Mizen to Malin

Mizen Head to Macroom Cycle

The road to Macroom

This is the scenic first part of our 5-day Mizen to Malin trip. You start by cycling 35km along the length of the beautiful Mizen Peninsula as far as Durrus.

You then go over several small hills in West Cork with some great views of the area. The last section of the route is an easy run to Macroom.

Distance: 97km
Climbing: 946m
Difficulty: hard

Macroom to Limerick Cycle

The road to Donoughmore

The first half of this route is quite scenic and you pass several attractions in the area around Kilmallock and a little further on at Lough Gur.

You cycle north from Macroom through rolling hills in North Cork with some nice views. You pass through a couple of villages on the way to Mallow.

Distance: 110km
Climbing: 641m
Difficulty: very hard

Cycle Limerick to Athlone

Crossing the Brosna river on the way to Belmont

This ride goes north from Limerick through quiet countryside. It is part of the Mizen to Malin cycle.

The first half of the route has some nice scenery but it becomes a long, flat ride to Athlone.

Distance: 117km
Climbing: 466m
Difficulty: very hard

Athlone to Enniskillen Cycle

Cycling from Swanlinbar to Enniskillen

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.

Distance: 126km
Climbing: 631m
Difficulty: very hard

Enniskillen to Malin Head Cycle

The road over the hills to Carndonagh

From Enniskillen you ride north across small hills and countryside that grows ever more scenic.

You pass the Grianan of Aileach above Derry City and have a climb in the centre of the Inishowen Peninsula that gets you off the main road before the last leg to Malin Head.

Distance: 145km
Climbing: 953m
Difficulty: very hard