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Donegal dubbed “The Coolest” by National Geographic

Donegal, Ireland recently earned the No. 1 spot on National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List for travel destinations worth visiting in 2017.

What they said…

With a weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands, Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered. Last summer, scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII were filmed on the Inishowen Peninsula. But this area of Ireland is also expecting 2017 to be a big year; there’s an array of reasons to visit, from surfing beaches in Magheraroarty and Ballyhiernan Bay to Horn Head — a driving, walking or cycling loop that squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell.

We’ve always been a fan of cycling tours in Ireland. The rolling hills and coastlines in Connemara in the west. The wild Atlantic scenes and culture in Donegal. The charming metropolis of Dublin on the East. It’s a country as magical as the green imagery and storied castles illustrate.

Here are a few of our offerings, all of which allow you to discover this beautiful country from the vantage point of a bike saddle.

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Explore Donegal by bike

Treasures of the Donegal Coast – A 7-night self-guided tour through some of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the world. Ancient sites, Stone Age tombs, Celtic ring forts, early Christian standing stones, monasteries, friendly pubs, and traditional music are all highlights along this beautiful route.

Highlights of the Highlands – A 9-night self-guided tour along the Donegal Coast, featuring remote boglands, Glenveagh National Park and Castle, Mount Errigal and the Donegal Highlands, and more.

Elsewhere around Ireland

Wild Atlantic Way Cycling – A 7-night self-guided cycling trip through Connemara and along the Atlantic coastline, featuring rural fishing villages, deep valleys and around rugged peninsulas. A highlight is a trip to traditional Inisbofin Island.

Connemara Lazy Days Cycling – A 6-night self-guided trip and leisurely roll through the beautiful Connemara region. The slow pace of this trip allows for in-depth explorations of the various cultural and natural attractions of this unique region.

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