North West Trail Cycling Trail
The North West Trail is a 326km circular cycle route through counties Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo in the North West of Ireland. Travelling through a wide variety of scenic landscapes, utilising quiet country roads with some traffic free sections, mostly in urban areas. The route enjoys dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, with scenic cycling in remote uplands, along Rossnowlagh beach and through rural towns and villages, passing through the main towns of Enniskillen, Sligo, Donegal, Lifford and Strabane.
Traffic free sections include riverside paths in Sligo, Enniskillen and Omagh and a forest route through Florence Court estate, set against the backdrop of the Cuilcagh Mountains just outside Enniskillen. The North West Trail also provides the perfect opportunity to experience the culture and heritage of the North West with the route passing through Yeats country and many sites of historical and archaeological significance.
Tour de Humbert Route
Runs from Kilcummin, on Killala Bay in Co. Mayo, where a French expeditionary force landed in 1798 to help the Irish in their rebellion that year. It follows the erratic path of the advancing force to the scene of their final battle and defeat at Ballinamuck in Co. Longford.
The route passes through some wonderful Sligo and Leitrim scenery as well as the following towns in counties Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Longford: Kilcummin, Killala, Ballina, Castlebar, Swinford, Bellahy, Tobercurry, Lavagh, Coolaney, Collooney, Dromahair, Drumkeeran, Drumshanbo, Keshcarrigan, Garvagh, and Cloona.
The recent Tour de Humbert Cycling Trail development is marked with a series of finger signposts and sites of historical interest on the route are marked by explanatory panels.