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Cycle Donegal – Malinmore – Ardara

The Church and Round Tower at Bruckless

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.

Distance: 112km
Climbing: 1150m
Difficulty: very hard

Ardara to Donegal Cycle Route

Rosbeg Beach

From Ardara you soon reach the beautiful Santa Ana Drive, named after a ship from the Spanish Armada which was wrecked there in 1588.

The route goes through some fantastic scenery on a narrow road that winds up, down and around the landscape before returning to Ardara and crossing the hills and you ride down into Donegal.

Distance: 63km
Climbing: 666m
Difficulty: hard