Travelling on quiet roads and through varied terrain, the 326km North West Trail is the ideal way to discover the many hidden gems of counties of Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and Tyrone and Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.
You’ll cycle along quiet country roads with traffic-free sections in urban areas, and through a wide variety of stunning landscapes ranging from dramatic Atlantic Ocean scenery to remote uplands.
Traffic-free sections include riverside stretches in Enniskillen, Omagh and Sligo. And you’ll love the peace of the forest section which travels through Florence Court estate under the rolling Cuilcagh Mountains.
And there are plenty of places of interest that will tempt you to stop for a breather along the way. Near Enniskillen, the Marble Arch Caves European Geopark is a must. Visitors can explore the fascinating underworld of waterfalls, lofty chambers, stalagmites and stalactites.
From here travel to the magical setting of the Glencar waterfall just outside Manorhamilton.
In Donegal, you can spin along the golden sands of Rossnowlagh beach at low tide.
As once you pass through Barnesmore Gap to Ballybofey and Stranorlar, you’ll escape from from the busier seaside towns to a more peaceful Donegal.
The Millennium Sculpture ‘Let the Dance Begin’ is located between the Border towns of Lifford and Strabane. It is a worthy symbol of the reconciliation between the two communities sharing the same beautiful landscape and cycling route. Read more...