Donegal Biking

Fanad Bicycle Rental
Fáilte go Fánaid ó ‘Rothair Fhánada’. Taisteal timpeall an leathinis ar ceann dár rothair agus bainigí sult as na radharcanna galanta atá againn anseo.
Tá neart le feiceail i bhFanáid agus níl dabht faoi ach gurb é an rothar an slí is fearr le é a fheicéail. Baingií sult as Loch suilí, An Teach Solais, an Airse Mhór, agus an Maol Ruaidhe, foghlaim píosa beag faoi stair an cheantair agus glac páirt sa toraíocht taisce. We provide new bicycles, helmets and maps with information regarding the history of the area in which you cycle. We also include a treasure hunt to add to the enjoyment of the cycle.

Donegal Self-Guided Cycling Tours
The cycle tour of Donegal is a must for anyone with a love of the great outdoors. You can cycle at a relaxed pace as you follow quiet back-roads through wide open countryside. Pass through wild boglands. Chill out on any of the hundreds of tranquil beaches. Take the time to stroll along the most dramatic cliffs in Europe. Along the carefully designed route you can take the time to walk and explore at your leisure. Enjoy the legendary friendliness of the Irish people. Stay in pretty towns and villages, as well as quiet rural locations. Hear some of the world’s most vibrant traditional music.
To get here you have the choice of including the Aer Arann flight from Dublin or Glasgow to Donegal (packages including flights also include a HERTZ car rental for the duration of the tour), a Stena Line ferry from anywhere in the UK to Ireland or land only (you book the flight to any Irish airport and we include the car rental).

Cycling packages include either 3 or 7 nights B B, rental of a 24 speed quality hybrid Bicycle, daily luggage transfers, welcome briefing on arrival, detailed maps and guide notes, a turf cutting demonstration and a two-course welcome dinner at Leo’s tavern the home of Clannad and Enya.

Prices for this tour start from €349

Inis Eoghain Cycleway
The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 55km loop connecting the River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal. More than one third of the route is traffic free passing along the Foyle Valley, close to the heart of Derry City and continuing under the spectacular Foyle Bridge before heading through Ballyarnett Country Park.
Once at the city limits, the route begins to climb to An Grianan Aileach with magnificent views over Lough Swilly, Inch Island, the Inish Eoghain Peninsula and south towards the Sperrin mountains. From here the route falls away through quiet country roads to the shores of Lough Swilly and the bustling town of Newtowncunningham. They Cycle Way then returns via undulating countryside to the River Foyle after passing through Carrigans, where a one way system avoids a bad bend on a busy road for cyclists travelling in an anticlcockwise direction. From Carrigans the route follows the traffic free Foyle Valley Greenway alongside the river back to the heart of Derry.

Ballyshannon Cycle Hub
Route 1: 39 kilometres approx. 2½ hours
Route 1 will first take you to Assaroe Lake.A short but steep climb past the impressive hydroelectric dam leads to a leisurely spin along the shores of the lake. The road meanders across causeways and lake islands until the waters narrow to the River Erne. Another steep climb through a landscape of forests leads onto a plateau of high ground near the village of Cashelard. Descending to the seaside town of Rossnowlagh, you will cycle the length of the beach (if the tide is out!). Along the way back to Ballyshannon are spectacular views from Creevy headland, and don’t miss the waterwheel and Irelands oldest bridge at Abbey Mill.

Route 2: 36 kilometres about 2½ hours
Route 2 is a trip south to Bundoran with its surfing and seaside amusements. A climb out of the town leads to a ridge of high ground where you are rewarded with fine views to Lough Melvin and beyond. Riding on through small hills and forests you will barely notice crossing the border into Northern Ireland, until you arrive at the quaint town of Belleek, home to the famous pottery. Stop for well earned refreshments (the euro is as welcome as sterling) before an easy and mostly downhill return to Ballyshannon along the picturesque Erne waterway.