6 Amazing Cycling Routes in Ireland

Explore the beauty of Ireland on two wheels!
Decathlon Ireland
March 28, 2024

Spring’s here, and it’s shouting out for us to hit the road and trail. This is the time to shake off the winter blues and get back in the saddle.

Here are 6 amazing cycling routes in Ireland, no matter where you live:

Dublin Bay loop from Drumcondra 

An intermediate cycling route that loops around the scenic Dublin Bay. Covering just over 36km with most of the route having paved surfaces, it’s suitable for all cycling levels. 

Hook Head Lighthouse loop from Tintern Abbey 

Another intermediate cycle a little further down the coast. Starting from Tintern Abbey the route should take roughly 3 and a half hours with beautiful views of hook head lighthouse. Although an intermediate level cycling route you should be in good fitness to give it a go as it covers over 56km. 

Lisdoonvarna, Doolin and Fanore loop. 

If you're looking to up the anti, head to Ballyvaughan and take on this loop with stunning coastal views of the west whilst covering over 50km of ground. This one is a little more aimed towards the expert cyclists. 

Muckross House, Ross Castle & Lough Leane loop — Killarney National Park 

If you're looking for a shorter route this loop should suit all cycling levels. Taking in the breathtaking views of both the castle and the lake should keep you going the entire 30km route journey. 

Inis Mór loop

No shortage of scenic routes in this part of the country, the Inis Mór loop is not to be missed. Covering the entire island, the loop can be taken on by all levels of cyclists and takes under two hours. If you're looking for some nice weekend plans or just to breath in the freshest of air, this is the one for you!

Malin Head loop for Culdaff Beach

You’ll feel on top of the world after this cycle, well on top of Ireland at least! This expert level route is part of the Wild Atlantic way and tips the most northern point of the Emerald Isle. The 50km loop should take just over three hours, but make sure to give yourself time to stop off at the scenic points along the way! 

To prepare you for this season's adventures, we've handpicked a selection of bikes and spring cycling gear that are perfect for taking on the city, the trails, and, of course, the unpredictable Irish weather! 

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