Walking and Cycling


Letterkenny to Gweedore Route

From Letterkenny you ride east on quiet roads to the famous Glenveagh National Park before climbing the shoulder of Muckish for great views of the area. You take in the beautiful Fanad Peninsula (although you can shorten the trip by skipping this part if you need to) before turning south to reach the Gaeltacht in Gweedore – one of the most popular spots in Donegal. Towards the end of the ride Bloody Foreland offers a beautiful coastal ride.

Letterkenny is easy to get out of and very quickly you are in the famous Donegal countryside.

Parts of this route are on main roads (there are no reasonable alternatives) and would be recommended only for experienced cyclists. Nevertheless, traffic levels are variable and can be expected to be heavier on weekends and bank holidays and when there is sunny weather – it is a popular tourist region.

Combine this route with the Gweedore to Letterkenny Cycle for an exhilirating and adaptable two-day trip showcasing one of the most beautiful parts of Donegal.

Grassroutes Bicycle Hire

GrassRoutes Electric Bike Adventures offer the best start points for exploring The Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Donegal. They offer hihg quality electric and hybrid bicycles as well as cycling accessories, maps, pick up/drop off service and even on route assistance. 

Grassroutes caters for individuals, groups and families.

http://www.grassroutes.ie/ or you can call +353 (0) 74 911 9988


Walking is a healthy enjoyable activity and an environmentally friendly means of transport, so step out and discover Donegal while staying at the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. There are walks for families, fun, fitness, leisurely walkers or seasoned ramblers – whatever your interest, we’ll have the ideal walk for you. Take a challenging hike or a casual stroll for a breath taking experience!! 

This walk takes you out along a road lined with a variety of trees to Port Bridge over the River Swilly from where you loop back into town, passing the Ballyraine bungalows with their gardens.

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