Cycle Inishowen was founded by Blaise Harvey, a native of Inishowen, and Michael Ogden, an émigré and former bicycle courier from England, in early 2012. We have organised our own tours of England, Scotland and Wales, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy and Tasmania. We decided during a tour from Ballycastle on the Antrim coast to Connemara, passing through Inishowen, that this was one of the finest places we have cycled. The area is already well known and loved amongst the cycling community and there are a number of cycling clubs here. Our aim here at Cycle Inishowen is to make the area accessible to leisure cyclists. While cycling holidays are very popular in other parts of Ireland we were surprised to find that there was little or no provision here for such tourism and set about founding Cycle Inishowen in response. We were helped in this regard by funding from the National Rural Development Programme who shared our vision. We are passionate about our little part of Ireland and want to share it with a larger audience. We also strongly believe in the merits of cycling as a healthy outdoor activity, it is environmentally friendly and is a great way of experiencing Inishowen. Between us we have all the relevant skills and experience to make sure you get the most out of your holiday or bike hire. We are both trained in cycling proficiency and first aid, Michael is a fully qualified bike mechanic and we have personally cycled extensively in Inishowen. We hope that you can join us soon as it would be our pleasure to welcome you.
Browse through our selection of Cycling Holidays below:
3 Night Tour - €450
Perfect for those who want the challenge of cycling to the end of the country; this is a short break with a large sense of achievement. Three nights accommodation and evening meals,accompanied by two days cycling in which you will cover 75km. This package has a good mix of different terrain levels and is a great taster of all the area has to offer.
5 Night Tour - €725
The five night package is a shorter version of the seven night itinerary and has four days of cycling covering 130km. This tour follows the peninsula along the same routes as the longer holiday but does not cover a complete loop. Starting at the neck of the peninsula, in Burt, the five night tour brings our cyclists up the west side of the peninsula, finishing with a trip to Malin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland.
7 Night Tour - €995
Our seven night itinerary is designed as a circuit to cover the whole peninsula (200km approx) and is our recommended holiday. Inishowen is often described as ‘Ireland in Miniature’ and this route shows that to best advantage. For those who want to really explore Inishowen and get a true feel for the area the seven night itinerary is the best option. This gives you plenty of time to make the most of your Donegal adventure and see the sights at your leisure – with plenty of cycling too!
Bespoke Tours - €POA
If you are interested in a bespoke tour for an event or a special group please get in touch. Whether you just want a good day out or a holiday designed especially for you we can help. Great day activity for a stag or hen party!