Cycle Donegal - Bruckless Church and Round Tower

Cycle Donegal – Malinmore – Ardara

Distance: 112km
Climbing: 1150m

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Cycle Donegal – ride west from Donegal Town through the small port of Killybegs to the breathtaking Slieve League Cliffs.

You then enjoy a ride through one of the wildest parts of the county on quiet roads before going over the famous Glengesh Pass and down into the popular heritage town of Ardara.

Cycle Donegal to experience outstanding scenery and quiet roads. This route can be combined with the Ardara to Donegal Cycle for a spectacular two-day trip from Donegal Town with a night spent in the heritage town of Ardara.


Donegal Castle dates from the 15th Century.

Bruckless Church and Round Tower are in excellent condition.

Slieve League Cliffs are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Glengesh Pass is a famously beautiful pass which leads down to the sea near Ardara.

Ardara is a popular heritage town.

Cycle Donegal – Useful Info

The route out of Donegal is on a main road for several kilometres. Most of it has a good shoulder to cycle on. After that you are on and off R roads, which can be busy, particularly in the high tourist season when there is good weather.

Bus Eireann has services to Donegal from Dublin and Enniskillen, Galway, Knock Airport, Sligo, Letterkenny and Derry. There are multiple buses every day on these routes.

Useful Links

Bus Eireann

Ardara to Donegal Cycle



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