EuroVelo 1 Ireland - Atlantic Coast Route

Cycling On Road
Grade Very Challenging
Length 2300 km
Format Linear
Ascent 21,000 m
Waymarking Blue text on white signs with bicycle symbol and EuroVelo 1 logo
Start Point
Bridgend, Co Donegal or Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Finish Point
Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford or Bridgend, Co Donegal
Nearest Town to Start Bridgend, Co Donegal or Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford
Grid Ref. C 313 168 / T 138 125
Lat. and Long. 54.996677, -7.514512 / 52.250504, -6.333594
EuroVelo 1 Ireland - Sligo 1

Travelling along the southern and western seaboard, EuroVelo 1 Ireland – Atlantic Coast Route, explores the wild and rugged Irish coastline. The route begins in the southeast corner of Ireland at the ferry port of Rosslare Harbour, where ferries arrive from the UK, France and Spain. The route then winds along mostly quiet but undulating rural roads and flatter greenways, including the Waterford Greenway, the Limerick Greenway and the Great Western Greenway. More greenway sections will be added as they are completed. After 2300km in the Republic of Ireland the route reaches the northwest of the country and at the village of Bridge End it crosses the border into Northern Ireland. From here it continues for another 250km to the city of Belfast from where cyclists can connect with ferries to Scotland to cross the Irish Sea and continue on the Atlantic Coast Route. Be aware – the route is on the western most section of the Atlantic Coast in Europe so expect some hills and some wind - but a hugely rewarding experience!

Trail Management

The section of the route which passes through each county is managed by the Local Authority. Overall management of the route is coordinated by the National EuroVelo Coordination Center (NECC) now led by Cycling Ireland. For more information on the route or to report any issues please email


The route goes through cities, towns and villages along the way where there are faclities including restaurants, pubs and accommodation. Food and accommodation may also be found at other points along the route, outside of urban areas. Some locations will have bike repair shops. For further details see

This route is fully signposted throughout its length. However, signs can get damaged or go missing so it is advisable to use a navigation device loaded with a GPX file of the route if you have one. A map of the full route is also shown on

The route is mostly on quiet roads with low levels of motorised traffic. However, there are some sections shared with moderate traffic and some short sections shared with higher traffic. The route also includes traffic free greenways. More traffic free sections will be added when they are completed. There are a number of such sections under development. The route map will be updated as soon as they are included.

Map Guides

Map Guides

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 37, 38, 44, 45, 46, 51, 52, 57, 63, 64, 70, 71, 72, 76, 77, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88 and 89
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Details of public tranport available from cities, towns and villages along the route can be found as follows:
Rail - Irish Rail
Bus - Bus Eireann
For further details see

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