The Donegal Cycle Route starts in Donegal Town connecting to the North West Trail and and follows a route along the local roads as much as possible through Mountcharles, Inver, Ardara, Dungloe, Loughanure, Crolly, Dunlewey, Creeslough, Glen, Milford, Ramelton, Letterkenny, and connects with the National Cycle Network and Sustrans Route 92 at Newtowncunningham.
There are several signed spurs along the route to the nearby towns of Burtonport, Gortahork, and Dunfanaghy. There are currently 3 signed loops on the route - The Dooey Way Loop at Leitirmacaward, The Maghery Way Loop at Dungloe and the Bunlin Way Loop at Milford. These offer short scenic circular diversions along the route.
The Donegal Cycle Route will take the cyclist on a journey through a myriad of landscapes, from the hedgerow lined roads of agricultural lowlands to the exposed roads of upland bogs, from coastal cliffs views to mountain vistas, from sea loughs to lakes and bustling Towns to tranquil villages.
The Donegal Cycle Route follows mostly Class 2 & 3 county roads but there are occasions where the Route has no alternative but to use more major roads. Cyclists are asked to be aware of other road traffic at all times, to obey the rules of the road, leave no trace, and most importantly enjoy the scenery and hospitality along the way.
Further details about EuroVelo1 Route are available online on: www.eurovelo.com