Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.
How to find us in the park….
GrassRoutes Electric Bike Hire are situated in the Main Car Park at the entrance to the National Park. You will see our signs as you walk towards the visitors centre. We are in the park everyday from the middle of June to September, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. It is recommended to book in advance to guarantee availability of suitable bikes. From October until May please call 087 66 55599 in advance to arrange bike hires.
Where to cycle…
Visitors can cycle from the car park up to the castle along the walkers/cyclists path, the distance to the castle is 4km. You can leave the bikes at the bike stands located at Glenveagh Castle and walk on the Bridal path to see the waterfall.
How to get there…
SITT run a daily bus from Letterkenny to Burtonport. The bus departs at Mr Chippy (near the Station Roundabout) at 9.30 am daily and arrives in Glenveagh National Park at 10.00 am. The bus continues on to Burtonport, where you can also hire bikes to explore Arranmore Island. Hail the bus or telephone SITT on: 074 9741644 before 3.00 pm on the previous day of travel to reserve seats.
Special price rates…
- Electric bike hire in the park is €18 and traditional bike hire from €12 for three hours.
- Kids €6
- Buggies €6 .
- Group discounts are available!