Cycling from Swanlinbar to Enniskillen

Athlone to Enniskillen Cycle

Distance: 126km
Climbing: 631m

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This ride is part of the Mizen to Malin Cycle. Most of it is on quiet backroads while taking a very direct route to Enniskillen. While not spectacular, parts of it are quite scenic, particularly as you near Enniskillen.

This is day four of our Mizen to Malin route. The five days are Mizen Head to Macroom, Macroom to Limerick, Limerick to Athlone, Athlone to Enniskillen and Enniskillen to Malin Head. It’s a very direct route, one of the shortest possible, combining R roads with quieter backroads.


Athlone Castle is on the banks of the Shannon.

Longford Cathedral is very distinctive.

Enniskillen Castle is almost 600 years old and contains two museums.

Athlone to Enniskillen Cycle Useful Info

This route goes on and off main roads for short spells. There is one significant climb near the end, which offers nice views and serves to avoid a long stretch on the main road.

From Athlone there are around a dozen trains a day to both Galway and Dublin (Heuston Station). Irish Rail has times and prices.

From Athlone Bus Eireann runs buses to Galway, Dublin, Ireland West Airport (Knock) and Westport.

From Enniskillen, Bus Eireann runs busses to Dublin, Dublin Airport, Donegal Town, Galway, Sligo Town, and Belfast.

Ulsterbus has buses from Eniskillen to Omagh, Belfast, Bundoran and more. See Translink for details.

Useful Links

Irish Rail

Bus Eireann


Mizen Head to Macroom

Macroom to Limerick

Limerick to Athlone

Athlone to Enniskillen

Enniskillen to Malin Head



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