Travelling along the southern and western seaboard of Ireland, EuroVelo 1 explores the wild and rugged Irish coastline. The route begins in the southeast corner of Ireland at the ferry port of Rosslare Harbour in Co. Wexford, where ferries arrive from the UK, France and Spain. The route then winds along quiet rural roads and greenways, including the Waterford Greenway, the Limerick Greenway and the Great Western Greenway. More greenway sections will be added soon. After 2300km in the Republic of Ireland the route reaches the northwest of the country and at the village of Bridge End in County Donegal it crosses the border into Northern Ireland. From here it continues for another 250km to the city of Belfast from where cyclists can connect with ferries to Scotland to cross the Irish Sea and continue on the Atlantic Coast Route.

National & Regional 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 86 8571008

Discover Ireland

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

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.

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.

Limerick Greenway

This website provides maps and other information about the Limerick Greenway which is along the route of EuroVelo 1. It provides links to accommodation providers and other services.

West Ireland Cycling

Cycling holidays and bike hire in the West of Ireland.

Donegal Cycle Route

This website provides a guide to cycling in Donegal County. There you can find maps of the different sections of the route and information about the route itself, as well as available accommodation and restaurants along the route. The website also informs about events and bike services in Donegal.

Great Western Greenway

This website provides a map of the Great western Greenway, part of which folows the route of Eurovelo 1. The wesbsite includes information about the greenway, activities and attractions nearby, accommodation and bike rental.

Openbaar Vervoer

Sligo Tourist Office

www.sligotourism.ie In our Fáilte Ireland tourist office highly trained staff can provide visitors with information on places to go, things to do, where to stay, tour bookings and what’s on locally and nationally. Why not call in to discuss the points of interest along the Wild Atlantic Way, the treasures located in the lakelands and the numerous exciting activities and events in Ireland’s beautiful towns and cities, including the capital Dublin. So, to make the most of a holiday in Ireland make sure your first stop is to visit one of the many Fáilte Ireland tourist offices located around the country.

Sligo Bus Station

www.buseireann.ie Folding bicycles which are packed and wrapped in a suitable carrier bag/protective covering will be treated as passengers’ accompanied luggage and carried free of charge in the luggage storage area. Folding bicycles which are NOT packed or wrapped as described above will be charged at the full cycle rate, per single journey. Bicycles will be carried only if sufficient accommodation is available; they must be placed in the luggage compartment or other designated area of the vehicle and are subject to a charge, per single journey. Where it is necessary to transfer to another vehicle or vehicles before completion of journey, the availability of sufficient accommodation for additional items of luggage or for bicycles cannot be guaranteed. All luggage must be securely packed, fastened and locked before being placed in or taken on vehicles. All luggage must also be clearly labelled with the name, address and destination of the accompanying passenger.

Sligo Train Station

www.irishrail.ie

Bicycles on InterCity Trains

We welcome bicycles on all of our services but some restrictions apply during peak travel times. Customers who book online can add a bike to their booking free of charge. Customers who are already in possession of a ticket and would like to travel with their bike will be required to book their bike online free of charge using the 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option on the Journey Planner. Bicycles that are folded and covered can be carried on all services free of charge. All InterCity trains have bicycle carriage facilities. The majority of Dublin to Cork services and all of the Dublin to Belfast services have a bicycle storage area which is separate from the passenger area of the train. On all other InterCity routes the bicycle spaces are within the passenger compartment. Bicycles are only permitted within the passenger compartment if they fit into the dedicated bike space on-board, with the exception of ‘Fold-up’ bikes. The likes of ‘Tricycles’ cannot be accommodated within the passenger compartment. Bicycle spaces for Intercity services must be booked, in advance, online via our Journey Planner. Fold Up Bikes On-board Trains Fold up bikes can be carried on-board all services free of charge. Please be sure your bike is folded properly before boarding the train. Bicycles on DART Trains We welcome bicycles free of charge on off peak DART services. Bicycles that are folded and covered can be carried on all DART services with no time restrictions. Bicycles are not permitted on DART services before 09:30hrs and between the hours of 16:00hrs and 19:00hrs Monday to Friday. Customers can travel with bikes all day Saturday and Sunday. Bicycles on Commuter Trains We welcome bicycles free of charge on off peak Commuter services. Bicycles that are folded and covered can be carried on all Commuter services with no time restrictions. Bicycles are not permitted on Commuter before 09:30hrs and between the hours of 16:00hrs and 19:00hrs Monday to Friday. Customers can travel with bikes all day Saturday and Sunday.

