Bray – Sally Gap – Dublin Cycle Directions
0 to 10km
On exiting Bray DART station turn left, follow the main road around the corner and take the first left turn down Adelaide Road. Take the first left on Albert Avenue and pass under the train tracks. You reach Strand Road.
Go right along the seafront here, almost all the way to the end. Take the last (the 4th) right turn on Putland Road, where the car park begins on your left.
This brings you uphill to a t-junction where you turn left on Vevay Road. Go straight through two roundabouts and you leave the town. Keep straight up the hill to Greystones, passing a golf course on your left.
Before you reach the top, take the first right, by a bus stop [5km marker]. After 1.5km, on a descent, take the first right, down a narrow road.
Stay on this road as it curves left and the take the next right turn at a wide junction. This goes down a hill. At the bottom turn right and go over the N11. You can see the Sugarloaf loom over you.
After the bridge go left, and then keep right to begin the steep, narrow climb up to the Sugarloaf.
10 – 20km
A few metres before the car park at the top, take the left turn with a sign warning that you are entering a military range. Continue [15km marker] until you reach a t-junction.
Turn right here and soon you go through a crossroads with a house at the corner where you cross the R755. Then, at the top of a hill you reach a t-junction, where you turn left.
20 – 30km
Soon you descend a hill to a crossroads, where you turn left to begin the climb to Sally Gap proper. It gradually gets steeper and the views get better and better [25km marker]. At the top, you can see Lough Tay far below you on your left. There is a short descent before you begin the last drag up to Sally Gap.
30 – 40km
Turn right here at Sally Gap for Dublin. After a few kilometres [35km marker] there is a steep descent past Lough Bray, before you pass a right turn for Glencree and climb again to the Featherbeds.
40 – 50km
After the top of the Featherbeds you can see Dublin City below you, stay on the main road and descend through a wood. Past this there is a car park at a sharp left turn.
Turn right here and take Cruagh Road (it’s the first right on the descent) [45km marker]. Ignore the right turn for Glencullen and follow this road all the way down, crossing beneath the M50. The surface is good and its a fast descent.