Republic of Ireland

Cycling is a popular activity in Ireland and there is a developing traffic-free cycling route network. There are a number of popular ‘greenways’ in different parts of the country including the Great Western Greenway, the Great Southern Greenway, the Old Rail Trail, the Waterford Greenway and the Royal Canal Greenway. Each of these is at least 40km in length providing a traffic-free cycling experience and they are all sections of either EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route or EuroVelo 2 - Capitals Route in Ireland. There are also many sign-posted routes on quiet roads spread throughout the country, some of which start in designated Cycle Hub Towns. All of the greenways and on-road signposted cycling routes can be found at www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/find-your-trails.

National Information

Sport Ireland Outdoors

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Sport Ireland Outdoors is a unit of the Sport Ireland. This organisation maintains a database of signposted walking and cycling routes in Ireland.

+353-1-8608839

Atlantic Coast Route - Ireland

This new website showcases the stunning cycling opportunities across the Northwest of Ireland through counties Donegal, Sligo and Mayo. Discover the wild and rugged landscapes, stunning heritage and cultural sites and inspiring views of the Northwest coast along with warm and friendly hospitality in charming cafes, restaurants and accommodation along the route.

Cyclist.ie - the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network

Cyclist.ie is the ECF member and part of the National EuroVelo Coordination Centre for Ireland. It has been advocating since 2008 for cycling to be a normal part of everyday life in Ireland - both everyday cycling and recreational / tourism cycling. Cyclist.ie is a federation of over 20 member organisations, including larger groups in Ireland's cities and very active groups in many of our towns and rural areas. These include greenway promotion groups and bicycle festival organisations.

Discover Ireland

This is the national tourism body's website and it provides useful information for those who want to cycle in Ireland.