Republic of Ireland

Cycling is a popular and growing activity in Ireland and a great way to experience the countryside up close.

There are two EuroVelo routes in Ireland: EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route, and EuroVelo 2 – Capitals Route.

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. There is a national website for EuroVelo 1 Ireland:

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

All details about travelling to Ireland and around the country with a bicycle can be found on the EuroVelo Ireland website.

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

Irish Cycling Campaign

Irish Cycling Campaign, formerly known as, is an ECF member and part of the Irish National EuroVelo Coordination Centre. Since 2008 it advocates for cycling to be a normal part of life in Ireland - both everyday cycling and recreational / tourism cycling. It has branches in Ireland's cities and in many 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.

Atlantic Coast Route - Ireland

Discover the wild and rugged landscapes, and cultural sites, along with friendly hospitality in charming cafes, restaurants and accommodations along this route. This website provides maps, section details, GPX files and information on points of interest on all sections of EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route in the Republic of Ireland. This sometimes challenging but always inspiring route connects Rosslare Harbour in the south and Bridge End in the north over a distance of 2300 km.