Self-guided cycling and walking tour at Glen Head, Donegal, Ireland

The Backroads and Beyond Cycling and Hiking Tour

County Donegal is a cyclist’s paradise, but it is equally as attractive for anyone who is willing to step off the bike to discover what lies hidden over the horizon.  This 12 day adventure combines the best of both worlds.  Savour the wonderful backroads, villages and jaw-dropping views of a bike tour and the undiscovered secrets of a walking tour.  The mixed activity tour is similar to our “Highlights of the Highlands” self-guided bike tour, but with 3 extra days of walking, to bring you — as the tour name suggests — beyond even the backroads.

Tour Type:
12 Day/11 Night Cycling and Walking Tour
12 day/11 night
bike tour difficulty rating 3 bikes
With E-bike:
Tour Difficulty rating 2 bikes
5 April to 27 Sept.
Very hilly
8 days/7 nights

Backroads and Beyond Tour Highlights

  • Cycling the beautiful and varied coast
  • Ancient history at Glencolmcille
  • Hiking along the Sliabh Liag Cliffs
  • Numerous pristine sandy beaches
  • Cycling down spectacular Granny Valley
  • The Donegal Highlands including Mount Erriagal
  • Hiking through Glenveagh National Park
  • Charming towns and villages


“We absolutely loved the trip and will highly recommend it to everyone. It was exactly what we wanted. The B and B’s were friendly but professional and very accomodating beyond our expectations. The scenery, routes and optional rides were all incredible. We could not have asked for a better experience.!”Kim and Kevin Whelan, U.S.A.