If you are travelling with your bicycle on train, please note the following: • Please note that Iarnród Éireann reserve the right to refuse to carry more than two bicycles on an Intercity service where only two bicycles spaces are available, so it is advisable to book online in advance • The carriage of bicycles on Commuter services is at the discretion of station staff • At certain times (eg major sporting fixtures and concerts), it may not be possible to permit carriage of bicycles on DART or Commuter services • Customers should walk with their bicycles when they are in the station. It is not permitted to cycle in stations or on platforms • Customers should use ramps and lifts rather than stairs within stations to gain access to platforms • Customers should stay with their bicycles on board trains • Unaccompanied children cannot bring bicycles onto trains • No motorised bicycles are allowed on trains • No bicycles with attached trailers are allowed on trains • Always use available bicycle storage spaces provided • Never obstruct exits or passageways. We reserve the right to remove bicycles if staff feel they are obstructing other customers or if they are a safety hazard • A bicycle can be carried up to maximum of 1.8 meters in length and up to 0.865m in width • Bicycles with attached trailers are only allowed on Dublin to Belfast and Dublin to Cork services that have a separate bicycle storage compartment.

Bus Station

www.busfeda.ie Yes you can bring your bike on the bus provided its pre-arranged with the office. Call +353 74 9548114 at least 48 hours prior to your intended bus departure to confirm that you will be bringing a bicycle.

Westport Tourism Office

https://westporttourism.com/

Mayo North Promotions Office

www.mayonorth.ie

Mulranny Tourist Office

https://mulranny.ie/

Louisburgh Visitor Information Point

"lcommunityfutures@gmail.com https://www.discoverireland.ie/Tourist-Item-Pages/Tourist-Information-Offices"

Newport Community Tourist Office

"E: tourism@newportmayo.ie W: https://www.discoverireland.ie/Tourist-Item-Pages/Tourist-Information-Offices"

Westport Train Station

https://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/bicycle-information-for-rail-travel

Ballina Train Station

https://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/bicycle-information-for-rail-travel

Westport Bus Station

https://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=376

Ballina Bus Station

https://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=376

Bus Eireann Letterkenny Bus Station

Route 30: Return service from Donegal Town to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport) Route X30: Direct express return service from Donegal Town to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport) Route 32: Return service from Letterkenny to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport) Route 64: Return service from Derry to Galway (via Knock Airport) Folding bicycles which are packed and wrapped in a suitable carrier bag/protective covering will be treated as passengers’ accompanied luggage and carried free of charge in the luggage storage area. Folding bicycles which are NOT packed or wrapped as described above will be charged at the full cycle rate, per single journey. Bicycles will be carried only if sufficient accommodation is available; they must be placed in the luggage compartment or other designated area of the vehicle and are subject to a charge, per single journey. Where it is necessary to transfer to another vehicle or vehicles before completion of journey, the availability of sufficient accommodation for additional items of luggage or for bicycles cannot be guaranteed. All luggage must be securely packed, fastened and locked before being placed in or taken on vehicles. All luggage must also be clearly labelled with the name, address and destination of the accompanying passenger.

Foyle Coaches Bus Services

North West Busways (Foyle Coaches) - Route: NW Donegal, Letterkenny, Derry and Inishowen Peninsula: northwestbusways.ie Timetables on https://northwestbusways.ie/timetables/

Gallagherscoaches.com

Route: Return service from Donegal to Belfast and Derry: www.gallagherscoaches.com