Republic of Ireland

Cycling is a popular and growing activity in Ireland and a great way to experience the countryside up close. There are a number of ‘greenways’ including the Waterford Greenway, the Limerick Greenway and the Great Western Greenway. Each of these provide a standalone scenic traffic free cycling experience of over 40km while also making up sections of EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route.

The Royal Canal Greenway provides another traffic free route over 130km in length. Combined with the Old Rail Trail Greenway, which is also over 40km long, they make up a significant part of EuroVelo 2 - Capitals Route.

Other new greenways are under construction or at the planning stage throughout the country and will be opened soon. Some of these are aligned with the EuroVelo routes and will be incorporated when they are completed.

There are also local sign-posted cycle routes on quiet rural roads throughout the country, some of which are circular routes that start and finish in a designated Cycle Hub Town. As well as the greenways, EuroVelo 1 also uses quiet roads along its length, in some places incorporating parts of these local sign-posted cycle routes. Details of signposted cycle routes can be found at www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/find-your-trails.

Landelijke Informatie

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.

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.