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Yeats Country Self-Guided Bicycle Tour (7 Nights)

Tour code: NWISG7

Tour Overview

This tour is built around wide-open spaces, peace and tranquility - and scenery to die for - in a region that is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. Many of the tiny roads followed by the routes are free of traffic, and at times you will ride for miles without seeing another living soul. Some of the very best vistas (of which there are many!) require a bit of elevation, so be prepared for a bit of climbing on some routes. If you have the time, the extended version of the tour that includes South Donegal will just enhance an already wonderful experience!

Starting from Boyle, you first ride north around a series of lakes to arrive at Rosses Point on the coast north of Sligo. The next leg continues north following the coast as far as Bundoran beforing turning inland to Belleek for a two night stopover. The loop route takes you to Donegal town and around Lough Eske. Leaving Belleek, you ride south through atmospheric forested terrain to the twin villages of Belcoo and Blacklion. On the second day of this two night halt you ride around the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain. The last leg takes you south around Lough Allen and back to Boyle.

For information on the en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page
The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, D, E and F
The tour is rated B - click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • The Lake Isle of Inishfree
  • Visiting Yeats grave in Drumcliff
  • The seascapes from Mullaghmore Head
  • Gleniff Horseshoe
  • A visit to the Belleek Pottery
  • Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
  • Marble Arch Caves
  • Florence Court House
  • Donegal Craft Village
  • The circuit of Lough Eske


  • Ben Bulben
  • Boa Island
  • Boyle Abbey
  • Boyle Abbey
  • Gallaghers Cottage
  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Lough Key Forest Park
  • Lough MacNean
  • Mullaghmore
  • Sheep

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at BOYLE          
2 route A^* Boyle Rosses Point  
Boyle Abbey; Lough Arrow; Dromahair; Parkes Castle; Creevelea Friary
3 route B* Rosses Point Belleek    
Glencar Lough; Drumcliffe; Ben Bulben; Gleniff Horseshoe; Mullaghmore
4 route C Belleek Belleek  
Belleek Pottery; Donegal Castle; Lough Eske; The Pullens
5 route D Belleek Belcoo  
Lough Navar Forest; Lough Macnean; Moneygashel
6 route E Belcoo Belcoo  
Cuilcagh; Florence Court; Marble Arch Caves
7 route F* Belcoo BOYLE    
Lough Allen; Drumshanbo; Arigna; Lough Key Forest Park
8 depart from BOYLE        

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
pannier rental per pair
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
additional charge per rider

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