreational / tourism cycling. Cyclist.ie is a federation of over 35 member organisations, including larger groups in Ireland's cities and very active groups in many 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.
Cycling in Europe? There is an app for that! Our official app is free and designed to help you discover the most developed EuroVelo routes. Thousands of kilometres of cycle routes in the palm of your hand – what are you waiting for? Download the app, get on your bike and start exploring!
A travel book describing the EuroVelo 1 in its entirety, very useful for preparing your trip with maps at a scale of 1:500,000, general information on the quality of the cycle route (facilities, relief, traffic) and on the regions crossed (climate, tourist attractions, customs, towns and villages of interest). The guide is available in English and German.
With maps on a scale of 1:500,000, city maps, background information and touristic information. Language: German. Available at local- and online book stores. At the end of 2021 it will be also available in English.
Ireland's west coast is rich in awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating characters and foot-tapping music. Cycling it will leave you with rich memories and a thirst for more! The Wild Atlantic Way is best explored from the saddle: The grandeur of the Cork and Kerry mountains. The warmth of a night in a Galway pub. The Burren's lunar-like landscape. The mountainous Connemara National Park. Giant Sea Loughs of the Inishowen Peninsula. With a spectacular finish on the rocky promontory of Malin Head.…