Smell the fresh, salty Atlantic sea air as you follow one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Cycle past small bays, golden sandy beaches, towering cliffs and headlands. Step back in time as you visit historic sites dating back to the stone age. In the evenings stroll around welcoming historic towns like Donegal, Killybegs and Glenties, and experience the legendary local hospitality. With easy direct bus connections to Dublin Airport, the spectacular Donegal Coast is just waiting to be discovered.
One of the great things about travelling by bicycle or by foot in Ireland is the chance to meet local people, and one of the best places to do this is at your accommodation. There is no better type of accommodation to suit cyclists and walkers than the type we use — the traditional Irish bed and breakfast (and occasionally small hotels). Here you will be guaranteed a warm welcome. The owners cater much more to the needs of the adventure traveller than the larger hotels.
Choose a single, double, twin, or family room. Rooms have their own private bathroom.
This bike tour starts and finishes in Donegal Town. It is easily accessible from Dublin Airport, via regular direct buses. If you are flying Trans-Atlantic it is worth noting that most flights are overnight – arriving in Ireland in the early morning so you may want to consider a “recovery day” before starting to cycle.
Use the links below to check the bus timetables.
If you are arriving in Ireland at a different location and would like advice on how to get here, let us know and we will help you to plan your journey.
From Dublin Airport and Dublin City
By Bus: Direct buses (route 30/X30) run to Donegal Town from Dublin Airport and City every 90 minutes. For timetables see https://www.expressway.ie/ Look for route 30/X30
If you are arriving by car, on-street parking is available in Donegal Town. A permit lasting up to 1 month is available at a cost of €20.
To acquire a permit visit https://donegal-permit.giantleap.net/#/parking/products/agreement Select “Donegal Town”. We recommend No. 4 Car Park.
This tour finishes in Glenties. It is a short local bus journey back to your starting point in Donegal Town. Alternatively the 30 minute taxi journey will cost approximately €60.
1: Book Online
Please use the booking form opposite. Once you have completed the form you will be asked to pay a deposit of €100 to secure your booking. Please note that this deposit is non returnable so it is important that you have all your travel details correct before proceeding to book.
We will contact you confirming your booking. We will send you your invoice for the balance along with some other details.
3: Pay Balance
Full payment is required at least 4 weeks before your arrival date. Once we have received full payment we will email you your bike tour accommodation list, along with your bike tour guide notes and any other essential information. We will also send you GPX tracks. These can be loaded onto your own device or on a smartphone using an app such as Ride With GPS, Bike GPX, Map My Ride, etc.
4: Enjoy Your Adventure
We will meet you on the morning of your first cycle and get you set up with your bike, notes, GPS etc. Time to let the adventure begin.
Please see our Booking Terms and Conditions.
“If you like to ride a bike and want to see a beautiful country, take this tour. It was my favourite vacation that I have ever taken. I highly recommend it“
Ron Pauley. Ohio, USA.