Bicycle and Electric Bike Hire
Trekking/Touring Bicycle Hire
Well maintained, high-end Thompson bicycles, with high quality Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and gears.
Bicycle Rental Prices
1 day €20
2 days €38
3 days €55
Plus €15 on Subsequent Days
Deposit required: €100 per bike plus valid photo ID. ie current driving licence or passport.
Top of the range Thompson Enigma electric bikes, featuring the powerful Bosch drive system and high quality Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and gears.
1 day €35
2 days €70
3 days €100
Plus €30 on subsequent days
Deposit required: €200 per bike plus valid photo ID, i.e., current driving licence or passport.
Why Hire an E-Bike?
If you can cycle a bike you can cycle an e-bike. The only difference is that e-bikes give you a boost when you pedal, especially on hills. This makes the cycling much more enjoyable and relaxing. Therefore you can travel further without tiring yourself out. The range of our bikes is well in excess of 60 km.
Bikes and E-Bikes Supplied With:
- Waterproof handlebar bag with map holder
- Waterproof rear pannier(s)
- Bike lock
- Emergency bicycle repair supplies
- Helmet if required (we recommend you bring your own.)
We recommend you bring a reusable water bottle. For the benefit of the environment, we no longer supply plastic water bottles.
Bike and E-Bike Delivery Service
For your convenience we are able to deliver and collect bikes throughout Northwest Ireland. Delivery is charged at €1 per kilometer.
Hire your bike in the village of Carrick in South-West Donegal. The area around Carrick has many spectacular sights, including the Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Sea Cliffs, several pristine beaches and thousands of years of archeology.
Suggested Cycling Routes
Sliver Strand and Glencolmcille
Bike to the pristine Silver Strand beach and explore the rich history of Glencolmcille. Stop by the Glencolmcille Woolen Mills in Malinmore and also at the Glencolmcille Folk Village to see beautiful handcrafted goods and to soak up the local culture and history. If you’re feeling extra energetic, take a hike to the Martello Tower at Glen Head
Take the R263 from Carrick towards Glencolmcille
Turn left onto the L1025 (4km)
Turn left onto the R263 (11 km) and continue to the Silver Strand (16 km)
Follow the R263 to Glencolmcille (24 km)
Follow the R263 back to Carrick.
Sliabh Liag Cliffs and Teelin Pier
Cycle to the viewing point to see the breathtaking cliffs at Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) rise 595 metres above the Atlantic ocean. Experienced walkers can follow the walking trail to the top of the mountain. Take the boat trip from Teelin Pier to experience the dramatic coastline.
Take the road towards Teelin/Sliabh Liag Cliffs
Turn right 100 metres after the Rusty Mackerel Pub (3 km)
Bunglass, viewing point for Sliabh Liag Cliffs (7 km)
Return to Teelin. (11 km) Turn left to return to Carrick or right for Teelin Pier and boat trips.
Leave Carrick in the direction of Killybegs. After crossing the Bridge, turn immediately right.
Turn right down the steep hill at the “Coast Road” sign. (2 km)
Turn right at crossroads. (3 km)
Turn right at T-Junction. (5 km)
In Kilcar village: Turn Right in the Centre of the Village. (7 km)
Turn right for Muckross Head. (10 km)
Muckross Head. Safe beach is to the left. Headland to the right.
After leaving Muckross turn right towards Killybegs or left to return to Carrick
If turning left emerge on R263 and turn Right (16 km) Busy road for 2km.
Stop at Largy viewing point. (18 km)
Walk along the road for 200 metres to the lane leading to the secret waterfall.
Return either by the same route or via the R263.
Note: The secret waterfall can only be accessed at low tide. There is quite a short window to visit it.
Granny, Ardara and Glengesh
Cycle the glacial valleys of Glengesh and Granny. Snap some photographs at Assaranca Waterfall. Stop for lunch in the pretty village of Ardara. Visit Donegal Design Makers Studio which is dedicated to showcasing designers and artisan craftspeople from County Donegal.
From Carrick take the L1125 towards Ardara. Turn left just before the bridge.
Turn left just after the small primary school. At the 80 km/hr signs. (6km)
Turn right. (7km)
T Junction. Turn right. (9 km)
Turn left up the steep hill. (11 km)
Follow this road through Granny Valley, including extremely steep descent 14 – 16 km. Continue past Maghera Beach and Caves (17 km), and Assarancagh Waterfall (18 km).
Emerge on N56. (24 km) Turn left for Ardara. Busy road for 1.5 km.
Ardara (26 km)
Return along N 56. Turn right at the sign for Glengesh Pass. (28 km)
Continue through Glengesh including 2km of very steep climbing and return to Carrick.
Places to Visit Once You’ve Hired a Bike
Hiring a bicycle is the perfect way to explore the many sites of interest in South-West Donegal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Sliabh Liag Boat Tours
2-hour trips from Teelin pier to the bottom of Bunglas sea cliffs. Get a unique view of the spectacular Donegal coastline and keep your eyes open for marine life like dolphins, basking sharks, and seals. sliabhleagueboattrips.com
Whether you want to swim, build a sandcastle, or just take a stroll along the coast, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches. We especially recommend the Silver Strand, Muckross, and Glencolmcille beaches. We just ask that if you hire a bike from us, please don’t cycle on the sand.
Traditional Irish Music
Live music sessions can be heard in the pubs of Carrick, Teelin, Kilcar, Meenaneary and Glencolmcille. Several traditional music festivals run during the summer months and at the October Bank Holiday Weekend. At the end of a long days cycling, reward yourself with a drink of Dulamán Maritime Gin – locally-distilled in Carrick by Sliabh Liag Distillery.
Away To Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations
FJ and Meghan, a young local couple, offer authentic sheepdog demonstrations with thier very friendly clan of border collies. As well as being informative, FJ and Meghan make this an experience full of craic! awaytome.ie
The Sliabh Liag Peninsula is a superb area for hill walking. Experienced walkers should consider the strenuous but spectacular hike from Port to Ardara. For a shorter walk try the climb to Glen Head. Or book a week-long tour for an experience you’ll never forget.