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Handpicked Cycle Routes

Best Carlingford Routes

Bikes & Equipment for all Shapes & Sizes

Experience the best that Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula has to offer with Carlingford Bike Hire. Top quality bikes at a great price for adults and kids alike! 

Route 1

Carlingford to Omeath via the Greenway

Approximate Duration: 2 hours.
Distance: around 15km.
Best for: Families, Couples, Groups

This is our most popular route. Travel from Carlingford to Omeath along the Greenway. Enjoy uninterrupted sea and mountain views as you cycle along this spectacular coastline!
This route is family friendly. Take in the slow paced atmosphere of Omeath, where there is plenty to see and do.

Route 2

Carlingford to Greenore

Approximate Duration: 2 hours.
Distance: around 12km.
Best for: Couples, Groups

Take an easy spin to Greenore. Relax and watch the ships pass by or take a stroll on the beach. Look out for Finn the Dolphin. Enjoy the panoramic views that inspired C.S. Lewis to create Narnia when he wrote The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Route 3

Carlingford to Whitestown

Approximate Duration: 4 hours.
Distance: around 20km.
Best for:  Couples, Groups.

If you are in need of a change from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not take a trip to Whitestown. Cycle along this enchanting coastline and enjoy a leisurely cycle through this most tranquil and unspoiled part of the country. Savour some of the local hospitality in the renowned Lily Finnegan’s pub,locally famous for its friendly atmosphere.

Route 4

Carlingford to Templetown

Approximate Duration: 4 hours.
Distance: around 20km.
Best for: Couples, Groups.

During the summer months, why not visit the Blue Flag Templetown beach! This is one of Ireland’s undiscovered gems! Famous for its long strand which connects to the neighbouring beach of Shelling Hill. Enjoy a long walk or just take a break and soak up the sun.

Route 5

Carlingford to Cranfield

Approximate Duration: Full day.
Distance: 25km with ferry crossing.
Best for: Intermediates.

If you are thinking of a full day out, a spin to Greenore followed by catching the Carlingford Lough Ferry across to Greencastle and cycling to Cranfield Beach makes for a fabulour experience. Linger in Greenore and explore the village before taking the ferry on the half hour from Greenore Port. The return ferry is on the hour but always check the timetable when booking tickets for the ferry.


What People Are Saying About Their Experince

“The staff were very friendly and a great source of information on all the various parts of the Greenway route. I highly recommend Carlingford Bike Hire and will be using them again in the near future.”

Brian M.

“We rented bikes from Carlingford Bike Hire. They are really good, and got us sorted with bikes and helmets and advice for the magnificent trip. The views along the way are fantastic and the route along the Greenway is not too challenging ! Will definitely do this trip again and recommend it to friends.”

Sarah B.

“Super service, top class bikes, great scenery, great fun! I would definitely recommend, very friendly and helpful staff.”

Gerry L.

“What a fantastic trip, with a fantastic company. Highly professional and extremely helpful.Would have no hesitation in recommending this company for any level of cyclists.”

Melissa S.

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Explore the best that Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula has to offer with Carlingford Bike Hire.