A short out and back cycle suitable for the complete beginner. A nice quiet beach to enjoy a swim in the Atlantic or a picnic at the shore. Leave Donegal town following the N56. Follow the signs to the Holmes Beach. After 2km at the Y junction follow the road to the right to the beach.

Mountcharles Pier.(18km)Continue in the N56

From Donegal town follow the N56 and then follow the signs to Mountcharles Pier. This is a beautiful cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way route. After the Pier continue along the road past Salthill Gardens and back towards Mountcharles Village. Here there are 2 options here for a break. The delightful Old Village Tea Rooms and award winning Village Tavern.  Afterwards follow the N56 road back into Donegal Town

Route 1 The Holmes Beach & Mountcharles Village