Cycling

The Inishowen Gateway 3 star Hotel, Buncrana is the first hotel in Donegal to specialise in Cycling Breaks. With miles of quiet meandering country roads of challenging climbs and steep descents, Inishowen is a rich haven for Cycling enthusiasts. At the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way Inishowen offers an unrivalled wild and wonderful coastal landscape. We are delighted to be working with an ex professional local cyclist who has produced a range of graded cycling routes to ensure an unforgettable cycling experience. The programme is available for individuals or groups and offers one of the toughest challenges in the Irish Cycling, 'Mamore Gap'.

 

Cycling Packages

  • Excellent 3 star accommodation with healthy breakfast
  • Gym, 20m pool, sauna, steam, room and jacuzzi
  • Secure bike storage
  • Bike cleaning area
  • Specially selected graded routes with map
  • Bespoke menus compiled by Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • High Energy take away lunch

Additional professional services offered to groups/clubs

  • Route consultation by Cycling professional
  • Orientation talk for Groups
  • Post race massage
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike hire


2 nights accommodation with breakfast, dinner on one night in our Peninsula restaurant plus take away lunch available. Please email sales@inishowengateway.com to price a cycling package.

With our Cycling packages we have a number of recommended routes to follow including:

  • Inishowen 100 - Tour of Inishowen 100 in reverse - link includes map and elavation for the tour
  • Hilly route - 80km route includes map and elevation
  • Rolling route - 100km rolling route, perfect for an endurance or tempo training route

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Inishowen 100

It may sound like a formula 1 race, but it gets it name from the approximate distance in miles of the sign-posted drive, which officially starts in newtoncunningham on the Inishowen Peninsula. You will certainly not wish to break any speed records as you linger and savour the many historical gems in Inishowen, Irelands largest Peninsula, has to offer.

 

Tour of the Lakes returns to North Pole

After a gap of 3 years, the Tour of the Lakes will be returning to Inishowen in 2014 as an Open Race. The race was first held in 2008 when it was won by Belfast rider Peter Hawkins. It was also held as the National 'B' Championship in 2009 which was won by local rider Mark Buchanan. In 2010 the race was held as part of the National League and this, the 5th leg was won by Adam Armstrong. Sean Lacey also took part getting 3rd place and the Title of Overall Winner of the National League in 2010.There is also a possibility that the 2014 Tour of the Lakes race may be held as the Ulster Road Race Championship with Senior, Junior, Ladies and Supervet Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

 

Blue Route (Difficult)

From Moville to Greencastle Port, Shroove, Upper Greencastle and then onto first climb over Cooks Hill, Kinnagoe Bay, Ballymagaraghy, Tremone, Culdaff, Portaleen, Ballysalagh, Bree, Malin Head, and south along the coast to Malin Town. Last leg is through Carndonagh, Ballyliffin, Clonmany and over Mamore Gap before reaching Buncrana after 157k.(98 miles).

 

Yellow Route (Moderate)

From Moville to Lecamy, Gleneely and Culdaff, Carndonagh, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Drumfries and Buncrana. Its 100k but the break at Culdaff will take much of the pain out of it.

 

Green Route (Easy)

At Quigleys Point turn left turn for Carndonagh, journey through Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Drumfries to Buncrana will have covered a round trip of 75k.(47 miles).