Routes


The density of roads in Ireland provides a rich variety of possible cycle routes. Here are some suggested routes with a personal 'road rating' based on the following criteria:

Road Rating Description
A and B class roads with significant traffic volume. Good for large club runs.
B and Other class roads with medium traffic volume. Good for a small group of cyclists familiar with the route.
B and Other class roads with low traffic volume. Good for a small group of cyclists prepared to stop and read the map on occasion.

District: South Dublin/Wicklow   North Dublin/Meath   Meath/Westmeath   Cork/Kerry

South Dublin/Wicklow
Tour Profile Distance Climb Route Road Rating
Ashford 83 km 747 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Enniskerry - Rocky Valley - Ashford - Newcastle - Greystones - Bray - Killiney - Blackrock
Bray 30 km 198 m Blackrock - DunLaoghaire - Dalkey - Killiney - Bray - Return via Ballybrack
Brides Glen 29 km 281 m Blackrock - DunLaoghaire - Dalkey - Killiney - Shankill - Kilternan - Foxrock - Blackrock
Brittas Bay 80 km 433 m Delgany - Newcastle - Wicklow - Brittas Bay - Return by Wicklow Head
Celbridge 67 km 376 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Tallaght - Saggart - Rathcoole - Newcastle - Celbridge - Lucan - Palmerstown - Churchtown - Dundrum - Blackrock
Enniskerry 43 km 430 m Blackrock - DunLaoghaire - Dalkey - Killiney - Bray - Bray Head -  Enniskerry - Foxrock - Blackrock
Hollywood 111 km 947 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Tallaght - Saggart - Rathcoole - Rathmore - BallymoreEustace - Merginstown - Hollywood - Poulaphouca - Ballyknockan - Kilbride - Brittas - Tallaght - Dundrum - Blackrock
Kilcoole 71 km 650 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Stepaside - Bray - Greystones - Kilcoole - NewtownMountKennedy - Bray - Shankill - Stepaside - Blackrock 
Killiney 18 km 131 m Blackrock - Dalkey - Killiney - Ballybrack - Blackrock
Old Conna 39 km 428 m Blackrock - DunLaoghaire - Dalkey - Killiney - Shankill - Old Conna - Enniskerry - Kilternan - Foxrock - Blackrock
Poulaphouca 92 km 577 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Tallaght - Blessington - Pollaphouca - Blessington Lakes - Blessington - Manor Klibride - Stone Cross - Tallaght - Sandyford - Blackrock
Rathdrum I 67 km 734 m Newcastle - Rathnew - Ashford - Devils Glen - Rathdrum - Laragh - Roundwood - Newcastle
Rathdrum II 91 km 733 m Delgany - Newcastle - Rathnew - Wicklow - Brittas Bay - Jack White's - Rathdrum - Laragh - Annamoe -Newtown Mt. Kennedy - Delgany
Rathnew 95 km 933 m Blackrock - Dundrum - Stepaside - Bray - Greystones - Kilcoole - Rathnew - Ashford - Roundwood - Enniskerry - Stepaside - Blackrock 
Roundwood I 55 km 700 m Roundwood - Vartry - Tiglin - Trooperstown - Roundwood
Roundwood II 71 km 944 m Blackrock - DunLaoghaire - Dalkey - Killiney - Shankill - Old Conna - Enniskerry - Roundwood - Return by Kilternan

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North Dublin/Meath
Profile Distance Climb Route  
The Naul I 77 km 276 m Clontarf - Sutton - Bayside - Malahide - Ballybaughal - The Naul - Return by Malahide
Skerries 84 k 242 m Clontarf - Sutton - Portmarnock - Malahide - Swords - Lusk - Skerries - Return by same route

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Meath/Westmeath
Profile Distance Climb Route  
Ballivor 50 k 172 m

Enfield - Rathcore - Longwood - Killyon - Ballivor - Delvin Bog - Return by same route

Castlepollard 109 km 361 m Baconstwon - Adanew - Ballivor - Drumcree - Fore - Castlepollard - Collinstown - Delvin - Ballivor - Adanew - Baconstown
Clonmellon 87 k 232 m Rathcore - Ardanew - Balivor - Delvin - Clonmellon - Athboy - Kildalkey - Balivor - Ardanew - Rathcore
Delvin 66 k 165 m Rathcore - Ardanew - Balivor - Delvin - Return by same route
Raharney 62 km 178 m Enfield - Longwood - Raharney - Delvin - Ballivor - Enfield

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Cork/Kerry
Profile Distance Climb Route  
Ballinskelligs 27 km 363 m Ballinskelligs - Coom - Keel - Fermoyle - Reenroe - Dungeagan - Ballinskelligs
Glencar 85 km 865 m Ballinskelligs - Dungeagan - Kineigh Cr Rd - Scarriff - Kileenleagh - Bealach Oisín - Glencar - return via Coshcummeragh and Waterville
Knight's Town 71 km 695 m Ballinskelligs - Dungeagan - Kineigh Cr Rd - Maulagirkane - Killeenleagh - Cahersiveen - Reenard Point - Knight's Town - Fort Point - Foilhomurrin Bay - Portmagee - Fermoyle - Reenroe - Dungeagan - Ballinskelligs

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