If you don’t have time to do a longer tour you can still enjoy a short bike tour where you will explore the stunning beauty of the Donegal Coast and discover the rich history from the stone age to the present. You wind your way through quiet country roads alternating between Ireland’s famous boglands, green fields and along spectacular coastline.
For this self-guided cycling break we use a mixture of traditional family run bed and breakfasts and occasionally small hotels.
Your host will serve you a delicious breakfast in the morning that will set you up perfectly for the day ahead. All of the accommodations we work with cater for people with special dietary requirements.
Choose a single, double, twin, or family room. Rooms have their own private bathroom.
This cycling tour starts and finishes in Killybegs. It is easily accessible from Dublin and Ireland West (Knock) airports. If you are flying Trans-Atlantic it is worth noting that most flights are overnight, arriving in Ireland in the early morning. Therefore, 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/routes-and-timetables Look for route 30/X30
Connections to Killybegs via local link from Donegal. Timetable
From Ireland West (Knock) Airport
By Bus: Frequent buses (route 64) run to Donegal Town direct from the Airport. See https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables Look for route 64.
From Belfast Airport
To book the Donegal Short Cycling Break self-guided bike tour with Ireland by Bike:
1: Make a Booking Request
Please use the booking request form Once we receive your request we will confirm availability. You will be asked to pay a deposit of €100 per person 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.
After receiving your deposit we will contact you to confirm 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. If you would like the GPX tracks we will send them to you at this stage.
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.