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What are the best coastal cycling routes?

What are the best coastal cycling routes?

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A cycling trip is one of the best ways to really capture the beauty of the famous Irish coastline. There are plenty of routes that will take you along some of the most scenic and  unforgettable journeys.

Stretching 42km from Westport town out across the land bridge to Achill Island, County Mayo’s Great Western Greenway is a cycling and walking trail for all levels. This is no mountain-biking or hiking challenge: the best way to enjoy the route is at an easy pace, drinking in the views and savouring the gentle rhythm of the journey.

The cycle from Galway to Kilkee, is another great route on the Wild Atlantic Way. One highlight is the fascinating limestone land of the Burren; often thought to resemble the moon’s surface (you’ll see when you get there)! The main attraction is, of course, The Cliffs of Moher – Ireland’s iconic and epic cliffs that stretch as far as the eye can see.

We can’t forget to mention one of Ireland’s voted top 10 scenic routes, the Inishowen cycling route from Derry~Londonderry to Letterkenny! On this cycling trip you will pass some wonderful lighthouses on idyllic beaches that more than justify this trail’s high status. A stop off at Malin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland, is arguably the best part of this cycling tour which provides some epic scenery. PS Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed here!

Looking for a route in Ireland’s Ancient East? Whether you're a cyclist or an avid walker, the Waterford Greenway offers a blissful 46km of gorgeous scenery stretching from Waterford to Dungarvan – all along the route of an old railway line. Dip under bridges, viaducts, and a mossy tunnel leading the way to hidden historic sites and stunning views – both coastal and countryside. It’s a nature lover’s dream.

Which tour route would you love to take on?

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