Climbing past Lough Tay

Greystones – Sally Gap – Dublin

Distance: 49km
Climbing: 846m

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This route takes you from the pretty seaside town of Greystones inland, up over Lough Tay and on to the heart of the Wicklow Mountains before a spectacular, twisting descent into Dublin City.

This is the best way of seeing the Dublin Mountains unless you try our Dublin – Sally Gap Loop.

As you can bring your bike on the DART to Greystones, it makes for a great day out where you finish back in the city and a great alternative to an out-and-back ride. Nobody likes backtracking the way that they have come.


Lough Tay – you ride high above this lake deep in the mountains.

Sally Gap is a famous crossroads in the Wicklow Mountains

Kippure is a short steep mountain road which is an optional extra as you near Dublin.

Greystones – Sally Gap – Dublin Useful Info

As with all rides near Dublin, weekends will have more traffic but that doesn’t deter local cyclists.

Once out of Greystones, you are on some quiet roads until you reach the road to Sally Gap which passes Lough Tay. The rest of the route is likely to be busier.

You can travel on the DART with a bicycle between 10:00 and 15:30 or after 19:00 Monday to Friday, or anytime on Saturday or Sunday. This is at the discretion of staff, so avoid big events, particularly at weekends, when the line is busy.

Be aware that only some southbound DARTs go as far as Greystones.

Useful Links

Irish Rail

Irish Rail’s bicycle policies

Dublin – Sally Gap Loop



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