Once in Ireland, you’ll start in the lively capital city of Dublin before transferring to Donegal, one of Ireland’s most remote – though also one of its most stunning – regions. Perfect for cycling through the wilderness, you’ll visit the majestic landscapes of Glenveagh National Park before cycling through the remote countryside to overlook Lough Swilly, a spectacular glacial fjord, in the north of Donegal.
Take in cliffside castles and quaint villages, listen to the roar of waves and stare out at the wide ocean spreading across the horizon as you arrive in Northern Ireland.
The Five Countries Cycling Tour then brings you along the Northern Irish coastline through dramatic backdrops and unique panoramas, including the famous Giant’s Causeway, an ancient geological site made up of 40,000 basalt columns.
The route then sweeps along the scenic Antrim Coast, one of the most dramatic though challenging cycling routes in the country. Follow the Torr Scenic Route through wild landscapes and windswept villages – some of which you may recognise from the TV series, Game of Thrones – until taking a boat to your final country, Scotland.