Things to See and Do 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.