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Welcome to Cycle Inishowen

Holidays & Bespoke Cycling  Tours

Cycle Inishowen are at the tip-top of County Donegal, North-West Ireland. Inishowen is the largest peninsula in Ireland and was once an island itself. The unique situation of Inishowen between two sea lakes and the wild Atlantic Ocean has brought about a widely varied landscape and incredible scenery; perfect for exploring by bike.

  • We organise cycling holidays; with suggested routes, meals and accommodation
  • Bike hire for all the family – delivery and collection can be arranged
  • Guided tours from an hour to a whole day; have a local show you the way and fill you in on some history and culture along the way
  • Repairs and maintenance services available from our mechanic for hybrid and road bikes – custom wheel builds a speciality!

Here at Cycle Inishowen we are dedicated to cycling and we hope that if you found this page you share our passion, or at least a little curiosity. We believe that there is nobetter way to experience new places than from the saddle and we are sure you’ll agree that our part of the world is no exception, whether you take one of our holidays or tours or simply hire a bike from us. We have spent considerable time perfecting our routes so that we take you along the quiet back roads away from traffic as much as possible. This is the only area we operate in and we pride ourselves on our knowledge of it, and our ability to pass this knowledge onto our guests. The cycling can be challenging at points but you can rest assured of the fact that what goes up must inevitably come down. Above all we want you to enjoy your cycling holiday with us so if it does all get too much the Cycle Inishowen mobile is always on hand to administer tea and get you to the top of that hill. We won’t turn you into Bradley Wiggins in a week but we believe that you will feel the rewards of pushing yourself, although how much is entirely up to you. The scheduled cycling is usually finished by early afternoon leaving you with the option of doing more cycling after that or something else entirely, or for that matter doing absolutely nothing since it is your holiday after all.

We offer three, five and seven night holidays all of which culminate in a visit to Ireland’s most northerly point; Malin Head. All of our tours are available as either self-guided or led by one of the Cycle Inishowen team, and there is no minimum group size needed to run the tour. Whichever option you choose you will learn a great deal about this fascinating part of the world. We provide you with clean, modern, professionally maintained bikes and cycling equipment custom fitted to you. We have routes designed for each day of cycling; taking in local sites of interest, activities you might like to take part in and amazing natural beauty and scenery. While you are out on the road we transfer your luggage so that it is waiting for you when you get to the next hotel. If you have gone for the self- guided option we can check up on you as often as you like during the day and the support vehicle is always on hand if required. You will spend each night at one of our quality local partner hotels where evening meal and breakfast are included and a warm Donegal welcome awaits.

Bike hire is available from €12 for a half day and we include helmets, maps and high viz jackets as standard. Our bikes all come with waterproof bags on the handlebars – perfect for keeping your camera handy! Our customers can also enjoy discounts at other local businesses and attractions, which is great when you’re planning your route for the day. For anyone cycling with children we have trailers, child bikes, tag-a-longsand baby seats, which are suitable for infants over 9 months.

Browse through our selection of Cycling Holidays below:

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  • 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!